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NEW CD REVIEW IN NYC JAZZ RECORD

April 28, 2019

VERY nice review indeed!!15 NYC JR.jpg

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Some Excellent Reviews of “Carol Sudhalter Quartet Live at St. Peter’s”

March 16, 2019

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=a38570eb3a&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-a:r736447635464535460&th=1697d5bbf23099aa&view=att&disp=inline&realattid=1697d5b10d8d22673381

JAZZ and BLUES REPORT review by RON WEINSTOCK
Carol Sudhalter Quartet live at Saint Peter’s Church
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A pioneering woman in jazz, Carol Sudhalter has, since the early 1970s, been advancing the cause of women in jazz as a musician (she is among the finest baritone saxophonists of the past several decades but also quite accomplished on tenor sax and flute), big band and combo leader, producer, and educator. She played with the first female Latin band and founded the Astoria Big Band (still active for 33 years). She had a discography of over ten albums to which this new release, recorded at a performance at New York’s famed St. Peters Church is a welcome addition.
She is backed by a tight quartet that includes Patrick Poladian-piano, Kevin Hailey-upright bass, and Mike Campenni-drums and they perform fresh renditions of songs by Jobim, Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson, Tadd Dameron, Bill Evans, Hank Mob- ley, Don Redman and two originals. The opening ren- dition of Tadd Dameron’s “On a Misty Night” quickly establishes the authority and inventiveness she brings to the baritone sax with her robust, brawny attack while the backing trio provides strong support throughout this swinging, modern jazz set.
There is a haunting Benny Golson ballad “Park Avenue Petite” that exhibits her emotional range on the baritone sax while Hailey contributes a melodically grounded solo. There is a lovely flute solo on Bill Ev- ans’ “Time Remembered.” There is a bit of swagger to her playing on Hank Mobley’s “Funk in Deep Freeze” along with some stunning piano which leads into a crisp drum solo.
She sings with a certain charm on “Colin Blues” which is dedicated to one of her students. It should be noted that the vocal, along with spoken announce- ments, is not well miked. Poladian is terrific here as is the leader on flute. There is a strong rendition of Sonny Rollins’ “Valse Hot” along with Poladian‘s swing- ing “Fun in the Alley” with the leader’s playful flute. Bassist Hailey is featured on “Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You,” set against some excellent piano while Campenni varies his stick work to complement the two. A short melodic reading of Jobim’s “Luiza” closes this strong live recording by a woman who should be much better known. Ron Weinstock
Here’s another: CD Review: http://www.musiczoom.it/?p=30386 – .XJa_VmiNy70

carol-sudhalter-quartet-live-at-saint-peter-s-churchLa sassofonista baritono e flautista Carol Sudhalter è conosciuta da tempo fra l’Europa e gli Stati Uniti, anche in Italia, come dimostra questa nuova incisione per la Alfa Music. Si tratta di un live registrato in una chiesa situata sulla Lennox Avenue a new York, insieme ad un trio di connazionali, Patrick Poladian al pinoforte, Kevin Hailey al contrabbasso e Mike Campenni alla batteria. Questa volta rinuncia al sax tenore, suo terzo strumento di solito, in compenso canta su Colin Blues. Si tratta di un mainstream radicato nella tradizione, con dei brani scelti con arguzia, mettendo insieme un concerto che si fa ascoltare attentamente dall’inizio alla fine. Gli ingredienti sono quelli del genere, tanto swing e comunicatività, senza dimenticare un poco di blues e la bossa nova, ormai parte integrante del jazz mainstream internazionale. Si incomincia con un classico del bop, On A Misty Night di Tadd Dameron, segue Park Avenue Petite di Benny Golson, su Time Remembered di Bill Evans la leader passa al flauto. Il pubblico applaude caloroso fra un brano e l’altro, rapito dall’espressività del quartetto, molto intenso e convincente, fino al finale Luiza di Antonio Carlos Jobim. Fun In The Alley è un brano del pianista, con la leader al flauto, anche qui tanto swing negli assoli. Nell’intero concerto rivive la tradizione del jazz mainstream, sempre vivo e coinvolgente per gli ascoltatori.

Genere: Mainstream jazz
Label: Alfa Music
Year: 2019

Tracklist

01. On A Misty Night
02. Park Avenue Petite
03. Time Remembered
04. Funk In Deep Freese
05. Colin Blues
06. Valse Hot
07. Fun In The Alley
08. Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
09. Luiza

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THE JW VIBE

Music That Sticks To My Soul

CAROL SUDHALTER QUARTET

Live at Saint Peter’s Church

February 20, 2019

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Jonathan Widran

Long renowned as the pioneer of the Queens, NY jazz scene who founded both the Astoria Jazz Band and Astoria Big Band (going strong now for 33 years), Carol Sudhalter marks two creative firsts on Live at Saint Peter’s Church, a picture perfect date at the Lexington Avenue sanctuary with her remarkable ensemble of Patrick Paladian (piano), Kevin Hailey (upright bass) and Mike Campenni (drums).

 

It’s her first recording ever featuring her on baritone sax and flute with no tenor supplement. Focusing on the two instruments here allows her to hit emotional highs and lows perfectly.

She plumbs the depth of her horn’s soul while swinging on the opener “On a Misty Night” and “Funk in Deep Freeze,” and uses her dreamy, wistful flute to help us penetrate the haunted heart of Benny Golson’s “Park Avenue Petite” and find lightheartedness amidst the bluesy seduction of “Colin Blues.” This latter track also finds Sudhalter making her vocal debut on record, singing spirited lyrics about one of her students.  

https://www.jwvibe.com/single-post/2019/02/20/CAROL-SUDHALTER-QUARTET-Live-at-Saint-Peters-Church

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Jazz Jams covered in Queens Chronicle

September 2, 2018

http://www.qchron.com/qboro/stories/jazz-jams-honoring-armstrong-pack-the-house/article_4aa67506-3291-5508-8768-f88f32c03905.html

Click on icon below larger pic to see other pic of our Quartet and sax student Ryan Richter. (doesn’t work on smart phone, only computer/ipad).

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Second Promo article on ABB Women Composers Concert

July 8, 2018

http://www.jazzpromoservices.com/jazz-news/saxophonist-flutist-carol-sudhalter-news-and-upcoming-dates-2/

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Promotional Info about our Women Composers Concert

July 8, 2018

https://www.nymetroparents.com/event/Sunnyside-Reformed-Church-2018-06-09-2018-06-09

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Jam with a jazz master at Flushing Town Hall

September 1, 2017

Jazz.Perhaps one of the most difficult genres of music to define.

Source: Jam with a jazz master at Flushing Town Hall

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ARTICLE BY NAEISHA ROSE ON MY CAREER IN TIMES LEDGER

March 10, 2017

 

Here is the link: http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2017/10/sudhalter-jazz-2017-03-10_q.html

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MY BLOG ON WORDPRESS

August 15, 2016

This site has some diary entries from my travels and thoughts. Please check it out.

https://carolsudhalterdiary.wordpress.com/

This photo is by John Watson   jazzcamera.co.uk

 

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July 4, 2016

CAROL SUDHALTER NEWS: HONORS and PERFORMANCES for the upcoming SEASON

This is some of the publicity I circulated to a substantial mailing list, through payment to Jazz Promo Services, Inc.

February 15, 2016

To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
www.jazzpromoservices.com

CAROL SUDHALTER NEWS:
HONORS and PERFORMANCES
for the upcoming SEASON


PHOTO by John Watson – jazzcamera.co.uk

Saxophonist flautist Carol Sudhalter is pleased to announce that she has received a number of honors, grants and special performance invitations for the coming season.  (Scroll to bottom for a chronological listing).

Carol received three special performing and teaching invitations:

  •         As Guest Jazz Artist with the Jackson Heights Chamber Orchestra on Wednesday, May 18 at St. Joseph’s Church, Jackson Heights .
  •        To perform with her own group and guest vocalist Cynthia Holliday at  the “Flatted Fifth” Jazz Series at Memorial West Church, Newark, NJ, Saturday, May 28 at 6 pm.
  •          To teach for her second year at Augusta Heritage Blues and Swing Week, July 17-23, in Elkins, WV. To sign up as student at the Blues and Swing Week (adults and children welcome), go to the link, Soon activated:  https://secure.dewv.edu/augusta/

Sudhalter was also chosen for the 4th year for the Su-Casa program (formerly known as SPARC) to do a residency in a senior center in Queens, working with senior citizens on a musical show to be performed at the end of June. The program located at Queens Community House, 108-25 62 Drive in Forest Hills will start in early March.  Seniors interested in joining the class may call or write Sudhalter at 917 667 5331/sudsaxter@gmail.com to find out how to sign up.

 Program sponsored by Su-Casa. SU-CASA is a collaboration among the New York City Council, the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Department for the Aging and the City’s five local arts councils. This program is supported by public funds from the New York City Council in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Department for the Aging.” 

Sudhalter received two performance grants from Queens Council on the Arts for her Astoria Big Band to perform their Women Composers concert in 2016.  The dates will be:

  •        June 18 at 7 pm: Sunnyside Reformed Church
  •        October 15 from 2-4 pm: Langston Hughes Library

(Granting credits seen at sudhalter.com)

Below is Sudhalter’s chronological calendar for the upcoming months. Updates are posted regularly to her website, http://sudhalter.com.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 – 8 to midnight – Cleopatra’s Needle – Carol Sudhalter Quartet with Patrick Poladian, pno; Shawn Lovato, bass; Doug Richardson, drums

Saturday, March 5 – 9:30 to 10:30 – Club 5C with vocalist Arlee Leonard and her band (Kim Clarke, Sylvia Cuenca, Sheryl Bailey)
Friday, March 18 – 8 to 9 pm – Club 5C – Lady Got Chops Festival: Carol Sudhalter Quartet with Mala Waldron (piano/vocal), Yuka Tadano (bass), Doug Richardson (dms).  68 Avenue C, New York, NY 10009   Phone:(212) 477-5993
Saturday, April 16, 2016 – 8 pm to midnight – Cleopatra’s Needle – Carol Sudhalter Quartet with pianist Patrick Poladian and band
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 – 7:30 pm – Special Guest Jazz Artist with Jackson Heights Chamber OrchestraSt. Mark’s Church34th Ave and 82nd St, Jackson Heights, NY

Saturday, May 28, 2016 – Flatted Fifth Jazz Vespers Series – Memorial West United Presbytarian Church, Newark, NJ – Carol Sudhalter Quartet with pianist Patrick Poladian, feat. vocalist Cynthia Holliday

Saturday, June 18, 2016 – 7 pm – Astoria Big Band Concert at Sunnyside Reformed Church: “Women Composers of Popular Music”. Grant-funded (Queens Council on the Arts)

July 17 to 22 – Augusta Heritage Blues and Swing Week – Faculty. Elkins, WV TBA. https://augustaheritagecenter.org/augusta-schedule/blues-swing/

Final note: Sudhalter is seeking musicians and producers of all ages, and others related tojazz performance active in jazz in Queens now or in the past few decades, for a project in the near future involving photography and performance.

Carol Sudhalter CONTACT INFO: 
Sudsaxter@gmail.com
Phone 917 667 5331

Sudhalter moved to New York in 1978 to join the first all-female Latin band, ‘Latin Fever‘. She placed 9th in Down Beat Magazine’s Jazz Reader’s Poll as Best Jazz Flutist (2012) and has been profiled in books by Leslie Gourse (Madame Jazz), W. Royal Stokes (Growing Up With Jazz), John Watson’s The Power of Jazz, and several others.

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SuCasa 2016

July 3, 2016