Dec 6, 2010 - INDEX JAZZ LAUNCHES WEBSITE
After two years of planning, recording, writing, jamming,
web design and production, www.indexjazz.com was launched. Our
two debut records - Jerry Weldon's Don't Look Back and Index
Jazz Holiday Collection - are selling very well and
we're excited about next month's release of John Hart's album Comfort
Zone. Compilations of tracks from jam sessions will
be released regularly and Index Jams Volume 1 will
be available in a few weeks. Index Jazz will feature the best voices
on the NYC jazz scene. All tracks are produced, recorded and mixed in-house by
studio veteran and jazz artist John Tendy.
Dec 2, 2010 - JERRY WELDON CD RELEASE
We're happy to announce the completion of jazz powerhouse
Jerry Weldon's new CD "Don't Look Back." Jerry is one
of the best known tenor players on the NYC scene. His regular Wednesday
night at Showman's in Harlem, NY has been a packed house for years
due to Jerry's popularity. The music is fun, hard swinging and
honest. This CD captures all of that and more. In fact, the band
came in to record after completing a solid week of gigs. Featuring
Kyle Koehler on Hammond B3 and Rudy Petschauer on drums. Scheduled
for release this month.
Dec 1, 2010 - INDEX JAZZ HOLIDAY COLLECTION VOL. 1 COMPLETED
When John Hart recorded his CD for Index, he was showing
Akiko Tsuruga an idea he had about a mambo version of The Grinch.
I said "let's record it." I knew it would be great
and I'd certainly use it somewhere. So began a tradition of each
band doing a holiday song that we could use on a future release.
On Nov 30, 2010 I hosted one of our regular jam sessions, this
time all holiday songs, to round out the collection. What makes
this collection so special is that we're all friends and it sounds
that way. We gig and perform with each other, sometimes on a daily
basis, so at one club or another we're talking about what we're
going to play at the next session. The collection features Jerry
Weldon, John Tendy, Joe Magnarelli, Akiko Tsuruga, Kyle Koehler,
John Hart, Rudy Petschauer, Steve Johns, Matt Chertkoff, Colby
Inzer, Jerry Sokolov, MIke Hall and Tony Regusis.
Nov 26, 2010 - PAT BIANCHI JOINS INDEX JAZZ
B3 virtuoso Pat Bianchi will record his organ trio for
Index Jazz in January 2011.
Nov 23, 2010 - INDEX JAMS COMPLETED
Index members love to get together for a regular jam session
at the studio. After awhile I realized I had a few dozen BURNING
tracks! These are takes from a few of those sessions and features
a truly all-star lineup. The enthusiasm of the performers and the
excitement of being a member of index is evident in every track.
We usually end each session with sushi and talk about how the next
session can't come soon enough. All tracks were performed in one
take and live, as is the spirit of a jam session. But they sound
so well-rehearsed because we play together in one setting or another
almost every day. Personnel includes myself and Jerry Weldon on
tenor saxophone, Joe Magnarelli on trumpet, John Hart on guitar,
Akiko Tsuruga on Hammond B3, Brian Glassman and Mike Hall on bass,
Rudy Petschauer and Steve Johns on drums. Scheduled for release
Nov 10, 2010 - MIKE HALL RECORDS FOR INDEX JAZZ
Mike Hall is one of the busiest session bass players in
NYC. When not on the studio he's playing bass on Broadway or in
a jazz club. He came to an Index jam session and brought a couple
of his tunes. One of the tunes we recorded that day wound up being
the Index theme! I asked him to do a quintet album of his originals.
The band includes myself on tenor, Jerry Sokolov - trumpet, Tony
Regusis - piano, Jim Mola - drums and Mike on bass. Scheduled for
release spring of 2011.