Quartet Plus CD Release Concert!


  • Art Boutiki 44 Race Street San Jose, CA, 95126 United States
Mason Razavi brings "Quartet Plus" (quartet/nonet) to the 2015 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest

Mason Razavi brings "Quartet Plus" (quartet/nonet) to the 2015 San Jose Jazz Summer Fest

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The Event

Guitarist/composer Mason Razavi celebrates the release of his fourth album, Quartet Plus, Volume 2 at Art Bouitki in San Jose, CAReleased by Origin Records (OA2 22142), this work is next in a series showcasing original music performed by Razavi's quartet and nonet. The album builds on the first Quartet Plus outing, which was warmly received by critics and spent 5 weeks on the American Top 40 Jazz chart CMJ (peaking at #17) and 7 weeks on the RMR Top 50 Jazz Chart (peaking at #5). 

The Music

"From delicately scored ballads to a raucous take on "Caravan," Bay-Area guitarist Mason Razavi's second volume of his "Quartet Plus" series inhabits the great traditional jazz forms while enhancing them with modern textures and rhythms, creating a work that should leave jazz aficionados of various stripes nodding in approval. Working with pianist Bennett Roth-Newell, bassist Dan Robbins and drummer Cody Rhodes, the "Plus" is a five-piece horn section featured on several dynamic and intricately arranged compositions." - All About Jazz

Press

"Evocative storytelling is the hallmark of Razavi's music." - All About Jazz

"Razavi is a thoughtful player and composer that offers the listener an introspective experience of deeper meaning, his latest offering is mature rendering of masterful playing and ideas. Razavi is definitely one to watch." - Jazz Times

"Mason's guitar work will astound you"- Dick Metcalf, Improvijazzation Nation

Mason Razavi Nonet at Art Boutiki

Mason Razavi Nonet at Art Boutiki

Mason Razavi, guitar

Bennett Roth-Newell, piano

Dan Robbins, bass

Cody Rhodes, drums

PLUS

Justin Smith, trumpet

Ben Torres, alto sax, clarinet

Oscar Pangilinan, tenor sax, clarinet

Kevin Bryson, trombone

Alex Murzyn, bari sax, clarinet, bass clarinet

CD Release concert for the first "Quartet Plus" album at Blackbird Tavern, 2014

CD Release concert for the first "Quartet Plus" album at Blackbird Tavern, 2014