JVT’s complete Noteworthy Newsletter late 2020 edition

CD Releases: Current & Recent

“INNERrOUTe“, the Free-Improv quartet consisting of Rick Savage on trumpet/flugelhorn, myself on keyboard, Bill McCrossen on bass and Michael D’Agostino on drums/percussion, has a new release, our 3rd CD, Wing Factory. We’re now the on Rainchant Eclectic Records (RER 1002). Not setting any prerequisite boundaries for our improvisations, and drawing on our collective musical experience, deeply listening to one another, we collectively create each compositional journey. Look for the CD in digital and physical versions in all the standard outlets.

Gabriele Tranchina has a new CD release, Of Sailing Ships and the Stars in Your Eyes (Rainchant Eclectic records RER 1001). It is once again multi-lingual and features a number of my original compositions and a few nice surprises material-wise. It has garnered some excellent reviews (W. Royal Stokes chose it as the best vocal jazz CD of 2017), and it has gotten frequent airplay. Gabriele Tranchina – voice, Joe Vincent Tranchina – piano, keyboards, melodica, composition, arranging, clavés (1 track) and voice (1 track), Carlo De Rosa – bass & electric bass, voice (1 track), Vince Cherico – drums/percussion & Renato Thoms – percussion & voice (1 track).            Producer: Rick Savage, Co-producer: Joe Vincent Tranchina                                                   Recording Engineer: Rick Savage. Recorded at Kakinoki Studio, Shohola, PA.                           Mixing & Mastering Engineer: Rick Savage, Assistant Mixing & Mastering Engineer: Joe Vincent Tranchina. Mixed and Mastered at Savage Multimedia, Highland Lakes, NJ.

The Pucci Amanda Jhones’ recording, Love Jhones on the Cadence label (CJR1254). A really interesting and diverse recording that I wore multiple hats for: Pianist, Arranger and Producer.
Pucci Amanda Jhones – voice, Ralph Williams – tenor sax,
Joe Vincent Tranchina – piano, Eric Lemon – bass & Bobby Sanabria – drums
Produced by Joe Vincent Tranchina
Associate Producer Jeff Jones “The Jedi Master”
Executive Producer : Pucci Amanda Jhones
Recorded at Avatar Studios and World Alert Music.
Engineers : Anthony Routolo, Evan Manners
Assistant Engineers : Aki Nishimura, Edgar Tejada
Mixed and mastered at World Alert Music by Jeff Jones “The Jedi Master”
Additional mixing at Avatar Studios by Joe Vincent Tranchina