April Hall’s latest jazz album, Room for Two, is a bold and intimate exploration of the art of the duo. Every aspect of it is a duet; the way it was recorded, the improvised album art, the poetry written for each track, and the songs themselves. Room for Two is a homage to the days of vinyl, when albums themselves were works of art. The unique pairings of one voice with one instrument exposes a rich landscape of normally hidden musical subtlety, revealing every detail of the actual performance. Every duo is different, from the playful call and response with Marty Ballou on “Honeysuckle Rose” to the deeply honest conversation of “To Whom It May Concern” with Tim Ray; from the swinging rhythms of “Amazing Love” with Gray Sargent to the soulful mingling of melodies with Tom Hall on “Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You”; but what always stays the same is Hall’s masterful interpretation and stunning vocal performance. Special Event:
We are excited to announce that April Hall and her Quintet have been invited to join this years Improv Festival. The line up for this three day event is outstanding. Please follow the link below to see a full program of events, bios, photos and all he latest news about the Festival. This Festival is free and open to the public and will be held at Brandeis University’s Slosberg Music Center and begins at 7pm. The festival concert series includes: Tim Ray, The Bob Nieske 4, The April Hall Quintet and legendary free jazz drummer, Milford Graves. We hope to see you there. For More information about the festival and all the performers: www.freeimprovisation.comBrandeis Improv Festival - March 27th, 2015 9pm
With: April Hall (vocals), Marty Ballou (bass)
Les Harris Jr. (drums) Tom Hall (saxes)
Tim Ray (piano) This festival is free and open to the public.
Slosberg, Music Center, Brandeis, Waltham, MA