Grace Garland Duo with Larry Corban in New York on te%

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Larry Corban 3 w/ Harvie S and Steve Johns playing at Club Bonafide on Wednesday, June 21st at 9:30pm for One Set!

Wednesday June 21st, 6/21 at 9:30 pm for one set $10 cover
Larry Corban 3
Harvie S – upright bass
Steve Johns – drums
at: Clubonafide
212 E 52nd St.
New York, NY 10022
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Larry Corban “Corban Nation” Quartet at ShapeShifter on Thursday, June 15th at 8:15 for One Set

Larry Corban “Corban Nation” Quartet at ShapeShifter on June 15th at 8:15 for One Set!!

I hope you can make it!!

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Celebration of Paul Abler’s Life and Legacy and CD Release Party: Featuring Paul Abler

Paul’s most recent CD, Looks Like March, is a beautiful, melodic work with seven original compositions played by the Paul Abler Sextet: Paul on guitar, James Weidman on piano, Mark Sherman on vibraphone, John Fedchock on trombone, Harvie S on bass and Paul’s closest friend Leonard King on drums. The CD will be posthumously released June 2nd from 8PM – 11PM at Trumpet’s Jazz Club in Montclair NJ.

With an All Star Band!
James Weidman – piano
Mark Sherman – vibraphone
John Fedchock – trombone
Harvie S – bass
Steve Williams – drum
and special guest Larry Corban – guitar

 

 

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“Corban Nation” receives a stirring review from Jazzsensibilities on March 21, 2017.

Larry Corban | Corban Nation
March 21, 2017

by Raul da Gama

Corban Nation
Larry Corban
Nabroc Records (2016)

There are, principally two kinds of electric guitarists who are likely to be encountered in a survey of the music scene today: The first is the kind who aims his bolts right between the eyes, stunning the listener with electrifying pyro techniques. And then there’s the other, who fires musical missives at the heart, there to make the blood bubble and boil and create an inebriating experience of the music at hand. Larry Corban is the latter kind; a guitarist imbued with a soulful sound that comes from a hype-free musicianship that is built on the sound principal of less-flash and more-art. As a result, Corban’s music eschews funny time-signatures, sticking, instead, to hard and inviting swing. And yet, sparks can fly with a quiet, consuming fire fueled by a lot of passion about where there is to go. These wonderful characteristics coalesce right across the musical spectrum of Corban Nation, a joyous disc – the third CD that the guitarist has recorded with the “Aperturistic Trio”.

The unusual, ‘found’ word that Larry Corban uses to describe the music he makes with pianist and organist James Weidman, drummer Steve Williams and bassist and producer Harvie S comes from an invented disambiguation of the term ‘aperture’, that device that lets in the exact amount of light into a camera to take the perfect picture. Corban would do well to patent the term for it informs the precise amount of musicianly sizzle that has gone into making this music truly memorable. At any rate, virtually no other musician is likely to have produced the faultless intonation of Corban, evoking warmth and sustained emotion merely by caressing the guitar strings as can be heard on Corban Nation. For the record, the augmentation of the trio on three charts by the glorious and colourful arpeggiated chord-laying of the saxophonist Steve Slagle creates a classy collaboration on “In-Vision,” “Corban Nation” (the track) and “Slow Fizz.” Throughout, though, it is Corban’s excellent ear for sound that provides music that the other musicians delight in, following to an anything-but-inevitable conclusion.

The multiplicity of new paths that Corban and Weidman seem continually to be embarking on are exemplified in “Segment,” which takes flight from the sensibilities derived from the poetic assemblage of Charlie Parker. The music is rich with the imagination of a guitarist, ably assisted by the bassist Harvie S, a warrior of many memorable musical expeditions. The presence of Steve Williams, a ubiquitous figure in the late Shirley Horn’s band, is deeply felt and informed by a visceral excitement that is deeply felt in a uniquely blue Jazz manner. Listening to Corban Nation, a slowly burning disc albeit with brightly glowing embers reveals new dimensions to the sonic miracles that a group fronted by an unassuming, elegant guitarist can produce. Corban’s often intimate monologues are bounced off the three other musicians who each have a more extrovert frame of mind and play with a galvanizing commitment. As a result there is a constant feeling of exciting exchanges between musicians with dramatically different personalities. This has enabled Larry Corban to reach a new high point in his recorded output with Corban Nation.

Tracks: In-Vision; Corban Nation; What It Is; Child’s Tune; The Shape of Time; Segment; Trekian Logic; Slow Fizz; I Should Care.

Personnel: Larry Corban: guitar; Harvie S: upright and electric bass; James Weidman: piano, organ, Fender Rhodes; Steve Williams: drums; Steve Slagle: alto saxophone (Corban Nation & Slow Fizz).

http://jazzsensibilities.blogspot.com/2017/03/larry-corban-corban-nation.html

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Corban Nation on for the 7th week on the CMJ Jazz Charts

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TW LW 2W PK WKS Artist Recording Label
1 8 1 2 EMMET COHEN Masters Legacy Series Volume 1 Cellar Live
2 12 2 2 TROY ROBERTS Tales And Tones Inner Circle
3 10 29 3 3 THROTTLE ELEVATOR MUSIC Retrorespective
4 4 1 FRED HUGHES TRIO Matrix
5 2 5 2 12 TAKUYA KURODA Zigzagger Concord
6 3 1 1 7 CHARLIE HADEN LIBERATION MUSIC ORCHESTRA Time/Life (Song For The Whales And Other Beings) Impulse
7 1 4 1 9 CORY WEEDS QUINTET It’s Easy To Remember Cellar Live
8 20 25 8 7 ROBERTO FONSECA ABUC Impulse!
9 39 3 5 DELFEAYO MARSALIS AND THE UPTOWN JAZZ ORCHESTRA Make America Great Again! Troubadour Jass
10 6 2 2 4 AZAR LAWRENCE AND AL MCLEAN Frontiers Cellar Live
11 26 11 11 3 JEFF RICHMAN Sizzle Nefer
12 12 1 JO ANN DAUGHERTY Bring Joy
13 9 7 7 8 JONATHAN FINLAYSON Still Moving Pi
14 13 13 2 GREG HATZA ORGANIZATION Diggin Up My Roots Flip
15 33 19 5 10 DAVE LIEBMAN GROUP Expansions Live Whaling City Sound
16 16 16 2 RUPERT AND DREXLER Imagination Rupe Media
17 4 13 1 12 NORAH JONES Day Breaks Blue Note
18 18 1 YELENA ECKEMOFF QUINTET Blooming Tall Phlox
19 19 1 CHRIS ROGERS Voyage Home Art Of Life
20 28 27 10 6 BAND OF OTHER BROTHERS City Of Cranes Ear Up
21 21 4 9 ALYSSA ALLGOOD Out Of The Blue JeruJazz
22 25 22 2 LETTUCE Mt. Crushmore [EP] Lettuce Records
23 19 19 2 STEVE SLAGLE Alto Manhattan
24 24 1 CHELSEA MCBRIDE’S SOCIALIST NIGHT SCHOOL The Twilight Fall Browntasauras
25 25 1 MATTHEW SHIPP TRIO Piano Song Thirsty Ear
26 14 12 12 3 AUDREY SILVER Very Early Messy House
27 18 8 8 6 STEVE LEHMAN AND SELEBEYONE Steve Lehman And Selebeyone Pi
28 28 1 NATE SMITH Kinfolk: Postcards From Everywhere
29 32 29 2 PETER ERSKINE As It Is ECM
30 21 14 14 3 MARK WHITFIELD Grace
31 24 10 10 4 CHRIS HAZELTON’S BOOGALOO 7 Soul Jazz Fridays Sunflower Soul
32 17 39 3 15 CATHERINE RUSSELL Harlem On My Mind Jazz Village
33 33 1 JEFF PARKER Slight Freedom Eremite
34 15 6 6 10 DONNY MCCASLIN Beyond Now
35 35 1 CURTIS STIGERS One More For The Road Concord
36 36 1 THUMBSCREW Convallaria Cuneiform
37 5 9 4 7 LARRY CORBAN Corban Nation Nabroc
38 20 2 12 JOHN SCOFIELD Country For Old Men Verve
39 39 1 BILL OVERTON Always In My Heart
40 40 1 BEN SIDRAN Picture Him Happy Unlimited
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Corban Nation is #48 on Jazzweek Jazz Album Chart February 20, 2017

Corban Nation is #48 on Jazzweek Jazz Album Chart February 20, 2017

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Corban Nation is #18 on RMR Top 50 Jazz Album Chart for the week of Feb 18, 2017

  The Roots Music Report’s
Top 50 Jazz Album Chart
for the Week of Feb 18, 2017

 

TW LW Album Title Band/Artist Name Label Sub Genre
1 25 Project Freedom Joey DeFrancesco Mack Avenue Jazz
2 1 All These Hands Michael Dease Posi-Tone Jazz
3 6 Country for Old Men John Scofield Impulse Jazz
4 2 Matrix The Fred Hughes Trio Shorething Jazz
5 3 Tales & Tones Troy Roberts Self-Release Jazz
6 5 Diggin Up My Roots The Greg Hatza Organization Self-Release Jazz
*NEW* 7 Masters Legacy Series Volume One: Jimmy Cobb Emmet Cohen Cellar Live Jazz
8 8 Trinity One Ray Lyon Burning Blue Jazz
9 20 Picture Him Happy Ben Sidran Unlimited Media Jazz
10 9 That Feelin’ Mike LeDonne Savant Jazz
11 11 Second Impression Eric Alexander High Note Jazz
12 7 Strange Beauty Jeff Libman Cellar Live Jazz
13 13 Secular Hymns Madeleine Peyroux Verve Jazz
*NEW* 14 Forgive and Forget Terell Stafford Herb Harris Music Jazz
*NEW* 15 Central Line Art Hirahara Posi-Tone Jazz
16 19 Imagination (Live) Rupert & Drexler Rupe Media Jazz
17 32 Taylor Street Carol Robbins Self-Release Jazz
18 18 Corban Nation Larry Corban Nabroc Jazz
19 15 The Rhythm Method The Brian Dickinson Quintet Addo Jazz
20 16 Me & You Edward Maclean r3w records Jazz
21 17 Anhinga Quiet Life Motel SchulmanCreative Crossover Jazz
22 26 Sizzle Jeff Richman Nefer Jazz
23 22 Voyage Home Chris Rogers Art of Life Jazz
24 43 Something Gold, Something Blue Tom Harrell Highnote Jazz
25 24 Picasso Zone Modus Factor Self-Release Jazz
26 21 Alto Manhattan Steve Slagle Self-Release Jazz
27 4 Rising Tide Frank Kohl Pony Boy Jazz
28 37 Life Eri Yamamoto Trio AUM Fidelity Jazz
29 27 City of Cranes Band of Other Brothers Self-Release Jazz
*NEW* 30 Sapphire Birds Maya Rae Cellar Live Jazz
31 35 Jigsaw Puzzles Volker Engelberth Self-Release Contemporary Jazz
32 61 Sea of Tranquility Marcos Amorim Adventure Music Jazz
33 29 Lovers Nels Cline Blue Note Jazz
34 31 Solid Gassuh The Fat Babies Delmark Jazz
35 14 A Salute to Strayhorn Planet D Nonet Detroit Music Factory Jazz
36 Not This Time Dog Leg Dilemma Self-Release Jazz
37 28 Love Song Tuomo Uusitalo Fresh Sound Records Jazz
38 38 Montagnes Russes Daniel Zimmermann Label Bleu Jazz
39 Oddara Jane Bunnett Jane Bunnett & Maqueque Jazz
40 39 The Thought of You Otis Brown III Blue Note Jazz
41 57 Dark Blue Jim Rotondi Smoke Sessions Hard Bop
42 34 Paseo a Dos Renaud Garcia-Fons E-Motive Jazz
43 46 Boomerang Itamar Borochov Laborie Jazz Jazz
44 30 The Beast Jerome Jennings Self-Release Jazz
*NEW* 45 Islands Rob Clearfield Rob Clearfield Jazz
46 47 Momentum Shirantha Beddage Self-Release Jazz
*NEW* 47 Two’s Company Erik Applegate Artist Alliance Jazz
48 Invisible Man Frank Kohl Pony Boy Jazz
49 50 Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite Slavic Soul Party! Ropeadope Jazz
50 51 Lyric Fury Cynthia Hilts Blond Coyote Jazz
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Corban Nation reviewed at audiophilereview.com New Music for March 3, 2017

New Music for March 3, 2017

Label: Nabroc Records

AR-LarryCorban.jpgCorban described the energy on his latest release as capturing lighting in a bottle. I’d say I have to agree with that assessment. Corban’s chops on guitar are sometimes very melodic and, quite frankly, more often peppered with a sharp edge. Joined by both electric and strand up bass, piano, Hammond B-3, Fender Rhodes, drums and saxophone, “Corban Nation” is partly traditional jazz, and part get-em-goin’ high octane. Of course he can be soft and mellow as well, as superbly demonstrated on the fourth track, “Child’s Tune.” If there is some tangible link between what is typically considered traditional jazz and something more cutting edge, this release is probably it – and is one I really enjoyed.

Overall: 8

Sonics: 8.5

 

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Pictures from Club Bonafide Wednesday February 15, 2017

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