Jazz Week going for adds November 28, 2016

15193574_10154088944172592_8854643175627501130_n

Posted in LIve Music, Radio Campaign, Records, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Suberb Review of Corban Nation from Veritas Vampirus issue #1261. Mark Tucker

Congratulations to Kari-On Productions client Larry Corban for a suberb review from Veritas Vampirus issue #1261. Mark Tucker says; “LARRY CORBEN – Corban Nation (2016 / Nabroc Records)

Well, if the irascible Harvie S is involved with something, then you know you’re in for some great jazz, as the cat’s an uncompromising perfectionist and can scope out true talent from miles and oceans away. Thus, he appears here with guitarist Larry Corban for the third outing as a member of the Aperturistic Trio (great name!). Harvie not only plays but also co-produces Corban Nation, and the result is a luxurious concatenation of nine prime jazz tracks with endless improv and melodic twists and conformances.

Corban’s baseline sits firmly in trad modalities but can break out of them in a nanosecond, speeding up and down the neck like a maniac in mind- and finger-numbing clusters. He studied under a number of the greats and it shows: the late Pat Martino, Jack Wilkins, Joanne Brackeen, Mick Goodrick, and a number of stellar components. He’s also played / performed / recorded with Roy Hargrove, Wayne Krantz, Vic Juris, and too many others to list. In other words: serious, y’all. Steve Slagle has also hosted the gent and appears on three cuts here, lighting the upper reaches of the compositions, all of which Corban wrote save for “Segment” (Charlie Parker) and “I Should Care” (Cahn/Stordahl/Weston).

“What It Is” brings the funk, generously redolent of Joe Beck, Eric Gale – both dearly missed now – John Tropea, and the 70s hipsters…until he breaks out the trouble switch and then it’s Mike Stern, John Scofield, and Larry Coryell all the way, with a dram of Gary Boyle for added piquancy. James Weidman steps in on organ to Kudu/CTI the joint up as Harvie dogs the understructure with a dancing Harlem steady-on, Steve Williams drumming around under, and beside his compeers, bringing a hell of a lot more than you’ll find, all due respect, on old Motown recordings.

I find quite a few similarities between Mr. Corban and Dave Stryker, Calvin Keys, and other ear candy fretsmeisters as well, that tasty Toy Shop Of The 70s thing where ornamental delectations and cross-genre inspissations become so damned attractive, elsewhere caught in a cross-disciplinary stew by combos like Soullive but nowhere near as many as we dinosaurs from the Boomer Era might prefer. The fusion factor ramps up in “The Shape of Time”, then “Segment” be-bops all around the studio, and “Slow Fizz” wafts across the Atlantic for an ECM interlude highly reminiscent of that label’s high period, essences of Art Lande, Ralph Towner, John Abercrombie, and hallowed staples cropping up all through the 7:23 track. With that much territory to cover, I suggest listeners pack a gourmet lunch, strap on the hiking boots, and heft a flagon of whiskey; things need to be done correctly!

Posted in Guitar Code, LIve Music, Radio Campaign, Records, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

**CMJ Top 40 Jazz Chart issue #1468**

Larry Corban “Corban Nation” 3 weeks on chart peaking at #8

15129085_10154076161867592_1701020856233788425_o

Posted in LIve Music, Radio Campaign, Records, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The RMR Top 50 Jazz Chart for the week of November 19, 2016**

**JAZZ for the week of November 19, 2016**
Larry Corban, 5 weeks on chart peaking at #

15235451_10154076227207592_4088286957402364281_o

 

Posted in LIve Music, Radio Campaign, Records, Reviews, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Review from the UK of Corban Nation

CD Review: Larry Corban – Corban Nation.

Larry Corban (guitar); Harvie S (bass/bass guitar); James Weidman (piano/B3); Steve Williams (drums) + Steve Slagle (soprano/alto).
(Review by Lance.)
This one’s been on the backburner for a while. Reviewers will be familiar with the scenario – you earmark an album for review and another six come through the mailbox…
Well, all that arrived today was a catalogue from The House of Bath offering bargains galore – why do these catalogue people have to use such shiny paper?
So, tonight it was just me and Larry Corban and the Aperturistic Trio plus, on three tracks, Steve Slagle.

A delightful disc that doesn’t seek to push any boundaries and, if the leader’s statement that The energy this group generates on this recording is akin to capturing lightning in a bottle may be slightly over the top it cannot be denied that they do blow up a storm.

Corban, whom I presume, composed most of the nine compositions (I Should Care being the token standard and, likewise, Segment – the jazz standard.) can swing or rock as the mood takes and the moods do vary. Example; Harvie S’ bowed bass head on Child’s Tuneleading nicely into Corban’s most melodic offering with Weidman maintaining the feeling. This, however, is one of those albums where each track has its own characteristic, each one offering contrasting delights and, as a bonus the three  tracks with Slagle on soprano or alto, the icing on the cake.
There are influences – Metheny, Martino, Scofield, McLaughlin. Which of today’s guitarists hasn’t absorbed the teachings of those Grandmasters? But there’s a difference between influence and cloning. Corban walks the same broad avenue but at his pace taking the occasional alternate route, sometimes looking backward, sometimes looking forward, but getting there just the same.
Not surprisingly, it’s self-released (the label’s name gives it away – Nabroc Records) and, excellent as it is, in today’s market I doubt if it’s going to unleash too much lightning from the bottle.
Lance.
HOW WRONG CAN I BE?
Just heard it on the Grape that the album is now number 3 on the RMR Top 50 Jazz Chart.
Number 8 on the CMJ Top 40 Jazz Chart, along with being the ‘Biggest Gainer’ and ‘Most Added’ at Jazzweek.
Now, I’m not quite sure what all these accolades add up to – me being an Englishman in Newcastle – but it sounds to be more than a hill of beans. Best check it out here.
 
Attachments area
Posted in LIve Music, Radio Campaign, Records, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A superb review of “Corban Nation” from KZSU, Stanford!

15094515_10154070130662592_8566543648574429909_n

Posted in LIve Music, Radio Campaign, Records, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Intense Jazz tonight on “Straight, No Chaser” on KBCS

Join me for two hours of intense jazz tonight on “Straight, No Chaser” on KBCS. You’ll hear music by the Ken Schaphorst Big Band . . . Max Roach . . . The Westerlies . . . Larry Corban . . . the Alex LevineQuartet . . . Rez Abbasi & Injunction . . . Michael Vlatkovich . . . the Matty Harris Double Septet . . . the Ullmann / Swell 4 . . . the Paul Bley Trio . . . the Sylvie Courvoisier Trio . . . Alexander von Schlippenbach . . Paradoxical Frog . . . Quinsin Nachoff . . . Terrell Stafford . . . the Steve LacySextet . . . and Evan ParkerJoe Morris & Nate Wooley. Hear it live from 9 to 11 Pacific time at 91.3 FM or www.kbcs.fm — or hear it later in the KBCS audio archive.

Posted in LIve Music, Radio Campaign, Records, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Episode #43 of Modern Jazz Today

Episode #43 basted, sauced and stuffed to perfection. A huge thank you to our syndicated stations who carry MJT weekly, and our regularly downloading newcomers!! We VERY much appreciate YOU!! Thank you to CHMR-FMCHMA-FM UMFM 101.5CIVL RadioCKUW Radio 95.9fmCHLY 101.7 FM92.5 FM CFBX “the X”Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio,KCMJ 93.9 FM Colorado Springs Community Radio, Voice of Bonne Bay – 95.9 and 98.1 FM106.9 WWSU93.1 CFIS-FMCKXU 88.3 FMCJSF 90.1, KCEI FM, Caper RadioBlack Sheep Radio: WOOL.fmWLPP LP 102.9 FM Palenville, NY99.3 FM The WAVE, and online stations Blue Wolf Radio and All Jazz Radio ZA Streaming daily from the African Jazz Capital, Cape Town Tune in and Turn Up – and Support these fine stations!!!

“The Shape of Time” is in rotation!!

15110843_2165879150304958_8674233539015573030_o

Posted in LIve Music, Radio Campaign, Records, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Larry Corban on Modern Jazz Today 11/21/2016

14937246_10154021682532592_5158742078012883689_n

Episode #40 is baked, cooled and iced to perfection, a yummy treat is in store. A huge thank you to our syndicated stations 23 Original Signals (not including repeater stations), who carry Modern Jazz Todayweekly, covering 3 countries across the globe, and our regularly downloading newcomers through Pacifica and NCRA!! We VERY much appreciate YOU!! Thank you for spreading the jazz word. We have a lot of new surprises and enhancements coming in 2017 we cannot wait to unveil. Would you like to become an affiliate of MJT? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at modernjazztoday@gmail.com WE LOVE JAZZ and WE LOVE PLAYING IT – Join us at www.modernjazztoday.com and facebook.com/modernjazztoday

Posted in LIve Music, Radio Campaign, Records | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Album Review by Thomas McCarter 11/20/2016 for KZSU Stanford 90.1 fm

Corban, Larry / Corban Nation
Album: Corban Nation Collection: Jazz
Artist: Corban, Larry Added: 11/2016
Label: Nabroc Records
Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2016-11-20 
Corban, Larry / Corban Nation
Label: Nabroc Records
Tom McCarter
Reviewed: 2016-11-20Tom McCarter
Corban, Larry
Corban Nation
Genre: Jazz
Review: a strong set of contemporary jazz. Corban shines on guitar and he showcases his sidemen equally. The band is tight and everyone plays superbly
FCCs: none
If You Like: Tal Farlow, Kenny Burrell, Pat Martino
Favorite Tracks: (1)In-Vision (4) Child’s Tune (5) The Shape of Time (7) Trekian Logic
Track Review: 1/ sax starts> midtempo jam> quick stop 2/ horns start> midtempo jam 3/ midtempo funky jam 4/ midtempo jam> slow fade 5/ piano starts> uptempo jam 6/ uptempo jam 7/ piano starts> uptempo jam 8/ guitar starts> uptempo jam 9> midtempo jam
Track Listing
1. In-Vision 5. The Shape Of Time
2. Corban Nation 6. Segment
3. What It Is 7. Trekian Logic
4. Child’s Tune 8. Slow Fizz
9. I Should Care
Posted in LIve Music, Radio Campaign, Records, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment