AVAILABLE NOW on Mack Avenue Records: Aaron Diehl Returns to Connect Generations of Jazz on Space Time Continuum

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AVAILABLE NOW on Mack Avenue Records: 
Cole Porter Fellow Aaron Diehl Returns to Connect
Generations of Jazz on Space Time Continuum

Album Features Joe Temperley, Benny Golson,
Stephen Riley, Bruce Harris, Charenee Wade, and
Core Trio Members David Wong and Quincy Davis

Aaron Diehl -- Space Time Continuum EPK
Aaron Diehl — “Space Time Continuum” EPK
“Diehl has built his reputation on an elegant pianism outside the
contemporary mainstream, like prewar stride Duke Ellington
and the bebop classicism of John Lewis.” – The New York Times

Widely acknowledged as a modern master in the aftermath of his acclaimed 2012 Mack Avenue debut, The Bespoke Man’s Narrative, 29-year-old pianist/composer Aaron Diehl ups the ante with the 2015 release: Space Time Continuum.

On Space Time Continuum, an eight-piece program, Diehl assembles a pan-generational ensemble of masters. Joining his core trio of bassist David Wong and drummer Quincy Davis, in different configurations, are the iconic tenor saxophonist-composer Benny Golson and the magisterial baritone saxophonist Joe Temperley, both 85 years young; the 39-year-old underground tenor saxophone giant Stephen Riley; and the rising star trumpeter Bruce Harris

It’s important to use both contemporaries and elders as sources of inspiration,” Diehl says. He is particularly pleased at “the opportunity to play and improvise with living legends” Golson and Temperley. Diehl met Golson in 2009, when Juilliard School of Music–Diehl’s alma mater–commissioned the veteran to compose a work entitled “Above and Beyond” in celebration of the school’s centennial. Two years later, they performed together at the Lincoln Theater in Columbus, Ohio, Diehl’s hometown.

“Mr. Golson has been inspirational beyond the legacy of music he’s created,” Diehl states. “Carpe diem while he and Joe Temperley are still around.”

The magnificent singer Charenee Wade adds a third voice to the dialogue on the title track, challenging in its form and harmonic movement, on which Diehl “pieces together isolated sections with drum breaks.” He continues: “I thought it would be fascinating to see how Charenee would interpret a tune by two artists with whom she’s worked and is familiar.”

Diehl, who chooses words as carefully as notes, sums up his intentions: “I understand the jazz language as a continuum–threading together the evolution of jazz as a continual, interrelated stream of development to create a sound that’s neither old or new, but simply a landscape where we could all communicate.” 

Upcoming Performance Schedule for Aaron Diehl Trio

June 23 & 24 / Rochester Jazz Festival / Rochester, NY

July 2 / Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (James P. Johnson Celebration) / New York, NY

July 19 / Umbria Jazz Festival / Perugia, Italy

July 24 / Duc des Lombards / Paris, France

July 25 / Schloss-Elmau (solo piano) / Krün, Germany

August 2 / Newport Jazz Festival / Newport, RI

August 10 / Jazz in Marciac (solo piano) / Marciac, France

August 21 / The Tabernacle / Martha’s Vineyard, MA

  

Aaron Diehl  ·  Space Time Continuum
Mack Avenue Records  ·  Release Date: June 16, 2015

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