GUITARIST TORBEN WALDORFF CELEBRATES RECENT ARTISTSHARE CD AMERICAN ROCK BEAUTY"
With Performances in Toronto, Rochester, Seattle and Brooklyn
Music full of great playing and soul." -- John Heidt, Vintage Guitar
Danish guitarist Torben Waldorff is a supple and respectful player and a composer of breadth and depth." -- Carlo Wolff, JazzTimes
The dialog between Waldorff and McCaslin is the main attraction on this recording (Afterburn), with many rich moments featuring the two in near perfect alliance." -- Mitch Myers, DownBeat
Join guitarist/composer Torben Waldorff as he celebrates the release of his stellar ArtistShare CD American Rock Beauty with four North American concerts. He'll perform:
Friday, June 11
The Rex 194 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON Canada
9:45 p.m. $10. (416) 598-2475
Waldorff with saxophonist Seamus Blake, pianist Henry Hey, bassist Justin Gray, and drummer Greg Ritchie.
Saturday, June 12
Rochester International Jazz Festival
7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Nordic Jazz Now at Lutheran Church of the Reformation. Tickets $20/$25 or with club pass. Waldorff with saxophonist Seamus Blake, pianist Henry Hey, bassist Matt Clohesy, and drummer Greg Ritchie.
Sunday, June 13
227 4th Avenue
9:00 and 10:30 p.m. Tickets $10. 718-857-4816
Wed., June 23 Tula's
2214 Second Avenue
7:30 p.m. Tickets $15. (206) 443-4221
Waldorff with saxophonist John Ellis, pianist Dawn Clement, bassist Jon Hamar, and drummer Jon Wikan.
Waldorff has garnered international critical acclaim for his performances and five CDs as a leader. His most recent CD, American Rock Beauty (powered by ArtistShare and available exclusively at www.waldorff.com) is a varied and potent set of songs featuring Waldorff with tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin, bassist Matt Clohesy, and drummer Jon Wikan and pianist Jon Cowherd. Together they make what critic Doug Ramsey, writing about their previous CD Afterburn, calls ...expansive jazz of the kind that thrives in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn and is spreading around the world. Waldorff, McCaslin and Yahel are leaders among the articulate standard bearers of the movement."
American Rock Beauty" has earfeel as a fine Burgundy has mouthfeel. -Carlo Wolff, JAZZTIMES, May 2010.
Never overplaying, Waldorff seems to tease the maximum amount of emotion from every note he plays. - Dr. Matt Warnock, MODERN GUITARIST
Music has a way of making everything beautiful," Waldorff says. Music can express feelings that come from any range of positive or negative within a human. Even a very difficult emotional condition expressed through music will have a beauty to it."
Torben Waldorff's new American Rock Beauty" is a compelling celebration of the power of music to transform the human experience into beauty.
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