Helen Jane Long Wins Big At The Zone Music Awards!

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Helen Jane Long Wins Big At The Zone Music Awards!

The Broadcasters have spoken, the votes have been tabulated and now Zone Music Reporter is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 ZMR Music Awards, presented live in New Orleans on May 13, 2017.   Congratulations go out to Helen Jane Long for Best Neo Classical Album for “Identity”!  Make sure to fire up all of Helen Jane Long’s exquisite albums on your Pandora/Spotify/iHeart/Slacker or your favorite way to listen to music. Music enriches your life! Best Neo-Classical Album – Helen Jane Long “Identity” BLE Music Group              ...

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March 2017 Evolution Promotion Artists In The News

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Blog, Newsletter | Comments Off on March 2017 Evolution Promotion Artists In The News

Helen Jane Long’s Double Orange Vinyl “Identity” Releases Today!   U.K. Composer/Pianist Helen Jane Long had a banner year in 2016 with the highly acclaimed release of her album “Identity” and a sold out U.S. tour in support of it. Now she’s making way for her companion release, a double album all decked out in bright orange and played at 45 RPM. The double album releases on March 30 and will be available everywhere vinyl is sold. Ludovico Einaudi~New Release and US Tour This Year Italian superstar Ludovico Einaudi is, as always, on a perpetual tour. This year, he’ll be on another round of tour dates hitting Australia and Japan.  Pretty soon, we’ll be announcing U.S. tour dates for this fall. Ludovico is already working on his new album which is expected to release in the fall of this year.  Watch for the announcement of a release date on his Facebook page or right here in our newsletters.   Blonde Redhead Returns With “3 O’Clock” EP Not many bands can handle very long careers and never stop evolving and actually, keep on exploring, from record to record. Blonde Redhead deserves a place in this category. In nearly 25 years, the acclaimed New York based trio went from the noise rock of the early years to refined dream pop. Japanese Kazu Makino and twin Italian-Americans Amedeo and Simone Pace are about to return with a new ‘EP “3 O’Clock”, out on March 10th.  This is an instant classic and already being played on some of the best tastemaker radio stations in the country. Dactah Chando Is Making His Mark In The U.S. Dactah Chando is by far one of the most interesting, active, constant and creative singers of spanish language reggae.  Hailing from the Canary Islands, he is a rennaissance man of music and works as a writer, producer and performer. His latest release “Ansestral” , is packed old school reggae and juiced with jazz and soul influences.  The album gained critical acclaim around the world and has  expanded its traction in the U.S. with a top 5 chart hit nationally at Non Commercial and College radio.  We’re furiously working on U.S. dates so watch for those...

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Ludovico Einaudi’s World Tour Returns to the U.S. and Canada in October

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Blog, Events, News & Info | Comments Off on Ludovico Einaudi’s World Tour Returns to the U.S. and Canada in October

Ludovico Einaudi is touring the U.S. with a couple of Canadian dates in October. Here’s the tour dates so far, some are already on sale. Check your local listings! 10/07/2017 Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre 10/10/2017 Vancouver, BC, Canada -The Orpheum 10/12/2017 Costa Mesa, CA – Sergerstrom Center for Arts 10/17/2017 Mesa, AZ – Ikeda Theater 10/19/2017 Los Angeles, CA – UCLA – Royce Hall 10/20/2017 Los Angeles, CA – UCLA – Royce Hall 10/22/2017 Miami, FL – Adrienne Arsht Center – Knight Concert Hall 10/24/2017 Chicago, IL – Symphony Center 10/27/2017 Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Center 10/28/2017 Philadelphia, PA – Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts/Merriam Theater 10/29/2017 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre 10/30/2017 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre 11/02/2017 Princeton, NJ – McCarter Theater 11/01/2017 Montreal, QC, Canada – Salle...

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Blonde Redhead Returns With Their Latest EP “3 O’Clock” on March 10, 2017

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Blonde Redhead Returns With Their Latest EP “3 O’Clock” on March 10, 2017

Blonde Redhead releases their latest EP “3 o’clock” on March 10, 2017  Not many bands can handle very long careers and never stop evolving and actually, keep on exploring, from record to record. Blonde Redhead deserves a place in this category. In nearly 25 years, the acclaimed New York based trio went from the noise rock of the early years to the refined dream pop of “Misery Is A Butterfly”, before reaching the sensual electronic textures of the studio album, “Barragán” which was released in 2014. Now it’s time to make a step forward once again, or perhaps I should say a step to the side, because, despite the variety of styles, the band has always been able to keep a personality and a unique identity easily recognizable. Fresh from the box set “Masculin Féminin” (September 2016) and the remix “Freedom of Expression on Barragan Hard” (March 2016) releases, Japanese Kazu Makino and twin Italian-Americans Amedeo and Simone Pace are about to return with a new ‘EP “3 O’Clock”, out on March 10th, 2017 onAsa Wa Kuru Records under license to Italian label Ponderosa Music & Art. Four songs, two of them sung by charming Kazu while the other two by guitarist and second voice of the band, Amedeo, which still mark once again the willingness to broaden their musical horizons. It is not by chance that this melancholic Ep with a romantic graft comes out a few months after the tour that in 2016 saw the Blonde Redhead resubmit their cult album “Misery Is A Butterfly” with a string quartet: the 2004 record’s atmospheres emerge occasionally in these new pieces as they push even more in the direction of a massive presence of strings and wind instruments such as the viola, cello, violin, clarinet, oboe, flute and trumpet. The Ep was, in fact, made with the help, among others, of American ensemble ACME, and Eyvind Kang, American composer and violinist who has already collaborated with Blonde Redhead in the past on “Misery Is A Butterfly” and on the latest tour. The first two tracks, “3 O’Clock” and “Golden Light”, are sung and written by Kazu Makino who speaking of the title track for the Ep launch, explains: “At three in the afternoon, a lot of things happen, how many times we schedule appointments at that time? In Japan, then, it is a holy hour, it’s ‘tea time’. Obviously you might even think about the three in the morning, but I wrote the song starting from this suggestion, thinking about what is a significant time to me on a daily basis, a kind of turning point, metaphorically the beginning of a new chapter for Blonde Redhead “. Amedeo who authored the other two tracks, says, “‘Give Give’ is a piece that I have kept in the drawer, since the “Penny Sparkle” era, back in 2010. We added a line of flutes and strings plus percussions composed along with Mauro Refosco (who is a Brazilian percussionist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Atoms for Peace) to give more life to the song, which I cared about as it’s a...

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Richard Galliano Quartet | New Jazz Muzette

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Newsletter | Comments Off on Richard Galliano Quartet | New Jazz Muzette

Richard Galliano Quartet New DOUBLE Album Release On Your Desk “New Jazz Muzette” In his 30 year career, Galliano has successfully revamped the image of the accordian, an instrument considered passé, and now takes his inspiration  for his new double album from his musical idols: Piazzolla, Coltrane, Bill Evans and Debussy   Richard Galliano has decided to celebrate his 30 years in music together with some talented friends – Sylvain Luc on guitar, Philippe Aerts on acoustic bass and Andre Ceccarelli on drums. His new double album, “New Jazz Musette”, is releasing on February 17th, 2017, on the Ponderosa label, out of Milan, and features a selection of his favorite compositions. In fact, it has been thirty years since the release of his first album, “Spleen”, when he was the leader of the “New Musette Quartet”. “Following in the footsteps of Astor Piazzolla, who invented the New Tango, today I am re-creating the “New Musette”, says Galliano, because I think that this music cannot be played the way it was played in the ‘30s. When I play these tunes now, I take my inspiration from my musical idols: Piazzolla, Coltrane, Bill Evans and Debussy.” “Musette” is a traditional Italo-French form, popular music. Like the blues in the United States and the tango in Argentina, it surfaced at the same time, in the first decades of the twentieth century. All three are the fruit of a social and cultural fusion: Italian and French musicians for musette, Italians and Argentines for the tango, Africans and Americans for the blues. Immigrants far from their homelands created new musical forms, combining tradition and melancholy: that’s how it was for the blues in the US, and for the milonga in Argentina. The same thing happened in France, on the forgotten outskirts of the big cities. And the “New Jazz Muzette” proudly joins the folds.   Visit Richard Galliano on Facebook...

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Dactah Chando’s “Ansestral” Album Goes Top 10!

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Dactah Chando’s “Ansestral” Album Goes Top 10!

We’re celebrating our TOP 10 chart status this week in the Evolution Promotion offices as Dactah Chando’s “Ansestral” album moves from #28 to #8 this week in CMJ’s World Chart! P.S.  It looks as though that may be the last chart that CMJ is going to post, at least for now, as they grapple with the many court cases that are being pursued against them.  Casualties like this are anything but casual in our industry.  Thanks for the many memories CMJ! We wish you the very best and hope to see you back in action soon! We’ll be working with other charts in the coming weeks so that we can measure our airplay prowess. Stay...

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