Ted Daniel and his IBMC to Honor Jazz Legend “King” Oliver in Newburgh
Jazz at Atlas (JAA) will present life-long Hudson Valley resident and celebrated trumpeter, cornetist and composer Ted Daniel and his ensemble, the International Brass & Membrane Corps (IBMC), at Atlas Studios, 11 Spring St. in Newburgh on Saturday, July 21 at 8 PM. General admission is $20 at the door. No advance tickets will be available.
The group brings a contemporary reading to the early New Orleans jazz of Joseph “King” Oliver and features leader Daniel on cornet, Marvin Sewell on guitar, Joseph Daley on tuba and Newman Taylor Baker on drums. The concert will celebrate the release of IBMC’s new CD, Zulu’s Ball -- Ted Daniel Plays the Music of King Oliver, on Altura Records.
Daniel has lived most of his life in Ossining. A leading figure in the NYC loft jazz scene in the 1970s, he has recorded and performed with such major artists as Sam Rivers, Archie Shepp, Dewey Redman, Andrew Cyrille, Billy Bang, Henry Threadgill, and Defunkt while also leading groups of his own. His IBMC is a powerful quartet with equally long histories in jazz and demonstrates how even the oldest forms of this music can be approached with both respect and freshness.
Daniel began his professional career playing trumpet with his childhood friend, legendary guitarist Sonny Sharrock. Daniel attended Berklee School of Music and Southern Illinois University before a tour of duty with U.S. Army Bands. He later attended Central State College, Ohio, where he studied with Dr. Makanda Ken McIntyre. He earned a bachelor of music degree in theory and composition from the City College of New York. He played on Sharrock's first album, Black Woman. His second recording was with a band he co-led (Brute Force) with his brother, Richard Daniel, produced by Herbie Mann. Since then, Ted Daniel has participated in more than 30 published recordings.
Daniel has led workshops at Amherst College, Bennington College, Williams College and the University of Hosei in Japan, as well as summer music workshops for high-school students. He has also conducted a seminar in Madrid. He has produced three albums under his own name: The Ted Daniel Sextet on Ujamaa Records, Tapestry on Sun Records, and In The Beginning on Altura.
Daniel won an NEA compositional grant and also a “Talent Deserving Wider Recognition” award from DownbeatMagazine. On May 20, 2008, Porter Records reissued Tapestry, with a bonus track from the original performance of 1974 recorded at Ornette Coleman's Artist House. Daniel also formed a duo with Michael Marcus on B-flat clarinet and Daniel on trumpet and assorted brass. Their first release, Duology, on Boxholder Records, received excellent reviews. Duology's second CD, Golden Atoms, was released in June 2008. In May 2009, Ujamaa Records released the Ted Daniel Trio CD The Loft Years, Volume One.
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