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HotHouse At PAFA Mixtape

HotHouse CDHotHouse: PJP's musical laboratory for Jazz/New Music/Improvisors and Cutting Edge Artists - providing a public space for experimentation, rehearsals, concept and project development with an audience-response/dialogue component built in. HotHouse presented a series of five events at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, as part of PAFA After Dark during their Fall 2016 season. The series featured some of Philadelphia’s most creative Jazz/New Music/Improvising Artists. The HotHouse series goal was to shock, entertain, challenge and confront; Which it did indeed!


If you attended all, just one, or were unable to attend any of these great concerts, this FREE mixtape is a document of some of the magic that occurred on those special evenings. Five outstanding performances by five ensembles led by some remarkable musicians. All concerts were recorded utilizing the natural acoustic properties of various locations on the campus of The Pennsylvania Council of the Fine Arts. Enjoy and we hope to see you at events coming soon.

 

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The HotHouse At PAFA Mixtape contains:

Hothouse Tampio

1. Brainless [writtten by Vince Tampio]

Featuring: Vince Tampio - trumpet & fluglehorn; Brian Blaker - tenor sax; Sarah Robertson - tanpura; Jonathan C - bass;  Ben Diamond - percussion;

 

Vince Tampio is a professional trumpeter, arranger/composer, educator and multi-instrumentalist in the Philadelphia and New York regions. On October 19th, 2016, Vince Tampio’s performance at PAFA was an richly, improvised conversation between traditional Jazz instruments and non-western instruments including Eastern European percussion and Indian drone instrument, the tanpura.

 


HotHouse Destefano

2. Impossible Equation [ written by Keith DeStefano]

Featuring: Keith DeStefano - bass; Josh Lee - baritone sax, Nick Lombardelli - trombone; Skyler Hagner - bass clarinet; Dan Nosheny - tuba; Joe Falcey - drums

 

Keith DeStefano is a Philly-based, bassist/composer and leader of the ensemble Puzzlebox. He combines the traditional with the avant-garde, taut arrangements with free jazz, classical influences with genre music, angular bitonality with gentle lyricism, far out grooves with driving swing. At PAFA, on December 7th, 2017, Keith DeStefano presented Bass in the Face: A performance of original compositions that explored and featured the sonic and textural possibilities of bass clef or low end instruments.

 

 

HotHouse PSD Trio

3. The Blues With No Name [written by Larry Price]

Featuring: Larry Price - alto sax & voice; Nimrod Speaks - bass; Kevin Diehl - drums

 

The Price / Speaks / Diehl Trio is an exceptional Philly-based ensemble consisting of three dynamic group leaders, who have come together to make musical mayhem. The members are; alto saxophonist and composer, Larry Price; bassist and composer, Nimrod Speaks; drummer, bandleader and composer, Kevin Diehl. On November 16th, 2016, these three firebrands shared an intense, evening of music that vigorously moved from the sweet and sublime, to the outer reaches of the Jazz musical universe.

 

 

Hothouse Coyle

4. Radiowaves [written by Chris Coyle]

Featuring: Chris Coyle - bass;  Elijah Thomas - flute & soprano sax, Paul Giess - trumpet & fluglehorn; Dave Sanders - guitar; Doug Hirlinger - drums


Chris Coyle is a Philadelphia-based, bassist, composer, and music educator. Raised near Reading, PA, Chris graduated from Temple University’s Boyer College of Music. On October 5th, 2016, Chris Coyle presented his intriguing project, Outside Sound Ensemble, which shared a beautiful concert of progressive music inspired by artwork done by adults with mental and intellectual disabilities.

 

 

HotHouse Willow Trio

5. Blues For Travon Martin [writtten by Bert Harris]

Featuring: Bert Harris - bass;  Kevin Diehl - drums; Paul Giess - trumpet

 

The Willow Trio is a brillant, music making collective, consisting of bassist, Bert Harris, drummer Kevin Diehl and trumpeter Paul Giess. On September 7th, 2016, they presented a concert of sound and music rooted in World Rhythms, and  Straight-Ahead Jazz. They take inspiration from all forms of music and follow their own muse. The concept of The Willow Trio is to create music that is like a flying kite, earth-based, but free to adjust to its environmental freedoms.

 

 

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HOTHOUSE @ PAFA MIXTAPE

Featuring music by Chris Coyle, Vince Tampio, The Willow Trio, Price-Speaks-Diehl Trio and Keith DeStefano.

 

Duration: 44 minutes

File Size: 63 MB

 

 

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Thanks to Lindsey Gearhart Nevin, Monica Zimmer, Elizabeth Hamilton and Dressler Smith of PAFA. Additional thanks to PJP staff, Julia Lopez, Melissa Talley Palmer, Stephanie Seiple and our many gracious volunteers. Thanks to our photographer Ronald Nichols, whose photos grace this page.

Audio recordings by: Chip Powell

 

HotHouse Mixtape PARTICIPANTS

 

The artists participating in this mixtape series are listed in alphabetical order by Last Name.

 

Chris CoyleChris Coyle is a Philadelphia-based, bassist, composer and graduate of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music. He has played with Philly Jazz greats like Duane Eubanks, Steve Giordano, Joanna Pascale and John Swana. Coyle works different musical situations: Orchestral music at Carnegie Hall; Singer-songwriters at World Cafe Live, The Tin Angel or Joe’s Pub (NYC). His own musical projects have had him playing all over the region and beyond in theaters, clubs and small dives. His project, Outside Sound, has him writing music inspired by artwork done by adults with mental and intellectual disabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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KDeStefanoKeith DeStefano is a Philly-based, bassist, composer and leader of the ensemble Puzzlebox. He combines the traditional with the avant-garde, taut arrangements with free jazz, classical influences with genre music, angular bitonality with gentle lyricism, far out grooves with driving swing. He has been featured in DownBeat, NPR, TV12, WHYY, WRTI and radio stations across the country. In 2014, he was Music Director and arranger for a 17 piece big band at the OutBeat International Jazz Festival in Philadelphia. He has performed with Puzzlebox at the Cape May Jazz Fest, West Oak Lane Jazz Festival, World Café Live, Philadelphia Clef Club, West Chester University, Trenton Grounds for Sculpture, Chris Jazz Café and other venues in the region.

 

 

 

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KDiehlKevin Diehl is a Philadelphia-based drummer, percussionist and composer. He cut his teeth on the 1970s New York City Loft Jazz scene. There, he studied Afro-Cuban drumming with Jerry Gonzalez. Returning to Philly, Kevin worked with Tyrone Hill and studied Bata drumming and Lukumi music with Nichola Rivera. He became a member of Rivera’s Lukumi group, “Ochan La Ocha.” In 2000, Kevin Diehl formed Sonic Liberation Front (SLF). The ensemble realizes the parallels between Lukumi song composition and Jazz. SLF has worked with Marshall Allen, Odean Pope, Billy Bang, Kahil El Zabar, Sunny Murray, Michelle Rosewoman and Thurman Barker. SLF has toured North America and won critical acclaim for their five internationally distributed albums.

 

 

 

 

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Paul GiessPaul Giess is a versatile trumpet player, composer, and educator from Philadelphia, PA. He is well-versed in classical, jazz, and commercial music styles. Paul earned his Master of Music Degree from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Music Degree, cum laude, from James Madison University. Paul has performed in various venues in the Delaware Valley including, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Free Library of Philadelphia, Ortliebs Lounge, Chris' Jazz Cafe, LaRose Cafe and others. He is a member of the Willow Trio and has released a solo album project, entitled, U Suite U.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bert HarrisBert Harris is a bassist in the Philadelphia World Beat, Blues, and Jazz scene. He is a member of the Eye2Eye Trio, as well as Philly’s best known New Orleans funk, blues, and reggae band, Philly Gumbo. Harris also performs with the Melange Jazz Collective, Timi Tanzania and the Dubway Reggae Band, and ska-jazz band Rock$teady. He also leads his own ensemble the Jazz Planet. Bert Harris has performed with Byard Lancaster, Robert Kenyatta’s La Tumba, Bobby Watson, Khan Jamal, Elliot Levin, Jeannie Brooks and Brenda Smith. Bert has recorded two cd’ with the legendary saxophonist Byard Lancaster “Astral Link Hotel” and “Pam Africa” available at Creative Improvised Music (CIMP). Philly Gumbo’s latest cd “Come and Get It,” is available thru CD Baby and Dusty Groove.

 

 

 

 

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Price Speaks Diehl TrioPrice / Speaks / Diehl Trio is an exceptional Philly-based ensemble consisting of three dynamic group leaders, who have come together to make musical mayhem. The members are; alto saxophonist and composer, Larry Price; who has only been in Philadelphia for just about two years. He came here from a 15 year stint in Finland, where he was an important fixture in the Scandinavian Jazz scene. He is joined by bassist and composer, Nimrod Speaks; one of the most in demand bassists in the MidAtlantic region and a powerful songwriter. Joining them and rounding out the group, is drummer, bandleader and composer, Kevin Diehl, who heads up the prolific ensemble, Sonic Liberation Front and its various incarnations.

 

 

 

 

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Larry PriceLarry Price is a Philadelphia-based alto saxophonist, vocalist, arranger, composer, and producer, who esided in Finland from 2002 – 2014. During that span of time, he presented lectures, workshops, and performances in Finland, Sweden, France, Belgium, Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, Turkey, Kenya, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Canada. He also worked with some of Europe’s most prolific artists including, Finlandian vocalist, Bianca Morales, and Ukrainian classical pianist Viatceslav Novikov.​ Larry Price has also performed with noted American artists such as James Carter, Ted Curson, Nancy Wilson, Quincy Jones, Ashford & Simpson and Stanley Turrentine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nimrod SpeaksNimrod Speaks is a Philadelphia native, bassist, composer, and educator both on electric and double bass. The son of a minister, Speaks’s musical education started in the church. However, he began playing electric bass at the age of 16 in high school, under the tutorship of Ricardo Jackson. Speaks is a graduate of Kutztown University and received a master’s degree in Jazz Studies from Rutgers University. He has played with artists like Boostie Barnes, Ronnie Burrage, Archie Shepp, Doc Gibbs, and Hannibal Lokumbe. Nimrod Speaks has performed all over Philadelphia in venues such as South Restaurant, Chris’s Jazz Cafe, World Cafe Live, Relish, Time Restaurant, LaRose Jazz Cafe and others

 

 

 

 

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Vince TampioVince Tampio is a trumpeter, arranger, composer, educator and multi-instrumentalist in the Philadelphia and New York regions. Vince holds a Masters of Music from the University of the Arts and holds a Bachelor of Science in Music from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz. Vince is the trumpeter and arranger for Philly’s premier, 1960’s soul tribute band, The York Street Hustle and is also a founding member of the Philly Phatness horn section. Vince has appeared on more than 20 albums during the past five years, including his own debut solo album SYZYGY, and its follow up, SYZYGY: Remix.

 

 

 

 

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