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Summer Sounds 2018 - Josh Lee Mixtape

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During the summer of 2018, in partnership with VISIT PHILADELPHIA, the Philadelphia Jazz Project, presented 90 FREE performances in 45 days in Philadelphia's, historic Old City District. From Friday, June 1 through Friday, September 7, 2018, five different Philadelphia musical ensembles, each presented concerts for three weeks. Back in the golden age of Jazz, it was common for a performer to be based in a restaurant, club or bar for at least a week. There were many situations where bands stayed at a venue for months, like Thelonious Monk’s legendary, six-month residency at The Five Spot in New York City, which also featured the great Philadelphia saxophonist, John Coltrane. Today, these kinds of extended engagements are extremely rare.

 

We were very fortunate to have this opportunity to both present in our city’s historic district, with it’s hoards of regional, national and international visitors, as well as to have these rare continuous, multi-week, presenting showcases. This allowed the groups to dig deep into the songs that they were performing and to become more creative and frisky with the music. Most important, it helped them to truly gel as a collective of performers, all thinking and feeling as one; yet still maintaining and illuminating their own, individual voice. Luckily for all of us, we recorded some of this great music and we can continue to enjoy it today through this series of six FREE mixtapes.

 

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This 6-part mixtape series captures the creativity, the experimentation, the excitement and the HEAT of our adventures in the Summer of 2018. These songs are but a taste of what these talented artists shared and what the Old City District’s enthusiastic audiences experienced.

 

JOSH LEE TRIO

 

Josh Lee is a multi-instrumentalist who specializes in soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxopones. Lee holds two degrees from Temple University's - Boyer College of Music. In 2018, he joined the legendary Count Basie Orchestra and performs with them around the world. He also performs regualrly with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Delfeayo Marsalis, the Upton Jazz Orchestra and Terell Stafford’s Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia. Josh Lee is co-founder of Jazz Lives Philadelphia.

 

SONGS FEATURED ON THIS MIXTAPE:

 

1. The Opener [written by Josh Lee]

2. Stablemates [written by Benny Golson]

3. Gone With The Wind [written by Allie Wrubel]

4. Solar [written by Miles Davis]

5. Body & Soul [written by Johnny Green]

6. All Gods Chillen Got Rhythm [written by Jurmann, Kahn & Kaper]

 

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The Josh Lee Trio consists of Josh Lee - soprano & baritone sax, Nick Salcido - bass, Patrick Hwang - drums; Recorded Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, by sound engineer, Christopher Andrew McDonald. Additional musicians who performed as part of the Josh Lee Trio during Summer Sounds 2018, but who are not recorded here include: Justin Sekelewski - bass, Sam Harris - bass and Simon Crosby-Arreaza - alto sax;

 

Mixed by Christopher Andrew McDonald & Homer Jackson
Executive Producer: Homer Jackson

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DOWNLOAD THE MIXTAPE HERE:

 

To download, click the download links below, when page with audio appears, let it download to your browser and then go to File/Save Page As... Be sure to save file as mp3.

 

Josh Lee****JOSH LEE TRIO

Released March 2018

 

Music performed by Josh Lee, Nick Salcido & Patrick Hwang

 

Duration: ?? minutes

File Size: ?? MB

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MANY THANKS...

 

To all of the participating musicians, as well as to those artists who performed during the series, but are not captured in these sessions; THANK YOU.

 

A Special Thanks... to Britney Norman, Andi Coyle and Veronica Wentz of Visit Philly, and to Brett Mapp and Gabriella Sacidor of Old City District (OCD), as well as to our collaborating partner organizations, Lisa Acker-Moulder and the Betsy Ross House, Courtney Risch and the Museum of the American Revolution, Kristen Kreider and the National Museum of American Jewish History, Nyla Daniel and Emma Fried-Cassorla of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and Spruce Street Harbor Park, Jennifer Nagle and Independence Visitor Center Café, James Claiborne and the African American Museum In Philadelphia, Barbara Hogue and Christ Church, Ilya Moses and Amy Needle of Franklin Square and Jenna Winterle Kehres of the National Constitution Center.

 

Thanks to folks behind the scenes like, sound and recording engineers, Chip Powell of Chip Powell Live Sound and Christopher Andrew MacDonald of Christopher Andrew Studios, who recorded the music on these mixtapes, as well as to photographer, Zamani Feelings, who photographed each ensemble. In addition, we'd like to thank the support staff, like Melissa Talley Palmer, James Solomon, Karen Smith, Kim Pedro and John Abner, who endured the searing mid-day heat of summer 2018, to make sure that these events happened on time and safely.

 

To revisit some of the info about Philadelphia Jazz Project's, 2018 Pop-Up Concerts during Summer Sounds in the Historic District - CLICK HERE or to learn more about the entire Summer Sounds series head over to VISITPHILLY.

 

So now, grab a moment and take a listen to some SUMMER SOUNDS.

 

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