Save big when you purchase all three of Alexa Tarantino releases: Clarity, Winds of Change, and Crossing Paths.
Firefly Description // Alexa Tarantino burns bright with a scintillating maturity of insight and takes flight on Firefly, her third release for Posi- Tone Records. Driven on by the Winds Of Change to refine the Clarity of her artistic vision, Tarantino reaches inward to transform herself into the luminous “Firefly” and searches to discover the unifying spark of eternity hidden behind each individual moment in time. Supported on the album by familiar collaborators, including vibraphonist Behn Gillece, pianist Art Hirahara, bassist Boris Kozlov, and drummer Rudy Royston, Alexa leads her group by example and sparkles with melodic inspiration throughout. The centerpiece of the album is Alexa’s evocative Moment in Time suite which clearly demonstrates her advancement as a composer and showcases the wide range of her effortless multi-instrument virtuosity. With an engaging program of original compositions and a few tasty covers, Firefly presents the world with a musical message that shines brightly into the darkness to provide a much-needed message of wonder, poise, joy, and hope.
Clarity Description // Woodwind virtuoso Alexa Tarantino moves straight forward with “Clarity,” on her second release for Posi-Tone. With an evocative display of talent over a wide range of instruments, Tarantino clearly demonstrates that her skills in songwriting and performance are elevating and shining steadily with bright moments. Tarantino is focused as a bandleader and relaxed as a soloist in front of the rhythm section of pianist Steven Feifke, bassist Joe Martin, and drummer Rudy Royston. With an engaging musical program presented by an amazing group of players, Tarantino’s latest album encourages jazz enthusiasts to experience the “Clarity” of her musical message with amazement and delight.
Winds of Change Description // After appearing on Lauren Sevian’s Bliss, Something Blue’s Maximum Enjoyment, and Lioness’ Pride and Joy, Winds of Change is Alexa Tarantino’s first release as a leader for Posi-Tone Records. Christian Sands, Joe Martin, Rudy Royston, and special guest Nick Finzer join Tarantino in bringing her compositions and favorites to life. Winds of Change features a diverse array of styles and highlights Tarantino’s skills as a woodwind doubler through her alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, and alto flute playing.
Crossing Paths Description // Crossing Paths is the first record from jazz saxophone and piano duo, Alexa Tarantino and Dariusz Terefenko. It was released in January 2015 on Alexa’s record label, Infinite Records. The album explores the potential of interactive improvisation using lesser-known standard tunes as well as 20th-century post-tonal compositions and original material. Tarantino/Terefenko has since traveled the globe performing and teaching as Artists in Residence at the Academy of Music in Krakow, The Hartt School, SUNY Oswego, the Jazz Education Network’s Fifth Annual Conference, Saint Peter’s Church in NYC, and the Hartford Public Library’s Baby Grand Jazz Series.
Preview Tracks from Firefly:
Preview Tracks from Clarity:
A Race Against Yourself
Preview Tracks from Winds of Change:
Wisp After Wisp
See Saw (Composed by Noriko Ueda)
Preview Tracks from Crossing Paths:
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
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