Brandi Disterheft (Live on WERB)
It was a last-minute idea that turned into a brilliant show. I was uninspired on Thursday and, thanks to Mitch Nochlin, was super-inspired on Friday. Just in time for another Saturday at noon LIVE LTNF.
Meet an Upright Bass Player named Brandi
Read below and then get out your headphones and listen to the show..
“She is what we call serious.” -Oscar Peterson
Jazz bassist Brandi Disterheft relocated to NYC to begin an apprenticeship under Miles Davis’ bassist Ron Carter. It’s not only her fiery bass playing that make audiences stand-up and holler, but also her innovative live shows showcasing her uptempo, swinging originals and ambient voice. Her mother, a Chicago-born jazz B3 organist who opened for acts such as the Supremes and Carlos Jobim in the 1960’s, trained Brandi’s ears from the tender age of 5 when she began classical piano studies; yet, her Aunt Angie Jaree a GRAMMY WINNING session singer in LA (Claire Fischer, Sergio Mendez) encouraged Brandi to sing.
Winning a JUNO (Canadian Grammy) for her “Debut” album, Brandi had the honor to be the bassist for the legendary Hank Jones on the album “Pleased to Meet You” and has since captivated international audiences at jazz festivals in Japan, Haiti, Canada, Europe, USA and at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, and the Vienna Opera House. Recordings and performances include collaborations with top drawer musicians such as Anita O’day, Benny Green, Cyrus Chestnut, Vincent Herring and Renee Rosnes to name a few.
“She is quite the bass player, and I appreciate her expertise and talent. It was a great pleasure making an album together.” -George Coleman
Brandi Disterheft’s fifth album, Surfboard is her most accomplished yet. Joined by two iconic octogenarian masters — virtuoso tenor saxophonist George Coleman and the definitive Brazilian drummer Portinho — and world-class pianist Klaus Mueller, Disterheft authoritatively and organically guides the flow on a varied program that reflects her capacious interests. Her kinetic, harmonically erudite basslines anchor ensemble interpretations of choice tunes culled from the blues, mainstem jazz, and the Great Brazilian and American Songbooks. She sings those Songbook numbers, and her own evocative lyrics, with an instantly recognizable voice that conveys vulnerability and emotional intelligence. And she matches the high bar set by her partners on a series of creative solos. Surfboard will be available worldwide on October 30, 2020 via Justin Time.
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