The Carlos Abadie Quintet!
Gig Seeker Pro

The Carlos Abadie Quintet!

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Band Jazz Jazz

Calendar

Music

Press


"The Carlos Abadie Quintet: Immersed in the Quest, Vol. 1 (2011)"

It would be a misnomer to call the Carlos Abadie Quintet a new band; after all, the group has been around for a decade. But it is one of those anomalies of fate that it is not better known. It should, and the reasons are manifested on Immersed in the Quest, Vol. 1, which carries a couple of originals and several standards to a highly satisfying listening experience. The years have honed quintet's approach, done with a great deal of clarity and vision, filling the music with depth and feeling.

New Jersey-born trumpeter Abadie has been living in New York City for the past 17 years. When not playing with his quintet he has been busy performing with, among others, Bill Dixon, David Murray, Kevin Mahogany and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Apparently, he can contribute to different styles of jazz.

"People on the Hill," which kicks off the CD, sits in well with the neo-hard bop tag Abadie gives his music. His intensity powers the tune, but he slows down to change the dynamics and let the song breathe. It's a thoughtful delineation that turns out to be the precursor for a host of inventive ideas that later take a nice turn in a conversation with drummer Luca Santaniello. Pianist Jon Lefcoski is an effortless player in full flow with an agile right hand that finds comportment in effective chord work.

"Action Jackson," written by tenor saxophonist Joe Sucato, sits in a similar groove. The arrangement ignites a whirlwind exchange between Abadie and Sucato, and the interpolations never flag, as they frame a bagful of ideas with energetic zeal.

The band impresses with its take on standards. Freddie Hubbard's "Hub Nub" serves Abadie's permutations well. He is in his element, creating an energetic atmosphere sustained by Sucato and Lefcoski's compelling piano.

The sublime "La Mesha" reshapes the tapestry bringing to the fore the quintet's strengths on a ballad. Abadie's enunciation is beautiful, a gently flowing string of ideas that give the tune a crystalline presence. Lefcoski is calmly resolute and, with Sucato gearing to the soft beauty, this is a wonderfully warm interpretation.

Abadie calls this Vol. 1 of his quest. Here's looking forward to more.

Track Listing: People on the Hill; Pyramid; Metamorphosis; Funny (Not Much); Action Jackson; Each Time I think Of You; Moon Rays; Hub's Nub; La Mesha.

Personnel: Carlos Abadie: trumpet; Joe Sucato: tenor saxophone; Jon Lefcoski: piano; Jason Stewart: bass; Luca Santaniello: drums. - All About Jazz


"The Carlos Abadie Quintet: Immersed in the Quest, Vol. 1 (2011)"

It would be a misnomer to call the Carlos Abadie Quintet a new band; after all, the group has been around for a decade. But it is one of those anomalies of fate that it is not better known. It should, and the reasons are manifested on Immersed in the Quest, Vol. 1, which carries a couple of originals and several standards to a highly satisfying listening experience. The years have honed quintet's approach, done with a great deal of clarity and vision, filling the music with depth and feeling.

New Jersey-born trumpeter Abadie has been living in New York City for the past 17 years. When not playing with his quintet he has been busy performing with, among others, Bill Dixon, David Murray, Kevin Mahogany and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Apparently, he can contribute to different styles of jazz.

"People on the Hill," which kicks off the CD, sits in well with the neo-hard bop tag Abadie gives his music. His intensity powers the tune, but he slows down to change the dynamics and let the song breathe. It's a thoughtful delineation that turns out to be the precursor for a host of inventive ideas that later take a nice turn in a conversation with drummer Luca Santaniello. Pianist Jon Lefcoski is an effortless player in full flow with an agile right hand that finds comportment in effective chord work.

"Action Jackson," written by tenor saxophonist Joe Sucato, sits in a similar groove. The arrangement ignites a whirlwind exchange between Abadie and Sucato, and the interpolations never flag, as they frame a bagful of ideas with energetic zeal.

The band impresses with its take on standards. Freddie Hubbard's "Hub Nub" serves Abadie's permutations well. He is in his element, creating an energetic atmosphere sustained by Sucato and Lefcoski's compelling piano.

The sublime "La Mesha" reshapes the tapestry bringing to the fore the quintet's strengths on a ballad. Abadie's enunciation is beautiful, a gently flowing string of ideas that give the tune a crystalline presence. Lefcoski is calmly resolute and, with Sucato gearing to the soft beauty, this is a wonderfully warm interpretation.

Abadie calls this Vol. 1 of his quest. Here's looking forward to more.

Track Listing: People on the Hill; Pyramid; Metamorphosis; Funny (Not Much); Action Jackson; Each Time I think Of You; Moon Rays; Hub's Nub; La Mesha.

Personnel: Carlos Abadie: trumpet; Joe Sucato: tenor saxophone; Jon Lefcoski: piano; Jason Stewart: bass; Luca Santaniello: drums. - All About Jazz


Discography

Re-Release of "Immersed In The Quest, Vol. 1: Introducing The Carlos Abadie Quintet!" and Brand New Release of "Immersed In The Quest, Vol. 2: Carlito's Way!" on Truth Revolution Record/Curtis Brothers Music!!

Photos

Bio

Born in Jersey City, NJ and raised in Miami, FL this first- generation born Ecuadorian American trumpeter is a prominent voice of American Classical Music (Jazz). Growing up with a penchant for music, (particularly love songs from the 60’s and 70’s and Boleros from South America), Carlos Abadie has been described as having an innate sensibility for music. Carlos Abadie has had the pleasure of playing with Freddie Redd, Ben Dixon, Billy Hart, Illinois Jaquet, Ira Sullivan, Louis Hayes, Odean Pope, Junior Mance, Reggie Workman, Charlie Persip, Ray Santos Orchestra, Bobby Sanabria's Big Band, Jason Linder's Big Band, Duke Ellington Orchestra and many more.. The Carlos Abadie Quintet performs regularly in the tri-state area..

Jazz saxophonist Joe Sucato has performed and worked with numerous musicians in and around New York City. Joe was exposed to music at an early age through his family and later his first teacher Dave Schiavone, a world-renowned saxophonist based in western New York. With the help of many great musicians Joe continued to develop his musical approach and sharpen his skills on the saxophone. In 2000 he began studying jazz at the Purchase College Conservato- ry of Music where he completed his degree in 2003. There he had the privilege of studying with saxophonist Javon Jackson who introduced him to the greats: Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, etc. and encouraged Joe to develop a unique sound through these in?uences. In addition to maintaining a consistent performing schedule, Joe has a teaching studio of about 15 private students and has done performance clinics in and around New York.

Peter Zak grew up in Ohio, then in Oakland, California studying classical piano, then turning to Jazz while in High School. Following graduation from U.C. Berkley, Peter played clubs, concerts and festivals in the San Franciso Bay Area with such artists as Frank Morgan and John Handy. Since relocating to New York in the early 90's Mr. Zak has performed and/or recorded with Junior Cook, George Coleman, Jimmy Cobb, Billy Hart, Ryan Kisor, Etta Jones, Scott Hamilton, Al Foster, Eric Alexander, Curtis Stigers, Walt Weiskopf and Jon Hendricks, among many others. Peter Zak is also a faculty member at the renowned jazz program at New School University. peterzakmusic.com

After establishing himself as a first-call bass player on the European scene(Performances with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Brad Mehldau, Michel Legrand..), Jazz bassist Clovis Nicolas moved to New York in 2002. Since then, he has shared the stage in numerous venues(Jazz Standard, Smalls Jazz Club, Blue Note, Kennedy Center, Smoke, Jazz Gallery, Birdland, Alice Tully Hall, Dizzy's Club..) with some of today's most prominent jazz musicians such as Grant Stewart, Harry Allen, Branford Marsalis, Curtis Fuller, Benny Powell, James Williams, Peter Bernstein, Joe Magnarelli, Sacha Perry, Sachal Vasandani, Simon Shaheen, Carl Allen, Jane Monheit, Dan Nimmer and of course Carlos Abadie. He is featured on Josh Brown's album "The Feeling Of Jazz", on new alto sensation Dimitri Baevsky's "Some Other Spring" as well as Belmondo's "Hymne au Soleil" which one three Grammy Awards in 2004 and sold more than 20,000 copies. He recently graduated from the prestigious Juilliard School with a Masters in Music,having studied with Jazz legend Ron Carter, and has been touring extensively for performances and master classes in South and North America through Juilliard's outreach educational program. Clovis was also featured in the concert "Ron Carter at 75" in Alice Tully Hall, March 2012. At this concert he performed with such greats as Herbie Hancock, Hubert Laws, Russell Malone, Mulgrew Miller, Lewis Nash, Benny Golson and Buster Williams. That evening, Emcee Danny Glover introduced him to the audience as the first recipient of the Ron Carter Scholarship, an award based on merit and performance!

Luca Santaniello(Graduate of The Juilliard Jazz Artist Diploma Program) was born in 1978 and began studying jazz drums at the age of 10 before dedicating himself to classical studies at the “L.Perosi” Conservatory in Campobasso, where he
has got his degree in percussion with High honors. He began his professional jazz career at the age of 14, performing with ensembles from the Thelonious Monk Association of Jazz Music such as The Rhythm Machine, Funky Tiratori, Orchestra Laboratorio Thelonious Monk, and other bands such as Ketoniche Percussions, Blue Iamge, Zasa Quartet. His musical inspirations can be found in the masters of jazz drums like Elvin Jones, Philly Jo Jones, Roy Haynes, Louis Hayes. Jimmy Cobb.
Since 2001 he has been living in New York City performing as a freelance jazz musician and col- laborating with musicians from the international jazz scene. He performed as a sideman with Roy Hargrove, Lee Konitz, Ted Curson, Ted Rosenthal, Lonnie Plaxico , Norman Simmons, JD Allen , Harry Allen ,the great Joe Cohn, Grant Stewart, Gary Smulian, Joel Frahm, Marcus Str