Almost twenty years ago, Pablo Ablanedo led an octet of New York musicians that is absolutely remarkable in retrospect. It’s almost inconceivable. Every musician in this band would go on to stellar international careers: Anat Cohen, Jenny Scheinman, Chris Cheek, Jerome Sabbagh, Ben Monder, Fernando Huergo, and Franco Pinna
From left to right: Franco Pinna, Fernando Huergo, Ben Monder, Jerome Sabbagh, Jenny Scheinmann, Pablo Ablanedo, Bottom: Anat Cohen, Avishai Cohen.
Now, twenty years later, this same band along with Diego Urcola and Daniel Ian Smith have reunited to record new works of Pablo’s for the second album of Newvelle Season 5, Chistreza.
From left to right: Anat Cohen, Franco Pinna, Chris Cheek, Fernando Huergo, Ben Monder, Pablo Ablanedo, Diego Urcola, Jerome Sabbagh, Jenny Scheinman, Daniel Ian Smith.
ALL NEWVELLE SEASON FIVE ARTISTS:
- Season Five Artists:Rufus Reid and Sullivan Fortner: Jazz great Rufus Reid returns to Newvelle to record a third time. This time bringing with him rising superstar Sullivan Fortner. This is an intimate and profound glimpse of these two masters at work. (March 2020)
Pablo Ablanedo Octet: Featuring an absolutely stellar line up of musicians, this record is a re-union of a group that Pablo led in 2001. Featuring: Anat Cohen, Jenny Scheinman, Chris Cheek, Jerome Sabbagh, Diego Urcola, Ben Monder, Fernando Huergo, Franco Pinna and Daniel Ian Smith. (April 2020)
Dave Douglas and Elan Mehler: Dave Douglas is arguably the most prolific and celebrated jazz musician working today. On this record Dave and label head Elan Mehler split compositional duties on works based on poetry and haikus. Featuring the stellar singer Dominique Eade, with John Gunther, Simón Willson and Dayeon Seok. (May 2020)
Carmen Staaf: Current critical darling Carmen Staaf brings her elite trio featuring Michael Formanek and Jeff Williams in for a breathtaking record of originals and standards. (June 2020)
Patrick Zimmerli: Genius composer and multi-reedist Patrick Zimmerli brought a unique band to record a selection of new compositions. Featuring Newvelle favorite Kevin Hays on piano and Satoshi Takeishi on drums. (July 2020)
OWL Trio with Kurt Elling: The working unit the OWL trio features the unique voices of Will Vinson on saxophones, Lage Lund on guitar and Orlando Le Fleming on bass. Featuring the massively acclaimed and lauded vocalist Kurt Elling, singing original works by the band. (August 2020)