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You Bay Area Music Lovers Won’t Want To Miss This Amazing Show Happening Tomorrow!!!

11 Aug

Ready for avant garde? Something neo fresh and tasty?

Starting this weekend at the San Jose Jazz Fest 2017, the Xman – Charles Xavier – is cooking up new sounds and explorations for Bay Area music fans who expect the unexpected! Together again, trumpeter Clifford Brown III, as CB3, and The Xman appear as The Neo Jazz Men at San Jose’s biggest jazz gathering of the year! The fest selected them for their compositions that represent the vanguard of jazz and electronica fusion. Four performances in two days, The Neo Jazz Men are performing at the free music stages, so neo jazz can be available to everyone! See the map and schedule below for Sat., Aug. 12 and Sun. Aug. 13 in downtown San Jose. For an indoor setting, mark your calendar for the Sunday, 4pm show at Cafe Frascati.

If the Northern Peninsula is better for you, join The Xman at Burlingame’s largest street festival of the summer – on Burlingame Avenue – on Saturday, Aug. 19 – 4pm.
SAN JOSE JAZZ SUMMER FEST 2017 THE NEO JAZZ MEN SCHEDULE:

Free Music for the Public

Sat., Aug 12

11am – 1pm: on S. First Street, adjacent to the Fairmont San Jose

4pm – 6pm: on Paseo de San Antonio, adjacent to the Fairmont San Jose

Sun. Aug. 13

11am – 1pm: on West San Fernando Street, adjacent to San Jose Museum of Art

4pm – 6pm: Caffe Frascati, 315 S. 1st Street

‘Happy Note Sampler 2016’ available now!

20 Oct

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Happy Note Sampler Available 2016 now!

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Rootstime.be Belgium Review (translated): Charles Xavier “Happy Note Records Sampler 2016”

29 Sep

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Well tired! It now seems that the period of ending up all misfits on my plate .. Now there is Charles Xavier (his name he has some Marvel Comic Strip, an area where I though nothing of rejected), aka The xman, a musical centipede from the San Francisco region, which in the course of time under a lot of pseudonyms and with a lot of bands (Satori, Xavier & the Messengers, the X-Man), the strangest tunes released.

 

The sampler, on his own label, gives an insight into some of these forms and is described by himself as “unconventional music for unconventional minds”. More precisely, I can not formulate it: and the maxim in men seems to be that unusual, far from being unusual enough. But … he makes beautiful music, so I only recently discovered.

 

His album “Hollywood and Heaven” this sampler contains three songs from “The Xman cometh” there are two, one of which applicable “Hollywood & Heaven” titled, from “The King Has Come” are the title track and the wonderful ” Stomp’n at Round Midnicht “, from” Perfect Mold “come” I Sat Outside There “and” You Know, You Know “and the Christmas album” Xmas Vibe “are” Christmas Day Is Almost Here “and” Silent Night “on the collection. In itself warrant for someone like me, who has two Christmas songs alone purchasing the collection, but there is more: in early 2017 is “Bosco” from the new full CD of Charles Xavier and as a warm-up before, read “The Dreamer” and “Into the Beyond and Back” between the songs from the past.

 

So hear: Past, present and future blend together, if you are a timeless spirit, like Xavier. These two experiments, now do I already look forward to the full CD, because let’s be clear: this guy is a genius. Period. Just as Zappa was Vandyke and Parks that is, not always visible, but invariably appallingly high level.

 

The list of musicians that are discussed on this compilation, is much, much too long to take him here but you can believe me on my word: if the musical achievements of all those people put together, then scream and a long list of artists from here to imbuktu who took advantage of this masterful misfits. Vinnie Colaiuta, Eric Harrington, Barry Reynolds … these are only a few that I mentioned, but those names do sound sure.

 

I have no idea of the cost of this sampler, but I think there is no better way imaginable to get to know the musician Charles Xavier, then retrieve it in house. That certainly pays well and is coming here already with your comfort …

 

 

(Dani Heyvaert)

Original Text:

Nou moe ! Het lijkt tegenwoordig wel de periode waarin alle buitenbeentjes op mijn bord terecht komen.. Nu is er weer Charles Xavier (zijn naam heeft hij van een of andere Marvel Comic Strip, een domein waar ik ook al niks van afwees), alias The XMan, een muzikale duizendpoot uit de San Francisco-regio, die in de loop der tijden onder nogal wat pseudoniemen en met nogal wat bands (Satori, Xavier & the Messengers, The X-Man), de vreemdste muziekjes uitgebracht heeft.

Deze sampler, op zijn eigen label, geeft een inkijk in een aantal van die verschijningsvormen en wordt door hemzelf omschreven als “unconventional music for unconventional minds”. Preciezer kan ik dat dus niet formuleren: en de stelregel bij de man lijkt te zijn dat ongewoon, lang niet ongewoon genoeg is. Maar…hij maakt prachtige muziek, die ik dus recent pas ontdekte.

Van zijn plaat “Hollywood and Heaven” bevat deze sampler drie nummers, van “The Xman cometh” zijn er twee, waarvan eentje toepasselijk “Hollywood & Heaven” getiteld is, uit “The King Has Come” zijn er de titelsong en het heerlijke “Stomp’n at Round Midnicht”, uit “Perfect Mold” komen “I Sat Outside There” en “You Know,You Know” en van de kerstplaat “Xmas Vibe” staan “Christmas Day Is Almost Here” en “Silent Night” op de verzameling. Op zich rechtvaardigen voor iemand als ik, die twee kerstsongs alleen al de aanschaf van deze verzameling, maar er is meer: begin 2017 komt “Bosco” uit, de nieuwe volwaardige CD van Charles Xavier en als opwarmertje daarvoor, staan “The Dreamer” en “Into The Beyond and Back” tussen de nummers uit het verleden.

Zo hoort dat: Verleden, heden en toekomst lopen in elkaar over, als je een tijdloze geest bent, zoals Xavier. Die twee voorproefjes, doen mij nu al uitkijken naar die full CD, want laat één ding duidelijk zijn: deze kerel is een genie. Punt uit. Net zoals Zappa dat was en Vandyke Parks dat is: niet altijd even toegankelijk, maar steevast op ontstellend hoog niveau.

De lijst van muzikanten, die op deze verzamelaar aan bod komen, is veel en veel te lang om hem hier over te nemen maar u mag mij op mijn woord geloven: als u de muzikale verwezenlijkingen van al die mensen naast elkaar zet, dan krijs en een waslijst aan artiesten van hier tot imbuktu, die hun voordeel deden met deze meesterlijke buitenbeentjes. Vinnie Colaiuta, Eric Harrington, Barry Reynolds…het zijn er slechts een paar, die ik vermeld, maar klinken doen die namen zeker.

Ik heb geen idee van de kostprijs van deze sampler, maar ik denk dat er geen betere manier denkbaar is om de muzikant Charles Xavier te leren kennen, dan deze in huis te halen. Dat loont zonder twijfel de moeite en u komt er alvast even mee uit uw comfortzone…

(Dani Heyvaert)

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Keys and Chords (Belgium) review for Charles Xavier: Happy Note Records Sampler 2016

10 Sep

Check out Keys and Chords’ feature on Charles Xavier‘s Happy Note Record Sampler 2016

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Happy Note Records is a music production company in San Francisco, founded in 2005 by Charles Xavier. Xavier, also known as “The Xman” is a visionary producer, composer, electronic musician and percussionist from the Bay Area. Here he brings his sixth album, which covers 20 years of his releases featuring contributions from Satori, The Messengers, and including music genres  of Jazz, Electronic, Ambient and New Age. In the past 30 years Xavier has set up several issues, including the aforementioned Happy Note Records under the title “Unconventional Music for Unconventional Minds”. On the album, there are a lot of national and international artists including smooth jazz saxman Sam Riney (Freddie Hubbard, Ray Charles, Chaka Khan), trumpeter Warren Gayle (Joe Henderson), drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (Herbie Hancock, Jeff Beck, Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney), percussionist Jackie Bertone (Brian Wilson, Stanley Clarke, Tower of Power), guitarist Barry Reynolds (Grace Jones, Marianne Faithful, Black Uriah), Frankie “Blue”Sposato (Trick, Garbage, Jamiroquai, The Rembrandts), bassists Tony Newton (Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Tony Williams) and Steve “Liberty” Loria (Spirit, Tricky), keyboard player Richard Larsen (Berlin, Erasure, Atomic Clock) and Hayden Clemente (Huey Lewis, MC Hammer) and harpist Carol Robbins (Billy Childs, Jose Feliciano). The project was recorded in different studios. The single is out “The Dreamer,” which already won a nomination on hold as “Best Dance Recording and Best Instrumental Composition”for the Grammys. This number is the upcoming album Bosco for 2017. Maybe something for the people who like crossover?

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Bandcamp: Happy Note Record Sampler 2016

IDC Round 74 Solicitation – 10 new CD Releases featuring some great artists and bands

18 Aug

 

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Click on the image above to open the booklet where you can hear music, view retail one-sheets, link to artist websites, and more!

 

 

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