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Alex Nakhimovsky & June Bisantz, "Love's Tango" - January 18, 2019

Alex Nakhimovsky & June Bisantz, "Love's Tango" - January 18, 2019

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) LOVE'S TANGO is a collection of original latin/jazz songs co-written by June Bisantz & Alexander Nakhimovsky. Bisantz & Nakhimovsky have recorded, performed and toured together since 2005. This is their third recording project together and first writing collaboration. They share a background in classical music - both chose the violin as their first instrument - a love of Latin rhythms and jazz harmonies, and a serious playfulness that has distinguished and energized their partnership.

The CD features three bossa novas, two sambas, a Rachmaninoff-inspired string quartet prelude and one unique tango, from which the project gets its name. Also featured along with the many accomplished musicians on this recording, are renowned trombonist Steve Davis and smooth jazz guitarist Norman Johnson.

LOVE'S TANGO celebrates the many ways we experience love - romantically, exuberantly and philosophically - with the Latin rhythms, classical ideas and jazz improvisations that characterize all things Tango.
June Bisantz, musician and visual artist, has co-written and produced several collections of original
vocal jazz, all of which have received national recognition.

She has toured internationally and has performed and recorded with distinguished jazz musicians including Steve Swallow, Bob Moses, Paul Brown, Lew Soloff, Jerry Neiwood, Mike Stern, Steve Davis & Will Lee. Reviews and articles about her work have appeared in publications including People Magazine, USA Today, JazzQuad.Ru, Jazziz Magazine, Jazz Podium Magazine, Jazz USA, the New York Times, New York Newsday & the Boston Globe.

Her 2012 release, It's Always You, inspired by the vocal work of the legendary Chet Baker, features both familiar and obscure Baker songs spanning the course of his fascinating career. Her current release Love's Tango, signals her return to original music with a collection of latin inspired songs about love in all its many forms, co-authored with jazz/classical pianist & composer Alex Nakhimovsky.

Ms. Bisantz is also Professor Emerita of Art at Eastern Connecticut State University and has exhibited her visual art work in galleries, museums and public space throughout the United States.
Pianist Alex Nakhimovsky enjoys a versatile career as a performer, recording artist, producer, composer and educator. His musical accomplishments as a jazz and classical artist include musical direction, arranging, solo and ensemble performances.

Nakhimovsky's impressive classical repertoire has led to performances on some of America's greatest stages including Carnegie Hall. In 2005, he was featured with Joe Hisaishi's New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra on An American in Paris, a Universal Label release.

As a jazz artist he has toured throughout the United States, Russia, Japan and Israel, performing with jazz legends Benny Golson, Jackie McLean, Jimmy Cobb, Valery Ponomarev, Sheila Jordan, Curtis Fuller, Victor Bailey and Grammy-nominated artists Bill Evans & Carla Cook.

As co-producer of Russia's Baikal Waves International.Jazz Festival since 2006, Alex has made crosscultural connections for several Russian Music Festivals, bringing important international artists such as Tania Maria, Richard Bona, Mike Stern, Jeff Tain Watts & Jeff Lorber to Russia. He is currently founder and musical director of the BSBI Jazz Festival in Manchester, CT.
TRACKS AND TIMES:Track List w/ times & musicians:
1. This Reverie 6:46
Written by: Alex Nakhimovsky& June Bisantz (BMI)
June Bisantz, voice • Alex Nakhimovsky, piano • Norman Johnson, guitar
Matt Dwonszyk, bass • Brunilda Myftaraj, violins • Lu San, viola
Kathy Schiano, cello • John Mastroianni, flute
Ed Fast, drums & percussion

2. Eleven Note Samba 3:37
Written by: Alex Nakhimovsky & June Bisantz (BMI)
June Bisantz, voice • Alex Nakhimovsky, piano • Norman Johnson, guitar
Matt Dwonszyk, bass • John Mastroianni, flute • Ed Fast, drums, percussion & vibes

3. Prelude to A Wish 0:33
Written by: Alex Nakhimovsky (BMI)
Brunilda Myftaraj, violins • Lu San, viola • Kathy Schiano, cello

4. A Wish That Came True 6:33
Written by: Alex Nakhimovsky & June Bisantz (BMI) vocal arrangement, June Bisantz
June Bisantz, voice & vocal arrangement • Alex Nakhimovsky, piano • Norman
Johnson, guitar, Matt Dwonszyk, bass • John Mastroianni, clarinet • Jeff Holmes, flugelhorn
Ed Fast, drums & percussion

5. Love's Tango 3:25
Written by: Alex Nakhimovsky & June Bisantz (BMI)
Brunilda Myftaraj, violin • Marcus Centola, accordion • June Bisantz, voice
Alex Nakhimovsky, piano • Norman Johnson, guitar
Matt Dwonszyk, bass • John Mastroianni, clarinet • Ed Fast, drums & percussion

6. Ocean Dreams 5:43
Written by: Alex Nakhimovsky & June Bisantz (BMI)
featuring Steve Davis trombone
June Bisantz, voice • Alex Nakhimovsky, piano • Norman Johnson, guitar
Matt Dwonszyk, bass • Brunilda Myftaraj, violins • Lu San, viola • Kathy Schiano, cello
Ed Fast, drums & percussion

7. It's You 5:15
Written by: Alex Nakhimovsky & June Bisantz (BMI)
featuring Norman Johnson guitar
June Bisantz, voice • Alex Nakhimovsky, piano • Norman Johnson, guitar
Matt Dwonszyk, bass, John Mastroianni, alto & tenor sax • Steve Davis, trombone
Jeff Holmes, trumpet • Ed Fast, drums & percussion

PLAYERS & INSTRUMENT:
June Bisantz (bi-sance - like renaissance) - voice
Alex Nakhimovsky (knock-him-off-ski) -piano
Norman Johnson - guitar
Matt Dwonszyk (dwon-sick) - bass
Brunilda Myftaraj (miff-tar-aahj - like garage) - violin
Lu San - (loo san)- viola
Kathy Schiano (shee-ah-no) - cello
Marcus Centola (cent-o-la) - accordion
John Mastroianni (mass-troy-ah-nee) - flute, clarinet, sax
Jeff Holmes - trumpet/flugelhorn
Steve Davis - trombone
Ed Fast - drums & percussion






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