Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Floridian Jazz Bassist Jamie Ousley Releases New CD "A Sea Of Voices"

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Bassist Jamie Ousley
Releases New CD
"A Sea Of Voices"
January 10, 2012

Catalog Number: TIE1276
Release Date: 1/10/2012

Austin McMahon, Drums, Nanami Morikawa, Vocal (Shenandoah), Carlomagno Araya, Percussion (Rocky Top & Swallowed in the Sea), Gabriel Saientz, Piano (Alfonsina)

Jamie Ousley, Double Bass, Joe Davidian, Piano

Track listing:
1. HYMN OF THE TIDES Ousley (6:37)
2. HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN Berlin (7:15)
3. STEAM Ousley (5:26)
4. SHENANDOAH Traditional (4:06)
5. ROCKY TOP F. and B. Bryant (4:35)
6. LOVING BEAUTY Ousley (6:14)
7. SWALLOWED IN THE SEA Cold Play (5:55)
8. WITH YOU Ousley (5:33)
9. HOLY WATER Ousley (5:17)
10.ALFONSINA Y EL MAR Ramirez and Luna (5:37)

Produced by Jamie Ousley • Recorded June 8 & 9, 2011, Boston (eight of the tracks were at this Boston session. Shenendoah and Alfonsina were recorded in Miami at individual sessions)

"I have often considered how I could “give back” with my talents and make a tangible difference in the world with my music. I decided to produce “A Sea of Voices,” with water-inspired compositions, as a not-for-profit project to benefit the environment. I have also really enjoyed playing jazz concerts in churches over the past few years, a tradition introduced to me by Ira Sullivan.  So, I began searching for an environmental group that I could benefit with my CD sales, which would allow me to perform more jazz concerts in churches as part of my touring. Thus, I found the Sunshine State Interfaith Power and Light organization, whose environmental mission is to mobilize faith communities in Florida to care for creation (www.sunshinestateipl.org). Here, I could combine the worlds of diverse faiths and jazz to benefit a common cause that we can all unite behind: care of our planet!"
Jamie Ousley

Jamie Ousley is the professor of jazz bass at Florida International University in Miami.  He was recently named “Best South Florida Jazz Musician of 2011” by Boca Life magazine, and his previous CD release Back Home was named “Best South Florida Jazz Release of 2010” by Bill Meredith of the Palm Beach Post.

Jamie tours internationally with his own trio, as well as having performed with jazz royalty such as Ira Sullivan, George Shearing, Benny Golson, James Moody, Eddie Gomez, and Randy Brecker, to name a few.

”His tone and dexterity are prized by area jazz royalty and his sensitivity and creativity as an accompanist sought by vocalists...” -Bob Weinberg, the Miami Herald

“His compositions are all deeply spiritual pieces...They approach timelessness.” -Chuck Vecoli, JazzReview.com
Upcoming Performances
Jan. 26, 2012 at the Van Dyke Cafe
Jan. 29, 2012 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of S. Miami
Jan. 31, 2012 at Blue Jean Blues jazz club in Ft. Lauderdale
Feb. 2, 2012 at the Norton Museum of Art 

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