08.31.11REVIEW OF CTMA ON GEAR DIARY
Received a great review of Come Together Move Apart from Michael Anderson for Gear Diary.
"Janoff is nobody’s clone – while there are clear influences, there is also a distinct and engaging voice that has something to say. This isn’t an exercise in pulling off tricky runs or showing off virtuosic techniques – though those are certainly present, they are just a means to delivering the story that Janoff has to tell."
08.14.11DV MARK AMPLIFIER ENDORSEMENT
I am happy to announce my endorsement with DV Mark amplifiers. I'm playing the DV40 212 combo amp and am loving the clarity and power it has along with being the most portable tube amp I've ever come across.
07.20.11REVIEW OF CTMA ON THEJAZZBREAKFAST
Great review for Come Together Move Apart from JJ Wheeler.
06.26.11REVIEW OF CTMA ON SEA OF TRANQUILITY
Come Together Move Apart receives a 4 star score from Sea of Tranquility's reviewer, John OBoyle!
"This is an album to be devoured if you love jazz, great guitar work or stunning musical composition. "
05.26.11REVIEW OF CTMA ON JAZZTIMES.COM
Another positive review for Come Together Move Apart in jazztimes.com written by Bill Milkowski.
05.18.11REVIEW OF CTMA ON ALLABOUTJAZZ.COM
Received a great review for Come Together Move Apart from Bruce Lindsay.
"...Janoff's playing is a delight, and his fellow musicians on this album are some of the brightest and best on the scene. "
Thank you Bruce!
04.28.11REVIEW OF CTMA IN NYC JAZZ RECORD
It's always good when a project you work on receives a great review. Like the one I received for my latest cd, Come Together Move Apart in the New York City Jazz Record.
Reviewed by Terrell Holmes in the April 2011 edition.
When one hears guitarist Nat Janoff play, one is as
likely to think of John Coltrane as Pat Metheny or Wes
Montgomery. Janoff’s style of playing compact layers
of rapid-fire notes, which recalls Trane’s “sheets of
sound”, is a technique he uses throughout his latest
CD Come Together Move Apart.
Janoff wrote all the tunes on this disc and he takes
unique approaches to structure and melody. For
example, the rhythm section approaches the theme of
“Mood” without slavishly adhering to it. As Janoff
builds his solo, John Escreet lays down piano shadings
that are angular with a stark yet engaging tonality,
which bassist François Moutin follows with an equally
dynamic solo. Janoff sizzles on “Shorter Times”;
Moutin, egged on by Escreet, scampers along as
drummer Chris Carroll thrashes behind them. Janoff
switches up nicely on the optimistic “Hope Fills My
Heart” by distorting his electric guitar to rock pedigree.
Moutin outdoes himself here with the speed and skill
of his plucking and Escreet adds pleasingly off-center
Janoff is dynamite on upbeat bright tunes like
“Partly Cloudy” and the closing tune “Transit” yet, as
periodically incendiary as this quartet can be, the soft-
voiced and sparkling “Sketch 1” and “Sketch 2” show
that they can play with subtlety. One of the more
intriguing tunes on the disc is the moody and clever
“Sunday Morning”, where Janoff riffs at one tempo,
the rest of the band seems to play at another but
everyone’s actually on the same page. It’s this kind of
spirit and creativity that makes Come Together Move
Apart such a pleasure.
01.20.11COME TOGETHER MOVE APART ON PANDORA RADIO
I'm happy to announce that my latest cd can now be heard on Pandora Radio.
09.23.10NEW CD RELEASE DATE 09/28/10
Official cd release for my latest recording, Come Together Move Apart to be held at the 55 Bar on Tuesday September 28th 7-9:30 pm. The musicians who are on the album (John Escreet, François Moutin and Chris Carroll, will be joining me for a live performance of all of the tracks from this recording. Cds will be available for purchase. Please come and join us!
55 Bar is located at 55 Christopher Street between 6th and 7th aves
09.23.10DIGITAL RELEASE DATE FOR NEW RECORDING 9/28/10
The official digital release date for my latest recording is 9/28/10. All tracks from Come Together Move Apart will be available for purchase via digital download from iTunes.
Direct link coming soon.
09.20.10DOWN TO THE WIRE!
CD release date is scheduled for 9/28/10. I am going to pick up my cd from the mastering studio TODAY and dropping said cd and all other necessary items to a short run disc duplicator TODAY. Talk about cutting it close. It will be finished on time though! These are the behind the scenes things no one really knows about!
08.31.10MAHAVISHNU REDEFINED II
I had the honor of being selected to contribute to ESC's latest Mahavishnu tribute album, Mahavishnu Redefined II. I worked with two truly amazing musicians, bassist Ray Riendeau and drummer Martin Diamond on this project, creating our own interpretation of the song "Are You The One?" To be released in Fall of 2010.
07.31.10RAY RIENDEAU ATMOSPHERES
I had the honor of playing on a few tracks on bassist Ray Riendeau's latest cd, Atmospheres. Ray is an amazing bassist with insane chops and a brilliant composer. If you like instrumental jazz fused with rock and electronica, this is a must-listen.
07.31.10THE RETURN OF BERKANA
After a very long hiatus, Rave, Ray and I were finally all available at the same time (!) for a gig. We are playing tonight at Chico's House of Jazz in Asbury Park, NJ--a great venue to see live music. Come on down if you're around!
07.13.10THE NEW FACE OF JAZZ
I am honored to be one of the musicians selected to be a part of Cicily Janus' new book, The New Face Of Jazz. It is a collection of interviews from an interesting cross section of jazz legends, new "up and coming" players and many not so well known jazz musicians.
Headed to Michael Brorby's studio in Brooklyn to record my latest cd with John Escreet, François Moutin and Chris Carroll. Excited. Nervous. It's the hottest day of the year so far.