“Shaw’s Groove” by Jason Keiser explores the uniquely modern jazz music of Woody Shaw comprising two guitars, trumpet and baritone saxophone forming a special front line pairing and rhythm section.
“Shaw’s Groove” also marks Jason Keiser’s official debut on Origin/OA2 Records featuring Origin Recording Artists; John Stowell (Guitar), Erik Jekabson (Trumpet/Flugelhorn), Aaron Lington (Baritone Saxophone), Jason Lewis (Drums), and Dan Robbins (Double Bass).
Selections include Woody’s most popular originals; “The Moontrane” “Zoltan”, “Katerina Ballerina”, as well as Woody’s live repertoire standards “Obsequious”, “Organ Grinder”, and Keiser’s very own original “Shaw’s Groove” among other modern takes on the unique canon of Woody Shaw’s deep catalog honoring the “last great trumpet innovator”.
Order yourself a Limited Edition CD signed personally by Jason Keiser or digital copy via Bandcamp below!
Stay tuned for the official album release on Friday, April 21st on OA2 Records & all streaming and digital platforms!
May 2022: The Axe Axis featuring Rick Vandivier & John Stowell
The Axe Axis brings into focus the area of jazz music that Jason is most inspired by; modal jazz.
The record features Jason Keiser in solo guitar arrangements of 3 tunes, and features special guests jazz guitarists Rick Vandivier & John Stowell on 9 other compositions and tunes.
All tunes were arranged by Jason Keiser
Tracks 3, 5, 6, 8 were composed by Jason Keiser
Tracks 9 & 12 were arranged by Jason Keiser & Rick Vandivier
Tracks 11-12 were arranged by Jason Keiser & John Stowell
"Jason Keiser is emerging as a jazz guitarist and composer to take notice of. His improvisations are spontaneous, in the moment, compositional and melodic. His songs are informed with a strong melodic sensibility, combined with some unusual harmonies that make for compelling listening... It will be interesting to see where Jason’s musical journey will take him next. We’ll be watching and listening."
Portland, Oregon, February 2022
Guitars & Gear used as well as info:
Jason Keiser uses a 1977 Ovation Legend; Model 1117, previously owned by legendary bluegrass guitar virtuoso; Wyatt Rice. Strings: Elixir 13 gauge Phosphor Bronze strings & custom tortoise shell pick by David Welch, Florida, USA. Microphones Jason uses included Neumann KM-184 Condenser & Royer Lab R10 Ribbon Microphones.
Rick Vandivier uses a Ibanez GB 10. George Benson signature model. Made in 1983. Rick used a Music Man '210-HD one hundred thirty' amp.
John Stowell uses a custom Wright Guitar Soloette: Hybrid Maple. For amps and effects, John uses: VSA amps, AER Acousticube 120, Acoustic Image 10/2, Henriksen Jazz Amp. John also uses Tonehunter pedals and Evidence Audio speaker and guitar cables.
creditsreleased May 6, 2022
Jason Keiser (Guitar, composer, primary artist) tracks 1-12
Rick Vandivier (Guitar, special guest) tracks 9, 12
John Stowell (Guitar, special guest) tracks 2-3, 5-6, 8-11
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Steven Glaze at Tone Freq. Recording Studios & Tone Freq. Mastering, San Jose, CA.
Recording tracking sessions were on 1/14/22 featuring Jason & Rick, & 2/10/22 & 2/17/22 featuring Jason & John.
September 2022: The New Acoustic Collective
"Amor en Ritmo" featuring Thomas Cassell, Melissa Garay, Jim Kerwin, & Mike Mullins!
"Amor en Ritmo" by The New Acoustic Collective is the newest upcoming record from that blends and fuses bluegrass, jazz, latin, and world music in a unique instrumentation of strings and brass featuring some of the top up and coming musicians in the Bay Area!
"Amor en Ritmo" features special guests Thomas Cassell (Mandolin), Melissa Garay (vocals), Jim Kerwin (Double Bass), & Mike Mullins (Mandolin).
"Amor en Ritmo" showcases The NAC's love of latin music and its unique fusion with bluegrass, world music, and jazz that brings the listener back to The David Grisman Quintet's 95 release; "Dawg A Nova".
Mixing by: Steven Glaze; Tone Freq. Recording Studio
Mastering by: Ron Rice LLC
Produced by: Jason Keiser
creditsreleased September 3, 2022
Jason Keiser (Guitar/Primary Composer/Producer tracks 1-10)
Rodrigo Ruiz (Arco/Pizzicato Double Bass tracks 1-6, 9-10)
Nathaniel Grohmann (Cello tracks 1-6, 8-10)
Jacob Jackman (Trumpet tracks 1-6, 8-10)
Thomas Cassell (Mandolin tracks 1-6, 8-10)
Melissa Garay (Vocals tracks 4 & 6)
Jim Kerwin (Double Bass track 8)
Mike Mullins (Mandolin track 7)
Jason Keiser (Tracks 1, 3, 5-6, 8)
Wyatt Rice (Track 2)
Luiz Bonfá (Track 4)
John Carlini (Track 7)
Tony Rice (Track 9)
Paco de Lucia (Track 10)
Melissa Garay (Track 6)
Luiz Bonfá (Track 4)
Buy your digital copy here today or find it on all platforms!
Jason Keiser is a professional guitarist, composer, multi-stylist, freelancer, recording artist, and Band Leader of the Bay Area New Acoustic music band; The New Acoustic Collective.