July 18 – Album release: Efflorescence

MBQ - Efflorescence - Front CoverOn July 18th, The Mason Brothers continue their musical journey with a release of their second album “Efflorescence”on Archival Records.

“As a trumpet player, I can say that they are also redefining the parameters of brass playing in it’s purest sense, and taking that aspect of their art into new realms too.. quite ‘Efflorescent’ indeed!” – Randy Brecker

Efflorescence features the pinnacle of New York City’s jazz musicians, Dave Kikoski – Piano, Johnathan Blake – Drums, Matt Penman – Bass, Elliot Mason – Trombone & Brad Mason – Trumpet
                 Available here to purchase

Efflorescence – EPK – Live Footage + Interview

Here’s the EPK for the Mason Brothers Quintets second album entitled Efflorescence, available now! It includes video from the recording & an interview, where they explained the meaning of the album and their new musical path. “With ‘Efflorescence’, we tried to capture and present an artists spiritual, intellectual and emotional flowering.” said Elliot, to what Brad added: “We wanted this record to start where ‘Two sides, One Story’ left off, and progress to find its own musical identity.” Featuring: Dave Kikoski – Piano, Johnathan Blake – Drums, Matt Penman – Bass, Elliot Mason – Trombone & Brad Mason – Trumpet
                Click here to watch the EPK 

Elliot – Commissioned by MoMA to present a premiere

For his Summergarden program, ElliotE Mason MoMa was commissioned to write, present and premiere on July 17th, Before, Now, & After, and the recently composed and recorded, Efflorescence.

Elliot writes, Before, Now, & After was composed especially for Summergarden. To me, MoMA embraces artistic exploration that then becomes the traditions of today; it preserves and documents, while remaining vital and engaged with the present. The same values have been integral to my growth as a musician. Appreciating those who innovated before us while staying true to one’s own artistic voice is the inspiration for this piece.

For more information click here

Elliot & the JLCO with Chick Corea

PastedGraphic-3Elliot will be performing with the JLCO, plus special guest Chick Corea, performing the music of Chick Corea.

The concert is at the Ravinia Festival, Highland Park, IL on July 4th at 5pm.

You can buy tickets here

 

Elliot performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

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Elliot performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Featuring Wynton Marsalis, Walter Blanding, Zoe Obadia, the Stay Human Band with Jon Batiste and dancers Jared Grimes & Lil Buck.

Click here to see full performance

Review in the Guardian of the JLCO’s concert with Wayne Shorter

1795Elliot’s solo was described as an “Astonishingly poised trombone solo” – The Guardian

Here is the entire review of JLCO’s concert with Wayne Shorter at the Barbican, London. Reviewed by John Fordham.

Click here to read: Guardian review – Elliot Mason, JLCO & Wayne Shorter

Elliot Mason & Wayne Shorter | Video clip

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Here is a video clip of Elliot Mason and Wayne Shorter playing solos, from the JLCO’s concert at the Barbican, London (UK).

Watch it here: Elliot Mason & Wayner Shorter at the Barbican 

Elliot Mason Testing his Signature Series Model B.A.C. Trombones

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Here’s a video of Elliot playing and talking about all versions of his Signature Series Custom Trombone by B.A.C. Click here to watch full video

Elliot Mason – B.A.C. Signature Series Custom Trombone
Designed by Artists for Artists, developed by: Elliot Mason, Michael Corrigan, Andy Vavricek.

The goal was to develop a new, unique and personalized trombone for all. Some of the Elliot Mason Signature Series features are: Custom specs, multiple choices of high quality metals options, numerous screw bells, elliptical slide crooks, threaded balancing counter weights, multi-directional adjustable thumb rest and diverse lead pipe variants.

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