Hear & Now He Sings Now He Sobs

Hear & Now He Sings Now He Sobs

The newest project from my band Hear & Now!

Steps | What Was

50 years ago this month (December 2018), one of the most iconic exploratory jazz piano trio albums hit the scene. Chick Corea's album "Now He Sings, Now He Sobs" featuring his trio of Miroslov Vitous and Roy Haynes was released in December of 1968 and highlighted a plethora of interesting releases that were released in that year. Chick was just 26 years of age in this recording, and it truly is a remarkable work of art.

For me, this album is and was one of the most intriguing musical statements that seamlessly connects improvisation and composition together, blurring the lines between what is and is not, composed. It has followed me throughout my career, popping up in bits and pieces, from a fascination as an undergraduate, to playing "Matrix" on a Juilliard degree recital. During this latest encounter, earlier in 2018, I realized this year marked the albums fiftieth anniversary!  

Earlier this year, my band Hear & Now recorded brand new arrangements of the tunes from Herbie Hancock's "Speak Like a Child" album, a special project for YouTube. And when I learned both "Speak Like a Child" and "Now He Sings, Now He Sobs"  were released in the same year, it seemed fitting for me to delve deeper into this music and present new versions of Chick's tunes as well!

I'm very excited to share these new videos that feature:

Lucas Pino - Tenor Saxophone & Bass Clarinet

Alex Wintz - Guitar

Miki Yamanaka - Piano

Dave Baron - Bass

Jimmy Macbride - Drums

I hope these videos will serve has an inspiration for you to rediscover Chick Corea's original work, and to appreciate the fact that the sign of truly great composition is their longevity and ability to be reinterpreted again and again. 

Please enjoy,

Nick Finzer

MATRIX

NOW HE SINGS NOW HE SOBS

2019 Update for Goal Setting Course!

Hi All!

The new updates are here for the 2019 Goal Setting Course (specifically, a new and updated workbook, the course CONTENT is the same)

If you want to, just grab the workbook here:


Until the end of 2018 use the code GOALS2019 to get 50% off!

NF

Cyber Monday 2018!

University of North Texas Jazz Trombone Studio Merch Now Available!

Here’s some of what we have to offer…

Black Friday 2018!

For one day only - and only 5 bundles available!

Shape of the Week - Cm6

Have you seen the new series up on my YouTube Channel? If not you need to…

Hear & Now 2019 and Beyond; Booking Availability and New Management

Click through on the playlist above to see all of the new things that Hear & Now is up to!

NEW MANAGEMENT/BOOKING

I'm excited to move in a new direction with our domestic booking! Our current agency and management: 

Outside in Music - info@outsideinmusic.com

Current Availabilities:

December 10th - 24th, 2018

March 7 - 17th, 2019

May 20th - June 2nd, 2019

June 17th - July 8th, 2019

July 27th - August 4th, 2019

Thanks to NEXTBOP.COM for the Feature!

BIG THANKS to NEXTBOP.COM for featuring the new project on their site! An honor to be a part of their community! :)

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watch the project....

First Trip! Nick Finzer's Hear & Now plays Herbie Hancock's Speak Like a Child!

50 years ago this year (2018), Herbie Hancock and his band recorded some of the most iconic jazz of the 1960's on his album "Speak Like a Child" - and as fate would have it, this music was among the first jazz I heard and performed as a high school student!

 

Nick Finzer's Hear & Now plays Herbie Hancock's Speak Like a Child Track 3 - First Trip (composed by Ron Carter) Lucas Pino - Tenor Sax Alex Wintz - guitar Miki Yamanaka - piano Dave Baron - bass Jimmy Macbride - drums Nick Finzer - trombone and arrangements

Speak Like A Child! Hear & Now plays Speak Like a Child

0 years ago this year (2018), Herbie Hancock and his band recorded some of the most iconic jazz of the 1960's on his album "Speak Like a Child" - and as fate would have it, this music was among the first jazz I heard and performed as a high school student!

 

Nick Finzer's Hear & Now plays Herbie Hancock's Speak Like a Child Track 2 - Speak Like a Child Lucas Pino - Tenor Sax Alex Wintz - guitar Miki Yamanaka - piano Dave Baron - bass Jimmy Macbride - drums Nick Finzer - trombone and arrangements 5

Riot! Hear & Now Plays Herbie Hancock's Speak Like a Child

50 years ago this year (2018), Herbie Hancock and his band recorded some of the most iconic jazz of the 1960's on his album "Speak Like a Child" - and as fate would have it, this music was among the first jazz I heard and performed as a high school student!

Nick Finzer's Hear & Now plays Herbie Hancock's Speak Like a Child - track 1 - Riot Lucas Pino - Tenor Sax Alex Wintz - guitar Miki Yamanaka - piano Dave Baron - bass Jimmy Macbride - drums Nick Finzer - trombone and arrangements

 

A great month for me in Downbeat Magazine!

Hey guys!

I know it's been a while since I've been updating the News section here on the site. But I am SUPER excited to share a few things here about this Month (August 2018's issue) in Downbeat Magazine (yes, even though it is still June!)

I'm SO grateful to for three AMAZING things that are in the latest issue! 

1 - I was named to the Rising Star list again this year, this time up near the top of the list, right next to the great trombonist Alan Ferber! (have you guys heard his latest big band record??? it's KILLING)

2 - I am really glad to have been a part of the great Anat Cohen's latest album "Happy Song" and it was named by the Downbeat Critics poll as the #2 CD of the year!

3 - There's a great new review of "No Arrival" and it earned 4 Stars!

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That's all for now. Much more soon!!

Nick

 

Nick Finzer's No Arrival Tour Dates

We're just TWO weeks away from the start of my "No Arrival" tour and we're getting ready to hit the road! This video will let you know exactly where and when:

Here's the rundown:
4.17 CU Boulder College of Music
4.18 Nocturne
4.20 North Coast Brewing Company (Sequoia Jazz Room) 
4.21 The Sound Room Oakland,CA
4.22 blue whale Los Angeles
4.27 The Nash - Phoenix, Arizona 
4.28 Avant Groove Salt Lake City
5.6 Twins Jazz Washington DC
5.10 B Sharps Jazz Tallahassee, FL
5.11 The Velvet Note - Alpharetta, GA
5.12 Nashville Jazz Workshop - Nashville, TN
5.13 Timucua Arts Foundation - Orlando FL
5.23 SubCulture - New York City
5.31 BOP STOP at The Music Settlement - Cleveland, OH
6.1 BLU Jazz+ - Akron, OH
6.2 Cliff Bell's - Detroit
6.3 Kalamazoo Piano Company - Kalamazoo, MI
6.4 Jazz Showcase - Chicago, IL
8.25 Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY
8.26 Bop Shop Records Rochester, NY

Where will we SEE YOU?

No Arrival Pre-Orders available now!

Hi All! Today MARCH 13th, 2018 marks ONE MONTH until the release of my new album "No Arrival" on Posi-Tone records! 

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Trombonist Nick Finzer reaches for the beauty of new vistas and explores the mysteries of unexpected destinations with his new album No Arrival. Finzer's sound is solid and extraordinarily well-centered, his articulation sharp, and his command of the idiom is complete. The depth of his artistry is considerable, and while the music is definitely straight forward and rooted in the tradition with some hard swinging highlights, the session is also elegantly lyrical and evocative of a more modern jazz sensibility. Listeners will enjoy the wide emotional range of Finzer s brilliant original compositions and arrangements as they are presented with the able and captivating assistance of a solid group of musicians, including reedman extraordinaire Lucas Pino, guitarist Alex Wintz, pianist Victor Gould, bassist Dave Baron and drummer Jimmy Macbride. With an amazing combination of talents, some stunning performances, and an engaging program of musical selections, Finzer firmly establishes himself as a brilliant new star on the horizon. His latest record, No Arrival, is an endlessly entertaining experience that will certainly bring serendipitous bright moments to jazz fans everywhere.

Pedal Tone Major Scale Workout | Nick Finzer Trombone Tips | #WednesdayWatch

Hey guys! Today's video is talking about a way to increase your ability to access the pedal register of the trombone - enjoy! :)

New Year, New Goals! Nick Finzer's Goal Setting Course 2018!

Nick Finzer leads us through a comprehensive approach to brainstorming, setting, and creating action plans to complete your goals!

If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail

Don't get left behind, enroll today to transform your life in 2018. You'll have the most comprehensive set of goals (WITH a PLAN to make them HAPPEN) you've ever had.

Lifetime access - use this process again and again - year to year - to create momentum in your life towards your goals.

Can't wait to share this with you all! Let's get started!

Cyber Monday is Here!

Happy Holiday Season All!

To kick it off, I'm offering a new holiday educational bundle for 2017!

This year's bundle includes:

  • A Coupon Code to Redeem 1 Lifetime Access Copy to "Get Ahead" a Practical Course for the Developing Jazz Trombonist ($133 Value)
  • Physical Copy of a Practice Journal ($15 Value)
  • Signed Copy of "Hear & Now" ($20 Value)
  • One Skype Lesson (Giftable to the same person who registers the Get Ahead Course!) ($100 Value)
  • Some other free goodies ;)

$268 of Value for just $140!

(additional domestic or international shipping rates apply)