Consilience Productions
Current Releases

                      Biophilia

Biophilia CD cover

Featuring:
Vinson Valega - Drums
Anton Denner - Alto Saxophone & Flute
Chris Bacas - Tenor & Soprano Saxophones & Clarinet
Mark Miller - Trombone
Matthew Fries - Piano
Gary Wang- Bass

Recorded:
6/28/09 & 6/29/09 at Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ.
Recording, Mixing, and Mastering
Engineer - Frank D. Fagnano

Packaging:
Features 100% post-consumer recycled plastic CD tray; printing done with non-toxic vegetable-based inks. Read more here.

Ten originals from band members, as well as, arrangements of standards by Ellington, Berlin, Monk, and others.

 

         El Medico de Coqui

El Medico de Coqui CD Cover

Featuring:
Nicki Denner - Piano
Julian Llanos - Vocals & Güiro
Anton Denner - Soprano, Alto, Tenor & Baritone Saxophones, Flute, and Bb & Bass Clarinets
Mark Miller - Trombone
Rolando Morales-Matos - Bongo, Bell, Timbales, Congas, Panderos, & Auxillary Percussion
Shai Hayo - Coro, Cua, Maracas, Güiro, & Clave
Willie Martinez - Coro
Jennifer Vincent - Bass

Recorded:
April & September 2002 at Benny's Wash & Dry, Brooklyn, NY
Recording by Bennett Paster
Mixing and Mastering by Frank D. Fagnano, (11/02 - 10/03)

"...it’s beautifully controlled music, with Denner’s exquisite touch and sense of tempo framing the roughness of Llanos’ singing; her solos, full of surprises, make you listen."

~~ Descarga.com, by Peter Watrous, 12/4/07

 

                         Awake

Awake CD Cover

Featuring:
Vinson Valega - drums
Anton Denner - alto saxophone, flute, piccolo
Chris Bacas - tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet, arrangements
Terell Stafford - trumpet
Jon Cowherd - piano
Josh Ginsburg - bass

Recorded:
5/26/05 & 5/27/2005 at Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ.
Recording, Mixing, and Mastering
Engineer - Frank D. Fagnano

Ten originals from band members, in addition to a beautiful ballad written by James Williams.

"An album of unquestioned elegance, spunk and rich melodies, Awake is an engaging collection of music bound to capture your attention, hold your interest and never, never put you to sleep."

~~ eJazzNews.com, by Edward Blanco, 7/2/07

 

            Consilience

Consilience CD Cover

Featuring:
Vinson Valega - drums
Anton Denner - alto and soprano saxophones, flute
Gary Wang - bass
Recorded at Avatar Studios, New York City, August 2002.
Six originals and six standards.

"Valega's trio brings a dynamic, energetic, and fertile approach" to the music and "is to be commended for the quality, seriousness, and performance on this classy recording."

~~ all*about*jazz.com

 

               Live@147

  Live@147 CD Cover

Featuring:
Vinson Valega - drums
Matthew Fries - piano
Gregory Ryan - bass

Recorded:
1998-1999 at Restaurant 147, New York City.

Two originals and six standards, including Stevie Wonder's, "Send One Your Love."

"Swinging and serious piano trio in the tradition of Ahmad Jamal and Herbie Hancock."

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