Christian Howes & The Horacio Icasto Quartet: Live In Madrid

Catalog# 72005

UPC# 602267200591

Christian Howes: Violin;

Horacio Icasto: Piano;

Santiago Reyes: Guitar;

Victor Merlo: Bass;

Noah Shaye: Drums

Nowadays there are four or five really good jazz violinist, but there is nobody better then this guy (Christian Howes).” – Les Paul

Christian Howes brings his explosive Jazz violin sound to this full length concert Arkadia DVD entitled, “Christian Howes and The Horacio Icasto Quartet: Live in Madrid”. Lauded as Downbeat Magazine’s #2 Rising Star, up-and-comer Christian Howes has wowed fellow performers and audiences alike with his explosive violin stylings, uncanny improvisations and a remarkable stage presence that has caused him to be called the “Jazz Paganini.”

Christian Howes is just beginning to cast his signature sound and indelible echo onto the world of Jazz. In a corporate musical culture where distinct sounds are cast aside as unmarketable, Howes has shattered the mold, demonstrating the compositional proficiency and improvisational mastery that has made him one of the most sought-after young players in Jazz today. Whether working alongside Jazz icons such as Randy Brecker, Jack DeJohnette, Billy Hart, and Dr. John or playing every important Jazz stage from Newport to Birdland, Howes is both a breath of fresh air in the music world and the purveyor of a new sound that is shattering violin stereotypes and captivating music fans and critics yearning for a distinct musical vision.

Howes is a jazz player, first and foremost – one whose solid, classically trained technique provides the freedom to fully express an expansive improvisational imagination.” – Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times

Arkadia DVD is proud to present “Christian Howes and The Horacio Icasto Quartet: Live in Madrid”. This new, exclusive DVD showcases Christian’s expansive electric violin sound, live and up close, for a remarkable viewing experience that is as kind to the eye as it is the ear. Sit back, relax, and soak in Jazz’s next big thing in his first DVD release.

Song Selection:

  • I’ve Found A New Baby
  • Pent Up House
  • Waltz For Katherine
  • Christian’s Violin Interlude
  • Song For My Daughter
  • Madrid Blues
  • Nuages
  • Adios Nonino
  • I’ve Got Rhythm
  • Conejiltrami

DVD Bonus Features:

  • Alternate “Broken Violin” Ending
  • Christian Howes Biography
  • Horacio Icasto Biography
  • Christian Howes Picture Gallery
  • Bonus Music
  • DVD Recommendations
  • Instant Access Songs and Solos
  • Dolby Stereo Audio
  • Digitally Mastered Audio and Video

DVD Length: 59 minutes, plus Bonus Features

Musicians Include:

Christian Howes: Violin
Horacio Icasto: Piano
Santiago Reyes: Guitar
Victor Merlo: Bass
Noah Shaye: Drums

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