Heyo!

by Sam Minaie

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Intro 01:27
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Last Call 05:16
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The Guardian 05:32
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Happy House 06:41
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Baraye Shoma 04:34
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Cyrus 04:29

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Sam Minaie has quickly established himself a one of jazz's most exciting rising stars of both upright and electric bass. His compelling debut as a leader, Heyo!, features a band of heavyweight modern jazz innovators rollicking through mostly original compositions with fire, grit, and attitude, and a distinctive blend of jazz, rock, and world music that's as unusual as it is fun.

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released January 25, 2017

Peter Epstein – Alto Saxophone
Mitch Marcus – Tenor Saxophone
Mark Ferber – Drums
Sam Minaie – Acoustic Bass

"Had the universe unfolded in a slightly different time sequence Sam Minaie's Heyo! could very well have been one of our first Orenda Records releases. But alas, Sam released this gleaming gem of a debut mere months before we launched our label. As a bassist, composer, and collaborator, Sam has been central to the community and ethos that gave rise to Orenda Records since long before it was a seed of an idea. So to now bring this fantastic album into our fold is not only exciting, it just seems right!

"Heyo! is remarkable in a number of ways, but the most striking feature off the bat is the combination of grace and sheer attitude the band brings to the music. Each band member has been recognized in their own right as taste maker in the field, but here the outfit rocks like a punk band but with a staggering sense of lyricism, organic interplay, and elevated improvisational acumen. Peter Epstein's alto sax echoes the seductive melodicism of Eastern European folk music, but with an incredible depth of modern jazz vocabulary, and Mitch Marcus's tenor sax runs counter, throwing curveballs and gruff tones into the mix. Mark Ferber's drumming is electrifying and intense, but with an uncanny immediacy of touch. And Sam Minaie's bass playing is downright virtuosic, while his compositional and improvisational voice is distinctive, lyrical, and hypnotic.

"This album embodies what we feel modern jazz at its best can be: highly original yet harkening tradition, uncompromising and bold in vision, but raucous and fun from start to finish. Sam Minaie has played with some of the world's greatest musicians, including Tigran Hamasyan, Kneebody, Donny McCaslin, Dhafer Youssef, Charlie Haden’s Liberation Orchestra (tuba), Peter Epstein, David Ake, Ravi Coltrane, Jeff Ballard, Nate Wood, Mark Guiliana, Patti Austin, Melody Gardot, Butch Morris, Tootie Heath, Jean-Michel Pilc, Ari Hoenig, Shai Maestro, Nate Wood, Ben Wendel, Houman Pourmehdi, Alfred Ladzekpo and numerous others. But it's his debut as a leader that is his most compelling work."
—Daniel Rosenboom, Founder of Orenda Records

Sound Engineered by Bryan Pugh
Mixed by Sam Minaie
Mastered by Nate Wood
Compositions* by Sam Minaie
*"Happy House" by Ornette Coleman

All compositions, except "Happy House" © Sam Minaie.
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