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Mr. Ralph's Record Player : John Coltrane, A Love Supreme

Jan. 31st, 2014
Montreal


A Vinyl Listening Experience

jan 31 jan / Vendredi / Friday
Mr. Ralph's Record Player / Le Tourne-Disque de Monsieur Ralph
John Coltrane : A Love Supreme

We will play this album on vinyl.
Ralph Alfonso and his special guest, Franco Proietti, will discuss the influence and importance of this album.

Nous allons jouer cet album sur vinyle.
Ralph Alfonso et son invité spécial, Franco Proietti, discuteront l'influence et l'importance de cet album.

7pm/19h - $15 (includes two beverages/deux boissons incluse or/ou one beverage and one vinyl from the $5 Jazz Box / une boisson et un vinyle de la boîte $5 Jazz)

BBAM! Gallery
3255 St Jacques
Montreal

http://www.bbamgallery.com


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A Vinyl Listening Experience / la nuit du vinyle!

jan 31 jan / Vendredi / Friday
Mr. Ralph's Record Player / Le Tourne-Disque de Monsieur Ralph
John Coltrane : A Love Supreme

We will play this album on its original vinyl.
Ralph Alfonso and his special guest, Franco Proietti, will discuss the influence and importance of this album.

Nous allons jouer cet album sur son vinyle originale
Ralph Alfonso et son invité spécial, Franco Proietti, discuteront l'influence et l'importance de cet album.

7pm/19h - $15 (includes two beverages/deux boissons incluse or/ou one beverage and one vinyl from the $5 Jazz Box / une boisson et un vinyle de la boîte $5 Jazz)

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We are proud to present a new monthly series curated by BBAM! owner Ralph Alfonso. Every month, we will play a classic album from any genre (jazz, punk, metal, hip hop, rock, francophone, etc) in its original vinyl pressing. Ralph Alfonso will present an overview of the album's history and importance and a special guest musician will go over the musical aspects to pay attention to, perhaps demonstrating on guitar, sax, keyboards, etc. Ultimately, we will eventually have some of the actual artists and/or producers as our guests to discuss and answer questions. Maybe we'll have guest performers.... it's wide open. But one thing is for certain, the BBAM! intimate ambience is the perfect situation for music lovers.

"We are in a magic era of re-discovery," says Ralph Alfonso. "There is an over-abundance of new and old music being discovered and shared but, sometimes, not a lot of context to properly place things on a timeline of musical and cultural history. Yes, we know things are important, but why? So much has been appropriated that sometimes listening to the original can be a revelation."

A Love Supreme by John Coltrane is considered one of the greatest jazz albums of all time. Released in February of 1965, possibly the most pivotal year in modern pop culture, it heralded Coltrane's passage from straight ahead jazz star to visionary of a new path at the exact zeitgeist as music in general was breaking through into radical new directions. From producer Bob Thiele's iconic cover photo to the music between the album's gatefold; the influence and power of this recording resonates to this day and beyond.

Join us for the beginning of an exciting musical adventure.
and... where else will the admission get you a vinyl jazz lp of your choice???

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Ralph Alfonso is a Montreal native with a pop culture history that could fill a book (it fact, there are two), journalist, poet/musician, publisher, manager, label owner, record company executive, graphic designer, photographer  - he has worked at Attic Records, EMI Canada, Warner Canada, Nettwerk, iTunes and managed Canada's first punk club in 1977 in Toronto in addition to working with Anvil, Blue Rodeo, Tom Cochrane, Corey Hart, Plastic Bertrand, Katrina & The Waves, Platinum Blonde, Brighton Rock, Honeymoon Suite, The Damn Truth, The Diodes, Loverboy, The Payolas, and countless others.

As a musician, he has toured across Canada and performed in San Francisco, New York, Rome, London and even the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool. His piece, "John Coltrane New York City" was commissioned by Ross Porter for CBC After Hours and was heard for many years late at night on CBC Radio nationwide. His videos have aired on Much Music and were Top Ten on BRAVO! while a documentary on his life played the Montreal Film Festival before airing nationally on CBC and BRAVO! Ralph's liner notes for Montreal's garage rockers The Haunted (the 80s re-issues on Voxx Records) are still referenced over 20 years later. Needless to say, Ralph's multi-discipline pop culture experiences and insider knowledge will make this series an eclectic and informative journey.

Franco Proietti is the leader/saxophone with The Morph-tet, a Montreal funk collective that cross-pollinates soul, hip-hop, jazz and funk into a blend uniquely Montreal. Franco and the Morph-tet are constantly voted Top Five in all local jazz polls. Their new album is called Exclamations! You can listen here: http://morph-tet.com  As a noted saxophonist/composer and teacher in his own right, Franco Proietti is the perfect guy to break down the Coltrane ethos and provide knowledgeable insights from a musician's perspective.




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