Gabriel: smooth and chunky in concert

Award winning hornmeister Gabriel Mark Hasselbach can command any size stage, and brings his mad skills to audiences all over the world.

His smooth jazz shows are a bit like a mix of peanut butters, smooth AND chunky..... it's all good!

Gabriel has had seven Billboard hits (nine if you count features with Paul Hardcastle and Bob Baldwin), and the 2011 Smooth Album of the Year, and has performed and/or recorded with Smooth Jazz royalty for years, including Chuck Loeb, Paul Brown, Jeff Lorber, Marc Antoine, Greg Manning, Bob James, Warren Hill, Darren Rahn, Brian Bromberg, Bob Mintzer, Rob Tardik, and even George Benson. When it comes to reviews of his baker's dozen smooth albums, critics have always gushed!

Stream or download: Mississippi Jump (mp3)  Mississippi Jump (wav)

Check out the video for Mississippi Jump, going for adds!

and check out his bona fides with his last charting single Charmed Life

and highlights from a CD release show

and highlights from the Chandler Jazz Fest

and the Maui Jazz Festival

plus Open Invitation album highlights:

"Look out Rick Braun. Move over Chris Botti. Gabriel Mark Hasselbach is a talent to be reckoned with."  Joseph Bertie The Warner Music Group















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MidCentury Modern Vol 2 for radio programmers

MidCentury Modern Vol. 2 is the follow-up to Gabriel Mark Hasselbach's powerful MCM Vol.1. 

Vol. 2 re-enlists the same winning personnel as Vol. 1, and features Ernie Watts (tenor sax), Cory Weeds (tenor sax), Miles Black (piano), Laurence Mollerup (bass), Joel Fountain (drums), and Olaf deShield (guitar).

Download the entire hi rez album here: https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=kZuOhn7ZD3M3SevQ8mJ92CpGvMAGLVRbMTgy

All album credits, ISRCs and track details at: http://gabrieljazz.com/albumcredits.htm

What the critics say: http://gabrieljazz.com/reviews.htm

MidCentury Modern Vol. 1:

"I just had a chance to listen to Gabriel Mark Hasselbach’s album “MidCentury Modern” and was astonished by all the great playing and great production values. Whether playing on a swing or funk tune, his great tone and impeccable phrasing comes through every time, like liquid gold. My favourite tracks are Mississippi Jump and Terra Firma, where he and Ernie Watts swing their buns off, and UberSmooth where Gabriel shows off his ability to make hearts melt. Gabriel Mark Hasselbach has outdone himself on this album."

Jeremy Monteiro - Singapore-based International jazz pianist/composer/author and EFG Bank International Arts Ambassador

"Very nicely done, adroitly performed and produced. Truly a high-level project." Rick Scott  Great Scott P.R.oductions (unsolicited)

"Once again, Gabriel Mark Hasselbach has produced an album of fine jazz... he swings hard.... you can wrap yourself up in his music and feel warm and satisfied. It’s the fiery  Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, on trumpet, (sometimes flute), that brings this project to a boil. He keeps the music alive and swinging throughout. Hasselbach always manages to insert bold funk and lovely melodies into productions that make you want to dance, sing  and swing."

JAZZIN’ IT UP By Dee Dee McNeil/Jazz Journalist





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MidCentury Modern Vol. 1 for NOLA radio

Wind Tunnel Records- The boutique jazz label, the home of Gabriel Mark Hasselbach

Gabriel's MidCentury Modern download page for NOLA radio programmers

MidCentury Modern is a winning trifecta -  the complete Gabriel - a seamless melding of straight ahead, contemporary, and NOLA styles. It is a trifecta of jazz where the sum is greater than the parts! This is a cohesive album nonetheless, with classic tunes featuring erudite and extensive soloing; beautiful ballads that coax out a hidden melancholy; and exuberant New Orleans flavors that get the party started.

STREAM OR DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE MIDCENTURY MODERN Vol. 1 by track (320kbps MP3 with artwork) Click here:

https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=kZ3eD17ZXucteJMDUO0CXaSnu6MvapPlq6cy

The stars are aligned: Gabriel Mark Hasselbach - trumpet, flugelhorn, flute, valve trombone, vocal on Comin' Home for Mardi Gras

Ernie Watts - tenor on Terra Firma Irma; Cory Weeds - tenor on Blues On My Mind; Miles Black - piano; Joel Fountain - drums; Laurence Mollerup - dbl bass; Mike Taylor - vocal on Nature Boy; Olaf deShield guitar on Mississippi Jump (radio mix).

Gabriel has a plethora of awards, seven Billboard hits, and Album of the Year, Instrumentalist of the Year, and JUNO Awards.

CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEO FOR MISSISSIPPI JUMP (radio edit) (shot in the Marigny NOLA)

And the content heavy Terra Firma Irma:

And the album version of Mississippi Jump:


Gabriel's New Orleans Street Party (concert stage)

Gabriel at Snug Harbor with the Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Gabriel at the New Orleans Jazz Museum: 'Comin' Home for Mardi Gras'

Gabriel at the Spotted Cat with Pat Casey's New Sound

Gabriel at Fritzels with the New Orleans Jazz Band

Gabriel with Joe Louis Walker and Larry Coryell

Gabriel in Tokyo (NOLA show)

All album credits, ISRCs and track details at: http://gabrieljazz.com/albumcredits.htm

TO DOWNLOAD THE FEATURE TRACK MISSISSIPPI JUMP ONLY (two versions) go to:

https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=kZgFnj7ZI0g7n7qrLqHli955r0O2EH1hpj7y

IF YOU WOULD LIKE WAV or FLAC files, drop a note to info@windtunnelrecords.com


Wind Tunnel Records

You can find Gabriel's dozen or so albums under his own name in stores and online. The largest selection of tracks and physical cds is at the GabrielJazz.com store, with iTunes, Amazon, and CD Universe servicing the online community. Gabriel's Holiday Notes now at iTunes too!


 









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Gabriel's MidCentury Modern download page for radio programmers

MidCentury Modern is a winning trifecta -  the complete Gabriel - a seamless melding of straight ahead, contemporary, and NOLA styles. It is a trifecta of jazz where the sum is greater than the parts! This is a cohesive album nonetheless, with classic tunes featuring erudite and extensive soloing; beautiful ballads that coax out a hidden melancholy; and exuberant New Orleans flavors that get the party started.

"If you are a Grammy voter, please consider Gabriel Mark Hasselbach if voting in 'Best Jazz Instrumental Album' and 'Best Improvised Jazz Solo'"

This album is made up of classics culled from the discographies of Blue Mitchell, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Gordon, Benny Golson, Miles Davis, Nat Cole, plus a few choice originals (Comin' Home for Mardi Gras and UberSmooth).

The stars are aligned: Gabriel Mark Hasselbach - trumpet, flugelhorn, flute, valve trombone, vocal on Comin' Home for Mardi Gras

Ernie Watts- tenor on Terra Firma Irma;  Cory Weeds - tenor on Blues On My Mind;  Miles Black - piano;  Joel Fountain - drums;  Laurence Mollerup - dbl bass;  Mike Taylor - vocal on Nature Boy;  Olaf deShield on Mississippi Jump (radio mix).

Gabriel has a plethora of awards, NINE Billboard hits, and Album of the Year + Instrumentalist of the Year awards, and 3 JUNO Awards (Canadian version of a Grammy).

TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE MIDCENTURY MODERN Vol. 1 in 320kbps MP3 (with artwork) click here:

https://my.pcloud.com/publink/show?code=kZgFnj7ZI0g7n7qrLqHli955r0O2EH1hpj7y

All album credits, ISRCs and track details at: http://gabrieljazz.com/albumcredits.htm

TO DOWNLOAD THE FEATURE TRACK ONLY (album and single versions) go to 

http://windtunnelrecords.posthaven.com/mississippi-jump-radio-downloads

IF YOU WOULD LIKE WAV or FLAC files, drop a note to info@windtunnelrecords.com

CHECK OUT THE NEW VIDEOS FOR MISSISSIPPI JUMP
Mississippi Jump (album version)
Radio Edit




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Gabriel’s ‘Gold Bin’

Gabriel has a lot of hits under his belt!

Thanks for taking him under your wing and being so supportive!!

Since we are not going for adds on Mississippi Jump until May 14 (we love those ‘most added’ rushes!), I thought I’d send you download links for my past hits to flesh out your rotation catalog and to help your listeners get to know me better. 

Billboard history: 
From OPEN INVITATION:
 
~ Charmed Life (feat Bob Baldwin) (download track)
(Video:     or   http://bit.ly/2bRl9K3)

~ Propulsion (feat Greg Manning) (download track)

From KISSED BY THE SUN:

~ Starpixie (feat Jeff Lorber) (download track)
(Video: )

~ Lock It Up (feat Walle Larsson) (download track)
(Video: )

~ Ready When You Are (download track)
(Video: )

From TOLD YA SO

~ Rockin’ the Ribjoint (feat Jeff Lorber) (download track)

(Video: )

With BOB BALDWIN 

~ Mobile and Global (download track)

Cheers,

Gabriel








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Gabriel's Concert Video links

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach seems to get out and about, here are some links to concert videos.

What The Promoters say

LIVE AT THE CHANDLER JAZZ FEST (official)

OPEN INVITATION CD RELEASE SHOW

MAINSTREAM JAZZ HIGHLIGHTS  (official)

GABRIEL WITH GEORGE BENSON

GABRIEL AT FRANKIE’S (UnReal Blues)

GABRIEL AT FRANKIE’S

  (Night In Tunisia)

MAUI JAZZ FEST VIDEOS (also with Larry Coryell)

GABRIEL'S NEW ORLEANS SHOW

GABRIEL'S TRIBUTE TO BLUE MITCHELL



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MidCentury Modern CD release: New Orleans and Vancouver 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The new recording MidCentury Modern Vol. 1 from Gabriel Mark Hasselbach is now out!

Four CD release shows including three during New Orleans Jazz Fest April 26, 27, 28, and at Blue Frog Studios Concert Stage May 11.

Stream or download sample tracks below. If you would like wav files or more tracks for broadcast please email info@windtunnelrecords.com

Mississippi Jump (radio single version):  

Terra Firma Irma (feat Ernie Watts)

Blues On My Mind (feat Cory Weeds)

Gibraltar

Mississippi Jump (mainstream album version)

So What ... Now?

Liner notes from the Artist:

This is an exciting project for me because I was finally able to assemble my dream team. Besides the recognizable and prolific talents of saxists Ernie Watts and Cory Weeds, I was able to gather my longtime friends and world-class musicians Miles Black (piano), Laurence Mollerup (bass), and Joel Fountain (drums). Adding to the proceedings are Mike Taylor(vocal) and Olaf deShield (guitar) on a couple of tunes.

Jazz is in my blood, and I am sure I will die clutching my horn to my chest. I've been on this path for most of my life,  which really started in 3rd-grade summer band. That year we recorded a vinyl record as a fundraiser, and there the die was cast.

My music teachers were all working jazz musicians and somehow I absorbed the Jazz Spirit, and fueled the fire in my belly that stuck with me all these years. I didn’t choose jazz, it chose me. 

As a preteen and teen I'd listen under the bedsheets to late night jazz broadcasts from New York, Chicago, and St Louis. By age 14 I was emulating what I had been hearing, playing semi-professionally in restaurants, lounges, and Battle of the Band competitions. After high school, I hit the road, performing throughout the Midwest playing mostly R&B, and getting my schooling from older musicians who were kind enough to take me under their collective wing. I started playing the flute around that time, searching for another sound to add to my creative toolbag, and I put in some serious time on both horns. 

I had a good five year run as a seminal member of the award-winning Powder Blues, received gold and platinum album awards, and toured Europe, the US, and every nook and cranny of Canada.

Trumpeters are often one of the last to get hired, so I took matters into my own hands and began to develop bandleader and promotional skills to create what is now called a 'brand'.

My interest in audio, graphics and video developed alongside my musical skills, so recording projects became sort of a one-stop cottage industry for me to express myself without having to rely on major record labels and music managers. In the end I developed a large catalog and I own all my master recordings, unlike many major label artists, whose product is unavailable or can't be promoted for contractual reasons. My discography includes two mainstream JazzWeek charting albums, but most have been contemporary jazz projects that have garnered quite a few Billboard hits. I always strive for strong, lyrical and succinct jazz content in whatever styles I pursue, and I choose sidemen that feel that way, too.

That brings me to the present. Although I spend most of my time in Vancouver, I also work out of Phoenix and New Orleans where I have residences. Arizona has a few pockets of jazz activity (and some great internet jazz station gurus), but the influence of the French Quarter in NOLA unleashed a previously untapped creative flow in my jazz vision, which is evident here. 

MidCentury Modern is an homage to the magic and passion of the classic jazz, cars, architecture, and movies of the mid 20th century. Except for a few originals, I chose timeless crossover songs from my most influential trumpet artists. This album is the 'complete me', a seamless melding of straight ahead, contemporary, and NOLA styles- a trifecta of jazz where the sum is greater than the parts!


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A few Gabriel CD party favours

I have some other CDs that are great party favours in case you'd like to mix it up a bit. 

Click the titles to sample the album. The player is at the bottom of each of the pages.

The guys probably like the slightly groovier stuff, similar to Open Invitation, but here are two more Billboard charting albums of mine.

Kissed By The Sun

Cool Down

I have a couple of beautiful spa type releases for the ladies

Wind At Nightfall

Secret Fire

These are the only titles I have bulk of besides Open Invitation

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