|New music being added to the Jazz 88 Playlist Monday, November 21, 2011 and debuted Monday, 11/21/11 6-8 PM PT on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw: Luis Disla, Hal Galper Trio, Yoko Miwa, Michael Pedicin, Kate Reid, and Sunnie.|
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LUIS DISLA- “THE PROPHECY” (Contemporary Latin grooves, with some all-star
players, doing mostly originals).
HAL GALPER TRIO (FB) – “THE LIGHT FANTASTIC” (Typically edgy session from this
great pianist, mix of originals and standards. Not totally out, though).
Origin Records: From the startling and provocative rendition of opener "Alice in
Wonderland," to a gorgeous take on "Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To
Dry," the legendary pianist continues the ceaseless development of his
singular piano trio concept with his bandmates of six years, bassist
Jeff Johnson, and drummer John Bishop. "...another fine example of the
veteran jazz pianist at the height of his powers - and with no holds
barred whatsoever." -Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes.
YUKO KISHIMOTO (FB)- SONGBOOK
Spotlight News: Pianist Facing Deportation Complete Album. YEA!
YOKO MIWA TRIO – “LIVE AT SCULLER’S JAZZ CLUB” (Live piano trio session,
doing originals, jazz tunes and new standards).
MICHAEL PEDICIN – “BALLADS” (Saxophonist, doing a collection of jazz tunes and
AllAboutJazz.com (Dan Bilawsky): Ballads...Searching For Peace is a respite from the
adrenaline-fueled jazz that makes up such a large part of the market,
but it's also a platform to present a tenor saxophone veteran that
deserves wider recognition.
KATE REID – “THE LOVE I’M IN” (Female vocalist, doing mostly the Great American
Girlsingers: And here it is again – this velvety, smoldering voice with the
phrasing that takes all these ultra-familiar tunes down
unfamiliar streets that would upset mama, if she knew.
SUNNIE (PAXSON) (FB)– “BOHEMIAN SUN” (Pianist, doing a collection of standards and originals,
produced by bassist Stanley Clarke, who plays on all the tracks).
Allmusic.com (William Ruhlmann): Although Sunnie Paxson has made one previous album as a leader, 2002's
Groove Suite, she is known primarily for her performances in groups and
as a studio musician. For much of her career, she has been a protégée of
Stanley Clarke, and that association continues on her second solo
album, 2011's Bohemian Sun, which is being released through Clarke's
Roxboro Entertainment Group, and on which he serves as producer and
executive producer, as well as playing bass throughout. That might
suggest a smooth jazz outing in the manner of Groove Suite, but for the
most part Bohemian Sun is a straight-ahead traditional jazz collection,
albeit with a few variations.