|Looks like there is some fun ("FROMAGE"), creative ("SMASHUP"), and swingin' ("WOBBLE WALKIN") NEW, along with some other great prospects in the new adds to the Jazz 88 music library this week. Check them out on The New Jazz Thing 6-8PM PT, Monday, May 7, 2012!|
CARTER CALVERT – “WITH THE ROGER COHEN TRIO” (Female vocalist, with a
straight-ahead mix of standards and originals).
AMINA FIGAROVA – “TWELVE” (Another great recording by this pianist/composer/
arranger. All her originals, straight-ahead).
EDDIE GOMEZ – “PER SEMPRE” (Bassist, leading a quintet, in a straight-ahead
collection of band originals).
CHRIS HAZELTON TRIO – “PEREGRINATION” (Organ/guitar trio, doing straight-
ahead originals and standards).
GILAD HEKSELMAN – “HEARTS WIDE OPEN” (Guitarist, leading a quartet, in a
straight-ahead, somewhat edgy collection of originals).
RANDY HOEXTER GROUP – “FROMAGE” (Imaginative jazz arrangements of goofy
pop tunes from the 70’s [i.e, Yummy, Yummy, Yummy…Billy Don’t Be A Hero}, but
very well done). (Fromage – “cheese” in French).
JAZZ PUNKS – “SMASHUP” (Edgy re-workings of familiar Jazz tunes).
AllAboutJazz.com (Frank A. Matzner): "...successfully baited the hook..."
REYNOLD D. PHILIPSEK – “LAST SUMMER” (Guitarist, leading various
configurations, in a collection of originals).
JOHN PIZZARELLI – “DOUBLE EXPOSURE” (Crooner/guitarist focuses on new
DUKE ROBILLARD JAZZ TRIO – “WOBBLE WALKIN’” (Guitarist, in a straight-
ahead session of originals and standards).
MADS TOLLLING QUARTET – “CELEBRATING JEAN-LUC PONTY” (Violinst,
leading an edgy session, featuring Ponty originals and others).