RONI BEN-HUR / SANTI DEBRIANO – “OUR THING” (Guitarist and bassist,
joined by drummer Duduka de Foneseca, in a straight-ahead collection of originals and
brailizian tunes, plus a couple of standards).
JOSH BERMAN & HIS GANG – “THERE NOW” (Progressive octet, doing standards
and originals all arranged by the cornetist).
SYLVIA BROOKS – “RESTLESS” (Female vocalist, in a lavishly produced set, doing
mostly the Great American Songbook).
FRANK HERZBERG TRIO – “HANDMADE” (Bassist, leading a trio, doing mostly
MARQUIS HILL – “SOUNDS OF THE CITY” (Trumpeter, doing all originals, but one,
in a straight-ahead fashion, with a couple of spoken word interludes).
HOT CLUB OF DETROIT – “JUNCTION” (Gypsy-jazzers, doing a straight-ahead set,
with a strong French influence).
GREG LEWIS ORGAN MONK – “UWO IN THE BLACK” (Organist, leading a quartet,
doing a straight-ahead mix of Monk and originals).
FRED LONBERG-HOLM’S FAST CITIZENS – “GATHER” (Very progressive sextet,
doing all originals).
LOU MARINI – “STARMAKER” (Saxophonist, in a progressive, big band set).
MICHAEL OCCHIPINTI & SHINE ON – “THE UNIVERSE OF JOHN LENNON”
(Jazzy vocal takes on Lennon’s tunes). NOTE: TRACK 4 CONTAINS AND FCC-
UNFRIENDLY WORD…DO NOT AIR.
BOBBY SANABRIA BIG BAND – “MULTIVERS” (Edgy Latin grooves, with a couple
of spoken word tracks).
SHUFFLE DEMONS – “CLUSTER FUNK” (Mostly contemporary vocals, 5 tracks are
straight-ahead instrumentals, 4 of those progressive).
DONALD VEGA – “SPIRITUAL NATURE” (Pianist, leading a straight-ahead session
of jazz tunes and originals. San Diego’s Gilbert Castellanos appears).