Here's some live video of Cat Connor to wet your whistle for The New...
Complete listing of all this week's NEW after the split...
DUANE ALLEN – “IN TRANSIT” (Guitarist, leading an organ trio, with straight-ahead originals, old and new standards).
LaVERNE BUTLER – “LOVE LOST AND FOUND AGAIN” (Female vocalist, in great voice, doing straight-ahead standards and blues).
MASHA CAMPAGNE – “LIKE WATER, LIKE AIR” (Female vocalist, backed by some impressive sidemen, doing straight-ahead jazz and Latin tunes).
GEORGE COLE QUINTET – “RIVERSIDE DRIVE” (Guitarist/vocalist, doing all straight-ahead originals, Hot Club style).
CAT CONNER – “CAT TALES” (Former San Diego vocalist [we knew her as Cath Eckert], singing straight-ahead standards).
CLAIRE DALY QUINTET – “BARITONE MONK” (Sax player, doing straight-ahead Monk tunes).
CAROLINE DAVIS QUARTET – “LIVE WORK & PLAY” (Alto saxophonist, doing mostly straight-ahead originals, on the edgy side).
ROBERTA DONNAY – “A LITTLE SUGAR” (Bay area vocalist, doing straight-ahead versions of vintage songs).
HAMMON-ESVELT QUINTET – “SLIGHTLY IN THE TRADITION” (Straight-ahead originals and jazz tunes).
JAROSLAV JAKUBOVIC – “COINCIDENCE” (Czech saxophonist, with an all-star band, doing mostly originals).
FRANK KIMBROUGH – “TRIO LIVE AT KITANO” (Pianist, doing straight-ahead originals, standards and jazz tunes).
TOM MATTA BIG BAND – “COMPONENTS” (Straight-ahead, swingin’ big band, doing all orginals).
HOUSTON PERSON – “NATURALLY” (Saxophonist, leading a quartet, in a typically tasty, straight-ahead session).
FELIPE SALLES – “DEPARTURE” (Saxophonist, leading an edgy session of original material).
WALTER WHITE & SMALL MEDIUM @ LARGE – “BREAKING GOOD” (Swinging big band doing originals and fresh takes on standards).