Here are this week's new adds to the Jazz 88.3 library. Lots of good stuff as always!
Check it out after the jump!
Rez Abbasi Trio – “Continuous Beat”
Guitarist, (#2 rising star guitarist by Down Beat) leads a bass & drum trio doing an edgy set of mostly originals, and interprets tunes by Keith Jarrett, Monk and Gary Peacock.
Dave Douglas Quintet – “Be Still”
Trumpeter taking a different approach this time with a date dedicated to his late mother Emily Douglas. During the final months of her struggle with ovarian cancer, she handed Dave a list of eight traditional hymns and requested he play them in the church. Soon thereafter, he arranged all the compositions and teamed up with vocalist Aoife O’Donovan to create this soulful, elegiac music.
Mac Gollehon – “La Fama”
Esteemed trumpet player out of New York. This collection presents an ensemble that features legends of the New York Latin music scene recorded from 1980-1996.
Living By Lanterns – “New Myth/Old Science”
Co-led nine-piece progressive ensemble group by Mike Reed and Jason Adasiewicz doing a unique project of arrangements on compositions and improvisations that were discarded by Sun Ra during the Experimental Sound Studios rehearsal tapes marked “NY 1961”, featuring Ra on electric piano, John Gilmore on tenor & flute, and Ronnie Boykins on bass. Not a tribute album, but rather an album of exploring unfinished material and putting new light on it.
Jeremy Manasia – “Green Dream”
Pianist with his third release, doing a set of all straight-ahead originals composed over the last four years based on events from his childhood.
Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra – “Sharks & Manatees”
Eighteen piece orchestra out of Denver offering up their debut CD. Arrangements on everything from jazz classics, straight-ahead burners, cult classics, ballads and music influences from around the world.
Charles Owens – “A Wealth In Common”
Virginia-based tenor saxophonist leading a trio playing material consisting of standards, blues and a few originals.
John Proulx – “The Best Thing For You”
Grammy Award-winning composer, vocalist and pianist showcasing a fresh take on a number of standards as well as six original compositions. Selections offer a wide variety of musical styles: from jazz, folk and hip-hop to Brazilian, contemporary jazz and pop, all of which features a number of special guests.
Adam Revell & Essence Rider – “Triple Leaf”
Pianist, leading a four piece progressive/contemporary jazz/fusion ensemble combining jazz influence with elements of back beat driven rock, R&B and electronic music. Don’t let the description fool you; most tunes are A.M. and daytime appropriate.
Kurt Rosenwinkel – “Star of Jupiter”
Guitarist/composer, and National Endowment for the Arts Composer’s Award winner with his tenth album as leader. The date is a celestial two-disc edgy collection of entirely original compositions. All tunes are day-parted for evenings and nights. Check out a preview of all the tunes here: http://www.kurtrosenwinkel.com/archives/2662
George Schuller's Circle Wide – “Listen Both Ways”
Third studio recording by this New York-based drummer/composer. Alongside his 13 year-old quintet Circle Wide, he contributes six out of the eight compositions to further explore the broad range and colors of the individuals in his group. The other two are Carla Bley’s ‘Jesus Maria’ and Margo Guryan’s ‘Edwin”.
Pamela York - “Lay Down This World”
Pianist creating a new swinging and soulful sound to some traditional tunes.