Happy New Jazz Year! For the first new adds to 2013, we've got several San Diego (ex-resident pianist Randy Porter w/Madeline Eastman, current-resident trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos on "Skipper" Franklin's new, bassist Bob Magnusson w/Accidental Tourists) and Jazz 88 Jazz Live (Henry "Skipper" Franklin in 2010, Lorraine Feather in 2006) tie-in's to highlight and we'll do that while we sample them all on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, January 7, 2013 from 6 to 8 PM PT! The complete list of New comes after the split and to get you started, here's a sample from the gals of Nouveau Stride..
ACCIDENTAL TOURISTS – “THE L.A. SESSIONS” (Trio, with pianist Markus Berger, bassist Bob Magnusson and drummer Joe LaBarbera, doing mostly Berger’s tunes and some standards).
COW BOP – “CALIFORNIA SWING” (Vocal session, with swing versions of standards and originals).
MADELINE EASTMAN/RANDY PORTER – “A QUIET THING” (Vocalist/pianist session, with ballad takes on old and new standards).
HENRY FRANKLIN – “JUNE NIGHT” (Jazz live alumnus, with San Diego Gilbert Castellanos playing trumpet, doing originals and jazz tunes).
JOE LOVANO UsFIVE – “CROSS CULTURE” (Typically edgy outing from this saxophonist, doing mostly originals and some standards).
MYRIAD 3 – “TELL” (Piano trio, doing an edgy collection of mostly originals).
NOUVEAU STRIDE – “FOURTEEN” (Vocalist Lorraine Feather, backed by pianist Stephanie Trick, doing mostly Lorraine’s tunes).