No less that 21 NEW JAZZ RELEASES being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library the week of October 13, 2014, Jazz 88 finally getting the Tony Bennett / Lady Gaga collaboration ("Cheek to Cheek") and the previously unreleased Coltrane at Temple University. And YOU can check out their Jazz 88 DEBUT on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88, Monday, October 13 2014 between 6 and 8 PM PT! !
- ALBARE – “TWO DECADES OF JAZZ”
- TONY BENNETT & LADY GAGA–“CHEEK TO CHEEK”
- PHIL BROWN & THE NEW ARTS JAZZTET – “ARKADIA”
- COLLINA / PEILLON / CERVETTO / BOSSO – “MICHAEL ON AIR”
- JOHN COLTRANE – “OFFERING: LIVE AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY”
- GALE CRUZ – “HELLO, IT’S ME”
- CLARE FISCHER BIG BAND – “PACIFIC JAZZ”
- MARCUS GOLDHABER – “A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING”
- BRAD GOODE QUARTET – “MONTEZUMA”
- STEVE HECKMAN QUINTET – “SEARCH FOR PEACE”
- BILL HELLER – “FIND THE WAY”
- “LEVIN BROTHERS”
- THOMAS MARRIOTT – “URBAN FOLKLORE”
- AL MUIRHEAD – “IT’S ABOUT TIME”
- NICHOLAS PAYTON – “NUMBERS”
- CLARENCE PENN & PENN STATION – “MONK: THE LOST FILES”
- MASON RAZAVI – “QUARTET PLUS”
- MARCUS ROBERTS & THE MODERN JAZZ GENERATION – “ROMANCE, SWING, AND THE BLUES”
- PAT SENATORE – “ASCENSIONE”
- RYAN SHULTZ QUINTET – “HAIR DRYERS”
- PETER ZAK TRIO – “THE DISCIPLE”
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ALBARE – “TWO DECADES OF JAZZ” (Enja)
(Guitarist, with a double album containing highlights from his recording career to date, also featuring material no longer available from his first two releases).
TONY BENNETT & LADY GAGA–“CHEEK TO CHEEK” (Columbia/Interscope)
(Yes, might seem like a strange duo partnering, but this collaboration won Bennett a Grammy for Duets II, with “The Lady Is A Tramp”. Here, they pull from the Great American Songbook with classics from D. Ellington, C. Porter and B. Strayhorn).
PHIL BROWN & THE NEW ARTS JAZZTET – “ARKADIA” (A Caldera)
(Bassist, featuring his Southern Illinois group presenting a select repertoire of originals and standards with hard bop energy and the eclecticism of contemporary jazz).
COLLINA / PEILLON / CERVETTO / BOSSO – “MICHAEL ON AIR” (ITI)
(Collaborative group effort with a tribute album that covers the music of French pianist Michel Petrucciani).
JOHN COLTRANE – “OFFERING: LIVE AT TEMPLE UNIV.” (Impulse!)
(Digi-pack release of a legendary concert held at Mitten Hall – Temple University, 1966. A total 5 lengthy tracks documenting the “late-era” Coltrane sound).
GALE CRUZ – “HELLO, IT’S ME” (Self-released)
(Former New Yorker, now Dallas/Fort Worth-based vocalist, backed by a rotating cast of musicians, singing all originals).
CLARE FISCHER BIG BAND – “PACIFIC JAZZ” (Clavo)
(Grammy-winning Producer, Composer, Arranger with a collection containing never heard before writing and playing from both him and his father, Dr. C. Fischer).
MARCUS GOLDHABER – “A LOVELY WAY TO SPEND AN EVENING” (FA)
(Vocalist, with a 12-track collection of standards alongside five new originals).
BRAD GOODE QUARTET – “MONTEZUMA” (Origin)
(A Denver-based trumpeter presents mostly straight-ahead originals with a unique approach straddling the line between structure and freedom).
STEVE HECKMAN QUINTET – “SEARCH FOR PEACE” (Jazzed Media)
(Multi-reed instrumentalist delivering a hard-driving, straight-ahead set that pays homage to great composers in jazz).
BILL HELLER – “FIND THE WAY” (Self-released)
(Pianist, with a diverse style, leading trios and quartets capturing various styles of play with up-tempo, contemporary, bluesy jazz, bop, Latin and fusion flavors).
“LEVIN BROTHERS” (Lazy Bones)
(Tony Levin (bassist with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson) joining up with his brother, keyboardist Pete Levin (M. Davis, W. Shorter, G. Evans) for an album in the style they both loved as kids – the “cool jazz” of the 1950’s).
THOMAS MARRIOTT – “URBAN FOLKLORE” (Origin)
(Trumpeter, with his ninth album as leader, presents a lush and inviting collection of all originals).
AL MUIRHEAD – “IT’S ABOUT TIME” (Chronograph)
(Trumpeter and iconic figure on the Canadian jazz scene with a mix of full band, trio and duo tracks of various jazz tunes).
NICHOLAS PAYTON – “NUMBERS” (Payton Records)
(Grammy-winning trumpeter/multi-instrumentalist leading a quintet in a set of twelve original pieces that lean closely to funk and soul with a flare of New Orleans).
CLARENCE PENN & PENN STATION – “MONK: THE LOST FILES” (Origin)
(New York-based drummer leads a quartet through fresh and modern renditions of classic Monk staples).
MASON RAZAVI – “QUARTET PLUS” (First Orbit)
(Guitarist, featuring all originals that range from ballads to driving back-beats to sing-able melodies and lyrical improvisation).
MARCUS ROBERTS & THE MODERN JAZZ GENERATION – “ROMANCE, SWING, AND THE BLUES” (J-Master)
(Pianist together with a 12-piece ensemble and a 2-disc set featuring all originals).
PAT SENATORE – “ASCENSIONE” (Fresh Sound)
(Bassist leads a trio in a straight-ahead session of rhythmic and melodic originals mixed with other jazz tunes).
RYAN SHULTZ QUINTET – “HAIR DRYERS” (Origin)
(Bass trumpeter leads some fine players on the Chicago jazz scene through a fiery set of all originals).
PETER ZAK TRIO – “THE DISCIPLE” (SteepleChase)
(New York-based pianist with a straight-ahead piano-bass-drum effort performing a few originals with the rest of the tracks made up of tunes entirely by other piano players).