A slew of NEW from some of the tops in Jazz, including Ambrose Akinmusire (2012 Trumpter of Year), Vijay Iyer (2013 MacArthur Genius Grant), Brad Mehldau (2012 Grammy Nominee), and more being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library the week of March 10, 2014. You can hear them all debut LIVE on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday, March 10, 2014 from 6 to 8 PM PT (and in Jazz 88 Speakeasy On-Demand after the show). Here's the abbreviated list, but you get your chance to comment, along with further annotations on each release after the split...enjoy the New!
- AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE – “THE IMAGINED SAVIOR IS FAR EASIER TO PAINT”
- BRUCE BARTH – “DAYBREAK”
- MIKE ALLEN with HUGH FRASER – “PANORAMA”
- VIJAY IYER - “MUTATIONS”
- MAUREEN KENNEDY – “OUT OF THE SHADOWS”
- BRAD MEHLDAU & MARK GUILIANA - “MEHLIANA: TAMING THE DRAGON”
- DAVID ‘FATHEAD’ NEWMAN & THE TILDEN WEBB TRIO – “CELLAR GROOVE”
- REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE – “LIVE SNAKES”
- DR. GABRIEL WEISS – “MUSIC THERAPY”
- VARIOUS ARTISTS – “THE BEATLES: A JAZZ TRIBUTE”
AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE – “THE IMAGINED SAVIOR IS FAR EASIER TO –
- PAINT” ~ (Blue Note)
(Trumpeter with the follow-up to his New York Times #1 album of the year, ‘When The Heart Emerges Glistening’. This new effort features 12 of 13 originals with a wide and expanded ensemble that includes vocalists, a string quartet, and adventurous guitarist).
BRUCE BARTH – “DAYBREAK” ~ (Savant)
(Pianist leading a quintet with straight-ahead set list of standards & originals).
MIKE ALLEN with HUGH FRASER – “PANORAMA” ~ (Cellar Live)
(Saxophonist leading a straight-ahead quartet with originals that gravitate towards the music of the great jazz collectives such as O. Peterson, B. Evans and J. Coltrane).
VIJAY IYER - “MUTATIONS” ~ (ECM)
(Pianist, with first album as leader for ECM, presenting compositions scored for string quartet, piano, and electronics, with decisive sound textures and improvisations).
MAUREEN KENNEDY – “OUT OF THE SHADOWS” ~ Baldwin Street
(Vocalist, re-capturing the sound, style and ambience of the late 1950’s mainstream jazz vocal albums).
BRAD MEHLDAU & MARK GUILIANA - “MEHLIANA: TAMING THE -
- DRAGON” ~ (Nonesuch)
(Piano and drum duet studio session with Mehldau using vintage keyboards for a well-integrated sound of instrumental and electronic elements. All originals).
DAVID ‘FATHEAD’ NEWMAN & THE TILDEN WEBB TRIO – “CELLAR -
- GROOVE” ~ (Cellar Live)
(The legend at the age of 71 with a live-recorded session in Vancouver, 2004, alongside the Tilden Webb Trio. A soulful, grooving set of his classics and other jazz tunes).
REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE – “LIVE SNAKES” ~ (Accurate)
(Saxophonist Ken Fields leading a horn-heavy project that grows out of New Orleans brass tradition, but incorporates modern sounds from electric, post bop and avant jazz).