2014.7.28 Adds To the Jazz 88 Music Library
A bit of a shortened list of new adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library for the week of July 28, 2014, but a full spectrum from Gpysy Jazz (Cyrille Aimee) to Sax/Bass Duo work from Jazz studs Steve Wilson and Lewis Nash ("Duologue").
You can check out their debut on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88, Monday, July 28, 2014 between 6 and 8 PM PT! The full list, with additional annotations, links to and quotes from reviews and releases, and your chance to comment on this week's New, is after the split...
- CYRILLE AIMEE – “IT’S A GOOD DAY”
- DAVID BASSE – “THE HERO AND THE LOVER…”
- JASON PAUL CURTIS – “FEAU BOURGEOIS CAFÉ”
- CHRIS GRECO – “STANDARDS, VOL.1”
- SHERIE JULIANNE – “10 DEGREES SOUTH”
- ANN REYNOLDS CLAVE GRINGA – “PARA CUBA CON AMOR”
- RODNEY WHITAKER – “WHEN WE FIND OURSELVES ALONE”
- STEVE WILSON/LEWIS NASH DUO – “DUOLOGUE”
CYRILLE AIMEE – “IT’S A GOOD DAY” (Female vocalist, with fresh takes on old tunes and originals).
- iRockJazz.com Interview with Cyrille Aimee: "...it’s good that jazz gets noticed by a larger audience because it is music made for everybody, especially when it’s young artists performing it. [The music] is fresh for the artists and new to them, so it’s new for the audience as well."
DAVID BASSE – “THE HERO AND THE LOVER…” (Male vocalist/saxophonist, with straight-ahead standards and originals).
- PlasticSax, AN IRREVERENT AND OPINIONATED GUIDE TO JAZZ IN KANSAS CITY (by Happy In Bag): "Basse was known as the singing drummer in the City Light Orchestra in the late 1980s"
- "The Hero and the Lover… won't restore Kansas City's jazz scene to its former glories, but it's one of Basse's best albums."
- In the blog post comments: "I notice that none of the players on this recording hail from the KC area. Way to support your home town dude..."
JASON PAUL CURTIS – “FEAU BOURGEOIS CAFÉ” (Male vocalist, with straight-ahead, mostly originals).
- Kickstarter: 82 backers pledged $6,640 of $6,500 goal. How do they just get that close? Is this more of a 'matching funds' thing?
- "Django-gypsy/bossa exotica meets man vocals! "
CHRIS GRECO – “STANDARDS, VOL.1” (Multi-reed player with edgy takes on standards and jazz tunes).
- AllAboutJazz.com (Press Release): "currently maintains an active performance itinerary as a jazz artist and recitalist, engages in a wide range of research, is an associate professor of music at Benedictine College, and continues to follow a musical path of discovery and accumulation."
- Looks like he recorded another Standards, Vol. 1, back in the late 1999's.
SHERIE JULIANNE – “10 DEGREES SOUTH” (Female vocalist, performing a wide range of tunes, with a jazzy Brazilian vibe).
- Girlsingers.com: "...a stunning debut effort."
- "handcrafted dozen Brazilian-flavored tunes."
ANN REYNOLDS CLAVE GRINGA – “PARA CUBA CON AMOR” (Jazzy Latin rhythms on a collection of originals).
- ClaveGringa.com: Seattle-based Latin jazz ensemble showcasing the compositions of Ann Reynolds (Ann-ita)
RODNEY WHITAKER – “WHEN WE FIND OURSELVES ALONE” (Bassist, leading a straight-ahead session with 5 vocal tracks).
- Critical Jazz (Brent Black): "This is a collective, not a bass player and some buddies. Each member of the band contributes their own unique voice."
- "The World Fall Away" is a somewhat melancholy swinger where Antonio Hart leads the harmonic charge and this may be the key to the success of this dynamic release."
STEVE WILSON/LEWIS NASH DUO – “DUOLOGUE” (Saxophone/drum duet).
- AllAboutJazz.com (Dan Bilawsky): "They've been working together as a duo on-and-off since 2001, but Duologue marks the first time that one of their encounters has been captured for posterity. "
- "Wilson and Nash make the combination of saxophone and drums seem as logical and complementary as anything. It's a treat to hear them work their magic."
- "the duologue carried on between these two is mostly centered on familiar material. They never obscure the melodic content of the music or toy too much with the qualities that have made these standards so popular, but the very nature of the circumstance they find themselves in leads them to broaden the scope of each piece."
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