|Here are the new adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library for Monday, July 25, 2011 and will be debuted on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, 6-8 PM PT, Monday, July 25, 2011. |
FRED FRIED AND CORE – “ENCORE” (Acoustic guitarist, leading a trio, doing all
Jazz Sensibilities: “Leanne’s Number” is today’s focus. Beginning
with the clear tones of two beautifully voiced chords, then Matsuki
enters with a light straight eight figure, followed by Lavoie holding
down double stops to add to the suspense. The tension is released by a fast unison figure that falls into the next statement. Fried
masterfully develops the motif through this section, with ever evolving
harmony and a play on notes, the listener flows through various feel
changes and then the form is repeated. However, Fried surprises us with a flawless transition into a mid-up swing at the end of the form for the solos.
Jazz Review: For these amazing musicians the composition is the most important thing and it surely shows all through this album.
DOMINICK FARINACCI @Dominick83 FB YouTube – “DAWN OF GOODBYE” (Trumpeter, doing a mixture of
standards and originals).
Digital Jazz News: In Farinacci's hands "old school" quickly becomes "new cool" in a sonic
fusion of timeless standards with the lyricism in his playing coming
from such vocal inspirations as Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Dianne
Reeves and Tony Bennett. Wynton Marsalis invited Dominick to perform as a part of a "Live From
Lincoln Center" television special when Farinacci was but a senior in
JAZZ WEST (FB)– “STRAIGHT AHEAD” (Local musicians, featuring our own Jeff
Dalrymple, playing standards and originals, as the title implies).
SHAWN MAXWELL (@theshawnmaxwell, FB, YouTube)– “URBAN VIGILANTE” (Saxophonist, leading a quartet, doing
all straight-ahead originals).
Trib Local Aurora: "…An edgy and powerful improvisatory style…" writes Jazz critic Neil
Tesser in the CD liner notes, describing the "striking articulation
Maxwell applies to phrase after phrase of his solos in Urban Vigilante."
He also refers to his overall timbre and "it's keening bittersweet
urgency and swirling overtones and nearly physical presence."
WOODY WITT – “POTS AND KETTLES” (Saxophonist, leading a quartet, with guitar
on 3 tracks, doing originals and a couple of Eddie Harris tunes).
Review by Bill Evans, Jazz Legend: "Pots and Kettles" is a refreshing work of music
by musicians who are playing the art form at its highest level. While
listening I am sometimes reminded of the old Blue Note jazz recordings
of the early sixties, while at the same time, the writing and playing is
very contemporary and modern. Like a piece of art, I'm sure with each
listen I will hear different things in the music. This music is