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Trio of Oz - Trio of Oz
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 7, 2011

Omar Hakim and Rachel Z of The Trio of Oz on The Jazz Thing 201102028 by Vince Outlaw
Trio of Oz is Rachel Z piano, Omar Hakim drums, and Maeve Royce bass.


Reviews:
  • PopMatters: " The album lacks for nothing as far as musical talent, with Hakim’s deft handiwork on drums, Rachel Z’s rollercoaster waves of piano movements, and Royce’s rumbling bass lines. They even manage to add flavor to some of the original compositions with flourishing solos and tempo changes, as in the Trio’s revisit of “Angry Chair” by Alice in Chains. " "The downside is that the Trio doesn’t always mesh as a single unit. At times, their collaboration seems more like three soloists playing at once, each one elbowing the other for coveted space."
  • Sea of Tranquility (John Neudorf): "The trio produces a full rich sound that will have all jazz fans reaching for their wallets. This may in fact be my favourite jazz CD this year and when you look at the players it is not hard to see why." "What makes this album a little different is the choice of songs the trio chose to tackle. Instead of the usual standards of the past, they have mostly reworked recent rock and pop compositions, making this a completely refreshing and rewarding listen. Although I encourage rock/pop fans to give this a listen, this is still a jazz recording through and through, albeit a very good one."
  • AllAboutJazz.com (Jeff Winbush): "The eclectic and restless musical tastes of drummer Omar Hakim and pianist Rachel Nicolazzo (aka Rachel Z) offer some mighty impressive bait to reel them in, The Trio of Oz's repertoire reading like an hour's worth of college radio station programming." "...rendering their creation of new ways to splice the seemingly contradictory jazz and rock idioms together into some sort of mutant hybrid—capturing the fun of the latter without compromising the integrity of the former—completely understandable."
The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 3, 2011
Some great new added by Joe, including the Marcus Shelby, Lisa Hilton...will be interesting to hear the Marcus Miller and Omar Hakim/Rachel Z things. You can hear a lot of this for the first time on radio weekly on The New Jazz Thing (http://TNJT.com), 6-8 PM PT Thursdays on Jazz 88.3 FM and http://Jazz88.org

NEW THIS WEEK FOR 2/3/11

HERB ALPERT & LANI HALL – “I FEEL YOU” (Mostly vocal album, with a
contemporary vibe).

MATIJA DEDIC TRIO – “MD IN NYC” (Piano trio, with a mixed bag of standards and
originals, quiet tunes and progressive jams).

PHIL DeGREG – “AMAZONAS” (Nice Brazilian grooves on originals, jazz tunes and
standards).

MIKE DiRUBBO – “CHRONOS” (Saxophone-organ trio, with an edgy groove to it,
doing all originals).

OMAR HAKIM/RACHEL Z – “THE TRIO OF OZ” (Piano trio, doing jazz versions of
tunes by Alice in Chains, Coldplay, Depeche Mode and the like).

LISA HILTON – “UNDERGROUND” (Typically nice release from this pianist, doing all
her own compositions).

AMY LONDON – “LET’S FLY” (Female vocalist doing standards and jazz tunes. Nice
arrangements).

GENE LUDWIG – “LOVE NOTES OF COLE PORTER” (Great jams on Porter tunes by
this organist, who died last year. Various band configurations).

MARCUS MILLER – “A NIGHT IN MONTE CARLO” (Bassist, backed by the Monte
Carlo Philharmonic, with a mixed bag of contemporary, straight-ahead and Brazilian
tunes).

NEW YORK ELECTRIC PIANO – “KEYS TO THE CITY, VOLS. 1 & 2” (Double disc
release of vocals on one, and progressive instrumentals on the two).

MARCUS SHELBY ORCHESTRA – “SOUL OF THE MOVEMENT” (Mostly vocal
big band recordings of songs made famous during the Civil Rights Movement).

DENNIS TAYLOR – “STEPPIN’ UP” (Saxophone/organ trio, funky but straight-ahead
versions of originals and new standards).

DOUG WEBB – “RENOVATIONS” (Another outstanding, straight-ahead quartet
release by this saxophonist, doing all standards).
The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 26, 2011
NEW THIS WEEK FOR 1/27/11 - I'll be featuring a lot of this music for the first time on Jazz Radio Thursday, January 26, 2011 on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw (http://jazz88.org/Programs/The_New_Jazz_Thing/, Blog http://TheNewJazzThing.com)

ERNESTINE ANDERSON – “NIGHTLIFE” (Legendary singer, backed by an all-star
band, recorded live).

STEVE COLE – “MOONLIGHT” (Saxophonist, backed by strings, doing old and new
standards).

SHAWN COSTANTINO – “WALTZ FOR ANNIE” (Multi-reed player, doing an edgy
mix of originals and standards).

MAC GOLLEHON – “STRAIGHT AHEAD” (Trumpeter, with a lot of overdubs, doing
originals and standards, with a great back up band).

ROBERT HURST – “BOB YA HEAD” (Very eclectic mix of contemporary, bass solos
and word jazz).

GRACE KELLY/PHIL WOODS – “MAN WITH THE HAT” (The two aloists, with a
great rhythm section, doing a straight-ahead mix of originals and standards).

TOM LUER – “PROJECT POPULAR” (Sax player, doing an edgy mix of all original
material).

NANCY MARANO – “MAGIC” (Female vocalist, doing mostly the Great American
Songbook, backed by an all-star band).

CAROLYN NELSON – “COME A LITTLE CLOSER” (Female vocalist, doing
standards and jazz tunes).

JAIMEE PAUL – “MELANCHOLY BABY” (Female vocalist, doing old and new
standards).

JEREMY PELT – “THE TALENTED MR. PELT” (Trumpet/sax quintet, with a
collection of great, straight-ahead originals).

“SEVENTH HEAVEN” – (Various group configurations, doing all straight-ahead
originals).

DIEGO URCOLA – “APPRECIATION” (Trumpeter, with original tunes paying tribute
to his favorite artists).

MARTY WILLIAMS – “LONG TIME COMIN” (Male pianist/vocalist, doing jazz tunes
and standards).
The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 20, 2011
Looking for feedback on the latest adds to the Jazz 88 KSDS San Diego Music Library. Got something you want to hear? Do you have a story about the artist or the release? What's the impact of this new release?

NEW THIS WEEK FOR 1/20/11

ELLIOTT CAINE SEXTET – “HIPPIE CHICKS ON ACID” (Relatively straight-ahead
quintet recording, recorded live, some edgy sax work).

JAKE FRYER/BUD SHANK – “IN GOOD COMPANY” (Bud’s last recording, with
fellow alto player. Magnusson, Wofford and Joe LaBarbera in the band).

CHANTALE GAGNE – “WISDOM OF THE WATER” (Pianist, backed by Joe Locke,
Peter Washington and Lewis Nash, doing mostly original compositions).

JOEL HARRISON’S STRING CHOIR – “THE MUSIC OF PAUL MOTIAN” (Guitar
and strings, doing Motian’s music. Strictly nights-only).

THE JAZZ PROFESSORS – “”LIVE FROM THE U.C.F.-ORLANDO JAZZ
FESTIVAL” (Teachers at UCF, some familiar names, doing standards).

JAZZVOX – “IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD” (A variety of singers, some familiar,
some not, backed by pianists and guitarists, doing all standards).

JOE LOVANO/US FIVE – “BIRD SONGS” (Saxophonist, in a fairly straight-ahead
session, paying tribute to Charlie Parker).

DAVE MILLER TRIO – “RAPTURE” (Piano trio, doing standards and jazz tunes).

MARTY NAU GROUP – “MOOD EBONY” (Clarinetist, playing straight-ahead. Some
originals, some standards).

NOAH PREMINGER – “BEFORE THE RAIN” (Saxophone-led quartet, doing originals
and standards, in a progressive manner).

MARK WEINSTEIN – “JAZZ BRASIL” (Flutist, doing originals and jazz tunes, with a
hint of latin flavor).
The Geoffrey Keezer Peter Sprague Band at Jazz Live San Diego 2011.1.11
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 11, 2011
Geoffrey Keezer piano and Peter Sprague guitar play music from their new disc "Mill Creek Road" along with Hamilton Price bass and Duncan Moore drums with guests Zach Harmon tabla and Erica Ochoa fiddle at Jazz Live San Diego Tuesday, January 11, 2011.

Chris James and Patrick Rynn - The Blue Four
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: December 14, 2010
Hard to believe this rockin' blues show TONIGHT, 12/14/10 8PM PT, is not sold out yet, so reserve your tickets now by calling 619-388-3037. Or listen LIVE at 88.3 FM San Diego or http://Jazz88.org (More info there also).

Going to doing a little play-by-play chat here during the show tonight...say hi!

http://www.meebo.com/rooms

Chris (Guitar) and Patrick (Bass) at the 2010 Chicago Blues Festival

Nnenna Freelon
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 9, 2010
Blogging...actually Live Chatting...during the show...so say hi!
Read full article at: Nnenna Freelon
Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi at Jazz Live San Diego 2010.10.12
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: October 12, 2010
Yale Strom chats with Vince Outlaw before his performance with Hot Pstromi at Jazz Live San Diego, Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at the Seville Theatre at San Diego City College, Broadcast LIVE on Jazz 88.3 FM KSDS San Diego Webcast http://Jazz88.org. Yale chats about the history of Hot Pstromi, Klezmer, his research into Jewish and Roma culture, the plight of the Rom in France, his musical background, and future projects in this 15 minute interview.
Curtis Fuller at Jazz Live San Diego 2010.09.21
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 21, 2010
Live blogging the show tonight in the chat room...
Matt Slocum at Jazz Live San Diego 2010.08.10
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: August 10, 2010

The band for the show...Bill Cunliffe piano, Darek Oles bass, Matt Slocum drums. Excellent!

Mundell Lowe Quartet at Jazz Live San Diego 2010.07.13
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: July 13, 2010
Here's the audio of the interview I recorded with Mundell before the show...airs after the live concert...but you get it first!

MP3 File

Mundell Lowe Band Announced for 7/13/2010 Jazz Live SD
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: July 1, 2010

Jazz 88.3 KSDS San Diego Station Manager Mark Deboskey just sent word about the band that will be playing with guitar legend, and San Diegan, Mundell Lowe at Jazz Live San Diego on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. And the envelope please....

Mundell Lowe-Guitar
Mike Wofford-Piano
Gunnar Biggs-Bass
Jim Plank-Drums

Wow! The cream of the crop, and I just don't mean for San Diego, but these are all world-renowned Jazz Cats! Should be a great show. Members get your reservations now at 619-388-3037...if not already, then this WILL be a sell out, I'm sure. Everyone else gets to participate by listening in at Jazz 88.3 FM San Diego and our webcast at http://Jazz88.org!

Bobby Matos Sextet at Jazz Live San Diego 2010.06.29
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 29, 2010
Some photos from the show...
20 Years of Local Jazz Corner With Cynthia Hammond on Jazz 88 KSDS San Diego
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 9, 2010
What a great show featuring killer San Diego Jazz Artists with Jazz 88's Local Jazz Corner host Cynthia Hammond!
(I've got audio of our interview coming soon...)
Who's Playing With Cynthia Hammond at Jazz Live San Diego June 8, 2010?
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 13, 2010
From the desk of Mark, here's who's playing with Cynthia Hammond at the upcoming Jazz Live San Diego, June 8, 2010, celebrating 20th Anniversary of Local Jazz Corner...
Bobby Watson at Jazz Live San Diego 2010.5.11
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 11, 2010

Bobby Watson playing Jazz Live San Diego Tuesday, May 11, 2010 8-10PM PT. Hear it LIVE on Jazz 88.3 FM KSDS San Diego or Webcast at http://Jazz88.org.

This Is The New Jazz Thing on Jazz 88.3! Thursday, April 15, 2010
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 15, 2010
Chat with me during the show!!!

http://www.meebo.com/rooms
Jazz Journalism Association 2010 Nominations
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 15, 2010
JJA announced their nominees for Jazz Awards, of which we will be covering extensively on The New Jazz Thing, Thursday Evening, 6-8 PM PT on Jazz 88.3 FM KSDS San Diego Webcast at http://Jazz88.org!

Here's links to get the investigation started!

Christian Scott at Jazz Live 2010.04.13
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 13, 2010
In order below, Jazz Live Interview Audio / Pictures / Link / Jazz Live Chat Room Log

Christian Scott chats with me, before the performance, about his band, his 2010 release "Yesterday You Said Tomorrow", and more...

MP3 File

Some shots of Christian and I after the interview, the band at Soundcheck, the band from the Perch, the band during the show, ...

This Is The New Jazz Thing on Jazz 88.3! Thursday, March 25, 2010 - Lorraine Feather - Jazz 88 Spring Pledging
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 25, 2010
The New Jazz Thing is LIVE! Thursday, March 25, 2010, 6 to 8 PM PT on Jazz 88.3 FM, KSDS San Diego, Webcast at http://Jazz88.org! Quick Link: Jazz 88 Playlist Archive for Thursday, March 25, 2010 (scroll to 6PM to see the tunes spontaneously mixed on Tonight's show!)

Tonight on the show: Lorraine Feather! She's got a great New disc out "Ages" so we'll be chatting about that to kick off Hour 2 of The New (7PM PT), but first....

It's Jazz 88 Spring Membership Drive, so support the great New Jazz Things you hear on Jazz 88 by renewing or becoming a member today online and by phone 619-388-3000
The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 25, 2010
New This Week 3/25/10 - The Jazz 88.3 KSDS San Diego Library
This Is The New Jazz Thing on Jazz 88.3! Thursday, March 11, 2010 - Nate Jarell
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 11, 2010
The New Jazz Thing is LIVE! Thursday, March 11 2010, 6 to 8 PM PT on Jazz 88.3 FM, KSDS San Diego, Webcast at http://Jazz88.org! Quick Link: Jazz 88 Playlist Archive for Thursday, January 21, 2010 (scroll to 6PM to see the tunes spontaneously mixed on Tonight's show!)
Henry Franklin at Jazz Live San Diego 2010.02.09
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 9, 2010
Chat...you have to give name and sex for verification (remedy coming soon)...

Link here to chat log for the evening...won't be much, but that's what should go here after the show is done and the live chat room is taken down...The band during the first hour, from the perch...
Maurice Turner, San Diego Jazz Supporter, Has Passed Away
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 25, 2010
Claudia Russell, Jazz 88 Program Director and friend extraordinaire, relates this news of the passing of Maurice Turner...

Many of you knew Maurice, a long-time contributor to Jazz 88.  Not only was he a member, but also programmed several world shows with Damaja Le in the '90s and early '00s.  He was a huge fan of jazz and music from around the world and always encouraged our announcers. Maurice also contributed to the Jazz Artists Guild newsletter.

This Is The New Jazz Thing, Thursday, January 21, 2010 - Karin Carson
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 25, 2010
The New Jazz Thing is LIVE! Thursday, January 21, 6 to 8 PM PT on Jazz 88.3 FM, KSDS San Diego, Webcast at http://Jazz88.org! Quick Link: Jazz 88 Playlist Archive for Thursday, January 21, 2010 (scroll to 6PM to see the tunes spontaneously mixed on Tonight's show!)

Tonight on the show...Karin Carson debuts her new CD "The Time Is Now" on the show and chats about the upcoming release party 1/23/2010 at Tango Del Rey. We'll chat about her San Diego roots, her musical background, how the CD came about with all these great players, and her other musical pursuits.

UPDATE: Video of the interview...yea!!!

Part 1: Chatting about the new disc, Christian McBride, her Jazz upbringing, her interaction with Sam Rivers on her new lyrics to “Beatrice”, and more…
This Is The New Jazz Thing on Jazz 88.3! Thursday, January 14, 2010 - XBORDER Cross Border Trio
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 14, 2010
The New Jazz Thing is LIVE! Thursday, January 14, 6 to 8 PM PT on Jazz 88.3 FM, KSDS San Diego, Webcast at http://Jazz88.org! Quick Link: Jazz 88 Playlist Archive for Thursday, January 14, 2010 (scroll to 6PM to see the tunes spontaneously mixed on Tonight's show!)Tonight on the show...in Hour 2 of The New (7PM PT), XBORDER, the new collaboration between the Cross Border Trio of Jason Robinson, Rob Thorsen, and Paquito Villa with pianist/vibist Anthony Smith plays Dizzy's San Diego Friday, January 15, 2010, so we'll be chatting with some of the band and playing their music. Looking forward to digging some highly progressive and inventive Jazz and exploring the inspiration that comes to the band from the USA / Mexico border area. Coming...the New Jazz CDs pulled for tonight's spontaneously orchestrated show, the New This Week list of the lastest additions to the Jazz 88.3 Library, and more...
Henry Franklin at Jazz Live San Diego 2010.02.09
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 12, 2010
Here's the band he's bringing in... Henry Franklin-Bass Ramon Banda- Percussion Theo Saunders-Piano Azar Lawrence-Sax

Robin McKelle at Jazz Live San Diego 2009.01.12
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 12, 2010
Robin McKelle is a vocalist creating a stir of late. Her first recording Introducing... was well received and her recent disc Modern Antique is getting good press. McKelle will perform at our next Jazz Live TONIGHT. Jazz Live is held in the acoustically renowned Saville Theater at City College. This show is SOLD OUT but listen to the live broadcast at 8 o'clock. Listen at http://Jazz88.org.

Jazz Live With Janiva Magness! 2009.12.08
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: December 8, 2009

Janiva Magness turns Jazz Live San Diego into Blues Live in celebration of 26 years of "Every Shade of Blue" with 'T', the long running Blues show rockin' your Saturday nights from 9 pm to 2 am each week on Jazz 88!

Tonight...between EmCee duties tonight, I'm playing with the possibilities of the Jazz Live blog at Jazz88.org...stay tuned...

Shots I took of sound check, interview, and the show...
This Is The New Jazz Thing on Jazz 88.3! Thursday, October 29, 2009
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: October 29, 2009

The New Jazz Thing is LIVE!

Playlist For The Show on Jazz 88.3: http://jazz88.org/playlist.asp?d=10%2F29%2F2009

CDs, New This Week, Live Video and Chat coming....

Gene Perry and His Latin Jazz Orchestra 2009.10.13
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: October 13, 2009
Gene Perry is leading the funkiest Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz Salsa big band around on stage at Jazz Live San Diego. Celebrating with the San Diego City College World Cultures Program tonight to a packed house at the Seville Theatre on the SDCC campus!

Here are some artifacts of a great night...and more to come on the Jazz Live blog...
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