The Wood Brothers mosey on over for a phone interview on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, January 28 between 6 and 8 PM PT. They kick off their U.S. West Coast tour on Thurs. January 31 at The Belly Up. They are touring to support their latest in a series of live releases, "Vol. 2, Nail & Tooth". The Wood Brothers are Oliver Wood (vocals and guitar) who is previously known for his work with Atlanta blues band, King Johnson, and Chris Wood (bass guitar and harmony vocals) who came to national attention as one third of the revered experimental jazz trio, Medeski Martin & Wood.
Here's a little taste and background on the band....really looking forward to chatting with them about how Jazz and Blues come together...Just like they do on Jazz 88!
San Diego's own vocalist Peter Marin has a new disc "Overnight Success" recently added to the Jazz 88 Library and he's playing gigs around town, including February 9, 2013 at Andiamo with Jazz 88's Barry Farrar, and he'll be LIVE in studio to talk about all of that and more on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday February 4, 2013 between 6 and 8 PM PT!
Here's how he describes "Overnight Success" (more on the new disc after the split),
"This self-pinned tongue-in-cheek look at at his life in the music business will being a tap to your toe, a smile to your face, and encouragement to those with the blues for paying their dues!!!"
Peter has "Overnight Success" available for streaming on Soundcloud...then go support him and buy a copy!!
(UPDATE: Interview Online!) Vocalist Karen Marguth worked with San Diego's Gilbert Castellanos among others on her new disc "A Way With Words" and she sings at Dizzy's San Diego on Saturday, January 26, 2013. We'll be chatting LIVE by phone with Karen about all this and more!
UPDATE: The playlist for the show is now available after the split
The 2013 stream of New Jazz Music releases is starting to come in now and we've got a great batch being added this week. You can hear these new releases FIRST on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, January 21, 2013 6-8PM PT! The complete list of new is after the split and to get you there, here's a clip from Karen Marguth, whose new release "A Way With Words" features San Diego's Gilbert Castellanos who will be appearing with Karen at Dizzy's San Diego Saturday, January 26, 2013 (and isn't that Eva Scow playing Mandolin on this clip...she just played Jazz Live San Diego with Danny Green a couple weeks back!).
The Danny Green Quintet is playing Jazz Live San Diego TONIGHT, January 8, 2013 8-10 PM PT! I'm your EmCee and will be Live Tweeting the show with the #JazzLive Hashtag. You can too and be right here with us!
Some technical-scaling issues being remedied below the split...
Happy New Jazz Year! The First TNJT of 2013 is upon us...
2013-01-07 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: We've got several San Diego (ex-resident pianist Randy Porter w/Madeline Eastman, current-resident trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos on "Skipper" Franklin's new, bassist Bob Magnusson w/Accidental Tourists) and Jazz 88 Jazz Live (Henry "Skipper" Franklin in 2010, Lorraine Feather in 2006) tie-in's to highlight.
Happy New Jazz Year! For the first new adds to 2013, we've got several San Diego (ex-resident pianist Randy Porter w/Madeline Eastman, current-resident trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos on "Skipper" Franklin's new, bassist Bob Magnusson w/Accidental Tourists) and Jazz 88 Jazz Live (Henry "Skipper" Franklin in 2010, Lorraine Feather in 2006) tie-in's to highlight and we'll do that while we sample them all on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, January 7, 2013 from 6 to 8 PM PT! The complete list of New comes after the split and to get you started, here's a sample from the gals of Nouveau Stride..
Houston Person Interview: One of the most successful Jazz musicians working today and current #1 on the Jazzweek Jazz Charts with his latest release "Naturally", will be our guest in Hour 1, 6-7 PM PT.
Besos de Coco Interview and Performance: The unique guitar, bass, and tap percussion trio that is San Diego's own Besos de Coco (Lorraine Castellanos, Evona Wascinski, and Claudia Gomez, respectively) will be chatting and (space and technology willing) performing LIVE in Hour 2, 7-8PM PT.
Jazzweek.com Jazz Chart December 17, 2012 - The Top 10!: Tonight's guest Houston Person at #1 for the 3rd week running with "Naturally", San Diegan (and Jan 8, 2013 Jazz Live San Diego Guest) Danny Green's "A Thousand Ways Home" continues on the chart at #31, Chester "CT" Thompson's "Mixology" has the highest debuting disc on the charts (#38), so we'll at least get those on tonight!
Starting a Run Down Of The 2012 "Best Of" Lists...
The unique guitar, bass, and tap percussion trio that is San Diego's own Besos de Coco (Lorraine Castellanos, Evona Wascinski, and Claudia Gomez, respectively) will be chatting and (space and technology willing) performing LIVE in Hour 2 of The New Jazz Thing on Monday, December 17 2012, 6-8 PM PT. They are performing a special Holiday show on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Dizzy's @ San Diego Jet Ski Rentals, so we will be chatting about that, how they got together, and their plans for the future. And we will hopefully be hearing them perform from the cozy confines of Jazz 88's On-Air Booth and Master Control, marshaled for the event! Some links about the band, previous performances, and the Dizzy's gig after the split, but here is the band performing "Tango en Skai"...
Houston Person, one of the most successful Jazz musicians working today and current #1 on the Jazzweek Jazz Charts with his latest release "Naturally", will be our guest in Hour 1 of The New Jazz Thing, Monday December 17, 2012, 6-8 PM PT! Houston was our guest at Jazz Live back in April, 2006 when we did a remote from Jazz In The Park at Balboa Park (thanks to Holly Hoffman) and it will be great to catch up with him as he's had a string of great successes since then! There are some reviews and other links after the split, but to get you in the mood, here's Houston playing Dizzy's Coca Cola in NYC in August 2012. Can't wait!
It looks like this will be the last batch of New Jazz for 2012, but it comes with a stocking stuffer...New Holiday Jazz! Along with some new straight-ahead, progressive, Brazilian, and vocals, comes lots of New holiday vocal music from the likes of Susie Airioli, Jay Hoggard, and even Dino's daughter Deana Martin with a Big Band...HO HO HO!! Get in the spirit and check out ALL THE NEW on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, December 3, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM PT!
The full list is up after the split, but here's a little nutmeg on your nog from Jason Paul Curtis to get you in the mood...
Looking forward to interviews and New Jazz Music with guitarist George Cole and San Diego's own Joe Garrison & Night People featuring Gilbert Castellanos among others, on The New Jazz Thing this Monday, November 26, 2012, 6-8 PM PT. More details after the split...
Here's some of what's happening on The New Jazz Thing on Monday, November 5, 2012...
George Cables! The great Jazz pianist's new release "My Muse" is at #1 on the Jazzweek Jazz Charts for the top disc in all of Jazz Radio and he will be with us in Hour 2 of The New (7-8 PM PT) to talk about this fantastic New work! Update: listen to the interview here!
Lots of great new Jazz vocals being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week, including former San Diegan Cath Eckert (known now as Cat Conner), plus Big Band, Guitar (with and without Organ), some well known players (Houston Person, Frank Kimbrough), and some international Jazz. You can hear it all debuted Monday, November 5, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM PT on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw!
Here's some live video of Cat Connor to wet your whistle for The New...
Complete listing of all this week's NEW after the split...
2012-10-29 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: San Diego's own Jason Robinson has just one of the list of great NEW Jazz Music in the library at Jazz 88 this week...there Beatles Brazilian, vocals, progressive, and lots MORE!
San Diego's own Jason Robinson has just one of the list of great NEW Jazz Music in the library at Jazz 88 this week...there Beatles Brazilian, vocals, progressive, and lots MORE! Hear it for the first time on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, October 29, 2012 6-8PM PT!
Here's some samples, along with some explanation, from Jason...and the complete list is available after the split...
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"Ritmo!" and "Continuum" Clare Fischer (Latin Jazz) Big Band led by Brent Fischer
"Turn Signal" Holly Hofmann / Mike Wofford
Other discs in Holly Hofmann catalog
"Blossom and Bee" Sara Gazarek
"Azul" Anne Sajdera
"Our Modern Lifestyle " Young Lizards (Chris Fagan)
It's the Fall Membership Campaign at Jazz 88 this week and the breadth of New Jazz Music made available by paying members illustrates the importance of what we are doing here. We'll be hearing these and talking about the importance of financial support and membership on The New Jazz Thing, Monday, October 22, 2012, 6-8PM PT.
Here's a taste of what's New this week...the complete list after the split....
Basic improvements needed to start. I think we just need to apply some basic radio audio type of discipline to the 'official' Jazz 88 Webcam Live Audio and we'll get rid of feedback and such, at least. Then maybe focus on the interaction parts of how much can one DJ do at once, to keep a music and public information stream flowing. It's got to be more community interaction around the show playlist...this is an interesting experiment for me...fun! Thanks Craig.
Tonight on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw Danny Green LIVE In-Studio with his new "A Thousand Ways Home", the New adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library, Jazzweek.com Jazz Chart Top 10, a preview of Tuesday's Jazz Live San Diego with Storm, Jazz News, and More (details after the split...so click that link)!
Here's a promo clip, with some nice samples, from Danny's New Disc...
Among the treats in the batch of New being added at Jazz 88 this week includes Big Band music featuring Jeff Hamilton, new solo work from The Bad Plus' drummer Dave King, the Harris / Sanchez / Scott "Ninety Miles" guys go Live, and piano legend Mike Longo pays tribute to Diz (his once collaborator) and Miles! Here it all debuted on Monday Night, October 8, 2012, 6-8 PM PT, on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw! Complete list of the New after the split...in the meantime...
Here's a taste from Ninety Miles, Live at Cubadisco...
...this is just a recording of the first try. So, each time you start up a Google Hangout On Air, it's essentially a video recording session (with a unique URL). I wonder how long they will let a show be...
Lots of different New music this week being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library, including The Bad Plus (Jazz Live alums!) adding some electronics, new discs from pianists Cables and Mabern, progressive outings from McCaslin and Mazurek, and San Diego's own Danny Green's New One (interview soon?!), among others. Tune in to hear the debut of these on Jazz 88 on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, October 1, 2012, 6-8 PM PT! Here's a little taste from The Bad Plus...
The complete list, descriptions, and videos after the split...
Bruce Barth has the #1 record in all Jazz Radio for the 4th week in a row (and sure to be in some of those Tops of 2012 lists) with "Three Things of Beauty", so you'd think it's about time for him to chat about it on The New Jazz Thing! He sits in with us between 6 and 8 PM PT on Monday, September 24, 2012!!
Vocals (Brazilian, standards), Latin, Big Band, Solo, and More...and give the Sax Man Some (Maceo's got some new Soul out)! Check out all the new adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, September 24, 2012 6-8 PM PT on Jazz 88.3 KSDS San Diego!
Here's the low down on the new Anat Cohen release "Claroscuro"..
Lots of great New Music tonight, and we'll make it up from there!!! IT'S ALL ABOUT THE NEW!!!
2012-09-17 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: Fantastic set of New music you will be hearing on Jazz 88 in the coming days and that we debut LIVE on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, September 17, 2012 6-8 PM PT! The complete list with some hand-picked videos (thanks Chad!) after this taste from Lionel Loueke and the split...
Fantastic set of New music you will be hearing on Jazz 88 in the coming days and that we debut LIVE on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, September 17, 2012 6-8 PM PT! The complete list with some hand-picked videos (thanks Chad!) after this taste from Lionel Loueke and the split...
2012-09-10 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: We've got some of the great mainstay's of the Jazz scene with New music in the latest adds to the Jazz 88 Music library, including sax-man Jerry Bergonzi, pianist Fred Hersh, and TNJT 2011 guest Pat Martino, plus some New Standards from the latest Native Soul release, and the saxphonist from Grammy winner "The Mosaic Project" Tia Fuller, among others!
Luciana Souza: A fantastic chat on August 27, 2012 about her 2 new releases "The Book of Chet" and "Duos III".
Gregory Page: On September 3, 2012, we had the winner of the San Diego Music Award 2012 Best Jazz Album for "Shine, Shine, Shine" LIVE in the studio to talk about his new disc and perform a solo version on the air.
To listen to the interviews, just go to The New Jazz Thing show page, scroll down to the artist name, and click it to start the interview rolling!
We've got some of the great mainstay's of the Jazz scene with New music in the latest adds to the Jazz 88 Music library, including sax-man Jerry Bergonzi, pianist Fred Hersh, and TNJT 2011 guest Pat Martino, plus some New Standards from the latest Native Soul release, and the saxphonist from Grammy winner "The Mosaic Project" Tia Fuller, among others! We debut all of the New on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, September 10, 2012, 6-8 PM PT!
Here's the Luther Vandross tune "So Amazing" from the new Native Soul disc "One Mind"...
Here's some of what happenign on The New Jazz Thing today, Monday, September 3, 2012...Happy Labor Day!
Gregory Page Shines Shines Shines on The New Jazz Thing!Gregory's latest release "Shine, Shine, Shine" just received the 2012 San Diego Music Award Best Jazz Album and he's about to hit the road with several shows in San Diego in September and a trip down under to Australia for a tour in October. We'll chat about that and more
2012-09-03 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library. Among the gems being added this week include trombonist Steve Davis' latest, drummer Lewis Nash, and the always great Big Band sounds of The University of North Texas One O'clock Lab Band.
Gregory Page's latest release "Shine, Shine, Shine" just received the 2012 San Diego Music Award Best Jazz Album and he's about to hit the road with several shows in San Diego in September and a trip down under to Australia for a tour in October. We'll chat about that and more on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, September 3, 2012 6-8 PM PT!
Here's the video for the title track, "Shine, Shine, Shine". More links after split...
Don't you love it that there are so many NEW and/or unfamilar names added each week to the Jazz 88 Music Library!? This week we've got NEW piano, clarinet, vocal, big band, progressive...alive and well, Jazz is! And we will be debuting these as we do each week on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, August 27, 2012!
Here's a taste of the Rob Scheps Big Band doing one of the Ezra Weiss tunes LIVE...
The complete list of this week's new after the jump...
Luciana Souza has two new discs coming out, "The Book of Chet" (added to Jazz 88 last week) and "Duos III" (follow-up to the first two Grammy-nominated discs in the series, being added to Jazz 88 soon), so we will be playing music from both and chatting LIVE with her on The New Jazz Thing, Monday August 27, 2012 6-8 PM PT (she will be on in Hour 2 of The New). Really excited to be chatting with her again!
Reviews, videos, and other interview prep after the jump...
2012-08-20 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: Dig the great NEW discs this week from Basile (bari-sax!), Duke music (tribute, that is), drum-man extraordinaire Sinnett, sweet sounding (and too-little recording) Luciana Souza tributing Chet Baker, and last week's TNJT guest (scroll down to hear the interview online) Brian Bromberg gets further fuzzy...plus more!
Dig the great NEW discs this week from Basile (bari-sax!), Duke music (tribute, that is), drum-man extraordinaire Sinnett, sweet sounding (and too-little recording) Luciana Souza tributing Chet Baker, and last week's TNJT guest (scroll down to hear the interview online) Brian Bromberg gets further fuzzy...plus more! Here is all debuted on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday August 20, 2012 6-8 PM PT!
Luciana not only has The Book of Chet, but Duos III also coming out next week...dig...
Nominees...Claudia is playing them on The Jazz Ride Home!
Artist of the Year
The Silent Comedy
Best Jazz Album
Gregory Page - Shine Shine Shine
Ian Tordella- Tragic Comedy
Leonard Patton- Expressions
Montalban Quintet- Self Titled
Nena Anderson- Beyond The Lights
Kevyn Lettau- Drawn to You
Mike Wofford & Holly Hofmann Quartet- Turn Signal
Teagan Taylor- Wonderland
Brian Bromberg (beware of the instant-on music, can't find the MUTE button!): prolific bassist has 2 New disc out right now, so we'll be dipping into both "Compared To That" and "In The Spirit of Jobim" and chatting with Brian LIVE on the ringer.
Michael Oletta reminds us: "... Bromberg's SD connection at Elarios Jazz club/ restaurant in the late 70's early 80's. He played with Joe marillo several night a week!"
2012-08-13 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: Lots of great New Jazz Music being made including original compositions (Marquis Hill, Fast Citizens), covers of Lennon tunes (Ochipinti), Brazilian (Ben-Hur / Debriano collab), vocals (Sylvia Brooks), progressive large ensemble (Josh Berman), Organ Monk (YEA!)...and an appearance by San Diego's own Gilbert Castellanos (Donald Vega).
San Diego Music Awards begin right at 6PM tonight, so we'll be monitoring to see if the Jazz awards get announced before TNJT is done.
Lots of great New Jazz Music being made including original compositions (Marquis Hill, Fast Citizens), covers of Lennon tunes (Ochipinti), Brazilian (Ben-Hur / Debriano collab), vocals (Sylvia Brooks), progressive large ensemble (Josh Berman), Organ Monk (YEA!)...and an appearance by San Diego's own Gilbert Castellanos (Donald Vega). The complete list after the split.
HUGE list of New Jazz Things in the 2012-08-06 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library, including big names like the Brubeck Brothers, Randy Crawford and Joe Sample (with a "Street Life" redo), Dr. Lonnie Smith and Joey D doing their swingingly creative organ things, along with San Diegans (YEA!) with The New from Sue Palmer, Diane Moser, and 7/30/12 TNJT guest Red Fox Tails...along with LOTS MORE NEW! And Marcus Rosario will be sitting in on The New Jazz Thing to spin it all (or as much as can be squeeeeezed into 2 hours), Monday, August 6, 2012, 6-8 PM PT!
Felipe Benevides-guitar and Jay Reilly-acoustic bass of local band The Red Fox Tails will be in studio at 7:20 PM PT chatting about their new disc "Aloha" and a date at Bar Pink on Tuesday, July 31.
2012-07-30 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: New discs this week from some Old hands in the Jazz scene, including John Abercrombie, Marcus Miller, and Avery Sharpe, a double disc from trumpet searcher Christian Scott, the second New Brian Bromberg disc in 2 months, and lots more!
Adding some New discs this week from some Old hands in the Jazz scene, including John Abercrombie, Marcus Miller, and Avery Sharpe, a double disc from trumpet searcher Christian Scott, the second New Brian Bromberg disc in 2 months, and lots more (complete list after the split)! Check out the debut of the New and more on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, July 30, 2012, 6-8 PM PT!
Here's a taste of the "In The Spirit of Jobim" disc from bassist Brian Bromberg..
Wide variety of ensembles this week in the adds to the New section of the Jazz 88 Music Library, including sax/piano duet (Clatworthy/Coleman), clarinet/piano duet (Daniel McBreaty), Jazz Harp, groovy contemporary electric Jazz guitar, solo piano, Latin Jazz from an All-Star band (Rodriquez, Woodard, Matos), and much MORE! Tune in to hear it debuted on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, July 23, 2012 6-8 PM PT. Full list after the split...
Vocalist Sara Gazarek chats LIVE about her new 2012 release "Blossom and Bee", her July 26, 2012 performance at Anthology SD, and more on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, July 23, 2012, 6-8 PM PT! Just to tempt you...hehe...Dan Bilawsky in AllAboutJazz.com says: "While it's a bit clichéd to say that a collection of songs can make you fall in love with a singer, the shoe fits here. Gazarek balances fancy free notions, effervescence, carefree whims, fragile emotions, precocious pondering and humor in her work, making this a highly attractive outing as a whole." Not bad ;)
Among all the great New Jazz Music we'll be debuting on The New Jazz Thing, Monday, July 16, 2012, Jazz guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli will be chatting with us in Hour 2 of The New about is New release "Double Exposure" and a July 22, 2012 appearance at the Grand Del Mar. We'll also take a look at the Jazzweek.com Jazz Charts, the Hot Hits on the Jazz 88 Speakeasy, and More! Details after the split...
Forget When The New Jazz Thing is? Shame on you!! Did you hear something on TNJT and want to get back to it? THANK YOU! I maintain a calendar of all TNJT shows to give yourself a reminder each week AND and an easy link to each week's blog post with the TNJT Playlist Archive, New Jazz 88 Library adds...with reviews, quotes, and links, Top 10 Countdown, Jazz News and More!
Among the New being added this week to the Jazz 88 music library is the latest from Javon Jackson and Tom Harrell, solo piano works from Jessica Williams and Larry Willis, reaching pianist Orrin Evans, several new vocal albums, and a ton of fresh, exciting Jazz music (check out the whole list after the jump)! Get your first listen on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, July 16, 2012 6-8 PM PT!
Here's a quick taste of Orrin Evans new disc "Flip The Script"...
Mark Winkler chats with Vince Outlaw before his performance at Jazz Live San Diego on Jazz 88.3 KSDS San Diego Tuesday, July 10, 2012. You can also hear the audio version of this on the Jazz 88 Jazz Live show page.
2012-07-09 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library:
The new adds this week into the Jazz 88 Music Library include a couple of tribute bands (Ellington Legacy, Spectrum Road tribute to Tony Williams), guitars (Dave Styker with Kevin Mahogany, Grant Geissman, local San Diego slinger Nate Jarrell's newest...busy dude!), Latin Jazz (Miguel Zenon's latest), and lots more!
Marcus Rosario, Jazz88 Social Media Director and World Music DJ: He hits and will blog the Latin Alternative Music Conference in NYC this weekend and gives us a preview! He'll be blogging on the JAzz 88 Blog at http://Jazz88.org/blog (among other places)...Subscribe / Like / Follow!!!!
Jazz Live with Mark Winkler TOMORROW NIGHT!
Jazz Week Jazz Chart Top 10: Played Al Jarreau AND Eric Reed from the Top 10 tonight
The new adds this week into the Jazz 88 Music Library include a couple of tribute bands (Ellington Legacy, Spectrum Road tribute to Tony Williams), guitars (Dave Styker with Kevin Mahogany, Grant Geissman, local San Diego slinger Nate Jarrell's newest...busy dude!), Latin Jazz (Miguel Zenon's latest), and lots more! And it all gets unwrapped on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, July 9, 2012 6-8 PM PT!
Adding some great New Jazz from some big names (legend and Jazz Live San Diego alum Curtis Fuller, Branford Marsalis, Bela Fleck with Marcus Roberts, local crooner Gregory Page with a Big Band) and new names alike. We will be debuting some of these on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw on Monday, June 25, 2012 6-8 PM PT!
Coming down from The Bowl...the Hollywood Bowl and The Playboy Jazz Festival 2012, so we'll be chatting about that some, posting some pictures, talking Jazz, and digging lots of NEW on the show tonight...
Talking 2012 Playboy Jazz Festival: Pat Metheny's new one added this week has Ben Williams playing bass...he played with Christian McBride Big Band who did a tribute to Bill Cosby (his last year, after 30+, hosting PBJF)...although I don't think he played on this tune (so tenuous connection to The New this week!)...LA Times Article Recap with Ben Williams, Cosby, Lionel Loueke and more.
Jazzweek.com Jazz Chart June 18 2012: Arturo's New One at #1, Eric Reed's new Monk disc (TNJT interview?) most added...should be in Top 10 next week, PBJF 2012 The Cookers band "Believe" at #15, and lots of other stories. Going to one big Top 10 list this week, with a tune from it somewhere in there...
Steph Johnson chatting with us and playing LIVE IN STUDIO around 7:20 PM PT. She's got a new disc coming out and a gig Thursday, June 14 at Tango Del Ray, so we'll talk about that and a whole lot more!
2012-06-11 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library -
a great set of NEW this week including Jazz Live San Diego alum Joe Chambers, Sara Gazarek, Al Jarreau, Mintzer Big Band, Eric Reed (doing Monk!), Mike Stern, and a trombone duo...YES!
Preview of Playboy Jazz Festival 2012coming up this Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17, 2012 at the Hollywood Bowl. One of the premier music events in the So Cal calendar and TNJT has featured interviews with performers Terri Lyne Carrington, Gretchen Parlato, Carmen Lundy, David Weiss (The Cookers).
Here's the playlist for tonight's festivities...
7 PM Hour, June 11, 2012
Bob Mintzer Big Band
“Aha” — For The Moment
“Diva” — Devil's Hopyard
“The Man I Love” — Live On The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw
“Interview Part 2” — The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw
“Chocolate” — Live On The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw
“Interview Part 1” — The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw
“Anything Goes” — Live On The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw
“Splanshy Squeeze” — The New Jersey Session
Sylvia Herold and the Rhythm Bugs
“Mohair Sam” — The Spider and the Fly
“Everything I've Got” — Blossom & Bee
“Epistrophy” — The Baddest Monk
6 PM Hour, June 11, 2012
“Power To The People” — Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Orchestra
“Believe, For It Is True” — Believe
Bobby Streng's House Big Band
“Streng Theory” — Getting Housed, Live
“Bembe Swing” — Salsa Norteña
“Mom's Song” — Blood Songs
“Cold Duck” — Al Jarreau and the Metropole Orkest - Live [Live From Theater aan de Parade, Den Bosch, Netherlands/2011]
Roberto Magris Quintet
“Hocus Pocus” — Morgan Rewind: A Tribute To Lee Morgan
Wow...a great set of NEW this week including Jazz Live San Diego alum Joe Chambers, Sara Gazarek, Al Jarreau, Mintzer Big Band, Eric Reed (doing Monk!), Mike Stern, and a trombone duo...YES! And we will be debuting as many of these as we can spin on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, June 11, 2012, 6 to 8 PM PT!
JOE CHAMBERS – “MOVING PICTURES ORCHESTRA” (Legendary percussionist, leading an all-star big band, recorded live, doing straight-ahead originals and jazz tunes).
RICK DAVIES – “SALSA NORTENA” (Latin grooves, with a mix of vocals and instrumentals).
MATT GARRISON – “BLOOD SONGS” (Sax player, leading a sextet, with some others, doing mostly straight-ahead originals).
SARA GAZAREK – “BLOSSOM & BEE” (Female vocalist, with a mix of the Great American Songbook and originals).
SYLVIA HARROLD AND THE RHYTHM KINGS – “THE SPIDER AND THE FLY” (Female vocalist, swinging old-school, on standards and obscure tunes).
AL JARREAU – “AND THE METROPOLE ORKEST” (Legendary singer, doing many of his familiar songs, backed by an orchestra, recorded live).
ROBERT MAGARIS QUINTET – “MORGAN REWIND” (Pianist, leading a quintet, doing some Lee’s better and lesser known tunes, with a couple of originals).
BOB MINTZER BIG BAND – “FOR THE MOMENT” (Straight-ahead big band, doing originals, standards and Brazilian tunes).
MOSSINGER – “THE NEW JERSEY SESSION” (Pianist, in a solo/trio/quartet setting, doing a collection of edgy originals).
SUE RANEY – “LISTEN HERE” (Female vocalist, still in good voice, backed by Alan Broadbent, doing a collection of standards).
ERIC REED – “THE BADDEST MONK” (Pianist, leading a quintet, in a collection of Monk tunes, plus 2 originals).
MIKE STERN – “ALL OVER THE PLACE” (Guitarist, with an edgy set of straight- ahead, contemporary and vocal tracks).
BOBBY STRENG’S HOUSE BIG BAND – “GETTING HOUSED, LIVE” (A mix of straight-ahead and contemporary big band tracks).
TROMBARI – “THE DEVIL’S HOPYARD” (Progressive session, with Glenn Wilson and Jim Pugh, doing all Thomas Chapin originals).
TYLER GILMORE’S NINTH AND LINCOLN-with Cuong Vu – “STATIC LINE (Conductor, constructing a big band album that fuses jazz and experimental Influences, all while exploring the theme of World War II era music and its role in moral and propaganda of the time. The date features Grammy winning trumpeter Cuong Vu). – Dazzle Recordings
JOSH QUINLAN QUINTET – “MOUNTAIN TIME STANDARDS” (Saxophonist with his debut release featuring ten straight-ahead originals inspired by life in Colorado and the unique mountain landscape). – Dazzle Recordings
KENNY WHEELER BIG BAND – “THE LONG WAITING” (Flugelhorn/trumpeter leading a brass-heavy, nineteen-piece, big band doing original compositions and arrangements with vocals by Diana Torto). – Cam Jazz
MIKE FREEMAN ZONA VIBE – “THE VIBESMAN” (Vibe player with fifth recording as leader. The date thrives on its multicultural beat, grounded in jazz, Latin jazz, and salsa originals). – VOF Recordings
MARC COPLAND – “SOME MORE LOVE SONGS” (Pianist led modern jazz session with his sequel to “Some Love Songs”. Date includes a variety of jazz love songs). – Pirouet
ELIZABETH! – “BRAINCHILDREN” (Vocalist/trombonist/songwriter backed by a trio, with a number of special guests doing all originals). – Canopy Jazz
VERONNEAU – “JAZZ SAMBA PROJECT” (Vocal project, made up of popular international artists. The date was inspired by the 1962 hit “Jazz Samba”, and includes bossa nova tunes and treatments of contemporary jazz and pop classics). – Independent
STACEY KENT – “DREAMER IN CONCERT” (First live recorded performance by this vocalist, which took place in Paris. Backed by a quartet, she delivers interpretations of the Great American Songbook as well as a number of interesting French standards). – Blue Note
RICH THOMPSON TRIO – “GENERATIONS” (A veteran drummer leading a trio, as they put their spin on jazz standards and modern originals). – Origin
BEEGIE ADAIR TRIO – “THE REAL THING – LIVE” (Pianist in a live-recorded session that took place at “The Cave” at the Nashville Jazz Workshop. Performance includes twelve compositions, with a mix of classic standards and ballads). – Green Hill
PAUL VAN KEMENADE – “KAISEI NARI” (Alto saxophonist, performing duos and trios with Han Bennink and Aki Takase. An edgy session). – Independent
VIRGINIA SCHENCK – “VA” *title represents the basics of who she is; first & last letter of her name. (Vocalist backed by a piano, bass and drum trio, doing arrangements on a varietyof jazz tunes). – Airborne Ecstasy
DAVID REINHARDT TRIO – “COLOMBE” (Guitarist, (grandson of Django Reinhardt), leading a trio in a wide repertoire of original material and classics. – Cristal Records
UPDATE: INTERVIEW ONLINE ON THE TNJT SHOW PAGE. David Weiss of The Cookers (Billy Harper: Tenor Sax, Eddie Henderson and David Weiss: Trumpets, Craig Handy: Alto Sax, George Cables: Piano, Cecil McBee: Bass, Billy Hart: Drums) hangs with us in Hour 2 of The New as the band celebrate their 5th year working together with their new disc "Believe" and a performance at Day 2 of the June 16-17, 2012 Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. We'll chat about that, dig music from the New, and chat about some of David's other projects including his Point of Departure band.
LATE UPDATE: Steve Smith jazz fusion drummer extraordinaire will be chatting with me about his new disc "LIVE! One Great Night", his upcoming 5/31 Anthology SD gig, and his Jazz 88 Profile on Barry Farrar's Percussive Profiles this week.
"KRIS BERG & THE METROPLEXITY BIG BAND” – THIS TIME/LAST YEAR (Composer/arranger on first project as bandleader, featuring special guests on a mix of originals and other arrangements). – Mama Records
"CITIZEN RHYTHEM” – OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE (Bay area quartet fusion project led by multi-award winning guitarist Terrence Brewer, doing arrangements of Miles Davis, Corea, Shorter, and Mingus tunes).– Strong Brew Records
"DAN CAVANAGH TRIO” – THE HEART OF THE GEYSER (Pianist leading a straight-ahead session performing all originals and a highlight cover of Chick Corea’s “Matrix”). – OA2
“THE COOKERS” - BELIEVE (Jazz super group celebrating their fifth anniversary as a working ensemble, the project features an all-star lineup of collectively written originals). – Motema
“APRIL HALL” – ROOM FOR TWO (Vocalist, doing unique duo parings with a variety of musicians. Original illustrations are by Lennie Peterson, with original poetry by James Cudworth). – Bee Boy Records
“GET THE BLESSING” - OCDC (UK’s award-winning and premiere contemporary quartet with their third release. The date offers gritty saxophone melodies, driving rhythms, and moody guitar riffs that mix many eras and genres into a hybrid fusion). – Naim
“BEN HAUGLAND” – POINT OF NO RETURN (Pianist-led sextet, with first date as leader. Draws from his love of hard bop, modern jazz styles and features his work as a composer and arranger). – Dazzle Recordings
“FLORIAN HOEFNER GROUP” – SONGS WITHOUT WORDS (A quartet session, led by this native German, now New York-based pianist. Presents a set of all unique modern jazz original compositions). – OA2
“CARMEN INTORRE JR.” – FOR THE SOUL (Drummer offering a wide range of organ-based soulful styles on his debut release. The Album covers music from Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan to Chick Corea and Weather Report). – Random Act Records
“JAMES LEARY” - TOGETHER (Bassist/composer with a compilation of original compositions, with the first seven tracks showcasing a unique big band sound recorded and released on vinyl in 1980. The remaining six tracks were taken from various sessions produced in Southern California during the 1990’s). – LifeForce Jazz
“RAINCHECK” (Guitar, piano, bass and drum quartet comprised by Steve Kovalcheck [guitar]. Straight-ahead jazz that preserves the swinging hard bop music of the 60s. All originals). – Dazzle Recordings
“SHIRLEY” – FROM A BRIGHT CLEARING (Progressive project. An octet that presents an eclectic mix of boundary-pushing electronic music, borrowing influences from jazz, drum-and-bass, funk, and rock). – Dazzle Recordings
“STEVE SMITH and VITAL INFORMATION” – LIVE! ONE GREAT NIGHT (Drummer and founder of this jazz/fusion juggernaut group releases a live-recorded set from a date played at a small venue called The Mobius in Ashland, Oregon, 2007. Features an all-star lineup serving up some slamming funk, second-line grooves to some swinging up-tempo B-3 burners. They are currently on their 30th anniversary tour with a stop at Anthology on May 31st.). - BFM
“THE SUGARMAN 3” – WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW (Retro funk group out of New York with an instrumental soul album layered in blues and gospel, sunshine pop and the rhythmic groove of soul jazz). – Daptone
“FRANK UNZUETA” – THOUGHTS REVEALED (Southern California-based pianist leading a straight-ahead trio in his debut record. Features a set of nine originals). – Sunstone Records
Gretchen Parlato (@GretchenParlato, 6:40 PM PT): Gretchen continued working toward her vision on her 2011 release "The Lost and Found", with a slight side-trip participating in Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project...which won the 2012 Best Vocal Album Grammy...which will be reprised at the 2012 Playboy Jazz Festival. We will chat about all that and MORE!
2012-05-21 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: A full spectrum of New Jazz Music being added to the Jazz 88 Music
Library and Playlist this week, including Brian Bromberg (feature TNJT
5/21/12 guest Jeff Lorber), Grammy-nominated vocalist Melody Gardot,
Arturo Sandoval's new tribute to Dizzy, and a couple new San Diego disc
from The Mission Bay Preservationists (leader JP Balmat recently on
TNJT) and the Styletones (funk it up!)!
Plucking out some Jazz News, Jazz Charts, and more!!
Coming up next week, Monday 5/28/12 on TNJT, Eric Person will be chatting about his 6/2 gig with TrioKinesis here in San Diego
A full spectrum of New Jazz Music being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library and Playlist this week, including Brian Bromberg (feature TNJT 5/21/12 guest Jeff Lorber), Grammy-nominated vocalist Melody Gardot, Arturo Sandoval's new tribute to Dizzy, and a couple new San Diego disc from The Mission Bay Preservationists (leader JP Balmat recently on TNJT) and the Styletones (funk it up!)! To hear this New first, check out the debut's on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, May 21, 2012, 6-8 PM PT!
DEAD CAT BOUNCE – “CHANCE EPISODES” (Boston-based sextet headed by saxophonist/composer Matt Steckler. The date is an edgy session that draws inspiration from blues and funk, as well as Caribbean, Brazilian and West African traditions). – Cuneiform
BRIAN BROMBERG – “COMPARED TO THAT” (Grammy-nominated bassist with a live studio release that includes eight original compositions, a ten-piece horn section, a full orchestra string section and a supportive cast that features artists such as Jeff Lorber, Bela Fleck, Randy Brecker, Vinny Colaiuta and many others. Showcases a variety of jazz styles). – Artistry
ROGER CHONG - “SEND A LITTLE LOVE” (Quartet session by this Toronto-based guitarist and composer with his sophomore effort. Features a set of mostly originals, all, which have a mellow and melodic style of play). – Independent
AMIT FRIEDMAN SEXTET – “SUNRISE” (Tenor/soprano saxophonist with the sextet’s debut album. The date has unique arrangements that fuse elements of world music with special emphasis on Middle Eastern music, but still staying loyal jazz tradition). - Origin
MELODY GARDOT – “THE ABSENCE” (Third release from this Grammy-nominated vocalist. Together with an all star band, the collection features all originals that reflect the music of varied cultures visited during her last tour). – Decca
ALLAN HARRIS – “CONVERGENCE” (Vocalist, accompanied by pianist Takana Miyamoto, honoring the collaboration(s) between Tony Bennett and Bill Evans. The collaboration consists of two albums: The Tony Bennett/ Bill Evans Album and Together Again). – Love Productions
THE MISSION BAY PRESERVATIONISTS – “NEW ORLEANS PRESERVES” (Mission Bay High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jean-Paul Balmat. The release focuses on the city of New Orleans, with everything from Dixieland, gospel, boogie-woogie, swing, Cajun, Afro-Cuban, and brass band). – Independent
BEN POWELL – “NEW STREET” (British violist leading a quartet, plus a trio that pays tribute to French violinist Stephane Grappelli. The trio features Gary Burton and Julian Lage doing three tunes, one of which is the albums centerpiece written for Burton by Grappelli in 1969, but never recorded by Burton until now). - Independent
ANNE SAJDERA – “AZUL” (Bay area pianist/composer in a straight-ahead quartet session, showcasing a repertoire of originals, standards, and other jazz tunes). – Bijuri Records
ARTURO SANDOVAL – “DEAR DIZ” (Trumpeter-led session paying tribute to Dizzy Gillespie. Features top-shelf musicians such as Burton, Mintzer and DeFrancesco doing Gillespie compositions framed in big band arrangements spotlighting elements of bebop). - Concord
STYLETONES (San Diegan group delivering a wide selection of energized punky-funk, soul, blues, lounge and R&B). - Independent
Carmen Lundy (@CarmenLundy) "Changes" Interview (7:20 PM PT): Chatting with vocalist about her 2012 release "Changes"and her upcoming performance as June 17, 2012 at the Playboy Jazz Festival as part of Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project!
2012-05-14 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: Lots of great New being added to the Jazz 88 Playlist this week,
including guitarist Broom, a killer large ensemble from Budman / Levy
Orchestra, Ted Nash, and international Jazz from Jazz 88 friend Cheryl Pyle with
More to come, including links to interview audio and items of note during the show!
Lots of great New being added to the Jazz 88 Playlist this week, including guitarist Broom, a killer large ensemble from Budman / Levy Orchestra, and international Jazz from Jazz 88 friend Cheryl Pyle with Kazhargan World! Check out the debut of this batch on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, May 14, 2012 6-8 PM PT!
BOBBY BROOM – “UPPER WEST SIDE STORY” (Tenth release as leader, and first recording of entirely original compositions. - Straight-ahead trio session). – Origin
BUDMAN/LEVY ORCHESTRA – “FROM THERE TO HERE” (Orchestra highlighting the current generation of dynamic L.A. jazz musicians. Features a wide-range of compositions and arrangements, showcasing nine of Levy’s originals). – OA2 Records
HUMAN SPIRIT – “DIALOGUE” (Collective trio project by Thomas Marriott, Mark Taylor and Matt Jorgenson. West coast jazz that features eight original compositions recorded live in Seattle at the 2011 Earshot Jazz Festival). – Origin
DAVID CALDWELL-MASON – “COLD SNAP” (Pianist with his second album as leader. The trio features six modern creative jazz originals and a reworking of two covers.) - Independent
JOEL MILLER – “SWIM” (Montreal based saxophonist leading a quartet featuring a straight-ahead, tight knit set of ten originals and one standard). – Origin
TED NASH – “THE CREEP” (Multi-instrumentalist leading a quartet in his eleventh title as leader, and first on his new label. Mix of originals and other jazz tunes.) – Plastic Sax Records
BRIAN PATNEAUDE – “ALL AROUND US” (N.Y. based alto-saxophonist session offering a straight-ahead collection of six originals and two jazz classics by Wayne Shorter and Bronislaw Kaper). – Wepa Records
KEITH PRAY – “CONFLUENCE” (Alto saxophonist leading a quintet with an organic blend of mostly originals). – Artists Recording Collective
TESSA SOULTER – BEYOND THE BLUE” (Vocalist backed by an all-star cast of veterans on her fourth release. features a dozen classical melodies and familiar standards). - Motema
WADADA LEO SMITH – “TEN FREEDOM SUMMERS” (Creative trumpeter/composer with a progressive 4-disc live release performed over the course of three concerts. The compositions are offered up in a variety of settings, with performances by his Golden Quartet/Quintet, and Southwest Chamber Music conducted by Jeff Von Der Schmidt). – Cuneiform
CORY WONG – “QUARTET/QUINTET” (Twin city guitarist offering a double dose of all original compositions. The two volumes take the music into two different directions. “Quartet” offers a more composed, post bop jazz approach, while “Quintet” has a rock fusion orientation). - Independent
KAZHARGAN WORLD – “WONDERFUL TIMES” (International collective project spearheaded by Russian pianist Stanislav Zaslavsky. Features flautist Cheryl Pyle). -Dewey Records
Looks like there is some fun ("FROMAGE"), creative ("SMASHUP"), and swingin' ("WOBBLE WALKIN") NEW, along with some other great prospects in the new adds to the Jazz 88 music library this week. Check them out on The New Jazz Thing 6-8PM PT, Monday, May 7, 2012!
CARTER CALVERT – “WITH THE ROGER COHEN TRIO” (Female vocalist, with a straight-ahead mix of standards and originals).
AMINA FIGAROVA – “TWELVE” (Another great recording by this pianist/composer/ arranger. All her originals, straight-ahead).
EDDIE GOMEZ – “PER SEMPRE” (Bassist, leading a quintet, in a straight-ahead collection of band originals).
CHRIS HAZELTON TRIO – “PEREGRINATION” (Organ/guitar trio, doing straight- ahead originals and standards).
GILAD HEKSELMAN – “HEARTS WIDE OPEN” (Guitarist, leading a quartet, in a straight-ahead, somewhat edgy collection of originals).
RANDY HOEXTER GROUP – “FROMAGE” (Imaginative jazz arrangements of goofy pop tunes from the 70’s [i.e, Yummy, Yummy, Yummy…Billy Don’t Be A Hero}, but very well done). (Fromage – “cheese” in French).
JAZZ PUNKS – “SMASHUP” (Edgy re-workings of familiar Jazz tunes).
Happy Inaugural International Jazz Day!!! Here is the historic lineup of NEW Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library for this week and that we will be featuring on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, April 30, 2012 between 6 and 8 PM PT!
TODD BISHOP GROUP – “THE MUSIC OF ORNETTE COLEMAN: LITTLE PLAYED LITTLE BIRD” (Drummer-led quartet featuring a beautiful set of rarely heard gems from Ornette Coleman’s catalog. Origin Records release).
KYLE BRUCKMANN’S WRACK – “CRACKED REFRACTION” (Oboist/ English horn player leading a progressive chamber ensemble (Wrack) with unusual instrumentation. Porter Records release).
ROMAIN COLLIN – “THE CALLING” (Edgy piano trio, doing mostly originals).
SARAH ELGETI QUINTET – “INTO THE OPEN” (Danish female reed player, leading a variety of ensembles in original material).
SHAWN MONTEIRO – “TO CARMEN WITH LOVE” (Female vocalist, backed by piano trio, doing standards in tribute to Carmen McRae).
PIERO ODORICI – “CEDAR WALTON PRESENTS PIERO ODORICI” (Saxophone, heading a quartet with Cedar, doing a straight-ahead collection of standards and originals).
BRIA SKONBERG – “SO IS THE DAY” (Female vocalist/trumpeter, doing a collection of mostly originals).
MARY STALLINGS – “DON’T LOOK BACK” (Female vocalist, backed by an all-star trio, doing standards and jazz tunes).
CURTIS STIGERS – “LET’S GO OUT TONIGHT” (Male vocalist, doing jazzy versions of country tunes).
TOM TALLITSCH – “HEADS OR TAILS” (Saxophonist, backed by an organ trio with Jared Gold, doing all originals, save one Neil Young tune).
UN X PECTED BRAZILIAN PROJECT – “UNITE” (Collaborative project between a Swedish guitarist & drummer, featuring an ensemble doing collective Brazilian grooves as well as open improvisations. Kopasetic Productions release).
JENS WENDELBOE BIG BAND – “FRESH HEAT” (Straight-ahead big band, doing originals and jazz tunes, with a couple of great vocal tracks featuring Deb Lyons).
SPIKE WILNER – “LA TENDRESSE” (Piano trio, with a mix of originals and jazz tunes).
Dig the Dionne Warwick Jazz vocal disc in the pile of New adds to the Jazz 88 playlist this week...Cool! Check out as many of these as we debut this Monday, April 23, 2012, 6-8 PM PT, on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw!
SCOTT COWAN – “JACK’S PLACE” (Trumpeter, backed by Tri-Fi, doing a straight- ahead collection of originals).
CRISTINA MORRISON – “I LOVE” (Female vocalist, doing mostly originals, with a couple of fresh takes on standards).
GUNNAR MOSSBLAD – “CROSSCURRENTS” (Saxophone-led quartet, doing straight-ahead band originals).
HAILEY NISWANGER – “THE KEEPER” (Female sax player, leading a quartet/ quintet, doing all but 3 straight-ahead originals).
MILES OKAZAKI – “FIGURATIONS” (Guitarist, leading quartet, doing edgy material, recorded live).
DANIEL ORI – “EMUNA” (Bassist, leading a quintet, with Mark Turner and Oz Noy, doing all straight-ahead originals. On the edgy side).
JAMIE SHEW – “A PLACE FOR ME” (Female vocalist, doing the Great American Songbook, with one Jobim tune, as well).
ANDREW SWIFT – “SWIFT KICK” (Drummer-led session, doing an edgy collection of originals and jazz tunes).
THREE VOICES – “TRANSITIONS” (Flugelhorn/vibes/bass trio, doing a collection of straight-ahead standards, jazz tunes and originals).
Lots of great NEW JAZZ MUSIC being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week, including new music from San Diego pianist Geoffrey Keezer (with his longtime collaborator vibest Joe Locke) and some Jazzy covers of the baddest Curtis Mayfield! And you can get a taste of it when they are debuted TONIGHT, Monday April 16, 2012 on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, 6-8PM PT!!
MINA AGOSSI – “RED EYES” (Female vocalist, with an eclectic mix of tunes, backed on a couple by Archie Shepp).
SUSIE ARIOLI – “NIGHT LIGHTS” (Female vocalist, doing a collection of standards, with gypsy-style arrangements).
MICHAEL BENEDICT & BOPITUDE – “FIVE AND ONE” (Drummer, leading a quintet in his usual straight-ahead collection of Hard Bop classics).
BENOIT DELBECQ – “BECAUSE SHE HOPED” (Piano/clarinet duet recording, doing all progressive originals).
MARY HALVORSON QUINTET – “BENDING BRIDGES” (Female guitarist, leading the group in all progressive originals).
BRIAN HO – “ORGANIC” (Organist, leading a quartet, doing straight-ahead originals, a couple of jazz classics and an Amy Winehouse tune).
JAZZ SOUL SEVEN – “IMPRESSIONS OF CURTIS MAYFIELD” (Straight-ahead interpretations of the Soul master’s classics).
DARIUS JONES QUARTET – “BOOK OF MAE’BUL” (Quartet, doing all progressive originals).
STEVE LEHMAN TRIO – “DIALECT FLUORESCENT” (Sax/bass/drum trio, doing progressive originals, with 3 jazz tunes and one standard).
JOE LOCKE/GEOFFREY KEEZER GROUP – “SIGNING” (Vibist/pianist, leading a quartet, in a straight-ahead collection of originals and jazz tunes).
A great mix of styles, instruments, and ensemble sizes in the new adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library, which you can hear Monday, April 2, 2012, 6 to 8 PM PT on The New Jazz Thing on Jazz 88 (with Jeff Dalrymple sitting in for VO...thanks Jeff...and maybe drummer Jeff will tell a drum story when he plays drummer Pete Zimmer's New)!
Cyrus Chestnut – “Quartet” (Pianist, leading a straight-ahead quartet sessions, doing all originals).
James Danderfer Trio – “Swingin’ At The Patricia” (Clarinetist, with piano and drums, doing vintage Jazz, recorded live).
Peter Donaghy – “I Still Hear The Tune” (Albany, New York guitarist, leading a quartet, in a straight-ahead mix of standards and originals).
Epicenter Featuring Bruce Mishkit – “Just The Beginning” (Sextet, doing a collection of straight-ahead band originals).
Jared Gold – “Golden Child” (Organ/guitar trio, doing a straight-ahead collection of originals, jazz tunes and standards, old and new).
Randy Napoleon – “The Jukebox Crowd” (Guitarist, leading a septet, with a straight-ahead collection of originals and standards).
Melissa Stylianou – “Silent Time” (Female vocalist, doing a straight-ahead, eclectic mix of tunes).
“Introducing The Eyal Vilner Big Band” (Swinging big band, with a mix of originals and standards).
Pete Zimmer – “Prime Of Life” (Drummer, leading a quartet, doing a straight- ahead collection of band originals).
AllAboutJazz.com (Dan MCClenaghan): "...Zimmer's fifth recording as a leader, has a clean, crisp, soulful sound.
The players of the quartet—all top-notch musicians—meld their talents
into a polished cohesion. Zimmer is a fine drummer capable of impeccable
timekeeping and intricate, though usually subtle percussive flourishes.
Zimmer's music, with its tight grooves, sounds like heartland jazz,
like the quintessentially American sound of an organ trio—without, in
this case, the Hammond B3 breathing into the mix."
WOW! Check out the killer adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library, including Alexander, Herring, Braden, Escoffery, Garrett, Hart, Herwig / Beirach / DeJohnette, Iyer, Mehldau, Riker, Roney....on and on!! And you can get a taste of what you'll be hearing in the weeks ahead on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw from 6 to 8 PM PT, Monday, March 26, 2012!
Eric Alexander & Vincent Herring – “Friendly Fire” (2 great sax players, recorded in concert, doing straight-ahead originals and standards).
Dmitry Baevsky – “The Composers” (Sax player, in a swinging, straight-ahead tribute to jazz writers).
Don Braden & Karl Latham – “Big Fun(k) Live” (Hard driving, contemporary jazz, recorded live).
Chaise Lounge – “Insomnia” (Vocal, lounge-style, jazz, performing originals and some offbeat standards).
Wayne Escoffery – “The Only Son Of One” (Sax player, doing typically, straight-ahead, if somewhat edgy, originals).
Kenny Garrett – “Seeds From The Underground” (Great, hard-driving sax-led quartet/quintet, doing all originals).
Billy Hart – “All Our Reasons” (Drummer, leading a quartet, featuring Ethan Iverson from the Bad Plus and Mark Turner, doing very edgy band originals).
Herwig / Beirach / DeJohnette – “Tio Of The Sword” (Trombone/piano/drum trio, doing all progressive originals).
Lisa Hilton – “American Impressions” (Pianist, leading a trio and quartet, in a collection of mostly originals. A little more edgy than her previous stuff).
Jim Holman – “Explosion!” (Pianist, leading a quartet/quintet, doing straight-ahead standards and originals).
Vijay Iyer – “Accelerando” (Pianist, leading a trio, in a progressive mix of originals and jazz tunes).
Wayne Riker, San Diego Jazz Guitar slinger, has a new album, "Guitar Decathlon", featuring collaborations with 10 different guitarists and supporting players, and we'll be sampling and chatting about it LIVE on The New Jazz Thing Monday, March 26, 2012, 6-8 PM PT!
Here's Wayne making a personal delivery of the new disc last week before he headed to one of his many teaching gigs!
We will be talking to him about the upcoming gig, his success with "....Chateau", and what's else is New with Kyle during a Live Interview on The New Jazz Thing on Jazz 88.3, Monday, March 26, 2012 between 6 and 8 PM PT.
Bruce Lindsey in AllAboutJazz: "While Songs From The Chateau is an album of varied moods,
rhythms and beats it continuously evokes one particular emotion—joy.
Eastwood and his band create music from the heart: uplifting, reflective
CLAYTON CAMERON & THE JASS EXPLOSTION – “HERE’S TO THE MESSENGERS” (Drummer, leading an ensemble featuring San Diego’s own Gilbert Castellanos, doing straight-ahead tunes made famous by The Messengers, and a couple of originals).
CHANO DOMINGUEZ – “FLAMENCO” (Pianist, playing a Latin-flavored tribute to Miles Davis).
EUPHORIA BRASS BAND – “COAST TO COAST” (San Diego’s own, doing New Orleans style brass band, featuring our own Drew Miller).
BILL HARRIS QUINTET – “INSIDE OUT” (Trumpeter, leading an ensemble doing straight-ahead standards, Jazz tunes and one original).
BOB LARK AND HIS ALUMNI BIG BAND – “REUNION” (Straight-ahead, swinging, big band sounds).
HALIE LOREN – “HEART FIRST” (Female vocalist, doing old and new standards and originals).
Lots of new vocals (including friend of TNJT Ms. Feather!), Don Byron's new take on soul, and a great set by San Diegans led by Danny Weller (who will be on TNJT 2/27/12!)...lots of great new adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week! We will be debuting as many as we can on The New Jazz Thing, Monday February 6, 2011!
Ehud Asherie With Harry Allen – “Upper West Side” (Very nice set of straight-ahead duets on standards).
Patrick Butler – “Solar Sailing” (Mix of traditional and contemporary sounds).
Don Byron New Gospel Quintet – “Love, Peace and Soul” (Soulful vocal set).
Lorraine Feather – “Tales of the Unusual” (Female vocalist, singing straight-ahead, featuring, as usual, her own witty lyrics).
Audiophile Audition (John Henry): "There are so many female jazz vocalists recording today; it takes
something really special in the way of voice, song selection, lyrics or
instrumentation to interest me. Lorraine Feather has it."
Honolulu Jazz Quartet – “Remembrance - Live At The Triple Door” (Straight-ahead originals, with one vocal track).
Don Mark’s Fire Escape – “In A New Light” (Contemporary grooves on familiar tunes by this sax player).
Nick Mazzarella Trio – “This Only A Test: Live At The Hungry Brain” (Sax, bass and drum trio doing progressive originals).
Tomas Ramirez – “Tres” (Saxophonist, leading a quartet, doing a funky collection of originals).
Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio – “The 11th Gate” (Trombone, organ and drum trio, doing a collection of straight-ahead originals).
Catherine Russell – “Strictly Romancin’” (Steely Dan backup singer, doing all straight- ahead vocals, vintage style).
Jane Sscheckter – “Easy To Remember” (Female singer, doing all straight-ahead vocals, vintage style).
Triosence With Sara Gazarek– “Where Time Stand Still” (Straight-ahead vocals on all nice originals tunes).
Trio Subtonic – “I’ll Meet You There Tomorrow” (Contemporary collection of originals).
Steve Tyrell – “I'll Take Romance” (Male singer, with a mix of old and new standards).
Elio Villafranca & Arturo Stable – “Dos Y Mas” (Pianist and mutli-percussionist, pairing for a session that comes out straight-ahead).
Hristo Vitchev/Weber Lago – “Hartmony” (Guitar/piano duet, doing all acoustic originals).
Ernie Watts – “Oasis” (Saxophonist, leading a quartet in straight-ahead originals standards and new standards).
Doug Webb – “Swing Shift” (Saxophonist, leading an edgy session, with mostly originals and a couple of standards).
Danny Weller – “Third Story” (Local bassist, with local musicians, doing a collection of edgy originals).
Brent Fischer, leader of the Clare Fischer Big Band and son of the recently departed Clare Fischer, will be chatting about the bands new album "Continuum" (nominated for a 2012 Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement for a tune "In The Beginning"), his career, and the legacy of Clare Fischer on The New Jazz Thing, Monday, February 6, 2012 6-8 PM PT.
Here's some information Brent sent us about the memorial service for his father this weekend...
Below is an advance copy of the announcement going out tonight.
Please help spread the word--it won't be the last appearance of any of
the Clare Fischer Bands but it will be the final appearance of my
father, I'm very sorry to say. All of my contact info is also below.
The memorial service for Dr. Clare Fischer is open to the public.
Vocals, contemporary, straight-ahead and avant guitar...even a previously unreleased session from legends Thielemans and Grappelli! Lots of great new adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week, which we will be debuting on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, January 30, 2012, 6-8 PM PT! Listen Now!
GERRY BEAUDOIN – “THE RETURN” (Guitarist, leading a straight-ahead session of mostly originals, with a couple of standards).
CYNTHIA KAAY BENNETT – “DREAMS OF YOU” (Female vocalist, singing straight-ahead, tunes familiar and unfamiliar).
DARK CHOCOLATE – “CAPER” (Eclectic mix of contemporary vocals…mostly vocalese).
JOSE GARCIA – “SONGS FOR A LIFETIME: LIVE” (Male vocalist, doing primarily the Great American Songbook).
STEPHANE GRAPPELLI/TOOTS THIELEMANS – “BRINGING IT TOGETHER” (Previously unreleased recording of straight-ahead standards).
JOSH LEVINSON SEXTET – “CHAUNCEY STREET” (Trumpeter, leading a straight- ahead set of originals).
MCG JAZZ ALL-STARS – “HILL DISTRICT BEAT: A TRIBUTE TO TEENIE HARRIS” (Straight-ahead session paying tribute to one of Pittsburgh’s own).
MICHAEL MUSILLANI TRIO + 4 – “METTLE” (Guitarist, leading an avant-garde session of originals).
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA AND C.U.B.A. – “AREA 52” (Mostly progressive Latin big band sounds).
FRANK RUSSELL – “CIRCLE WITHOUT END” (Bassist, leading a funky, contemporary session).
PAUL SERRATO – “ALTERNATIONS: SOLO AND COLLECTIVE EXPRESSIONS” (Pianist, alternating quartet and solo originals).
SHARMAN – “UNCONDITIONALLY” (Female vocalist, doing mostly straight-ahead originals, with electric piano).