It's the first new adds to the Jazz 88 music library for 2014....HOO RAY! We start the new year with a FULL list of Jazz Music that furthers Jazz 88's mission to present, preserve and promote the uniquely American art form that is Jazz. You can check it all out when it debut's on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday, January 13, 2014 from 6-8 PM PT! The complete list, with annotations and individual artist video and audio clips, is after the split, but here's the list of New discs along with the New This Week @Jazz88 1/13/14 YouTube Playlist (subscribe to the TNJT YouTube Channel), kicking off with Jane Ira Bloom and her new "Sixteen Sunsets" release!
JANE IRA BLOOM – “SIXTEEN SUNSETS
CHARLES BOLES QUARTET – “BLUE CONTINUUM"
MATT CRISCUOLO – “BLIPPITY BLAT”
BARBARA LEVY DANIELS – “LOVE LOST AND FOUND”
LARRY GELB TRIO – “THE LOVE SONG OF IAN OPS”
BILL GOODWIN QUARTET – “RAISE FOUR”
LISA HIGHTOWER / MARK AUGUSTIN – “CONVERSATIONS”
CHUCK ISRAELS JAZZ ORCHESTRA – “SECOND WIND”
L.A.6 – “FRAME OF MIND”
HAROLD MABERN – “RIGHT ON TIME”
JUDY PHILBIN AND ADAM LEVINE – “KEEPING IT SIMPLE”
ERIC REED – “REFLECTIONS OF A GRATEFUL HEART”
THE REESE PROJECT – “COMIN’ HOME BABY”
JIM SOLOWAY – “BARE HANDED”
TIM WARFIELD – “INSPIRE ME”
BOBBY WATSON & THE “I HAVE A DREAM PROJECT” – “CHECK CASHING DAY”
As I rush off to experience Day 4 of the Jazz Education Network 2014 Annual Conference, aka #JEN14, in Dallas, here's some of the highlights of Day 3, Friday, January 10, 2014, as shared during the day on TNJT Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, Storify-like. From orienting Jazz 88 to JEN through attending Committee meetings, to cruizing the squeeking and squaking of the Exhibit all, I took in panels, adjudicated student sessions, and full blown concerts in lobbies! The day was capped off my the moving awards ceremony at the LeJENds of Jazz Education Gala Fundraiser and an evening of concerts that will be remembered forever. I am totally impressed by the JEN Board, Committees, and Presentors, but also the many volunteers, students, and Jazz fans taking part in this very well run conference. On to Day 4!!
The full story is after the split, but here's a slideshow of some shots from the day and a sample of the evening ending performance by vocal ensemble Groove For Thought...Enjoy!
The Jazz Education Network Annual Conference shifted into high gear on Wednesday, January 9, 2014, with it's first full day of clinics, adjudicated student performances, panels, professional musician-educator concerts, keynotes, award presentations, and committee meetings, wrapping up with a wonderful evening of music from world-class student ensembles and professional musicians. There was evening the time-tested jam sessions for both students and professionals into the wee hours of the morning! Check out some of my goings on after the split, but here's a slideshow of pictures along with a video from the Cal State University Long Beach vocal ensemble Pacific Standard Time.
Jazz Education is the focus of the Jazz Education Network, but after arriving in Dallas and attending the opening day of the 5th JEN 2014 Annual Conference, hereafter known as JEN14, there is a whole lot more going on. The New Jazz Thing and San Diego's Jazz 88 is attending the conference to make some connections with this organization on a very similar mission to Jazz 88 and see how we can help them as they prepare for the 6th Annual Conference which will be help in our home port, San Diego (or as they jokingly pronounced it Ron Burgandy-style many times during the evening's performances "San Di-Ah-go"). Actually, the meat and potatoes of the event begins on Day 2 as clinics, presentations, committee meetings, and lots more student and professional musician performance really kick into gear. Day 1 was all about registering, introductions at the JEN Presidents Founders reception, and an evening of both formal and jam session music by very polished local Jazz ensembles.
Note: While I'm working out the kinks in posting to the Jazz 88 blog via mobile devices, you can follow along on Facebook with a 'Like' of The New Jazz Thing page http://Facebook.com/TheNewJazzThing, via TNJT Twitter at http://Twitter.com/TNJT, or follow the #JEN14 Hashtag on your favorite social media tracking app to hear the larger voice of the conference.
Jazz Forward Coalition President Peter Gordon: The Jazz Connect Conference, organized by JazzTimes in conjunction with the Jazz Forward Coalition (JFC), takes place Thursday and Friday, January 9 and 10, 2013 in New York City. The 2013 conference saw attendance triple from 2012 to over 1,000 registrants making it one of the largest Jazz conferences. This year's theme is "The Road Ahead" and will include workshops, panels, and events with titles such as “Navigating Social Media”; “The Role of Education in Presenting Jazz”; “The New Paradigm for Record Labels”;and “Radio Airplay & Promotion 101”. We will be chatting with JFC founding member and conference organizer Peter Gordon about the JFC, the conference, and the major challenges for the business of Jazz in 2014 and forward.
Dave Douglas will be a panel presenter ("“The New Paradigm for Record Labels”) at Jazz Connect and was on the NY Times Best of 2013 for "Time Travel", so we'll dip into that disc.
Jazz Education Network Executive Board Members: The Jazz Education Network (JEN)Annual Conference takes place in Dallas, Texas, Wednesday, January 8, 2013 through Saturday, January 11 and brings together over 3,000 jazz educations, student musicians, internationally renown musicians, and fans for a series of workshops, panels, and lots of performances. Their mission closely hews to the mission of San Diego's Jazz 88.3 and they will be holding their 2015 conference in San Diego, so Jazz 88 will be represented at the Dallas conference to begin planning for 2015 and forward. We'll be chatting with JEN President Andrew Surmani, Co-Founder/Past-President/Conference Coordinator Dr. Lou Fischer, and President-Elect Bob Sinicrope from Dallas as they make final preparations for the conference.
New Jazz Made This Week! I'm looking to start a new feature on TNJT where I play Jazz Made This Week and posted online somewhere it can be shared with others. Did you go into the studio and post something on Soundcloud? Did your band play a gig and there's a video up on YouTube? Where else should I be looking for Jazz Made This Week...BandCamp, Reverbnation, ...?
Jazzweek.com Year End Jazz Chart: 2013: The No. 1 CD on the Top 100 Jazz Chart for 2013 as reported by JazzWeek stations is Christian McBride Trio Out Here (Mack Avenue). During 2013, this release was reported during 24 weeks and accumulated 4,408 spins. It peaked at No. 1 for three consecutive weeks: Aug. 26, Sept. 2 and Sept. 9. Is this chart biased for releases early in 2013? What other things can we learn from this chart? Wasn't Gregory Porter at the top for 9 weeks, but only ranks #11?
56th Grammy Awards For Jazz will be given out Sunday, January 26, 2014. We'll do a quick review of the nominees and feature some music too!
We'll start 2014 with 2 interviews on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 on Monday, January 6, 2014 that look forward in the areas of Jazz Education and Jazz Business and conferences that open the year on those aspects of Jazz...
The Jazz Education Network (JEN)Annual Conference takes place in Dallas, Texas, Wednesday, January 8, 2013 through Saturday, January 11 and brings together over 3,000 jazz educations, student musicians, internationally renown musicians, and fans for a series of workshops, panels, and lots of performances. Their mission closely hews to the mission of San Diego's Jazz 88.3 and they will be holding their 2015 conference in San Diego, so Jazz 88 will be represented at the Dallas conference to begin planning for 2015 and forward. We'll be chatting with JEN President Andrew Surmani, Co-Founder/Past-President/Conference Coordinator Dr. Lou Fischer, and President-Elect Bob Sinicrope from Dallas as they make final preparations for the conference.
The Jazz Connect Conference, organized by JazzTimes in conjunction with the Jazz Forward Coalition (JFC), takes place Thursday and Friday, January 9 and 10, 2013 in New York City. The 2013 conference saw attendance triple from 2012 to over 1,000 registrants making it one of the largest Jazz conferences. This year's theme is "The Road Ahead" and will include workshops, panels, and events with titles such as “Navigating Social Media”; “The Role of Education in Presenting Jazz”; “The New Paradigm for Record Labels”;and “Radio Airplay & Promotion 101”. We will be chatting with JFC founding member and conference organizer Peter Gordon about the JFC, the conference, and the major challenges for the business of Jazz in 2014 and forward.
Tonight we'll be sampling music from some of the new music debuted in 2013 from artists we chatted with on The New Jazz Thing and Jazz Live San Diego, including Gilbert Castellanos, Gregory Porter, Michael Gallant, Rob Thorsen, Peter Sprague, Steph Johnson, Lower Left, Dayna Stephens, Geoffrey Keezer, and MORE! The complete list of TNJT and Jazz Live Interviews, along with Jazz 88 Speakeasy links for listening, is after the split.
What's New @Jazz88 and the Top 10 Countdown of the Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Charts are on hiatus this week as we gear up for Lots of New in 2014. Thanks for checking them out in 2013!
Last week I put together my last One World of 2013 showcasing my favorite releases of the year. There's so much amazing music that came out this year from all over the world as I tried to include as much information about each song and release for your interest. This is part one!
John Wizards “Maria” — John Wizards (Planet Mu) [Magical and dreamlike vibes from South Africa.]
Skip&Die “La Cumbia Dictadura” — Riots In The Jungle (Crammed Discs) [So many different sounds that I like to describe as "hybriddims".]
Deanna Reuben: Deanna has a new holiday release "Christmas is Here" and we've recently received her 2012 release "The Very Thought of You", so we'll be chatting about both releases, her biography, and more!
Nick DeRiso Review: "Reuben and Co. find new corners to explore even in a house of songs so familiar as to be navigable even amidst a Christmas Eve slumber."
Top 10 Countdown of the Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Chart for December 23, 2013: The No. 1 CD for a third consecutive week on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart is Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio (Whaling City Sound). The highest debut (No. 29) biggest gainer (+45) and most added (+10) is Ted Rosenthal Wonderland (Playscape Recordings).
Top 10 Countdown of the Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Chart for December 9, 2013: The new No. 1 CD this week on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart is Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio (Whaling City Sound). The highest debut (No. 26) and biggest gainer (+51) is Brian Lynch Unsung Heroes Vol. 2 (Hollistic Musicworks). Most added (+16) are Doug Webb Another Scene (Posi-Tone) and Enrico Granafei Alone (and) Together (CAP).
San Diego Grammy Nominees: 10/27/13 TNJT Guest Gregory Porter (check out our interview) has 2 nominations (Best Jazz Vocal Album, Best R&B performance for "Hey Laura"...which he chatted about) and TOMORROW NIGHT 12/10/13 Jazz Live Performer James Harman (Best Blues Album “Remembering Little Walter” recorded at now-defunct "Anthology") are among them!! Also former TNJT guest Bill Cantos playing on former TNJT guest Herb Alpert too for Best Pop Instrumental "Steppin Out"!!
Ho Ho Ho and Much Cheer is emanating from the Jazz 88 Music Library as we catch up on the last 2 weeks of New Holiday Jazz Adds! Check out all of the New Holiday Jazz on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8 PM PT, December 9, 2013.
Holiday Adds for 12/2/13...
PEGGY DUQUESNEL – “ALL I ASK FOR CHRISTMAS”
NNENNA FREELON – “CHRISTMAS”
HALIE LOREN & MATT TREDER – “MANY TIMES, MANY WAYS: A HOLIDAY CELEBRATION”
MANHATTAN BRASS – “MANHATTAN HOLIDAY”
NEW WORLD JAZZ PROJECT – “CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE”
NEW YORK VOICES – “LET IT SNOW”
VARIOUS ARTISTS – “A SLOW JAMS JAZZ CHRISTMAS”
Holiday Adds for 12/9/13...
MIGUEL deLEON – “NAVIDAD”
TIANNA HALL & CHRIS CORTEZ – “NOEL"
DEANNA REUBEN – “CHRISTMAS IS HERE”
TED ROSENTHAL – “WONDERLAND”
JIM SELF/HOLLYWOOD TUBA 12 – “’TIS THE SEASON TUBA JOLLY"
VARIOUS ARTISTS – “HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS”
The full list of the Holiday Jazz Adds is after the split, along with brief descriptions of the disc....Happy Holidays!
The last full list of Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library for 2013...everyone's already got their good ready for your Holiday shopping lists...comes with several anticipated releases. Hear them all debut on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8 PM PT, December 2, 2013. The full list, with annotations, links, and video previews is after the split...enjoy!!
Some of the biggest names in Jazz in this weeks Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library, including Tom Harrell, Houston Person, Don Braden, and Archie Shepp, along with the very first disc from San Diego's own Pizarro Brothers. And you can hear them ALL debut on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8 PM PT, November 25, 2013. The full list, with album annotations by Jazz 88 Music Director Joe Kocherhans, artist website links and video previews where available, is available after the split, but to tease you a bit, here's the short list and the New This Week @Jazz88 YouTube Playlist...Enjoy The New!
RALPHE ARMSTRONG – “HOME BASS”
“THE DETROIT JAZZ WINDS”
TOM HARRELL – “COLORS OF A DREAM”
BARBARA KING – “PERFECT TIMING”
HOUSTON PERSON – “NICE ‘N’ EASY”
THE PIZARRO BROTHERS – “PIANO JAZZ CAFÉ”
DEANNA REUBEN – “THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU”
ADAM RONGO – “TELL YOUR STORY”
VANESSA RUBIN & DON BRADEN – “THE CIRCLE”
ARCHIE SHEPP ATTICA BLUES ORCHESTRA – “I HEAR THE SOUND”
Dig the great New batch of New Jazz Music being added to the Jazz 88 Music library this week. You can check it all out when it debuts, as it does each week, on on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8PM PT, November 18, 2013.
JIM ALFREDSON - “DIRTY FINGERS - TRIBUTE TO BIG JOHN PATTON” - (Big O Records)
BEN ALLISON – “THE STARS LOOK VERY DIFFERENTLY TODAY” - (Sonic Camera Records)
BRIAN GEPHART – “STANDING ON TWO FEET” – (Origin Records)
KELLYE GRAY – “AND, THEY CALL US COWBOYS” – (GRR8 Records)
This week's adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library show the international breadth and depth of Jazz with music of Asian, Eastern Europe, Arabia, and Latin America all getting play...and you can hear them debut LIVE on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8 PM PT, November 11, 2013. The complete list with annotations, video and audio clips is after the split...enjoy!
DEWA BUDJANA – “JOGED KAHYANGAN”
AMIR ELSAFFAR - “ALCHEMY”
AARON GERMAIN – “CHANCE”
JON HAMAR – “IDYL WILD”
“DAVID HARDIMAN’S MUSIC AROUND THE WORLD”
IAN HENDRICKSON-SMITH – “TONIGHT IS NOW”
JAKE HERTZOG – “THROWBACK”
CAROLYN LEE JONES – “THE PERFORMER”
MARTY KRYSTALL – “MOMENTS MAGICAL”
“THE PEDRITO MARTINEZ GROUP”
PETE RODRIGUEZ – “CAMINANDO CON PAPI”
HRISTO VITCHEV / LIUBOMIR KRASTEV – “RHODOPA”
Check out the New This Week @Jazz88 11/11/13 YouTube Playlist...
Hey everyone, just wanted to let the Jazz 88.3 world know I'll be playing tunes on Monday night, November 11th at the Office in North Park for Dub Dynamite. Expect to hear lots of global bass, dub, reggae, roots and some cumbia in my DJ set, some of which you'd normally hear on One World. There's no cover! Hope to see some of y'all there!
A tight, concentrated list of new music being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week, including the Robert Glasper Experiement's follow-up to the 2013 Grammy award winning "Black Radio", "Black Radio 2". As you can every week, you can hear these all debut on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8 PM PT, November 4, 2013. The full list, with annotation and video and audio where available are listed after the split. Also, check out the New This Week @Jazz88 11/4/13 YouTube Playlist for a taste of what's to come @Jazz88!
Here are the new discs being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week and debuting LIVE on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8 PM PT, October 28, 2013. It's a great list featuring a wide range from big band, groovy electronics, and straight ahead to vocals, including the latest from critics favorite and 2012 TNJT guest Gretchen Parlato, "Live in NYC". I've included the New This Week 10/28/13 @Jazz88 YouTube Playlist for artists that have something to hear and see! The full list, with additional info about each disc and video and audio extras, is after the split.
DAVE ASKREN / JEFF BENEDICT – “IT’S ABOUT THE GROOVE”
Check out all of the new music being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week and debuting on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday, October 21, 2013 6-8 PM PT. The full list, with a little longer description and audio/video content where available, is after the split, but you can check out some of the artists work in the New This Week 10/21/13 @Jazz88 playlist....
TOMMY CECIL AND BILL MAYS – “OUR TIME”
JOHN CLAYTON – “PARLOR SERIES”
THE DePAUL UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE WITH JEFF HAMILTON – “…SALUTES WOODY HERMAN”
THE ELEC TET – “SHINY METAL OBJECTS”
PHIL FEST – “PROJECTO B.F.C.”
CURTIS HASSELBRING – “NUMBER STATIONS”
JACQUES LESURE – “WHEN SHE SMILES”
ADRIANNA MARIE AND HER GROOVECUTTERS – “DOUBLE CROSSING BLUES”
WIDE HIVE PLAYERS – “TURNSTYLE”
WYNTON MARSALIS – “THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF WYNTON MARSALIS”
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS ONE O’CLOCK LAB BAND – “LAB 2013”
Subsuelo, LA's immensely popular global bass DJ crew and live band that brings together flamenco, cumbia, hip-hop, tropical funk and Latin dance music are coming to San Diego this Friday, October 18th for a very special night. Resident selectors Gozar and Canyonazo provide the backbone of their sound while turntablist DJ Ethos and flamenco dancer La Tigresa showcase a blend of neo-baroque rhythms with an East LA vibe.
Some of San Diego's best jazz events are also best-kept secrets. However, if you know where to look for inventive, intimate and engaging shows, you will join a group of true music lovers for an exciting dynamic time few can claim to have experienced.
Here's the list of the new discs being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week and you can hear the debuted LIVE on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8 PM PT, October 14, 2013! The full list is after the split, but for your enjoyment, here's a quick playlist of some videos from this week's NEW!
The wide breadth of compositions (standards, originals, contemporary, chamber), ensembles (duos, trio, large ensembles), instrumentation (there's an oud and pocket trumpet in there) and more in the current state of Jazz is represented in the Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library for October 7, 2013. Check out their Jazz 88 Debut on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8PM PT, October 7, 2013!
The full list, annotated with some selections from YouTube also captured in the YouTube Playlist below, is after the split...it will be nice when they all have video channels and cool shareable choices...until then, it's a fun list to let run: New This Week 10/7/13 @Jazz88...
Lots of contemporary, groovy, world-ly Jazz sounds in the 2013-9-30 Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week, in addition to the latest releases from Jazz Live San Diego alum Frank Potenza, Phil Woods, Randy Brecker, and Dr. Lonnie Smith to name just a FEW of the NEW! Check out all of The NEW debuting on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday, September 30, 2013, 6-8PM PT!
The full list is after the split, but to tempt you to click, here's a video playlist of selections from the New This Week 9/30/13 @Jazz88 list...
Quite a BIG line of the New Music being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library the week of September 23, 2013, including the latest releases from guitarist Calvin Keys ("Electric Keys"), Jazz Live San Diego alum Tierney Sutton ("After Blue"), and Steve Turre ("The Bones of Art"), with some always-great-to-hear New Big Band music from David Weiss ("Endangered Species: The Music of Wayne Shorter"), Dave Slonaker Big Band ("Intrada"), and Ted Nash ("Chakra").
A wide range of music, artists, ensembles, and outlooks in the 2013.9.15 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library, including the latest crazy project from Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd, Ahmad Jamal making great "Saturday Morning" music, and the latest from upcoming Jazz Live San Diego guest Billy Mintz (coming 10/8/13 with Roberta Piket). You can hear the all debuted LIVE on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8 PM PT, September 16, 2013.
This week's list was provided by Jazz 88 Music Director Chad Fox and includes a bunch of great video's previewing much of this music and you can see the whole list with video's after the split...or just watch them all right here in the New This Week 9/16/13 @Jazz88 Youtube Playlist!!
Drummers leading bands, Polish Jazz Musicians, dogs sleeping with cats, fire and brimstone, mass destruction...wait...not so much that last stuff, but all of that and MORE in the Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week. You can hear them all debuted LIVE, as you can each week, on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday, September 9, 2013, 6-8 PM PT! Before all hell brakes loose (and you see the full list after the split), here's sly exposer Nick Hempton and a taste of his new disc "Odd Man Out"...
The duo of Gilbert Castellanos and Charles McPherson was electrifying, with Carlos Vasquez on percussion, Marshall Hawkins on bass and Mikan Zlatkovich on the keyboard.
I attended the celebration for Gary Lefebvre at 98 Bottles on Sunday and quite a celebration it was! The room was packed, the music outstanding and the crowd was immensely responsive as the parade of musicians lit it up with fabulous Jazz.
Straight-ahead, original Jazz dominates the New Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week, with some Fusion Pioneers (Jeff Lorber), Contemporary stars (Trombone Shorty), a Jazz Live San Diego alum (Julian Lage), and even some new local San Diego music (Matt Smith - who we'll chat with!) thrown in for seasoning! We'll debut all the New Monday 6-8 PM PT, September 2, 2013 on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw. The full list of the New is after the split, but here's a little SuperFunkRock, Trombone Shorty-style to get you in the Mood for New...
Brasil that isn't (twice, "Different Directions), lots of '&' collaborations (Brasil & Mauricio, Hyman & Peplowski, Lake & Big Horns, Ohya & Family) , New from Jazz Live alum Lorraine Feather ("Attachments") and Jazz Master Holland ("Prism"), Big Band, Straight Ahead, Progressive, and MORE...It's All About The New in the 2013-8-26 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library! Hear them ALL debut on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8PM PT August 26, 2013!
The full list of the New is after the split, but since ya got ta have video (or some sort of visually interactive embed) to be NEW...here's what Derrick Hodge says about his New "Live Today"...
Sacha Boutros, a San Diego vocalist who also hangs in New York and Hawaii, has a new disc "NY After Dark" out, so we'll be chatting with her LIVE in-studio about that, what's inspiring her these days, and more on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8 PM PT, August 19, 2013 (Sacha will be with us in Hour 2 of The New).
There is a wide range of New in the 2013-8-19 Adds To the Jazz 88 Music Library this coming week...from Alto, Piano, Flute, Baritone, Guitar, All-Star Ensembles, Male and Female Vocal and more! Hear them all debuted LIVE on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8PM PT, August 19, 2013. The entire list of New is after the split, but to wet your Jazz whistle, here's work from San Diego guitarist Tony Taravella, who's releasing his debut recording "In A Sentimental Mood" this week featuring San Diego Jazz greats like Wofford, Sprague, Moore, and Magnusson...enjoy!
Some interesting and varied new discs being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week and debuted LIVE on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8PM PT, August 12, 2013. The full list is after the split, but here's something from the Willie Jones III Quintet, who's got a new Max Roach Tribute disc in the new Adds.
The Ira B Liss Big Band's new disc "It's About Time" is out now and they have a CD release party coming up, so we'll be chatting with band leader Ira B Liss and arranger of 5 of the tunes on the disc, Chris Braymen, on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8PM PT, August 12, 2013 (they'll be on in Hour 2 of The New).
In the new adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week we've got way-varying vocal projects (old standards: Deborah Shulman sings Bobby Troup, Jay Clayton sings Harry Warren, Laura Ainsworth; new standards: The Jost Project jazz versions of Rock tunes; contemporary: George Duke), along with Brazilian (Paquito d'Rivera), Bass/Piano duo (Avishai Cohen), Progressive (Albert "Tootie" Heath with Ethan Iverson of The Bad Plus, David Chestky's latest), and MORE! You can check out their radio debut on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8 PM PT, August 5, 2013! The full list is available after the split, but to get you there, here's a bit from the new David Chesky "Jazz In The New Harmonic"...
The 2013 San Diego Music Award nominees were announced today and the winners will be presented on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. It is great to see lots of musicians supported by and played on Jazz 88 in the list, including Jazz Live San Diego alum (Gilbert Castellanos, Bill Magee Blues Band, Michelle Lundeen, Candye Kane, Sue Palmer, Euphoria Brass Band, Rob Thorsen, Joshua White, Danny Green, Mike Wofford, Steph Johnson) and other Jazz 88 interview guests (all of the above and Gregory Page, Wayne Riker). Additionally, it's really cool to have Jazzer Gilbert Castellanos nominated in the Artist of the Year and Best Live Band. And the cherry on top of it for all of us involved in San Diego Jazz is the announcement that Daniel Jackson will be receiving this year's Lifetime Achievement Award (and that's 2 for 2 for jazzers with Mike Wofford receiving the 2012 award). The public gets to vote for the 'Genre Categories' (e.g. Best Jazz) until September 16, 2013, so make your vote known!
The complete list of Jazz and Blues categories (and other friends of Jazz 88 nominees) after the split...
Great list of NEW discs being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week along with some very cool links to videos featuring the music and artists courtesy of Chad Fox, host of Progressive Jazz on Monday's and Wednesdays @Jazz88. You can check out all of this new music debuting on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8PM PT, July 29, 2013...and NEW THIS WEEK we will be doing some CD giveaways of the New Music, so tune in and get the NEW! The complete list of new is after the split, but to get you in the mode, here's Chick Corea talking about his new band and album, The Vigil (and this is one of the free ones we will be giving away on TNJT!)
The free and independent nature of Jazz Music today is evident in the few but representative (progressive, vocal, Latin, straight-ahead, Ohio-based, pianoless, hard-core, Francois) NEW being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week and debuted LIVE on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday, July 22, 2013 6-8 PM PT! View the new, after the split, but get a hint of it from San Diego's Sacha Boutros and a French lyric that I loved from "Ellington Indigos" sometime ago :)
San Diego Flautist Lori Bell hangs with The New Jazz Thing on Monday, July 22, 6-8 PM PT to discuss her upcoming "Lori Bell & Friends" Artist in Residency series at the La Jolla Community Center on Friday, July 26, 2013 featuring Mike Garson, piano, and Rob Thorsen, bass. Lori will be with us in Hour 1 of The New at approximately 6:40 PM PT.
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Latin, Progressive, Straight Ahead, Steely Dan (!), and Music by San Diegan's (Dresser, Keezer) are all part of the New music being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week. Check out all the NEW debut onThe New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday 6-8PM PT, July 15, 2013. The full list of the New This Week is available after the split, but here's a taste from the new Preservation Hall Jazz Band disc of all originals (first in their 50 year history) "That's It"...
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2013-07-01 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: Among the NEW adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library for July 1, 2013 there is an ode to a really HOT place (Baker, CA...home of the BIG thermometer), something new from a Jazz Live San Diego alum (Glenn Cashman), and Ode II to a really COOL CA spot (Bill Frisell's "Big Sur").
Top 10 Countdown Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Chart Monday, July 1, 2013: The new No. 1 this week on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart and most reported (54 stations) is Joe Locke Lay Down My Heart (Motema). Most added (+21) is Dave Liebman / Michael Stephans Lineage (Whaling City). The week’s biggest gainer (+72) is Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet Latin Jazz / Jazz Latin (Patois) and the week’s highest debut is Kenny Barron & The Brazilian Knights Kenny Barron & The Brazilian Knights (Sunnyside).
Playlists are usually posted to TNJT Twitter and Facebook, but not recently as I've been back experimenting with video.. but the playlist needs to be part of the video...G+HOA Gadget/App. Anyway, here's the playlist...click for a larger size:
Among the NEW adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library for July 1, 2013 there is an ode to a really HOT place (Baker, CA...home of the BIG thermometer), something new from a Jazz Live San Diego alum (Glenn Cashman), and Ode II to a really COOL CA spot (Bill Frisell's "Big Sur"). Check out their debut and ALL THE NEW on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday, July 1, 2013, 6-8PM PT!
The full list is after the split, but to raise the temperature a bit before TNJT, here's AguaBella and Baker...
It's that time of the year where the best upcoming musicians and bands from the world's Latin music community converge on New York City for a handful of crazy musical days, otherwise known as the Latin Alternative Music Conference. I'll be in attendance this year and am stoked to get a heads up on who's gonna be hot in the coming months when it comes to Latin alternative music. Here's some acts that I look forward to checking out when I'm out there while trying not to melt from the heat.
LEFT: Scott Joplin, “The King of Ragtime”; RIGHT: Scott Joplin House in St. Louis, Missouri, where the composer lived from 1900 to 1903. It is preserved as a State Historic Site.
The June 23, 2013 edition of Johnny D’s Jazz Journal was the third all-new installment of a show I call “A Trip to the Keys: Jazz on the Family of Keyboard Instruments.” Naturally, such a show will prominently feature the most elegant, most expressive, most dynamic of keyboard instruments, the acoustic piano, but I always look forward to digging up examples of jazz played on organ, harpsichord, celeste, clavichord, synthesizer, and accordion or bandoneon.
What's New @Jazz88!? http://Jazz88.org, The Wrecking Crew, Jazz88 Blog (Webcam!) and Speakeasy, Facebook, Twitter...
Top 10 Countdown Jazz Week Jazz Album Chart Monday June 24, 2013: The new No. 1 this week on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart is Bob James & David Sanborn Quartette Humaine (OKeh). Biggest gainer (+80) and most added (+23) is Chucho Valdes Border-Free (Jazz Village). Most reported (49 stations) is Joe Locke Lay Down My Heart (Motema) and the highest debut (No. 15) is Freddie Cole This And That (HighNote).
Lots of new (Quentin Angus, Arjun, Roby Glob, more) and familiar (Peter Madsen, Bobby McFerrin, David Murray) and MIKE WOFFORD'S NEW "It's Personal"...all being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library (we need a link to the library search here) on Tuesday, June 24, 2013 and debuted onThe New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 LIVE from Monday June 23, 2013, 6 to 8 PM PT, SO LISTEN LIVE NOW! A taste of something coming!
The full list of the NEW is after the split so click :)
Top left: 1966, Brian Wilson producing Pet Sounds; top right: bassist Carol Kaye (seated, foreground) and musicians during Pet Sounds sessions; above: Brian Wilson today
I didn’t plan my June 16 show to coincide with Father’s Day — it was a coincidence, and, to be honest, a somewhat uncomfortable and cruelly ironic one. I’d been working for weeks on a jazz tribute to a great songwriter, Brian Wilson, founder and creative font of the Beach Boys, who definitely was not lucky in the daddy department. I wanted it to air as close as possible to Brian’s 71st birthday on Thursday, June 20. When my wife reminded me of that June 16 was Father’s Day, I thought, “Uh-oh.”
Just wanted to let everyone know that One World under my hosting turns 2 today so I threw together a commemorative two-part mix to showcase a lot of favorites and what not. It's been a very crazy fun time and I'm glad to be able to share music from around this planet we call home every Wednesday night. As for the mix itself, I left out a lot of favorites and will upload the second part of the mix very soon. Mad love and thanks to everyone who's locked in over these past two years far and wide! (Tracklist posted after the jump!)
Really excited about 3 large ensemble recordings (Joel Harrison 19, Kim Richmond, Dave Ricard) among the New being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library starting next Tuesday, June 18, 2013. You can get the jump on everyone by checking out their debut on on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88, Monday 6-8PM PT, June 17, 2013. The full list is after the split, but here's a funky little taste from San Diego's own Pocket and their new disc "Resonance"...
Just wanted to let those folks know who listen to Weekend Late Jazz that I'll be DJing at the Belly Up on Tuesday night, June 11 in support of JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound performing, all the way from Chicago. If you enjoy blues rock with touches of soul, then definitely come check out the show!
Here's a full performance of them playing live on KEXP in Seattle!
6:40 PM PT - Grace Kelly - New disc "Grace" (Hymns, Her Sax and Vocals), Playing PBJF Saturday, June 15, 2013 with Phil Woods.
7:20 PM PT - ELEW and JazzAntiqua Dance Ensemble Artistic Director Pat Taylor discussing the World Premier of their new Jazzy collaboration at PBJF Sunday, June 16, 2013. Joe is adding ELEW's latest RockJazz Vol. 2 to the New list this week!
Top 10 Countdown of the Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Chart June 10, 2013: No. 1 on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart now for a fourth consecutive week is Christian McBride & Inside Straight People Music (Mack Avenue). Most added (+24) and the week’s biggest gainer (+108) is George Benson Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole (Concord). The week’s highest debut (No. 26) is Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack Dejohnette Somewhere (ECM) and the most reported (50 stations) is Eliane Elias I Thought About You (A Tribute to Chet Baker) (Concord).
The New Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library for June 10, 2013 includes the latest from Pat Metheny, Jerry Bergonzi, Freddy Cole, and lots more familiar and new names. You can hear them debuted on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday, 6-8 PM PT, June 10, 2013. The full list of adds are after the split, but in the meantime here's something from "Brooklyn Babylon", a multimedia performance piece by graphic novelist Danijel Zezelj and composer Darcy James Argue. The Brooklyn Academy of Music presented the world premiere of the work November 9, 2011. The full "Brooklyn Babylon" is being added this week!
THIS COMING MONDAY 6 to 8 PM PT, June 10, 2013 (this should be a clickable / subscribable event link)...
6:40 PM PT - Grace Kelly - New disc "Grace" (Hymns, Her Sax and Vocals), Playing PBJF Saturday, June 15, 2013 with Phil Woods.
7:20 PM PT - ELEW and JazzAntiqua Dance Ensemble Artistic Director Pat Taylor discussing the World Premier of their new Jazzy collaboration at PBJF Sunday, June 16, 2013. Joe is adding ELEW's latest RockJazz Vol. 2 to the New list this week! 10 Min.
Here's a great video of something they are probably doing at PBJF, the music is from ELEW's latest RockJazz Vol. 2 (if that's any clue:)) http://youtu.be/kUNd4WL44bw (They won't let me embed it, but get over there and see it anyway...then come back!
The Following MONDAY 6 to 8 PM PT, June 17, 2013 (this should be a clickable / subscribable event link, again)...
6:40 - Miki Purnellis a San Diego vocalist with a New disc "Swingin' To The Sea" and a CD Release gig Sunday, June 23 in Carlsbad
Jeff Dalrymple will be sitting in on this session of TNJT. I'm sure it will be a fun night of New!