Tomorrow night on The New Jazz Thing at 7pm PT, flutist Holly Hofmann and pianist Mike Wofford will be coming into the studio for an interview to talk with Vince Outlaw about their latest release "Turn Signal" that's also a part of our new adds this week. While they live in San Diego, they're usually always performing in other cities so it'll be a pleasure to have them!
I've got a couple of fun interviews queued up for The New Jazz Thing, Monday January 9, 2012 6-8 PM PT on Jazz 88.3 FM KSDS San Diego Webcast at Jazz 88...
Paul Keeling - Former San Diego pianist and member of Gilbert Castellanos' band in the 90's is playing at a Dizzy's San Diego show at 98 Bottles and has his 2011 release "The Farthest Reach" for us to listen to and chat about.
Ian Tordella - San Diego saxophonist who is Kickstarting his latest CD "Tragic Comedy" with a Kickstarter.com project and a January 21 gig / art-showing at 98 Bottles (I'm sensing a rising Jazz venue here), so we'll be chatting with Ian about that and his other goings-on.
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On The New Jazz Thing Monday, December 26, 2011 we'll be looking back at some of the best music, interviews, concerts we've had the pleasure of sharing in 2011. We made a big move to Monday night in 2011 (TNJT was on Thursdays for over 10 years) and we had some great times in studio, on the phone, at Jazz Live San Diego, and more. We'll also look at some of the Jazz critics picks across the net for best of 2011.
Why Jazz? A question a lot of us Jazzers get when asked about our passion for the music, it's history, and part in American and World Culture. NPR Jazz Critic and Author of the 2011 book "Why Jazz?" Kevin Whitehead will chat with us on The New Jazz Thing on Monday December 19, 2011 between 7:20 and 7:40 PM PT about that, the stories he covered and his favorites releases of 2011, and a look at what's coming up in for Jazz in 2012.
And here are some of Kevin's favorites for 2011...
2011 best (again & as ever, I’d rather list 10 good ones than try to rank them, so divide the points how you do. three are from the last century. in zedyxical order:) Craig Taborn, Avenging Angel, ECM Tyshawn Sorey, Oblique – I, Pi São Paulo Underground, Três Cabeças Loucuras, Cuneiform Michael Moore Quartet, Amsterdam, Ramboy Roscoe Mitchell, Before There Was Sound, Nessa Billy Hart, Sixty-Eight, SteepleChase Gigi Gryce, Doin’ the Gigi, Uptown Ran Blake/Dominique Eade, Whirlpool, Jazz Project Tim Berne, Insomnia, Clean Feed Ambrose Akinmusire, When the Heart Emerges Glistening, Blue Note
debut: Bryan Hooten, Richmond Love Call (Solo Trombone), Bryan Hooten
Latin: Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Faith, 5Passion
vocal: Ran Blake/Dominique Eade, Whirlpool, Jazz Project
reissues (no particular order): Julius Hemphill, Dogon A.D., International Phonograph FMP Im Rückblick - In Retrospect, FMP Modern Jazz Quartet, Atlantic Studio Recordings, Mosaic