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Rebecca Coupe Franks Quartet Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 8, 2011
Going to be live blogging the event below, so watch out!

And now the interview plays and I'm off to get set for a Henry Butler preview...

9:30 And the crowd goes wild...while the band takes a bow out front! What a fantastic show!

9:24 Tune 13 "Down Home Feelin": She needs a break, but is gutting it out! Heading down to close it out!

I will be heading down soon to say good night to our studio audience and getting things ready for a Henry Butler preview of our April 12, 2011 Jazz Live San Diego! But I think they will be doing one more tune after this, so I'll hang tight!

9:17 Tune 12 "Exposure". Another from Check The Box, which tonight's pianist Luis Perdomo plays on. She's really working the set list tonight!

9:11 Tune 11 "Five More Days". Mid-tempo tune, starting out with Rebecca doing another vocal.

She talks a bit about being a West Coast girl that went to NY, but loving San Diego and playing Frisbee at the beach today.

9:04 Back in the perch, after the station ID and a chat about trying out new stuff in front of an audience and the change it might undergo.

Tune 10 "Regrets": Another new tune. She explained is as very improvisational, like a improve painting. With a little structure that she has built for it. Feels like she is trying out a different kind of composition. And this is just a trio, Perdomo  piano, Camacho bass, Franks trumpet.

Luis Perdomo piano Rene Camacho bass Rebecca Coupe Franks trumpet Performing "Regrets" at Jazz Live San Diego

Tune 9 "Mass" (before the break): Another tune from 2009's Check The Box. Boy it sure swang hard!

8:52 Time for me to go down and figure out what I'm going to ask her in about 8 minutes....ah...

Here's a slide show of the pictures from tonight's show and before hand...


8:47 Explains some of the dead air as she is changing up the set list as she goes. Next up a reggae tune...
Tune 8 "<a reggae tune>": Another vocal by Rebecca...she really loves to sing!

Here's a shot from up in the perch above the Seville Theatre
Rebecca Coupe Franks Quartet From The Perch at the Seville Theatre San Diego City College

8:42 Tune 7 "3/4": She said she didn't know what time it was and someone from the crowd yelled "8:42". She said "Time flies when you are having fun!". I hope she has enough tunes to get the full 90 minutes in...I'm sure she does!!

8:35 Tune 6 Hugs From Heaven. A tune written for her father who passed away about a year ago. Rebecca sings for the first time tonight. Before the tune, as there was a little dead air for you at home on the radio, she came back and explained: "A little out of order...which isn't too strange for me" (a little paraphrase, but you get the very humble idea!).

8:29 Tune 5 Genetic Makeup. Another tune written in the last couple of months. Never recorded. Probably played live very few times....nice! Swinging tune, with Luis Perdomo taking a really nice turn on piano! Also, Rene Camacho did it up..and the crowd loved it!

We are soooo lucky to be hearing lots of previously unheard, new music from Rebecca...she is hoping to record this in June 2011.

8:22: Rebecca introduces the band. Just met Andy a couple gigs ago. Luis Perdomo, piano, played on her "Check The Box" disc from 2009.
Tune 4: "Open Heart". Ballad.

8:16 Tune 3 - Movin' On. To commemorate quitting her college teaching gig and deciding to play full time! Great choice! Nice solo by drummer Andy Sanesi!!

She back announced the first tunes...
Tune 0 (before the on air): Thursday.
Tune 1: LuLu
Tune 2: Someday. The first tune she wrote at age 20!

The shot I took, with the program, from backstage, while the band played their first tune:
Rebecca Coupe Franks Quartet Opens Jazz Live San Diego NOW 88.3 FM http://Jazz88.org

8:08 Back in the perch after opening the show, the first tune was a nice shuffle with RCF really blowing it away! She must have been a little inspired by the Kermit Ruffins that Barry Farrar played right before he tossed it to us in the theatre. Tune 2 is a sweet bossa-ish swinger.

7:47 In the perch, but heading backstage to get the band and then out front to introduce them and get the show started! Break a leg!!

Here's soundcheck before the show...
This Is The New Jazz Thing on Jazz 88.3 Thursday, March 7, 2011
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 7, 2011
The New Jazz Thing is LIVE! Thursday, March 7, 2011, 6 to 8 PM PT on Jazz 88.3 FM, KSDS San Diego, Webcast at http://Jazz88.org! Quick Link: TNJT Playlist Archive (TNJT Playlist RSS Feed - Subscribe!). Listen to Jazz 88 NOW! Check out the New This Week 3/7/2011 to see a big part of what the New is all about!


The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 7, 2011
NEW THIS WEEK FOR 3/7/11

RALPH BOWEN – “POWER PLAY” (Straight-ahead saxophone quartet, doing all but
one original, on the edgy side). AllAboutJazz (Bruce Lindsey): Power Play is an apposite title: for saxophonist Ralph Bowen is certainly one of the most powerful players in contemporary jazz. But power alone is seldom, if ever, enough, and Bowen combines power with exceptional control, feeling and tone. The rest of the quartet shares Bowen's characteristics, ensuring that this collection of tunes is constantly rewarding

ROYCE CAMPBELL – “MAKE ME RAINBOWS” (Guitar/organ trio, doing mostly
standards, recorded in 1995, but newly released). JazzLoft: This is the same rhythm section featured on the classic Wes Montgomery recording "Boss Guitar." This CD contains three originals by Campbell along with such standards as "Ruby," "You Go To My Head," "If I Should Lose You," "Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise," and a seldom recorded Cole Porter tune called "Could It Be You."

FRANCIS COLETTE/JONAS TAUBER – “PORT SAID STREET” (Guitar/cello, doing
interesting arrangements on originals and standards).

LUIS CONTE – “EN CASA DE LUIS” (Percussionist, leading a hard-core latin session.
Lots of vocal tracks, mostly originals).Amazon: En Casa de Luis is the 7th release for Multi-Grammy Winner Luis Conte, an acknowledged master of percussion. His celebrated career includes touring and or recording work with some of the greatest names in contemporary music including Madonna, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Santana, Jackson Browne, Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand, Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Pat Metheny, James Taylor, Shakira. Ozzy Osborne and Cuban legends Arturo Sandoval and Cachao.

JERY COSTANZO – “DESTINATION MOON” (Male vocalist backed by a big band,
doing all standards. More of a lounge vibe, but great arrangements).

BENOIT DELBECQ TRIO – “THE SIXTH JUMP” (Progressive piano trio, doing all
originals).

MONIKA HERZIG – “COME WITH ME” (Pianist, leading a variety of band
configurations, with originals, standards and new standards).

RICK HOLLAND-EVAN DOBBINS LITTLE BIG BAND – “TRILBY” (A swingin’
collection of jazz standards and originals).  Lazaro Vega, Radio Host, Blue Lake Public Radio :Rick Holland’s flugelhorn improvisations flow with a seasoned musician’s imagination and a hard working trumpeter’s ability to play whatever comes to mind. His piquant touches to the top of the staff (or above) from wherever he happens to be in the improvised melodic line are a great example of where daily practice can take you.

VIJAY IYER WITH PRASANNA/NITIN MITTA – “TIRTHA” (Pianist acknowledging
his Indian roots, with tabla and sitar, doing all originals). CMJ (Brianne Galli): Composed by Iyer and Prasanna, Tirtha communicates a spiritual journey free of labels. The music does not submit to any one type of music that each of its members creates, and does not fit neatly into just one genre. For the group, the collaboration celebrates India’s freedom by representing a more global sound as a result of independence.

ANDREI KONDAKOV – “BLUES FOR 4” (Russian pianist, backed by a great band,
doing all originals, straight-ahead).

BRIAN LYNCH – “UNSUNG HEROES” (Trumpeter paying tribute to under
appreciated fellow trumpet players, straight-ahead groove). Elements of Jazz (Atane Ofiaja): Lynch says, "Unsung Heroes pays tribute to and features the compositions of jazz trumpet giants such as Joe Gordon, Tommy Turrentine, Idrees Sulieman, and other greats who have flown under the radar of popular acclaim despite their artistry and influence on players such as myself."

RENEE MANNING – “ALL GROWN UP” (Female vocalist doing a mix of standards
and new standards, with a couple of originals).CDUniverse: Renee Manning's life has been quite a musical odyssey. Transitioning from a classical soprano to a soul/funk stylist (with a range comparable to Minnie Ripperton) and finally into a Jazz and Blues Contralto, her vocal journey has been phenomenal. The truth is, anything with a touch of the blues (or that depth of feeling), is well within her domain of expression. Couple Manning's musical style with that of her becoming an incredible vocal coach and educator along the way, and you have an inspirational force to be reckoned with.

DADO MORONI – “LIVE IN BEVERLY HILLS” (Piano trio, doing a straight-ahead
mix of standards and originals).

EDDIE MENDENHALL – “COSINE MEETS TANGENT” (Piano/vibes quartet, doing
all but one original, straight ahead).

THE NIGHTCRAWLERS – “DOWN IN THE BOTTOM” (Mix of straight-ahead and
big band tracks, with organ, guitar and drums providing hard driving rhythm). Vancouver Sun - The Nightcrawlers Top Up Their Bottom: We did some concerts in the summer [of 2010] where we had an organist from Montreal visiting and she brought all these big band charts with her because there are all these great Jimmy Smith records on Verve from the ’60s with great arrangements,” Cahill says. “We played a whole bunch of that and Cory [Weeds] said, ‘Why don’t we do the next record half with a big band and half as a quintet?’ And I was like, ‘How the heck are we gonna do that?’ ”


ARTURO O’FARRILL & THE AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA – “40 ACRES
AND A BURRO” (Great big band latin grooves, can also be aired in straight-ahead
segments). AllAboutJazz (Dan Bilawsky): Throughout the program, the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra demonstrates a signature flair for all things spicy, and Arturo O'Farrill continues to define the sound of his own creation, which can simply be called all-inclusive Latin jazz.

ONE FOR ALL – “INVADES VANCOUVER” (Live recording of this all-star ensemble,
doing mostly their originals).

JANE STUART – “DON’T LOOK BACK” (Female vocalist, doing the Great American
Songbook and new standards).

HRISTO VITCHEV QUINTET – “THE PERPERIKON SUITE” (Guitar/vibe quintet,
doing all straight-ahead originals).

YELLOWJACKETS – “TIMELINE” (Mostly straight-ahead outing, with some
contemporary tracks).

ZZYMZZY QUARTET – “ZZWING!” (More gypsy jazz from local musicians).
Ralph Bowen - Power Play
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 7, 2011
RALPH BOWEN – “POWER PLAY” (Straight-ahead saxophone quartet, doing all but
one original, on the edgy side).

The New Jazz Thing Thursday, February 28, 2011 - Rachel Z Omar Hakim Noah Preminger
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 28, 2011
The New Jazz Thing is LIVE 6-8 PM PT Monday, February 28, 2011 on Jazz 88.3 FM KSDS San Diego Webcast http://Jazz88.org!

Tonight on the show:
  • Rachel Z and Omar Hakim of Trio of OZ (check out some music clips there)! They will both be joining us via teleconference line to chat about their new release.
  • Noah Preminger has a new release "Before The Rain" out and we'll be chatting with him about it.
Interact with The New Jazz Thing!!
  • #TNJT on Twitter (http://Twitter.com/TNJT): If you want to hear something or make a comment about a song or the show, send us a Direct Message on Twitter, ReTweet a show posting (we post each playlist entry during the show), or just post using the #TNJT hashtag and we'll be monitoring it during the show!



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Ernest Stuart - Solitary Walker
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 28, 2011

ERNEST STUART – “SOLITARY WALKER” (Very edgy trombonist, with a mix of originals and standards).



Reviews and Quotes:
  • Ernest Stuart - Album Preview: Solitary Walker is the product of my attempt to create music that is a true reflection of myself and my musical experiences which ranges from gigs with The Roots to The Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. I also wanted to present a jazz album that is steeped in the tradition of Philadelphia soul. During it’s production, I set out to capture an honesty that I feel most over-produced jazz albums now lack. I believe the over-use of technology to erase “mistakes” can leave an album without character. The album boasts a slight rawness from the use of acoustic instruments and as few microphones as possible (the horns share one microphone as well). In keeping with my vision of honesty, the listener is drawn into the album’s sound and sophistication unpretentiously.
  • AllAboutJazz: "The CD title Solitary Walker comes from the book Reveries of the Solitary Walker written by French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Stuart discovered the book during a somewhat tumultuous time while living in New York City. The book's theme resonated deeply with him, though his “exile" was totally self imposed. He learned a lot about himself during this relatively short period, but also about the nature of ordinary people, music and musicians."
The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 28, 2011

ANTHONY SMITH QUARTET – “THE LADY & THE QUEEN” (Local pianist, leading a quartet, doing all originals).



Reviews and Quotes:
  • Anthony Smith Bio: "...also the Common Ground Theatre’s world premiere of “Jazz Queens Cast Blue Shadows,” for which Anthony wrote the original score to accompany the standards of Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington. The music from “Jazz Queens” was then recorded in the studio by Anthony and his four-piece band, for a forthcoming Bluport Records release (early 2011)."
The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 28, 2011

BOBBY SELVAGGIO – “GRASS ROOTS MOVEMENT” (Contemporary quintet, doing all originals, on the edgy side).




Reviews and Quotes:


Roberta Piket - Sides, Colors
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 28, 2011
ROBERTA PIKET – “SIDES, COLORS” (Mostly progressive outing, with a variety of band configurations, doing mostly originals, with a couple of standards).



Reviews and Quotes:
  • AllAboutJazz.com (Wilbert Sostre): "she demonstrates her different musical sides and colors. Piket shows her classical, lyrical side on "Billy's Ballad" and Bill Evans "Laurie," while the classical feel is accentuated by the addition of clarinet, flute and strings—a concept similar to Esperanza Spalding's Chamber Music Society (Heads Up, 2010)."
  • AllAboutJazz.com (Dan McClenaghan): "Side, Colors features a mix of styles, but is sequenced perfectly. "Side A" is mostly with strings; "Side B," a freer, mostly piano trio affair. Piket takes some chances here, and it pays off nicely."

Brad Mehldau - Live In Marciac
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 28, 2011
BRAD MEHLDAU – “LIVE IN MARCIAC” (Solo piano outing, 2 discs, with a great mix of originals, standards and new standards, recorded live).



Reviews and Quotes:

Goodbye Storyteller from Brad Mehldau Music on Vimeo.

Native Soul - Soul Step
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 28, 2011
NATIVE SOUL – “SOUL STEP” (Quartet, doing mostly straight-ahead originals, with a few contemporary tracks).


The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 28, 2011
BOBBY MATOS AFRO LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE – “BEAUTIFUL AS THE MOON” (Recorded at his Jazz Live concert last June, with one studio track).



Reviews and Quotes:
  • CDBaby: "Beautiful As The Moon is a very personal statement from the band--all of the music comes from the band members or is inspired by their families and their influences." "With all but one song recorded at the Saville Theater, San Diego City College for a live concert on KSDS Jazz88 radio in San Diego, this is an excellent opportunity to experience some great Latin Jazz live without any edits or tricks so common on many studio produced sessions where the music is recorded overdub by overdub. Not here, this is the real deal--seasoned Jazz and Latin Jazz musicians running risks to create great art, passionate rhythms and beautiful melodies resulting in music that is as beautiful as the moon."
The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 28, 2011


FRED HERSCH – “ALONE AT THE VANGUARD” (Solo live piano recording, with a mix of originals, jazz tunes and standards).



Reviews and Quotes:
  • AllAboutJazz (Dan McClenaghan): "Hersch has what it takes to ignore the "never open with a ballad" advice: a supple and exquisitely-refined touch; a sharp focus on the melody; a deep sense of classical harmony; and a magical ability to get inside the tune and make it his own. Hersch's sound here has a uncommon fragility/strength dynamic, and it is serious and cerebral, with an opposing simplicity buoyed by a rich complexity, born of a lifetime's immersion in the music."

The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 28, 2011
ELIZABETH WOODBURY KASIUS & HEARD – “KATARU” (World flavored jazz, with some vocals, doing all originals).




The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 28, 2011
SCOTT HAMILTON AND ROSSANO SPORTIELLO – “MIDNIGHT AT NOLA’S PENTHOUSE” (Sax/piano duet rendering of standards).



Reviews and Quotes:

The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 28, 2011
DUO LARE – “IN OTHER WORDS” (Local string players, with a mixture of mostly originals and jazz tunes).



Mandolin New Music: "
In Other Words is the debut release from Duo LaRé, Chris Acquavella on mandolin and Nate Jarrell on guitar. The duo performs contemporary music influenced by jazz, contemporary classical and eastern European folk traditions with about half of the tracks being original compositions."
The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 27, 2011
FRANK BUTREY – “MALICIOUS DELICIOUS” (Joe @Jazz88: Very edgy guitarist, all tune
authored or co-authored by him).



AllAboutJazz.com (Victor Schermer): "Jazz guitarists will find Butrey's rich improvisational capabilities of great interest. He likes to play with possibilities and demonstrates rich motivic and chordal development. There is an ingenuity repeatedly occurring as he and his cohorts try on new "skins" in chameleon-like adaptations. After several listens, the head spins from exposure to the myriad musical changes that, in turn, evoke changes in the psyche. In that sense, the music is transformational, provoking changes in the sense of self much like a psychedelic drug."


Rebecca Coupe Franks Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 23, 2011
The band for Rebecca Coupe Franks appearance at Jazz Live San Diego, Tuesday, March 8, 2011 8-10 PM PT from the Seville Theatre at San Diego City College (and broadcast LIVE at Jazz 88.3 FM San Diego and on the web at http://Jazz88.org) has just been announced....
For information on tickets, parking, and future Jazz Live San Diego dates, check out the Jazz Live page on the http://Jazz88.org website: http://jazz88.org/sch_jazzlive.php
The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 16, 2011
NEW THIS WEEK FOR 2/17/11 - Finally adding the Mingus Big Band 2010 Grammy Winner for Best Large Ensemble Jazz Album...hoo ray! New Charlie Haden music and new music from Art Hillery, the pianist for our last Jazz Live with Red Holloway and Plas Johnson.

BANN – “AS YOU LIKE” (Saxophone/highly electrified guitar quartet, doing mostly
originals and some standards).

PETER ELDRIDGE – “MAD HEAVEN” (Vocalist/pianist, doing mostly straight-ahead,
original material).

DIRK FISHCER & GEORGE STONE – “COMING OF AGE” (Swinging big band, with
a mix of originals and jazz tunes).

CHARLIE HADEN QUARTET WEST – “SOPHISTICATED LADIES” (Straight-ahead
quartet, with all-star females on vocal tracks, backed by strings).

CURT HANRAHAN QUARTET – “SOULJOURNER” (Saxophonist/flutist, recorded
live. Mix of originals and jazz tunes).

ARET HILLERY – “WORKS OF ART” (Pianist, leading various band configurations.
All originals, with 3 vocal tracks).

MAD ROMANCE – “AIM HIGH” (Vocal ensemble, doing Great American Songbook,
with a couple of new standards).

TONY MESSINA – “LIVE IN NEW YORK AT THE IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB” (Male
vocalist, with a good voice, doing mostly standards).

MINGUS BIG BAND – “LIVE AT THE JAZZ SHOWCASE” (2010 Grammy winner,
recorded live, mostly progressive performances).

ALON NECHUSHTAN – “WORDS BEYOND” (Hard driving piano trio, doing all
originals).

PLUNGE – “TIN FISH TANGO” (Various horns, backed by only a bass, doing all
originals).
The Red Holloway Quartet w Plas Johnson at Jazz Live San Diego 2011.02.08
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 8, 2011
I'm blogging the show live and you can listen at http://Jazz88.org or 88.3 FM in San Diego....

9:23 Tune 11 <a blues shouter> They didn't say this was the end, but it sure looks like it based on the time...heading downstairs....

Looks like this will be the tune before the last one...then it's down for the close and onto the rest of the show...

9:14 Tune 10 "Theme from Pink Panther" Plas Johnson plays on the tune that made him famous...you knew he recorded the famous saxophone solo on this tune, right?!

9:07 Tune 9 "Delilah" featuring pianist Art Hillary. Richard Reid is really growly playing the bass...his microphone pickup on the bass really picks him up...sounds great! Everyone's taking a turn on this one...Garryck King on drums just did a nice thing with mallets...I think.

9:01 Tune 8 "Drink Muddy Water" with Red taking the lead on vocals and letting the theatre audience get a few responses in to his calls. The band swings.

8:58 Station ID Break and Q&A: We heard stories about Red and Plas' time in the Army. Red as a bandleader, after doing a stint in the motor pool and 'red lining' his pay...I guess that means he didn't take his pay for some reason. Plas was happy to be done with his time!

Time for me to figure out what we are going to banter and babble about at the 9PM station ID break.

8:47 Tune 7 "Caravan" Red sings the lyric to remember the name of the tune...featuring Garryck King on the buckets.

8:38 Tune 6 "Talk of the Town" Nice ballad choice. Again, Plas calling the tunes as he sees them from the stage. And his buddy Red is hanging right there with the band on stage...bet he wishes he was playing side by side with Plas (they talked about this in the pre-recorded interview).

8:31 Tune 5 "I Feel Good" A little James Brown being pulled out of the hat by Plas. The crowd is loving it!

8:25 Tune 4 "Yes, Yes" - Red does some magic rhyming 'pass' with 'yes'.

Red schmoozing the fine ladies with a tune he just wrote...I think I know the title...I cleared this for on-air...we'll see if I regret that decision!

8:17 Tune 3 "Hittin The Jug" - Plas wailing on a slow blues, after deciding what they were going to play. Looks like there isn't a set list for tonight's festivities!

8:10 Tune 2 <some title> Red Holloway leads the packed Seville Theatre in a blues sing-a-long.

8:01 Tune 1 "Lucky So and So" We didn't quite hit the 8:00 mark with the first tune, so I wonder what the 'toss' sounded like...the end of Tune 0 and then we went right into the show...LIVE radio with Jazz Legends at it's most unpredictable!

7: 56 Tune 0 "My Shining Hour" Supposed to be for the theatre only, as a last mix check for broadcast...but they didn't quite finish before the 8:00 toss from the studio, so I'm sure the radio audience heard the end of it, with my "LIVE from the Seville Theatre..." opener.

Some pre-show stuff...


Plas, Richard, and Garryk at the soundcheck...
Me with Red and Plas after the Jazz Live San Diego interview...
VO, Red Holloway, Plas Johnson - Plas Johnson Soundcheck - Jazz Live San Diego TONIGHT 8-10PM PT Jazz 88.3 FM http://Jazz88.org

VO, Red Holloway, Plas Johnson - Plas Johnson Soundcheck - Jazz Live San Diego TONIGHT 8-10PM PT Jazz 88.3 FM http://Jazz88.org

Jazz Live San Diego TONIGHT 8-10PM PT @Jazz88 88.3 FM http://Jazz88.org Red Holloway w Plas Johnson!!

Noah Preminger - Before The Rain
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 7, 2011

Interview with Noah on The New Jazz Thing, Monday, February 28, 2011
  Noah Preminger "Before The Rain" by Vince Outlaw

Noah Preminger - Before The Rain


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

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


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

NEW THIS WEEK FOR 2/3/11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW THIS WEEK FOR 1/20/11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

http://www.meebo.com/rooms

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

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

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

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

MP3 File

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here's links to get the investigation started!

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

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

MP3 File

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

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

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

It's Jazz 88 Spring Membership Drive, so support the great New Jazz Things you hear on Jazz 88 by renewing or becoming a member today online and by phone 619-388-3000
The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 25, 2010
New This Week 3/25/10 - The Jazz 88.3 KSDS San Diego Library
This Is The New Jazz Thing on Jazz 88.3! Thursday, March 11, 2010 - Nate Jarell
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 11, 2010
The New Jazz Thing is LIVE! Thursday, March 11 2010, 6 to 8 PM PT on Jazz 88.3 FM, KSDS San Diego, Webcast at http://Jazz88.org! Quick Link: Jazz 88 Playlist Archive for Thursday, January 21, 2010 (scroll to 6PM to see the tunes spontaneously mixed on Tonight's show!)
Let's Use Our Brainpower
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Posted on: March 1, 2010

So here we are in The Speakeasy meeting, learning how to use the blog.  Key thing learned today: "Don't click on the 'Save' icon."  It does not Save.  It breaks hearts.

Read full article at: Let's Use Our Brainpower
Henry Franklin at Jazz Live San Diego 2010.02.09
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 9, 2010
Chat...you have to give name and sex for verification (remedy coming soon)...

Link here to chat log for the evening...won't be much, but that's what should go here after the show is done and the live chat room is taken down...The band during the first hour, from the perch...
Living High Off the Blog
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Posted on: February 4, 2010

Patience is not one of my virtues.  An ability to accessorize?  Sure.  But to say I've been "patiently" waiting for the day when we could finally get the Jazz88.3 blog up and running wouldn't be a correct characterization.  Foaming at the mouth?  Maybe.  Pestering webguy Michael incessantly?  Yes.

When you work at a non-profit, patience is a must.  Things just don't happen as quickly as you want them to, whether it's from lack of funds, lack of staffing, or any number of bureaucratic loopholes.  We've been working to improve our website for quite some time now, and an ongoing blog has been one of the key components.  As an avid blogger in my personal life, I couldn't wait to connect with Jazz88.3 fans in a way that allows them to see the a bit behind-the-scenes.  I'm thrilled the blog is finally here, with many more exciting web developments to come!

2010 has already started off with a bang at Jazz88.3.  Next week Henry "The Skipper" Franklin comes to Jazz Live, and we couldn't be more delighted.  He was here a few years back, played to a sold out crowd, and went down as one of the best shows we've ever had.

In the Development Office, we're pursuing grants to help bolster our education initiatives in the community, we're working on informing our listeners about the Hope Shaw Legacy Society (a way to make a planned estate gift to KSDS), and we're getting ready for a very fun event at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts for our Leadership Circle--starring Ed Asner!

The Membership Department is eagerly planning the Spring Membership Campaign, and continues to strive to make it a time of year that doesn't elicit groans but rather begs the question "what interesting twists will they come up with next?" 

But now, I've gotta skedoodle and get to writing this week's edition of The Speakeasy!  See you next time!

Maurice Turner, San Diego Jazz Supporter, Has Passed Away
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 25, 2010
Claudia Russell, Jazz 88 Program Director and friend extraordinaire, relates this news of the passing of Maurice Turner...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The New Jazz Thing is LIVE!

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

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

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

Here are some artifacts of a great night...and more to come on the Jazz Live blog...
THANKS!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Mike Rovatsos , Production Director/WebPosted on: October 11, 2009
I'm real excited about hitting our Fall Membership goal. I want to thank everyone involved.  Looking forward to the next year and beyond.
Thelonious Monk
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Miff Mole Posted on: October 11, 2009

Since I'm not a professional writer it's easy to dismiss anything I might type about Thelonious Monk. I have no particular insight into his career or his life. Nothing to reveal about "'Round Midnight" or his singular style on piano. Instead of typing, let me try telepathy.

I'm not going to tell you that you're going to love Monk's music. Maybe you've already made up your mind. Do a quick personal inventory. See if there's a little room for something fun and serious, something surprising and traditional. Go ahead, give it a shot.

With a computer it's easy to dig in. Spell it right the first time, "Thelonious Monk." Then listen, especially the solo stuff. Read some of the history or stories about Monk. Watch a documentary. At least watch until you find the scene on a bus in Copenhagen, I think, when Johnny Griffin shows his new pants to Monk. So worth it.

Stay with it.
If You Build it They Will Come...
Blog Name: Jazz88 SpeakeasyAuthor: Mike Rovatsos , Production Director/WebPosted on: October 4, 2009
Things are looking up for the Jazz88 Speakeasy.  What once started as an idea is starting to bear some fruit. Our fearless Web Designer, Gil and our Web Master, Lev are putting all the pieces together for a fun, interactive and original Jazz88 Speakeasy. Not only will it look cool it will feature such content like: Artist Interviews, Jock Bios, Samples of original KSDS programs including full-length programming, Jazz Birthdays, the Jazz88 Blog, Videos, Jazz Live Gallery, A connection for the 'In-Crowd' Members and much much more.  Next week, we start building the club...Right now, we're working on that secret password...be sure to knock twice to get in. It's hip...It's the Jazz88 Speakeasy. Stay tuned.
Fall 2009 Membership Campaign
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Lev Shamilov Posted on: September 30, 2009
This Friday, Jazz88 begins their Fall Membership Campaign.  Stay tuned for information on how you can win an I-Pod Nano.
Web Site Updates
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Lev Shamilov Posted on: July 30, 2009
Finally, the new blog is available on our web site. Please bookmark and check out this page frequently, as we will keep you informed not only about everything that happens in the Jazz scene in San Diego, but in the Jazz world in general.
Read full article at: Web Site Updates
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