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This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday October 1 2012 - Hristo Vitchev
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: October 1, 2012
Really excited about chatting with Hristo Vitchev about his New "Heartmony" AND San Diego gig this Thursday, August 4...more details to come...

2012-10-01 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 30, 2012
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 Interview on The New Jazz Thing Monday September 24 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 23, 2012
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!!

UPDATE: Here's the complete interview...



Some interesting tidbits after the split....
2012-09-24 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 23, 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"..


Complete list of The New after the split....
This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday September 17 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 17, 2012
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
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 17, 2012
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...


Hristo Vitchev Coming to San Diego and The New Jazz Thing Monday October 1 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 11, 2012
Just scheduled up an interview with guitarist Hristo Vitchev for The New Jazz Thing on Monday, October 1, 2012, 6-8 PM PT. 

A few quick facts about the upcoming show and a video to get you in the mood after the jump...
This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday September 10 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 10, 2012
Tonight on the show...
Luciana Souza and Gregory Page TNJT Interviews Available Online!
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 10, 2012
A couple of great new interviews have been posted up on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw page:
  • 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!

2012-09-10 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 10, 2012
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"... 


Complete New list after the jump...
Incorrect Album Covers Provided by Amazon.com
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Website DevelopmentAuthor: Lev Shamilov Posted on: September 5, 2012

Here at Jazz88.3 we have implemented a very nice technology created and provided by Amazon.com - the ability to search and extract the album cover images of every album played on our radio station, so that we could display them on our website. It works great, when it works. Unfortunately, sometimes people make mistakes. Of course, I'm not talking about us! I'm talking about those people who actually submit those images to Amazon.

The submission process to Amazon is typically done by the recording company, who produces the albums, but lately it has become possible for the musicians to produce their own albums by themselves. Now-days every musician can record his or her music in a rented studio and then print a small batch of CD's keeping all the profit to him/herself, without sharing it with those greedy label companies.

Why Supporting the Arts is Important
Blog Name: Riffs on RadioAuthor: Ann Bauer , Underwriting Account ManagerPosted on: September 5, 2012

One of the pillars of our mission, at San Diego's Jazz 88.3, the support of the Arts.  Not just Jazz and Blues.  In fact, not even "just" music.  We see our role as an important vehicle for information about all the arts; as enjoyed through theatre, museums, performance and exhibition.  There is a perception  that the arts are, well, stuffy.  Or high-browed.  Or unimportant in today's world. 

Well, as it turns out, everyone knew that the arts are fun.  The art critic from the Guardian in the UK is merely verbalizing something that we've all known,  at least subconsciously, all our lives.  We listen to music because it's fun.  It makes us feel good.  Sometimes it makes us want to dance.  Or cry.  Or sing along.  Music is part of our soul. Music makes our bodies fluid, our hearts light.

This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday September 3 2012 - Gregory Page
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 3, 2012
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 Monday September 3 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 3, 2012
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...

2012-09-03 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: September 2, 2012

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.

Here's a little taste of the New from Neil Cowley Trio to get you in the mood...


Complete list after the jump...

We Love Our Radio in San Diego
Blog Name: Riffs on RadioAuthor: Ann Bauer , Underwriting Account ManagerPosted on: August 29, 2012

I don't mean to give away professional secrets, but San Diego radio stations get together periodically to ascertain the "State of the Radio Business" in the market.  It's not like we're conspiring, or anything, but we just talk about Best Practices and stuff.  The organization has undertaken a formal study of the perception of the radio business, through the point of view of some large, local advertisers.

[SIDENOTE:  Of course, Jazz 88.3 does not carry advertising, but we do seek and enjoy the financial support of local businesses who appreciate the value of the service we provide. From that standpoint, the thoughts of the "advertising community" are important to us, too.  We are, after all, players.]

Anyway, without sounding like we're patting ourselves on the back, at least according to these advertisers, Radio, as a medium, is doing just fine, thankyouverymuch!  With the advent of mp3 players, streaming music services, and "Internet radio," the profession has struggled with the fear that radio, as we have all grown up, knowing it, is going the way of the newspaper.  Well, if these advertisers are any indication of the public' perception  at large, that's just not the case.  One advertiser said, "The listener relationship with radio is the strongest of any medium."  Another one said, “The connection with the listener differentiates it.” Finally, probably my favorite quote is, “Listeners are passionate about radio.”

Read full article at: We Love Our Radio in San Diego
2012-08-27 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: August 24, 2012
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 The Book of Chet and Duos III TNJT Interview Monday August 27 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: August 24, 2012
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...
What's in a Brand?
Blog Name: Riffs on RadioAuthor: Ann Bauer , Underwriting Account ManagerPosted on: August 22, 2012

Everywhere you hear, people are talking about "branding."  Advertising agencies have become "branding specialists."  Low-end celebs work very hard to create their own "brand," which is just another word for reputation.  Even nonprofits, like public radio stations, are paying attention to the presentation of their "brand."  Brands

John Burke, in his Nonprofit Branding blog, says, "Implementing a mission that benefits society is probably not enough. Your nonprofit must commit all employees, all volunteers, all directors and all actions to the branding process. Your brand is shaped incrementally and always – shaped by every interaction, shaped by the way your phone is answered, the way your office is maintained, and by the grammar in your emails."  

 So what about a logo?  Why all the fuss about logos? Why is a recognizable logo important to a retail product?  A well known logo is intended to re-create the feeling of the brand in the mind of the consumer.  When you see that pink and orange logo, you're supposed to smell coffee and taste sugary-sweet fried dough.  Wearing the Nike swoosh means you are a real athlete.  The design of the logo is neither here nor there, as long as the effect on the audience's brain is there.

Read full article at: What's in a Brand?
This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday August 20 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: August 20, 2012
Here's what we've got for The New Jazz Thing on Monday, August 20, 2012 6-8 PM PT...
  • 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! 
  • Jazzweek.com Jazz Chart August 20, 2012: Curtis Fuller at the top 3 weeks running! 
  • Brian Bromberg has that third New disc out, Bromberg Plays Hendrix, and he talked about it LAST WEEK on THE NEW JAZZ THING! (scroll down and click Brian's name to hear the interview). 

2012-08-20 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: August 20, 2012

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...


Hope for the Art Form
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Jeff Dalrymple Posted on: August 13, 2012

An interesting partnership this summer between a music venue and a private school has resulted in a summer jazz program for tween and teen jazz musicians.

Howard Berkson, owner of the food and music club Anthology here in San Diego, got the idea last year for a jazz institute and, with the help of San Diego trumpeter and educator Derek Cannon, put together a great music faculty, outlined a curriculum and set up a whole jazz program. Local top-shelf musicians were enlisted as the teaching staff, most or all of whom are music educators as well. I’m talking about — in addition to Cannon — Mike Holguin, Justin and Melonie Grinnell, Danny Green, Steve and Ella Steinberg, Andy Geib and Tommy Collins. In addition to these instrumentalists, Melonie Grinnell and Leonard Patton took charge of the two jazz singing groups.
Read full article at: Hope for the Art Form
This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday August 13 2012 - Brian Bromberg SDMTs
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: August 13, 2012
Here's what I'm working on for The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, 6-8PM PT, Monday, August 13, 2012 on Jazz 88.3 FM, with Webcast at http://Jazz88.org and smartphone apps for iPod/iPhone/iPad and Android (that's quite a description!). 
  • UPDATE 5:5PM PT: Mike Wofford, San Diego Music Award Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient LIVE....BEFORE HE GETS THE AWARD! Listen in around 6:40 PM PT as we find him somewhere in the vicinity of his award. Thanks Holly!!
    • Nominees...Claudia is playing them on The Jazz Ride Home!
    • Best Jazz
    • Erika Davies
    • Gilbert Castellanos
    • Ian Tordella
    • Mattson 2
    • Rob Thorsen
    • Steph Johnson
    • Peter Sprague
    • The Trunks
    • Artist of the Year
    • Crocodiles
    • Gilbert Castellanos
    • Little Hurricane
    • Sara Watkins
    • Slightly Stoopid
    • Switchfoot
    • The Silent Comedy
    • Unwritten Law
    • 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.
  • Jazzweek Jazz Chart August 13, 2012: Curtis Fuller at the tops 2nd week running, TNJT guest Brian Bromberg at #5 with "Compared To That"!
2012-08-13 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: August 13, 2012
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. 

Dig the new each week, debuting Monday nights 6-8 PM PT on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw!

Here's a little Organ Monk to get you in the mood for The New!

2012-08-06 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: August 2, 2012
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!
For The Reggae & Dub Fans!
Blog Name: One WorldAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: August 1, 2012
Just a heads up - I was invited by the hosts of the Monday night weekly, Dub Dynamite, to drop a guest DJ set this coming Monday, August 6th at The Office in North Park. I'll be going over all di musical place with lots of worldly dubs! My set is from 10 to 11pm!

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Read full article at: For The Reggae & Dub Fans!
This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday July 30 2012 - Red Fox Tails - Johnny Hartman Book
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: July 30, 2012
Here's what we get into on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw (http://Jazz88.org/thenewjazzthing), Monday, July 30, 2012, 6-8 PM PT...
2012-07-30 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: July 30, 2012
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..
2012-07-23 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: July 23, 2012
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...
LAMC 2012 Full Recap
Blog Name: One WorldAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: July 22, 2012
So I'm still processing everything amazing that was the Latin Alternative Music Conference last week in New York. Still so much on my mind! When I last updated, I was across the street from the conference hotel at one of the busiest Starbucks I've ever been to. After quickly updating, I headed over to the Gramercy Theatre for one of the many prime LAMC showcases.

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Read full article at: LAMC 2012 Full Recap
Sara Gazarek on The New Jazz Thing Monday July 23 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: July 19, 2012
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 ;)

This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday July 16 2012 - John Pizzarelli
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: July 16, 2012
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...

John Pizzarelli Double Exposure
The New Jazz Thing Special Guests Google Calendar
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: July 16, 2012
If you are a Google Calendar user and want to know who the special guests coming up on The New Jazz Thing are, here's a Google Calendar that you can view here and subscribe to (adding it to your list of calendars). Calendar after the split (update: still have some sharing bugs to work out because all you are seeing is 'busy' and not the details)
2012-07-16 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: July 14, 2012
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 Jazz Live San Diego Interview Tuesday July 10 2012
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: July 14, 2012
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. 

LAMC Update - Day 1
Blog Name: One WorldAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: July 12, 2012
So I'm out here. NYC is incredible! LAMC is even more incredible! I don't know where to start since there's been so much going on. Last night, the conference started with a show at Mercury Lounge. While getting to the venue a little later than expected, I was able to catch the last three acts: Alex Anwandter, Monica Lionheart and La Santa Cecilia. Everyone got down last night. 

Read full article at: LAMC Update - Day 1
This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday July 9 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: July 9, 2012
Tonight on the show....
  • 2012-07-09 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music LibraryThe 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

2012-07-09 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: July 8, 2012
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!



Latin Alternative Music Conference in NYC!
Blog Name: One WorldAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: July 7, 2012
Hey all, I'll be headed to NYC on Tuesday, July 10th for the 5th Annual Latin Alternative Music Conference! It'll definitely be a treat. 

Lots of live music hosted by the conference all around the city with acts like La Santa Cecilia, Alex Anwandter, Calle 13, Ana Tijoux and more!


2012-07-02 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: July 2, 2012
Check out the new adds for this week! Be sure to tune into tonight's New Jazz Thing as Michael Rovatsos sits in for Vince Outlaw.

Brazilian Trio Constelacao
(Collective piano trio doing an open-ended style of arrangements of some rare straight-ahead Brazilian tunes). Motema

Todd Clouser's A Love Electric Entre: Selections in Garage Jazz
(Guitarist with his Love Electric group featuring players from South, Central, and North America. Session includes a wide range of edgy avant jazz grooves, delta blues, 70s soul, funk and rock. All originals). Royal Potato Family

Fly Year Of The Snake
(Collective pianoless trio project with each member contributing original tunes. The date offers improvisations with a sound thats closer to contemporary classical music than jazz tradition). ECM

Fundamental Development
(Texas based band (all graduates from University of North Texas) with their debut album. A progressive outing that includes nine original compositions that draws inspiration from many sources ranging from Indian classical music to indie-rock). Armored Records
This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday June 25 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 24, 2012
UPDATE: Interviews Online! In addition to debuting the New Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library this week, I will be chatting with pianist Eric Reed about his new disc "The Baddest Monk" (#3 Jazzweek Charts 6/25/12) and pianist Anne Sajdera (who grew up in San Diego) about her new release "Azul", checking out the newly revamped Jazzweek Jazz Charts of the tops in Jazz Radio Airplay, and our usual review of what's happening in the world of Jazz News!


Information about Eric and Anne, along with links mentioned during the show after the jump...
2012-06-25 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 24, 2012
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!


Full list of New Adds after the jump...
This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday June 18 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 18, 2012
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...
  • 2012-06-18 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: Lots of great New as usual!
  • 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.

  • Jazz Musician Money Making: Of the many findings, " 1. Jazz musicians have more formal education than most musicians, play many different roles, and have simpler support teams than musicians in other genres." Smarter, Diverse, and Innovative!!
  • 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...
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  • Tonight's set list (from the 6/18/12 Playlist Archive):
    • 7 PM Hour,   June 18, 2012
       7:55 PMJohn Beasley, 3 Brave Souls, Darryl Jones, Ndugu ChanclerNail it Down  3 Brave Souls
       7:48 PMGuillermo KleinNios  Carrera
       7:43 PMRalph BowenHip Check  Total Eclipse
       7:31 PMRalph Peterson Fo'tet And SextetYou Have Know Idea  The Duality Perspective
       7:24 PMBrian BrombergHayride  Compared to That
       7:14 PMKelly Powers ProjectSuckerpunch  Kelly Powers Project
       7:10 PMUptown Vocal Jazz QuartetHe Was The Cat (A Tribute To Eddie Jefferson)  Hustlin For A Gig
       7:01 PMBrandon WrightWonderwall  Journeyman
      6 PM Hour,   June 18, 2012
       6:54 PMMike Allen QuartetGive Me Moon  A Hip Cosmos
       6:46 PMOscar PeasSamuel Smith  From Now On
       6:35 PMTowner GalaherShuffleocity  Uptown!
       6:27 PMPat MethenyNew Year  Unity Band
       6:13 PMNick VayenasM.O.  Nick Vayenas
       6:09 PMPeter AppleyardLove For Sale (Featuring Jill Barber)  Sophisticated Ladies
       6:01 PMCory WeedsUp A Step  Up A Step
2012-06-18 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 18, 2012
Dig all the NEW in the Jazz 88 Music Library this week, which we will debut on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, June 18, 2012, 6 to 8 PM PT!

RUTH AGUILAR AN INVITATION (Female vocalist, doing a collection of standards and Billie
Holiday tunes).

MIKE ALLEN QUARTET A HIP COSMOS (Saxophonist, leading a quartet, doing straight-ahead
originals).

PETER APPLEYARD SOPHISTICATED LADIES (Vibraphonist, heading a session featuring female
Canadian vocalists, doing standards and jazz tunes).

RALPH BOWEN TOTAL ECLIPSE (Saxophonist, backed by an organ trio, doing all straight-ahead
originals).

RAVI COLTRANE SPIRIT FICTION (Saxophonist, leading a mostly progressive session of
originals).

BILL EVANS LIVE AT ART DLUGOFFS TOP OF THE GATE (Legendary pianist, in a previously
unreleased live session).

TOWNER GALAHER UPTOWN! (Drummer, leading an all-star quintet, in a collection of jazz tunes
and originals).

GUILLERMO KLEIN/LOS GUACHOS CARRERA (Keyboardist, leading an eclectic, Latin-tinged
session with some vocals).

PAT METHENY UNITY BAND (Guitarist, leading a quartet, doing all originals, with some very edgy
tracks and some very melodic tracks).

OSCAR PENAS FROM NOW ON (Guitarist, with a Latin-tinged collection of originals. Some tracks
with accordion).

RALPH PETERSON THE DUALITY PERSPECTIVE (Drummer, leading a quartet and sextet in a
collection of originals. Quartet tracks are on the edgy side).

KELLY POWERS PROJECT (Pianist/vocalist, doing a straight-ahead mix of originals and new
standards).

LENORE RAPHAEL/HOWARD ALDEN LOVERLY (Pianist and guitarist, doing straight duet takes
on standards, with a couple of originals).

3 BRAVE SOULS (John Beasley, leading a trio, with special guests, on a contemporary session, with 4
vocal tracks).

UPTOWN VOCAL JAZZ QUARTET HUSTLIN FOR A GIG (Vocal group, doing straight-ahead
vocals. All but one written by one of the groups singers, Ginny Carr).

NICK VAYNES (Trumpeter/trombonist/vocalist, doing a mostly straight-ahead collection of originals
and standards).

CORY WEEDS UP A STEP (Saxophonist, backed by an organ trio, paying tribute to Hank Mobley,
with mostly Hanks tunes).

BRANDON WRIGHT JOURNEYMAN (Saxophonist, leading a quartet in a straight-ahead collection
of mostly originals).
This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday June 11 2012 Steph Johnson LIVE
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 11, 2012
On The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, June 11, 2012 6-8 PM PT...
  • 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 Librarya  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 2012 coming 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
       7:55 PMBob Mintzer Big BandAha  For The Moment
       7:46 PMTromBariDiva  Devil's Hopyard
       7:39 PMSteph JohnsonThe Man I Love  Live On The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw
       7:34 PMSteph JohnsonInterview Part 2  The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw
       7:30 PMSteph JohnsonChocolate  Live On The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw
       7:24 PMSteph JohnsonInterview Part 1  The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw
       7:20 PMSteph JohnsonAnything Goes  Live On The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw
       7:14 PMJohannes MssingerSplanshy Squeeze  The New Jersey Session
       7:10 PMSylvia Herold and the Rhythm BugsMohair Sam  The Spider and the Fly
       7:07 PMSara GazarekEverything I've Got  Blossom & Bee
       7:00 PMEric ReedEpistrophy  The Baddest Monk
      6 PM Hour,   June 11, 2012
       6:52 PMJoe ChambersPower To The People  Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Orchestra
       6:43 PMThe CookersBelieve, For It Is True  Believe
       6:31 PMBobby Streng's House Big BandStreng Theory  Getting Housed, Live
       6:24 PMRick DaviesBembe Swing  Salsa Nortea
       6:13 PMMatt GarrisonMom's Song  Blood Songs
       6:08 PMAl JarreauCold Duck  Al Jarreau and the Metropole Orkest - Live [Live From Theater aan de Parade, Den Bosch, Netherlands/2011]
       6:01 PMRoberto Magris QuintetHocus Pocus  Morgan Rewind: A Tribute To Lee Morgan

2012-06-11 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 9, 2012
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 Lees 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 STRENGS HOUSE BIG BAND GETTING HOUSED, LIVE (A mix of
straight-ahead and contemporary big band tracks).

TROMBARI THE DEVILS HOPYARD (Progressive session, with Glenn Wilson
and Jim Pugh, doing all Thomas Chapin originals).
2012-06-02 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 2, 2012
Here's the New we are adding to the Jazz 88 Music library and debuting on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw on Monday, June 4, 2012 6-8 PM PT!

TYLER GILMORES 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
This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday June 4 2012 - Terri Lyne Carrington - David Weiss
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 2, 2012
Coming up on The New Jazz Thing this Monday, June 4, 2012 (Listen Now) ....
  • UPDATE: INTERVIEW ONLINE ON THE TNJT SHOW PAGETerri Lyne Carrington sits in on TNJT to chat about her 2012 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Album for "The Mosaic Project", her upcoming performance with the Mosaic gals on Day 2 of the June 16-17, 2012 Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, and her upcoming

  • 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.

  • 2012-06-02 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library including Kenny Wheeler, Marc Copland, Veronneau, and Stacey Kent among others!
  • More Jazz News!
  • UPDATE: Playlist from the show (beta)...
    • June 4th at 7 PM Hour
      7:56 PMMarc CoplandI Remember You  Some More Love Songs
      7:44 PMThe CookersFree For All  Believe
      7:33 PMThe CookersTemptation(s)  Believe
      7:23 PMThe CookersBelieve, For It Is True  Believe
      7:20 PMThe CookersBelieve, For It Is True  Believe
      7:15 PMMike Freeman ZonaVibeJigsaw Puzzle  The Vibesman
      7:11 PMStacey KentCes Petits Riens  Stacey Kent - Dreamer In Concert
      7:06 PMTerri Lyne CarringtonCrayola  The Mosaic Project
      June 4th at 6 PM Hour
      6:55 PMTerri Lyne CarringtonI Got Lost In His Arms  The Mosaic Project
      6:44 PMTerri Lyne CarringtonTransformation  The Mosaic Project
      6:35 PMRich Thompson TrioBlues Connotation  Generations
      6:29 PMThe Beegie Adair TrioBesamé Mucho  The Real Thing: Live
      6:24 PMVeronneauE' Luxo Su'  Jazz Samba Project
      6:11 PMJosh Quinlan QuintetSus It Out  Mountain Time Standards
      6:06 PMKenny WheelerCanter N.6  The Long Waiting
      6:00 PMDavid Reinhardt TrioXV  Colombe
This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday May 28 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 27, 2012
Coming up on The New Jazz Thing, Monday 6-8 PM PT, May 28, 2012 (Listen Now, Feed on: Facebook http://Facebook.com/TheNewJazzThing, Twitter @TNJT ...




  • 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.


2012-05-28 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 27, 2012
The bounty of NEW continNEWs and we'll be adding this to the Jazz 88 Playlist this Monday, May 28, 2012 6-8 PM PT on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw!

"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 Coreas 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
(UKs 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 1990s). 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
This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday May 21 2012 Gretchen Parlato Jeff Lorber
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 20, 2012
Tune into The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday May 21, 2012 6-8 PM PT, @Jazz88 88.3 FM San Diego webcast LIVE at http://Jazz88.org, for a great show, including...
  • 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

2012-05-21 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 20, 2012
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 sextets 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
The New Jazz Thing Monday May 14 2012 - Carmen Lundy "Changes" Interview
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 14, 2012
Check out what's happening on The New Jazz Thing for Monday, May 14, 2012 6-8 PM PT on Jazz 88 KSDS San Diego! Listen at 88.3 FM San Diego or LIVE online at http://www.jazz88.org/listen.php.
  • 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 Kazhargan World!
  • More to come, including links to interview audio and items of note during the show!


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2012-05-14 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 14, 2012
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
Levys 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
2012-05-07 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 7, 2012
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 70s [i.e, Yummy, Yummy, YummyBilly Dont Be A Hero}, but
very well done). (Fromage cheese in French).

JAZZ PUNKS SMASHUP (Edgy re-workings of familiar Jazz tunes).

AllAboutJazz.com (Frank A. Matzner): "...successfully baited the hook..."

REYNOLD D. PHILIPSEK LAST SUMMER (Guitarist, leading various
configurations, in a collection of originals).

JOHN PIZZARELLI DOUBLE EXPOSURE (Crooner/guitarist focuses on new
standards).

DUKE ROBILLARD JAZZ TRIO WOBBLE WALKIN (Guitarist, in a straight-
ahead session of originals and standards).

MADS TOLLLING QUARTET CELEBRATING JEAN-LUC PONTY (Violinst,
leading an edgy session, featuring Ponty originals and others).
Our Music Director, Joe Kocherhans, will be in Europe!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: May 7, 2012
Attention to all our European fans and listeners! Our music director, Joe Kocherhans, will be across the pond during the month of May and may be near you. If youre interested in a meet n greet sort of thing, hell be in these towns during the following dates:

May 9 - 13: Dubrovnik, Croatia
May 14-16: Split, Croatia
May 17-19: Bruges, Belgium
May 20-22: Brussels, Belgium
May 23-25: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 26-27: Sligo, Ireland
May 28: Donegal, Ireland
May 29-30: Dunfanaghy, Ireland
May 31: Belfast, Northern Ireland
June 1: Dublin, Ireland

Shoot him an email at joek at jazz88 dot org if youre interested in meeting up with him!
2012-04-30 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 30, 2012
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 Colemans catalog. Origin Records release).


KYLE BRUCKMANNS 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).

STEVE KUHN TRIO WISTERIA (Piano trio recording, doing mostly straight-ahead
originals).

DAVIE LIEBMAN-NANCY REED NEIGHBORS (Female vocalist, backed by
saxophone-led quartet, doing straight-ahead standards).

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 DONT LOOK BACK (Female vocalist, backed by an all-star
trio, doing standards and jazz tunes).

CURTIS STIGERS LETS 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).
2012-04-23 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 22, 2012
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 JACKS 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).

DIONNE WARWICK ONLY TRUST YOUR HEART (Legendary vocalist, doing
mostly Sammy Cahn tunes).

Allmusic.com (William Ruhlmann): "She ignores previous interpretations, making each song her own."
2012-04-16 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 16, 2012
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 masters classics).

DARIUS JONES QUARTET BOOK OF MAEBUL (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).

AllAboutJazz.com (Dan Bilawsky): "This music can be explosive, earthy, driven, touching or terrifying, but, most importantly, it's always unpredictable.
 
LENNY MARCUS TRIO SUN RAY-A TRIBUTE TO RAY BRYANT (Pianist,
leading a variety of ensembles, paying tribute to the late pianist).

RHIANNON SPONTANEOUS (Hawaiian female vocalist, doing progressive
interpretations of her owns songs).

ERI YAMOMOTO TRIO THE NEXT PAGE (Piano trio, doing all straight-ahead
original material).
2012-04-09 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 9, 2012

Lots of great new Jazz music being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week and featured prominently on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, April 9, 2012, 6 to 8 PM PT!

DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND TWENTY DOZEN (Contemporary, hard-groovin brass band, New Orleans style, with some vocal tracks).

JOHNATHAN BLAKE THE ELEVENTH HOUR (Drummer-led quintet, featuring special guests doing mainstream originals and other jazz tunes, performed in a straight-ahead manner).

PETER DANEMO LED: THE OCEAN (Swedish drummer leading a sextet, featuring improvised Led Zeppelin-music with Indian influences. Mostly night & evening day parted).

DEVIN GRAY DIRIGO RATAPLAN - (Drummers first date as leader, doing a set of all progressive originals with a great line-up).

AllAboutJazz.com (Hrayr Attarian)Dirigo Rataplan is an eloquent debut from an immensely talented musician. Hopefully this is just the introduction to an impressive oeuvre to come.

JOYRIDE ARE YOU FER IT (Male vocalists/instrumentalists, doing mostly swing classics).

DAYNA KURTZ SECRET CANON, VOL.1 (Male vocalist/guitarist, doing blues-based vocal standards).

TONY MONACO CELEBRATION (Organist, in a double-disc release, doing straight-ahead hard grooves).

JEFF PARKER TRIO BRIGHT LIGHT IN WINTER - (Chicago guitarist and his trios third release of collective edgy originals)

ELLYNE PLOTNICK I WILL (Female vocalist, doing minimalist (guitar/bass) versions of originals and 3 standards).

JUDI SILVANO INDIGO MOODS (Mrs. Joe Lovano, doing minimalist (piano/trumpet) versions of the Great American Songbook).

MICHAEL TRENI BIG BAND BOYS NIGHT OUT (Swingin big band, doing a mix of standards and originals).

2012-04-02 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 30, 2012
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 quartetall top-notch musiciansmeld 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 triowithout, in this case, the Hammond B3 breathing into the mix."
Next Week on Barry Farrar's Percussive Profiles - Bernard "Pretty" Purdie!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: March 27, 2012
Next week, April 3rd on Barry Farrar's Percussive Profiles at 10pm PT, legendary drummer Bernard "Pretty" Purdie will be live in the studio for an exclusive interview. You do not want to miss this!


2012-03-26 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 26, 2012
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 LIVE Interview on The New Jazz Thing Monday March 26 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 26, 2012
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!


Kyle Eastwood LIVE Interview on The New Jazz Thing Monday March 26 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 20, 2012
Kyle Eastwood, Jazz bassist and son of Clint Eastwood, saw the Top 10 of the Jazzweek Jazz Charts with his 2011 release "Songs From The Chateau" and he comes to Anthology San Diego on Thursday, April 5, 2012.

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 emotionjoy. Eastwood and his band create music from the heart: uplifting, reflective and beautiful."

2012-03-19 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 19, 2012
Check out all the GREAT NEW Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library, which I get to debut on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw on Monday, March 19, 2012 6-8 PM PT!!

Dheepa Chari Some New Fashion (Female vocalist, singing old and new standards).

Dan Cray Meridies (Pianist, leading a quartet in a straight-ahead collection of mostly originals).

Bill Evans Dragonfly (Can only be described as progressive, folk-jazz, mostly vocal tracks).

Alex Goodman Quintet Bridges (Guitarist, doing mostly straight-ahead originals. A couple of adaptations of Classical melodies).

Joel Harrison Search (Guitarist, leading a progressive session of mostly original compositions, along with Whipping Post by the Allman Brothers).

Jonny King Above All (Piano trio recording of all edgy, straight-ahead originals).

Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society (Female vocalist/bassist, with a mostly contemporary set).




2012-03-12 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 12, 2012
Here's the new music you will be hearing on Jazz 88 starting Monday, March 12, 2012 with debuts on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw!

CLAYTON CAMERON & THE JASS EXPLOSTION HERES TO THE
MESSENGERS
(Drummer, leading an ensemble featuring San Diegos 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 Diegos 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).
2012-03-05 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 5, 2012
Here's the list of the New in the Jazz 88 Music Library starting Monday, March 5, 2012 and debuting on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, 6-8PM PT Monday night!

Lynne Arriale Solo (Solo piano outing of originals, standards and a couple of Monk tunes).

Karen Johns & Company Peach (Female vocalist, doing a mix of classics and originals).



Thea Neumann Lady & The Tramps (Female vocalist, doing a mix of standards and jazz tunes).

Johnny Padilla Bright Morning (Saxophonist, doing a collection of straight-ahead originals).

Frank DRone Double Exposure (Vocalist/guitarist, doing the Great American Songbook).

Adrian Cunningham Walkabout (Reed/flute player, doing all originals, with nice incorporation of strings).

John Autin Piano Town (Pianist/vocalist, with New Orleans influences, backed by an all-star lineup, doing originals and standards).

2012-02-27 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: February 27, 2012
Lots of new music this week for our library this week. Check 'em out!

Anna Borges & Bill Ward Receita De Samba (Female and male Brazilian vocals, from a variety of composers).

Mel Carter The Other Standards (Singer of Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me fame, doing a collection of familiar and obscure standards).

Claudia Quintet + 1 Featuring Kurt Elling and Theo Blackman What Is The Beautiful? (Percussionist, leading a quintet with some spoken word, edgy stuff and vocal tracks).

Scott DuBois Landscape Scripture (Guitarist, leading a quartet, in a progressive collection of originals).

Cynthia Felton Freedom Jazz Dance (Female vocalist, doing standards and jazz tunes).

Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio (Eclectic mix of vocal tracks, hip-hop and rock featuring a variety of vocalists).


2012-02-20 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: February 19, 2012
Here are this week's new adds to the Jazz 88.3 music library. Lots of goodies as always! Be sure to tune into Vince Outlaw's New Jazz Thing to hear some cuts from these, in addition to a live interview with jazz singer and lyricist Lorraine Feather in the 7pm PT hour of the show!

Bobby Bradford Live in L.A. (Brass and bass trio, doing progressive jams).

John Brown Quiet Time (Bassist, leading a quintet in a straight-ahead session, as the title implies, of ballads).

Chris Brubeck Triple Play - Live At Zankel (A very eclectic mix of tunes, folk and blues vocals, some of Chris Dads hits, with Dad sitting in, and some straight-ahead tunes).

Royce Campbell All Ballads And A Bossa (Guitarist, leading a quartet, playing, as the title implicates, a mixture of originals and standards).

John Cocuzzi Groove Merchant (Vibes-player, leading a sextet, in a straight-ahead collection of jazz tunes and standards).

Gene Ess A Thousand Summers (Guitarist, featuring vocalist Nicki Parrott, doing the Great American Songbook and jazz tunes).
2011 Grammy Winners
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: February 13, 2012
We here at San Diego's Jazz 88.3 FM have compiled some of the Grammy winners that we've shown lots of air love for. In case you missed them, here are the winners that pertain to us.

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Forever Corea, Clarke & White [Concord Records]

Ron Dhanifu ~ Its hard to beat him because hes such an instrumentalist.

Best Jazz Vocal Album: The Mosaic Project Terri Lyne Carrington & V.A. [Concord Jazz]

Vince Outlaw ~ I liked the variety.


Best Blues Album: Revelator Tedeschi Trucks Band [Masterworks]


Best Folk Album: Barton Hollow The Civil Wars [Sensibility Music LLC]

Best World Music Album: Tassili Tinariwen [Anti Records]

Read full article at: 2011 Grammy Winners
2012-02-13 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: February 13, 2012
Here's this week's new adds to the music library. Be sure to tune into The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw for a chance to hear them first!

Jon Gold Bossa of Possibility (Keyboardist, leading a variety of configurations, in a collection of Brazilian-tinged originals).


Sue Halloren  & Ken Hitchcock I Can Cook Too!" (Female vocalist, doing straight-ahead standards).

Sheila Jordan & Harvie S Yesterdays (Female vocalist, with bass accompaniment, recorded in 1990, previously unreleased).

Jonathan Karrant On And On (Local male vocalist, with local musicians, doing a collection of straight-ahead old and new standards).

Paul Van Kememande Who Is In Charge? (International collective, doing a collection of edgy originals).

Jim Ketch A Distant View (Trumpeter, leading a quintet, doing straight-ahead originals and jazz tunes).

Carmen Lundy Changes (Female vocalist, doing mostly straight-ahead originals).

Paul McCartney Kisses On The Bottom (Sir Paul, doing a commendable job on the Great American Songbook).
2012-02-06 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 3, 2012
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 Marks 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 Ill 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, Son of Clare Fischer, on The New Jazz Thing Monday February 6 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 3, 2012
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.

 

Saturday, February 4th

 

11 A.M.
Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
(across from Burbank Studios)

 

in the beautiful Hall of Liberty

 

Visitation/viewing will begin at 10 A.M.
Full details of the program will be available at www.clarefischer.comand www.forestlawn.com as of Tuesday, January 31st.

 

6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068


2012-01-30 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 29, 2012
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 vocalsmostly 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 Pittsburghs 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).
2012-01-23 Adds to The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 23, 2012
Lots of great new Jazz music flowing into Jazz 88 in 2012! Here are the New ones to be added and featured on The New Jazz Thing, Monday, January 23, 2012, 6-8PM PT!

AMY CERVINI DIGGING ME DIGGING YOU (Female vocalist, doing a mix of familiar and obscure standards, backed by some great musicians).

LIZ CHILDS TAKE FLIGHT (Female vocalist doing some fresh takes on the Great American Songbook).

MEREDITH DAMBROSIO BY MYSELF (Female vocalist/pianist, doing the Arthur Schwartz songbook).

HANS GLAWISCHNIG JAHIRA (Bassist, leading a pianoless trio, doing mostly originals).

VINNY GOLIA QUARTET TAKE YOUR TIME (Sax/trumpet pianoless quartet, doing all progressive originals).

CHARLIE HADEN/HANK JONES COME SUNDAY (Bass/piano duet, doing religious songs).


BILL KINGS RHTYHM EXPRESS BEAT STREET (Sextet, doing a mix of straight-ahead and contemporary originals).

AARON KOPPEL QUARTET MUTLIVERSE (Eclectic mix of contemporary/traditional/progressive).

N.C.C.U. JAZZ COMBOS AND BRASS ENSEMBLE SLIGHTLY BLUED (College band doing a nice an admirable job on a selection of jazz tunes).

THE SOUL REBELS UNLOCK YOUR MIND (Contemporary brass band, with vocals, doing a mix of originals and a couple of new standards).

TANIA MARIA TEMPO (Brazilian pianist/vocalist, in a duet with bassist Eddie Gomez, doing some brazilian vocals and instrumentals).

NEW WORLD JAZZ PROJECT BRAVE NEW WORLD (Quintet, doing a mostly contemporary mix of originals and new standards).

TRIO M THE GUEST HOUSE (Mark Dresser, Myra Melford and Matt Wilson doing an edgy mix of originals).

RICHARD UNDERHILL FREE SPIRIT (Sax player, leading a quintet, doing all straight-ahead originals).

TOM WETMORE THE DESIRED EFFECT (Electric piano, doing a collection of originals)

Breaking News: Arturo O'Farrill Coming Up On The New Jazz Thing Monday January 23 6-8PM PT!
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 20, 2012
YES! Just confirmed that 2012 Jazz Grammy Nominee (Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for "40 Acres and a Burro") and La Jolla Music Society guest Friday January 27 will be my guest for an interview on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw this coming Monday, January 23, 2012 in Hour 1 of my show from 6-8 PM PT (a show that also includes NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens)! What an honor!
New Music for One World - Rodrigo Y Gabriela & C.U.B.A.'s "Area 52"
Blog Name: One WorldAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: January 19, 2012


When you combine two amazingly talented rhythmic guitarists with a 13-piece Cuban orchestra, you get to Area 52. With this album being the first collaboratively done between El Rodri and La Gabi and an orchestra combined of Havana's finest young players, you get this mesmerizing musical piece of art. The album is called Area 52 because we felt like Mulder and Scully approaching this it was just a crazy idea, to see if a big Cuban band could play our music, a step in the dark. We knew it was out there, everyone has heard of Area 51, but we wanted to take it a little further, Rodrigo says. We saw it as a trip into the unknown, an experiment, he continues. Okay we knew the producer, and had spoken to the arranger on Skype; but we didnt know the musicians or the studio, or Cuba for that matter.

Be sure to hear another cut off this album next week's One World on January 26!
Ian Tordella & Paul Keeling Interviews
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: January 19, 2012
In case you missed it, here are the two interviews that happened on Vince Outlaw's New Jazz Thing back on January 19th.

saxophonist Ian Tordella:



pianist Paul Keeling:

New Music for One World - Shawn Lee's Incredible Tabla Band
Blog Name: One WorldAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: January 16, 2012
With the start of the new year, there's been a good amount of new music I've played on One World. One of my favorite releases right now is Shawn Lee's Incredible Tabla Band "Tabla Rock" put out recently on one of my favorite labels, Ubiquity Records. Inspired by the Incredible Bongo Band's classic 1972 "Bongo Rock" album, Shawn Lee completely re-did the album after having noted that it'd never been re-done in an Indian style. Here's the band's version of one of the most heavily sampled drum breaks of all time:

Hofmann Wofford Interview on The New Jazz Thing Monday January 16 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 16, 2012
Tonight on the show
  • Mike Wofford and Holly Hofmann debut "Turn Signals" on the show in Hour 2 of The New (7 PM PT)
  • Playlist
  • 6:00 PMGary SmulyanBlues For D.P.  Smul's Paradise

    6:07 PM
    Rani Singam
    I wish I knew how it would feel to be free  With a Song in my Heart
    6:11 PMHendrik MeurkensSambatropolis  Live At Bird's Eye

    6:23 PM
    Jack DeJohnetteSalsa For Luisito (Featuring Esperanza Spalding) Sound Travels

    6:30 PM
    Jimmy OwensLet's Cool One  The Monk Project

2012-01-16 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 16, 2012
Here are the new additions to the Jazz 88 Music Library for Monday, January 16, 2012 and set for debut on The New Jazz Thing from 6-8 PM PT Monday evening!

Clipper Anderson � �The Road Home�
Bassist, leading mostly a trio, in a straight-ahead session of originals, jazz tunes and standards.

Bruce Babad � �A Tribute To Paul Desmond� 
Alto saxophonist, fronting a quintet, in a straight-ahead tribute.

Carl Bartlett, Jr. � �Hopeful� 
Alto Sax player, leading mostly a quartet, with a straight-ahead mix of originals and a couple of standards.

David Bennet Thomas � �Jazz Portrait� 
Mix of contemporary/straight-ahead and progressive, featuring the leader playing a lot of EVI [Electronic Valve Instrument].

Chick Corea/Eddie Gomez/Paul Motian � �Further Explorations�
All-star trio, recorded live, paying tribute to Bill Evans.

Jack DeJohnette � �Sound Travels�
Drummer, leading an eclectic mix of contemporary, world, straight-ahead and vocal tracks.


Janice Findlay � �Anywhere But Here�
Multi-reed/flute player, leading a quintet, doing mostly straight-ahead originals.

Marlene Rosenberg � �Bassprint� 
Bassist, leading a quartet, doing mostly her original compositions.

Josh Rzepka � ��Into The Night� 
Trumpeter, leading a sextet, doing all straight-ahead originals.

Gary Smulyan � �Smul's Paradise� 
Baritone sax player, leading an all-star organ quartet, with a mix of originals, standards and classics.

Michael Vlatkovich Ensemblio � �An Autobiography of a Pronoun� 
Progressive big band, featuring some local musicians.

�Gary Ward's Phonic Juggernaut�
Pianoless sax trio, doing a progressive session of all originals.

Mike Wofford/Holly Hofman Quintet � �Turn Signal� 
Local luminaries, with Terell Stafford, performing a couple of originals, standards and jazz tunes.
Holly Hofmann & Mike Wofford Interview
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: January 15, 2012
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!



The release also features trumpeter Terrell Stafford, bassist Rob Thorsen and drummer Richard Sellers.

Here's a video of them playing Lee Morgan's Speedball last year at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library:

Paul Keeling and Ian Tordella First 2012 Interview on The New Jazz Thing Monday January 9 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 9, 2012
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.

  • First New Adds for 2012 (although some look mighty old to me)

  • Jazz News: Kickstarter Music Project stats for 2011 (it was a good year for music projects), alternative ways of selling music such as Bandcamp, portfolio careers for musicians, and more New! Follow TNJT Jazz News on Facebook and Twitter.
2012-01-09 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: January 9, 2012
The first adds of 2012 are in! I will be featuring as many of them as possible Monday, January 9, 2012 on The New Jazz Thing, 6-8 PM PT on Jazz 88.3 FM KSDS San Diego and Webcast at http://Jazz88.org!

Note: I'm investigating why a lot of these releases...at least the ones I checked so far, are from previous years. Mysterious New...

PETER ANASTOS & ITER ITERNITY

ED BREAZEALE JUST BEYOND

JIM CUTLER BIG BAND IN PROGRESS

RICHIE COLE & THE ALTO MADNESS ORCHESTRA RISES ROSE GARDEN

ELIN LAZY AFTERNOON

MIKE FROST PROJECT COMIN STRAIGHT AT YA

GERRY GIBBS & THE THRASHER BAND FACES UNKNOWN

DAVE GLASSER ABOVE THE CLOUDS

KAREN MONTE CLOSE YOUR EYES

TED NASH & STILL EVOLVED IN THE LOOP

KRISTIN ROMHOLT SPELL

EDWARD SIMON UNICITY
Top 10 Releases of 2011 As Voted By Jazz 88 Listeners
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: January 3, 2012
Here they are! These are top ten releases of 2011 we played on New Year's Eve in their entirety, as voted by you!

1. Kurt Elling - "The Gate"


2. Pat Metheny - "What's It All About"


3. Tom Harrell - "The Time of the Sun"


4. Monty Alexander - "Uplift"

5. The New Gary Burton Quartet - "Common Ground"


6. Geoffrey Keezer & Peter Sprague - "Mill Creek Road"

7. Kyle Eastwood - "Songs from the Chateau"


8. Brian Lynch - "Unsung Heroes"

9. Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya - "Sotho Blue"




Looking Back At The Best New of 2011 on The New Jazz Thing Monday December 26 2011
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: December 26, 2011
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? NPR Jazz Critic and Author Kevin Whitehead on The New Jazz Thing Monday December 19 2011
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: December 18, 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.

  • Oxford Press: Why Jazz? Includes a summary and some quotes from reviews of the book.
  • BandDirector review of Why Jazz? including links to audio and video corresponding to parts of the book they are talking about.
  • JazzTimes.com: Kevin Whitehead Jazz Answers and Questions. Lee Mergner does a cool interview with Kevin about the work and explaining Jazz to newer listeners.
  • And here are some of Kevin's favorites for 2011...
    • 2011 best (again & as ever, Id 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
      So Paulo Underground, Trs Cabeas 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 Rckblick - In Retrospect, FMP
      Modern Jazz Quartet, Atlantic Studio Recordings, Mosaic
Funky Fred Wesley Coming To The New Jazz Thing Monday December 19 2011
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: December 15, 2011
One of the inventors of Funk, Fred Wesley, will be chatting with me Monday, December 19, 2011 6:40 PM PT on The New Jazz Thing! He will be playing December 30, 2011 with the Greyboy Allstars at the Belly Up Tavern, so we'll chat about that, "The Lost Album" of never before released music from The JB's and Fred, his Jazzy history (and there is LOTS of that with Count Basie's Orch, George Benson...), and more...really looking forward to it! Here are some funky good licks to wet your appetite!
  • Where's Fred! It's all on his blog...and there are some great pictures there too!
  • Fred's Allmusic.com Bio (by Jason Ankeny). And it's a short click away to his Discography, and Credits (where you see ALL the James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins, and lots more that Fred has played on). Wow!
  • And you know that Fred Tweets @FunkyFredWesley!
New Music on One World for December 15, 2011
Blog Name: One WorldAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: December 15, 2011
Last night, I premiered some new music on One World!


When it comes to digital cumbia, ZZK Records based out of Buenos Aires, Argentina is at the forefront of this sound. Super Gauchin, the latest duo signed to the label with their first release, uses modified video game consoles to uniquely structure their own take on traditonally-rooted cumbia rhythms. 


The iconic Southern California-based label, Ubiquity, released a wondrous new EP from cross-cultural instrumental group, the Echocentrics, entitled Echoland: A Tribute to Timbaland. As the title itself dictates, Echocentrics' front-man Adrian Quesada (also involved with acts such as Ocote Soul Sounds, Grupo Fantasma and Brownout) covers classic hip-hop producer Timbaland productions, particularly using the melt-worthy Brazil-based vocalist Tita Lima in his reinterpretation of the late R&B singer Aaliyah's timeless song "We Need a Resolution". 
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