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|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
|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).
ROGER CHONG - “SEND A LITTLE LOVE”
(Quartet session by this Toronto-based guitarist and composer with his sophomore
effort. Features a set of mostly originals, all, which have a mellow and melodic
style of play). – Independent
AMIT FRIEDMAN SEXTET – “SUNRISE”
(Tenor/soprano saxophonist with the sextet’s debut album. The date has unique
arrangements that fuse elements of world music with special emphasis on Middle
Eastern music, but still staying loyal jazz tradition). - Origin
MELODY GARDOT – “THE ABSENCE”
(Third release from this Grammy-nominated vocalist. Together with an all star
band, the collection features all originals that reflect the music of varied cultures
visited during her last tour). – Decca
ALLAN HARRIS – “CONVERGENCE”
(Vocalist, accompanied by pianist Takana Miyamoto, honoring the
collaboration(s) between Tony Bennett and Bill Evans. The collaboration consists
of two albums: The Tony Bennett/ Bill Evans Album and Together Again).
– Love Productions
THE MISSION BAY PRESERVATIONISTS – “NEW ORLEANS PRESERVES”
(Mission Bay High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jean-Paul
Balmat. The release focuses on the city of New Orleans, with everything from
Dixieland, gospel, boogie-woogie, swing, Cajun, Afro-Cuban, and brass band).
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
(San Diegan group delivering a wide selection of energized punky-funk, soul,
blues, lounge and R&B). - Independent
|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
- More to come, including links to interview audio and items of note during the show!
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|Lots of great New being added to the Jazz 88 Playlist this week, including guitarist Broom, a killer large ensemble from Budman / Levy Orchestra, and international Jazz from Jazz 88 friend Cheryl Pyle with Kazhargan World! Check out the debut of this batch on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, May 14, 2012 6-8 PM PT!|
BOBBY BROOM – “UPPER WEST SIDE STORY”
(Tenth release as leader, and first recording of entirely original compositions. -
Straight-ahead trio session). – Origin
BUDMAN/LEVY ORCHESTRA – “FROM THERE TO HERE”
(Orchestra highlighting the current generation of dynamic L.A. jazz musicians.
Features a wide-range of compositions and arrangements, showcasing nine of
Levy’s originals). – OA2 Records
HUMAN SPIRIT – “DIALOGUE”
(Collective trio project by Thomas Marriott, Mark Taylor and Matt Jorgenson.
West coast jazz that features eight original compositions recorded live in Seattle
at the 2011 Earshot Jazz Festival). – Origin
DAVID CALDWELL-MASON – “COLD SNAP”
(Pianist with his second album as leader. The trio features six modern creative
jazz originals and a reworking of two covers.) - Independent
JOEL MILLER – “SWIM”
(Montreal based saxophonist leading a quartet featuring a straight-ahead, tight
knit set of ten originals and one standard). – Origin
TED NASH – “THE CREEP”
(Multi-instrumentalist leading a quartet in his eleventh title as leader, and first on
his new label. Mix of originals and other jazz tunes.) – Plastic Sax Records
BRIAN PATNEAUDE – “ALL AROUND US”
(N.Y. based alto-saxophonist session offering a straight-ahead collection of
six originals and two jazz classics by Wayne Shorter and Bronislaw Kaper). –
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).
KAZHARGAN WORLD – “WONDERFUL TIMES”
(International collective project spearheaded by Russian pianist Stanislav
Zaslavsky. Features flautist Cheryl Pyle). -Dewey Records
|Looks like there is some fun ("FROMAGE"), creative ("SMASHUP"), and swingin' ("WOBBLE WALKIN") NEW, along with some other great prospects in the new adds to the Jazz 88 music library this week. Check them out on The New Jazz Thing 6-8PM PT, Monday, May 7, 2012!|
CARTER CALVERT – “WITH THE ROGER COHEN TRIO” (Female vocalist, with a
straight-ahead mix of standards and originals).
AMINA FIGAROVA – “TWELVE” (Another great recording by this pianist/composer/
arranger. All her originals, straight-ahead).
EDDIE GOMEZ – “PER SEMPRE” (Bassist, leading a quintet, in a straight-ahead
collection of band originals).
CHRIS HAZELTON TRIO – “PEREGRINATION” (Organ/guitar trio, doing straight-
ahead originals and standards).
GILAD HEKSELMAN – “HEARTS WIDE OPEN” (Guitarist, leading a quartet, in a
straight-ahead, somewhat edgy collection of originals).
RANDY HOEXTER GROUP – “FROMAGE” (Imaginative jazz arrangements of goofy
pop tunes from the 70’s [i.e, Yummy, Yummy, Yummy…Billy Don’t Be A Hero}, but
very well done). (Fromage – “cheese” in French).
JAZZ PUNKS – “SMASHUP” (Edgy re-workings of familiar Jazz tunes).
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
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).
|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 you’re interested in a meet n’ greet sort of thing, he’ll 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 you’re interested in meeting up with him!
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