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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
Forget When The New Jazz Thing is? Shame on you!! Did you hear something on TNJT and want to get back to it? THANK YOU! I maintain a calendar of all TNJT shows to give yourself a reminder each week AND and an easy link to each week's blog post with the TNJT Playlist Archive, New Jazz 88 Library adds...with reviews, quotes, and links, Top 10 Countdown, Jazz News and More!
Continue reading for the up-to-date calendar and your chance to comment, make a quest request, post to Facebook... 
  • Info and Links to Previous Show Blog Posts: Scroll back the calendar and Find Earlier Events. Or visit the TNJT Blog @Jazz88
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". 
Sola Rosa Interview on One World, December 8 2011
Blog Name: One WorldAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: December 12, 2011

Last week on One World, I had the pleasure of airing an interview I did with the New Zealand combo Sola Rosa. They were on a 10-city US tour promoting their North American debut album "Get It Together" and I was able to catch up with them before their final show here in San Diego this past Saturday. The album, which stayed #1 for over four months in New Zealand, blends musical stylings ranging from hip-hop, reggae, jazz, latin to funk and soul. 

Here's the audio for the interview. When I called them, they were at a gas station in the middle of nowhere so I apologize for the sound quality.

Jazz 88 Does The 2011 Holiday New Music Big!!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: December 12, 2011
Happy Holiday! We've added a LOT of new holiday music for 2011 and we are going to play it all this season!!! Listen to The New Jazz Thing, Monday, December 12, 2011 6-8PM PT and we'll get into that, Jazz Week Jazz Charts and more!

GERI ALLEN A CHILD IS BORN (Solo piano versions of Holiday classics, and some
others, with some vocal tracks).

PopMatters.com (Josh Langhoff): Geri Allens mostly-solo, mostly-jazz-piano album A Child Is Born flows through traditional Christmas songs and hymns with much facility, some invention, and a couple of surprises. Combining all three is Angels We Have Heard On High, that most contrapuntal of carols, which in Allens hands resembles a Bach three-part invention, albeit one with Keith Jarretts harmonic language.  Pleasant enough when it pops up in a holiday playlist shuffle, this album raises money for Newarks YWCA and Bethany Baptist Church.

TONY BENNETT THE CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ALBUM (As the title implies, all your
holiday favorites performed by legendary crooner).

CYNTHIA KAAY BENNETT THATS THE SPIRIT (Female vocalist, doing classic
Holiday tunes, and some obscure ones, as well).

HARRY CONNICK, JR. THE HAPPY ELF (Mostly piano trio recording, doing all Harrys
originals).

CHRIS DAVS THIS CHRISTMAS (Straight-ahead, trumpet-led quartet, doing Holiday
classics).

NICOLE HENRY Female vocalist, with a live recording of Holiday favorites).

DAVID IAN VINTAGE CHRISTMAS (Straight-ahead piano-led group, with some vocal
tracks).

JILLAINE JAZZY CHRISTMAS TO YOU (Female vocalist, with a mix of classics and
obscure tunes).

BRADLEY LEIGHTON HOLIDAY OF LIGHTS (Latin and contemporary versions of the
Classics).


ELLIS MARSALIS A NEW ORLEANS CHRISTMAS CAROL (Pianist, leeding a straight-
ahead session, with some vocal tracks).

MARCUS ROBERTS CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS (Straight-ahead piano trio).

TRI-FI TRI-FI CHRISTMAS (Straight-ahead piano trio).

CHRIS BAUER IN A YULETIDE GROOVE (Harmonica player, leading a straight-ahead
session).

BEANTOWN SWING ORCHESTRA A BEANTOWN CHRISTMAS (Swinging, big band
vocal versions).

VARIOUS ARTISTS CHRISTMAS: I SAW THREE SHIPS (Singers from New Orleans,
with straight-ahead versions).

CHRIS STANDRING & KATHRIN SHORR SEND ME SOME SNOW (Straight-ahead
vocal album, doing all originals).

DIANE VAN DUERZEN & LISA OTEY MEET ME UNDER THE MISTLETOE (Female
vocal duo, doing straight-ahead jazz vocals).
others, with some vocal tracks).

TONY BENNETT THE CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ALBUM (As the title implies, all your
holiday favorites performed by legendary crooner).

CYNTHIA KAAY BENNETT THATS THE SPIRIT (Female vocalist, doing classic
Holiday tunes, and some obscure ones, as well).

HARRY CONNICK, JR. THE HAPPY ELF (Mostly piano trio recording, doing all Harrys
originals).

CHRIS DAVS THIS CHRISTMAS (Straight-ahead, trumpet-led quartet, doing Holiday
classics).

NICOLE HENRY Female vocalist, with a live recording of Holiday favorites).

DAVID IAN VINTAGE CHRISTMAS (Straight-ahead piano-led group, with some vocal
tracks).

JILLAINE JAZZY CHRISTMAS TO YOU (Female vocalist, with a mix of classics and
obscure tunes).

BRADLEY LEIGHTON HOLIDAY OF LIGHTS (Latin and contemporary versions of the
Classics).

ELLIS MARSALIS A NEW ORLEANS CHRISTMAS CAROL (Pianist, leeding a straight-
ahead session, with some vocal tracks).

MARCUS ROBERTS CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS (Straight-ahead piano trio).

TRI-FI TRI-FI CHRISTMAS (Straight-ahead piano trio).

CHRIS BAUER IN A YULETIDE GROOVE (Harmonica player, leading a straight-ahead
session).

BEANTOWN SWING ORCHESTRA A BEANTOWN CHRISTMAS (Swinging, big band
vocal versions).

Happy Holiday! We've added a LOT of new holiday music for 2011 and we are going to play it all this season!!! Listen to The New Jazz Thing, Monday, December 12, 2011 6-8PM PT and we'll get into that, Jazz Week Jazz Charts and more!

VARIOUS ARTISTS CHRISTMAS: I SAW THREE SHIPS (Singers from New Orleans,
with straight-ahead versions).

CHRIS STANDRING & KATHRIN SHORR SEND ME SOME SNOW (Straight-ahead
vocal album, doing all originals).

DIANE VAN DUERZEN & LISA OTEY MEET ME UNDER THE MISTLETOE (Female
vocal duo, doing straight-ahead jazz vocals).
2011-12-05 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: December 5, 2011
he last New for 2011 is in! We will be debuting these on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, December 5, 2011, so LISTEN NOW!

THE ASIAN JAZZ ALL-STARS POWER QUARTET (Live recording, on the edgy side, with a mix of
jazz tunes, standards and originals).
AllAboutJazz.com (Ian Patterson)Jazz-fusionfor want of a better termis alive and kicking in Asia, as this excellent recording demonstrates. So far, only Asian audiences have been fortunate to see this incendiary quartet on tour. Hopefully, it will go into the studio with some original material soon and launch itself beyond Asia.

CORINA BARTRA CIELO SANDUNGUERO (Female vocalist, backed by a big band, doing Latin
tunes, and Latin versions of other tunes).
PowerderFinger PromotionsCorina Bartra from Peru. Corina Bartra is an original. When she proposed to blend jazz with Afro-Peruvian & Creole music from Peru, her sound was unprecedented. She has pioneered a ground-breaking fusion of jazz and Afro Latin music with her releases: Corina Bartra Quartet, Son Zumbon, Travelog, and Bambu Sun, where for the first time one could hear the incorporation of the cajon (Peruvian percussive box) and the festejo groove blended with jazz. Corina was the first vocalist to blend Afro-Peruvian criolla music from Peru with Jazz.

TONY BENNETT DUETS II (Legendary vocalist, with a very eclectic mix of duet partners, singing
the Great American Songbook).
Pop & Hiss (LA Times Music Blog, Mikael Wood)Some of these May-December cuts sound great, particularly Bennett and Gagas The Lady Is a Tramp, in which he cant stifle his amusement with her drama-kid shtick. (I love to rowboat with you and your wife in Central Park Lake, Gaga ad-libs pricelessly.) 

DAVID BUDWAY A NEW KISS (Pianist, leading a very edgy session, with mostly originals and a
couple of standards).
Critical JazzA thoroughly engaging and at times electrifying performance by one of the most gifted if not sadly overlooked pianists of our time. A New Kiss makes it easy to understand how such a dynamic talent caught the ear of Liza Minnelli with Budway going to perform with such jazz legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Pass and Jimmy Heath.

A release of three dimensional sound and texture, a musical tapestry that gives off new and subtle shades with each listen.

TITO CARRILLO OPENING STATEMENT (Trumpeter, leading a variety of band configurations,
doing mostly straight-ahead originals).
Origin RecordsA confluence of the post-bop trumpet legacy of Miles, Hubbard, & Shaw, along with the complexities of Cuban rhythms, lyrical ballad phrasing, and boundary-breaking free exploration, "Opening Statement" is a powerful recording by one of the more prominent fixtures on the vibrant Chicago jazz scene of the past 15 years. Though having appeared on over 20 CDs alongside luminaries such as Willie Pickens, Chuchito Valdes, and even pop icon Phil Collins, this project marks trumpeter Carrillo's first recording as a leader, revealing a singular modern trumpeter with an expressive and original compositional voice. 

EDDIE DANIELS/ROGER KELLAWAY LIVE AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS (Clarinet/piano
duet, doing mostly standards).
Audiophile AuditionBoth of these highly-respected performers are equally at home in the classical or jazz genres and most anything else. Together and separately they already account for a half dozen releases on the IPO label. And this is actually a sequel to their earlier IPO duo album, A Duet of One. This is not one of those historical concerts from the Library of Congress issued by Bridge, but a new recording made February 25, 2010 in the Librarys Coolidge Auditorium.

RYAN DAVIDSON TRIO (Progressive Texas Swing, if you will).
Audiophile Audition (Robbie Gerson): As a member of the six-time Grammy-nominated One Oclock Band Lab Band, Ryan Davidson shared the stage with jazz artists like Dave Brubeck, James Carter, Eddie Gomez and George Garzone. All of this was accomplished as a student at the University of North Texas, where he earned a degree as a Master of Music in Jazz Studies. Within the community of country music, he has done sessions with dozens of acts. His project with the One Oclock Lab Band (Lab 09) received two Grammynominations. The alchemy of country and jazz is complex, but interesting.

DOUG EBERT POOR DOG (Bassist, leading a quartet, doing all straight-ahead originals).

McCORMACK & YARDE DUO PLACES AND OTHER SPACES (Sax/piano duet, doing all
originals, but one).
The Guardian (John Fordham)When the conversation between pianist Andrew McCormack and saxist/composer Jason Yarde began on CD two years ago, the pair showed they could read and expand each other's thoughts with an impulsive empathy. The My Duo album's followup finds Yarde concentrating on soprano sax a little less, now applying a wider tonal range to a similar repertoire of seductively hooky, Keith Jarrett-like piano vamps embroidered by adventurous sax lines, swoony lyricism and minimalist sax-pattern whirlings reminiscent of Portico Quartet. 

SAM PANNUNZIO TRIO GOIN HOME (Straight-ahead piano trio, doing all originals, but one).

ENRICO RAVA QUINTET TRIBE (Trumpeter, leading a quintet/sextet, doing low-key, but edgy
tracks).
PopMatters.com (George de Stefano)Trumpeter Enrico Rava, born in Trieste in 1939 and raised in Torino, has had a distinguished and varied career spanning five decades. He has played on nearly 100 recordings and as a leader on 40. Rava commands virtually the entire history of jazz, from classic New Orleans styles he started out as a Kid Ory-influenced trombonist to bebop to avant-garde, free playing. Ravas career began in the early 1960s, as a sideman with Leandro Gato Barbieri, the Argentine saxophonist of Italian roots. Later in the decade, Rava recorded and performed with many of the leading exponents of the free jazz movement. 
Now, at 72, Rava has made one of the best albums of his career, Tribe, and certainly the best since he returned to ECM. Tribe is both a summation and an extension of his art, a mature work that points to new directions for the veteran player, composer, and bandleader. The albums mood is, for the most part, contemplative, even dream-like; the tempos mostly run slow to medium. The music rarely breaks a sweat, but is nonetheless compelling. Eichners typically crystalline production, with every instrument well defined, perfectly suits Ravas music, with its emphasis on space and texture.

MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO NEW ORLEANS MEETS HARLEM (Pianist, leading a straight-ahead
trio, with a mix of tunes from composer heralding from both cities). 2009 Release
About.com (Jacob Teichroew)

New Orleans Meets Harlem, Vol. 1 underscores this history, but the album is not merely a tribute. With each of the classic songs that Roberts performs with his trio (consisting of bassist Roland Guerin and drummer Jason Marsalis), the old melodies are played with a fresh approach that is consistent with the piano jazz tradition by blending old and new.


GEORGE SCHULLERS CIRCLE WIDE LIKE BEFORE, SOMEWHAT AFTER (Drummer-led
quintet/sextet, with an edgy mix of Keith Jarrett tunes and originals).
AllAboutJazz.com ( 
KARLA CORNEJO VILLAVICENCIO
)
: 2008 Release. It might seem like adulation of the highest order to state that by the end of the piece, heart rates will quicken and pupils will dilate, but why not praise what is praiseworthy? Increased heart rate is nothing but a physical symptom of something called love and falling in love with Like Before, Somewhat After is one physical phenomenon that even the left-brained among us can understand with ease.

SPERO (FB) ACOUSTIC (Piano trio, doing mostly straight-ahead originals).

Spero is hosting a National Music Video Competition, "Make Hills, Win Bills" a $1000 Video Challenge for his new single, "Hills".

A panel of renown film and music professionals will judge the submissions, and we will announce the winner on December 12th at 12:01AM (midnight). The winner will receive a $1000 cash prize and his/her work will be premiered at the album release show on December 16, 2011, in Chicago.

TRI-FI (FB) THREE (Straight-ahead piano trio, doing all band originals).

CHRIS WEST TRILOGY 3 (Very edgy collection of traditional and contemporary originals).
Examiner.comSaxophonist Chris West has released "The Surprise Trilogy" a 3 CD set of all original material, featuring some of Nashville's finest including Jeff Coffin, Don Aliquo, Rod McGaha, Derek Phillips, Pat Bergeson, Adam Agati, Greg Bryant, Charles Treadway and many others.

DEBORAH WINTERS LOVERS AFTER ALL (Vocalist, backed by a big band, doing mostly the
Great American Songbook).
AllAboutJazz.com (Dan Bilawsky)On Lovers After All, the Bay Area-based vocalist establishes herself as a ballad singer with which to be reckoned. She can sing over swing with confidence ("Get Out Of Town") and sway to the subtle sounds of the bossa nova ("Haunted Heart"), but her ballad work eclipses all else. Her voice has depth and warmth that instantly soothes and seduces; her use of vibrato is rare and judicious, and her pacing, clarity and diction are perfectly suited to this particular style of song.

NOTE: THESE WILL BE THE LAST NEW RELEASES FOR THIS YEAR. NEW ADDS WILL
RESUME ON 1/9/12.
New Jazz Projects in 2012 on The New Jazz Thing Monday December 5 2011
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: December 5, 2011
On The New Jazz Thing, Monday December 5, 2011 6-8 PM PT...
  • Do You Have A New Jazz Project in 2012? Share it on our Facebook page at http://Facebook.com/TheNewJazzThing or on Twitter @TNJT and we'll share it on the show tonight and all through December! We are looking to 2012 on The New Jazz Thing!
  • Starting to check out the new Holiday Jazz for 2011!
  • Jazzweek.com Jazz Chart Top 10!
  • more.....
Pat Martino Interview on The New Jazz Thing Monday November 28 2011
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 28, 2011
Coming up Monday, November 28, 2011 6-8 PM PT on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw on Jazz 88!

2011-11-21 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 20, 2011
New music being added to the Jazz 88 Playlist Monday, November 21, 2011 and debuted Monday, 11/21/11 6-8 PM PT on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw: Luis Disla, Hal Galper Trio, Yoko Miwa, Michael Pedicin, Kate Reid, and Sunnie.

Check out album artwork thumbnails, artist website, Facebook, Twitter, and select album reviews after the jump...
Herb Alpert Interview on The New Jazz Thing Thursday November 14 2011
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 14, 2011
Here's what's going down on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, November 14, 2011...

2011-11-14 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 11, 2011
Here are the tunes picked out for adding to the Jazz 88 Music library this week by Assistant Music Director for Jazz 88 Chad Fox (sitting in for our esteemed director and traveler Joe Kocherhans). We will be debuting as many as we can on The New Jazz Thing, Monday, November 14, 2011.

GREG ABATE - "HORACE IS HERE" - (Straight-ahead tribute album to Horace that consists of all standards, re-
harmonized with new/fresh arrangements).


RAY CHARLES (FB, @RayCharles_TM ) - "SINGULAR GENIUS / THE COMPLETE ABC RECORDINGS" (No description really
needed, but as the title implies, this is a compilation of hits and B-sides during this prolific period, 1960-1972).

Blogcritics.com (Greg Barbrick): While preparing to review the new Ray Charles box set, Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles, I had a look at what Dave Marsh had to say about Charles in 1978. In essence, his opinion was that Ray had committed virtual artistic suicide by leaving Atlantic Records for ABC-Paramount in 1959.

Wow. Maybe the guy was suffering from some form of rock-crit inferiority complex or something, because nothing could be further from the truth. The set contains 106 tracks, laid out over the course of five CDs, and presents a pretty convincing case that Rays time with ABC-Paramount Records was one of the strongest and most productive associations of his career.

TED CLOUSER (@ToddClouser, FB)- "A LOVE ELECTRIC" Contemporary guitarist, doing an edgy mix of all originals, many cuts
for nights/evenings, but some accessible for AM and afternoons; read the notes).

AllAboutJAzz.com (Chris May): Musicians and painters from the US have long since been relocating to Mexico, hoping to deepen their art through immersion in a slower pace of life. Guitarist Todd Clouser is a recent emigré, who moved south in 2006. A Love Electric is his third post-relocation album. It catches him in transformation from a straight ahead rock player to one embracing jazzspecifically, hard bop and the Rhodes-spiked crossover of pianist Herbie Hancock and trumpeter Miles Davis' early 1970s bandsand old-school rhythm & blues.

EVAN COBB (@EvanCobbJazz, - "FALLING UP" (Nashville-based saxophonist, featuring a set of eight original straight-ahead
tunes in a quintet setting; debut release).


AMIR ELSAFFAR (@AmirElSaffar, FB) - "INANA" (Trumpeter-led outing, doing all progressive originals with influences of Middle
Eastern music. Follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2007 release, Two Rivers; recently added to the progressive
drawer. Check it out as well).

AllAboutJazz.com (Troy Collins): Named after the ancient Mesopotamian goddess of carnal love and warfare, Inana blends the ceremonial intensity of maqam with the polyphonic melodies, contrapuntal harmonies and syncopated polyrhythms associated with sophisticated jazz structures. More fully realized than many similar ethnic fusions, ElSaffar's incorporation of maqam's microtones, flexible pitches and meter-less bar lines yields a highly personalized language that reaches well beyond the confines of Western pedagogy for inspiration. Gracefully poised between two worlds, Inana builds upon ElSaffar's previous accomplishments, establishing an impressive precedent for the creative possibilities of a new global jazz aesthetic.

DELFEAYO MARSALIS (@Delfeayo, FB) - "SWEET THUNDER" (Acclaimed trombonist, backed by a variety of all-star
personnel, streamlining Ellington & Strayhorns original charts from the 1957 theatrical production of Such Sweet
Thunder.)

AllAboutJazz.com (Edward Blanco):

Acclaimed trombonist and member of the first family of jazz, Delfeayo Marsalis launches Sweet Thunder: Duke & Shak, an original theatrical jazz production culled from live performances in thirty-six locations across the country. The play was born from Marsalis' affinity for the music of Duke Ellington and the poetry of Shakespeare: first brought to the musical stage in the 1957 production of Such Sweet Thunder at the Shakespeare Festival I Stratford, Canada. Both Ellington and Billy Strayhorn were invited to compose music in tribute to The Bard, and came up with 15 compositions for that date.

Sweet Thunder streamlines Ellington and Strayhorn's original charts into a 12-movement suite, bringing an all-star list of players, including brothers Branford and Jason. for the recording.

CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE (@McBridesWorld, FB)- "CONVERSATIONS WITH CHRISTIAN" (Straight-ahead release with each cut
featuring jazz greats and others, e.g., Corea, Hargrove, Ron Blake, Regina Carter, Dr. Billy Taylor, and oh yes,
an appearance by Sting. Mix of originals & other jazz tunes. Contains 3 vocal tracks).

LATimes Blog (Chris Barton): Bassist/bandleader Christian McBride isn't a guy who likes sitting still. The L.A. Phil's Creative Chair for Jazz from 2006 to 2010, the 39-year-old McBride has recently toured with the jazz-fusion super-group Five Peace Band as well as his throwback acoustic ensemble Kind of Brown, which released a sharp debut in 2009. This year marks another active one for McBride with September's rambunctious big-band album "The Good Feeling" and this month's "Conversations With Christian," a collection of duets that rose out of a 2009 podcast series of the same name.
 
JACQUI NAYLOR - "LUCKY GIRL" - (Vocalist/songwriter in a quartet setting, doing a mix of jazz tunes).

GrooveNotes.com:

Fans pick the songs for the album

Jacqui hosted a gathering of about ninety people where she performed twenty-five songs and let the listeners rate them on a scale of 1 to 5. Without exception, the top fifteen rated songs did become the cuts selected for the new album. Jacqui said that there was a little bit of nervousness in letting her fans choose the songs, but when it was all said and done, the fans made excellent choices.

I think that a lot of the time fans are pretty much right on. At least mine. I feel like they know me. And in this particular case I wanted them to really know my heart in this album, and I think that comes through.

Acoustic smashing continues

Jacqui Naylor made famous what she defined as acoustic smashing, or taking a jazz tune and a rock tune, and singing one while the band plays the other in a seamless fashion. On this album, Jacqui smashes Surrey with the Fringe on Top with George Bensons Breezin.

THE DANIEL ROSENBOOM SEPTET (FB) - "FALLEN ANGELS" (Progressive release, composed and arranged by
this trumpeter. Some cuts day friendly).

JazzCorner.com: The Los Angeles that Daniel Rosenboom illustrates on his latest album, Fallen Angeles, is a ghost. They're portraits in spectral black and white, a collection of film noir images that unreel with barely contained vigor and explosive imagination.

THE DAVE SHANK QUINTET - "SOUNDPROOF" (Vibraphonist, known for his fusion style play, leads a
quintet that showcases ten new compositions; all straight-ahead).

Something Else!: The project also includes pianist Barry Miles and drummer Terry Silverlight, a pair who first worked together on Miles 1971 fusion delight White Heat. Bassist John Patitucci, a longtime member of Wayne Shorters Quartet and former member of Chich Coreas Elektric and Akoustic bands, was part of the same LA jazz scene with Shank in the late 1980s and early 90s, but this album is the first time the two have worked together.

RANI SINGAM (FB)- "WITH A SONG IN MY HEART" (Singapors vocalist sensation in Asia with her debut release,
(now out of print), on the JazzNote imprint).

RANI SINGAM first started creating a stir in the Singapore jazz scene in the year 2000 when she started doing performances at corporate parties and community concerts. In 2002, a few prominent Singaporean and visiting American musicians were sitting in the Blue Note in Singapore and one of the musicians put on demo CD of Rani without telling the other who it was. One of the musicians said "hey...this sounds like an early Billie Holliday recording, except that the sound quality is too clear to be from that era." It was then revealed that the recording was by Rani Singam. All present were extremely impressed and they asked someone who knew her to ask her to come down to the Blue Note and perform that very night as a guest!

WADADA LEO SMITH'S ORGANIC - "HEARTS REFLECTIONS" (2 disc set featuring one of Smiths many
working bands Organic, a fourteen-piece group marked by four guitarist. Sound can be described as part
fusion and part jazz-rock orchestra).

AllAboutJazz.com (Mark Carroto): Organic, one of Smith's numerous working bands, is a continuation of his Yo Miiles! project with guitarist Henry Kaiser, the jazz/rock love child of Miles Davis' electric era. Organic was first recorded as the second disc on Smith's Spiritual Dimensions (Cuneiform, 2009), and is positioned to take Yo Miles! one step beyond with an electric sound that begins with the blues and funk, then evolves into modern composition. Smith also updates the Milesian electric sound with two laptop computer artists,

TYSHAWN SOREY (FB)  - "OBLIQUE - 1" (Progressive session, led by this drummer/composer, doing all originals.
First drummer to release a record as leader on the PI label).


TRIO THIS - "THAT" (Collaborative project featuring a traditional mix of originals and re-examinations of works
by Wayne Shorter, Henry Mancini and Les McCann. Note; an earlier 2010 release).
One World with Marcus Rosario: An Introduction
Blog Name: One WorldAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: November 10, 2011
Greetings Jazz 88 listeners far and wide!

My name's Marcus Rosario and since late June of this year, I've been the host of One World, a weekly show devoted to all things world music that airs Wednesday nights into Thursday mornings from midnight until 2am PST. There's been a ton of amazing music I've been playing on the show and I'd like to let you know about some of my favorite new releases!

El Rego - El Rego (Daptone)



When it comes to Afro-soul, Theophile do Rego aka El Rego is one of the greats. With hugely varied influences in sound described as combining "traditional rhythms of Benin, John Lee Hooker-esque blues, Fela Kuti inspired Afrobeat, Afro-Cuban clave and straight up James Brown-style funk," this re-issue is definitely one for the books.



Adanowsky - Amador (Everloving)



If you've ever seen the hugely psychedelic movie Holy Mountain directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky, then you may have heard of his singer-songwriter son  Adan. With this album being his US debut described as being surrealistic and eclectic, many of the songs are lovelorn and seductive, all sung in either English, French or Spanish.



Staff Benda Bilili - Trs Trs Fort (Crammed Discs)



This album is truly an astonishing piece of work as it was created by a group of paraplegic street musicians living in and around the zoo in Kinshasa, Congo. The level of organic talent and sound is definitively mesmerizing, so much that there has been a recent documentary made about them.



Joni Haastrup - Wake Up Your Mind (Tummy Touch / Soundway)



The Afro-soul sound could not become any more sweeter with this wondrous re-issue from the one they dubbed in 1970s West Africa as "Soul Brother Number One." Soulful and groovy in all its own right, this record is a timeless piece of work that captures one facet of a vibrant foundation when it comes to Nigerian music.



The Lijadu Sisters - Danger (KF)



Another re-issue of a classic! Originally released in 1976, these identical twins, also dubbed as the West African Pointer Sisters, provided a soundtrack of social commentary for what life was like in Nigeria at the time, largely addressing the political climate through their gorgeous harmonies backed up by some heavy Afro-rock beat headed by the late Biddy Wright.


Nate Jarrell, Leonard Patton New San Diego Jazz Things November 7 2011
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 6, 2011
San Diego New Jazz Music in the spotlight on The New Jazz Thing, Monday, November 7, 2011 6-8 PM PT!

2011-11-07 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 6, 2011
New Keith Jarret, Manhanthappa...and San Diego's own Nate Jarrell (who will be on TNJT Monday 11/7 at 6:40 PM PT)...among some other great progressive, duo, debuts, and other great New Jazz Music! And being played for the first time on Jazz 88 on The New Jazz Thing, Monday, November 7, 2011 from 6-8 PM PT.

REZ ABBASIS INVOCATION (FB, @RezTone) SUNO SUNO (Progressive session, led by this
guitarist, with an all-star band of progressive artists).

AllABoutJazz (Something Else!): More important, in particular as it relates to this album, must have been the impact of Coltraneespecially in the way this group often works toward an almost unbridled release without losing musical coherence. That was the risk as Coltrane struggled through his spiritual awakening on the career-defining A Love Supreme, and it remains so hereas Abbasi tries to blend his native country's praise song forms and jazz. Invocation's exultations, in particular on the more overtly Qawwali-influenced numbers like Thanks for Giving" and Onus On Us," walk the same fine lineand they emerge with a statement of similar artistic breadth, religious wonder and musical intrigue.

EMMET COHEN (@EmmetCohen) IN THE ELEMENT (Debut release by this 20-year old pianist,
mostly trio stuff, with trumpeter Greg Gisbert guesting on 3 tracks).

AllAboutJazz.com (Edward Blanco): At the ripe old age of 21, jazz piano prodigy Emmet Cohen has already racked up an impressive list of awards among them, Downbeat's Best Jazz Soloist and Best Jazz Combo (for the Emmet Cohen Trio), placed first in the Kathleen T. and Philip B. Phillip's Piano competition at University of West Florida and was selected as a finalist for the 2011 American Pianist's Association's Cole Porter Fellowship.

MIKE DiRUBBO (FB, @MikeDiRubbo) & LARRY WILLIS FOUR HANDS, ONE HEART (Sax/piano
duet recording, doing mostly standards).

JazzWrap (Stephan Moore): This is the first album on DiRubbo's own label and its a great way to begin. Four Hands, One Heart is a wonderful contemporary album that merges both the talent of a legendary pianist and the already accomplished and well respected saxophonist. This is great stuff that deserves everyone's ears...

HARRIS EISENSTADT CANADA DAY II (Drummer, leading a quintet, with a
mix of contemporary and straight-ahead originals).

AllAboutJazz.com (Mark Corroto): If you believe most recordings by drummer/composers are positive statements, then Harris Eisenstadt's Canada Day II is more than a glass half full. It is a brimming cup of music. The disc follows 2009's Canada Day, on Portugal's Clean Feed label, with the same lineup. The glue here is the perpetual groove, be it applied by the drummer, bassist, or vibraphone as on "To Be," someone is always carrying the freight. That makes for better solos and a crisp accessible sound.

KALI Z. FASTEAU (FB) AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE (Progressive, pianoless trio,
recorded in the 90s, newly released).

Squidco: "A recording of three musicians with superlative and fascinating careers. The musical lineage of multi-instrumentist and composer Kali. Z. stems from her musician grandparents hosting sessions with the Gershwin brothers and Kali's college and graduate studies of world music and jazz. Her musical trajectory then flows through her marriage and musical partnership with the great multi-instrumentist and composer Don Rafael Garrett (he recorded 4 albums with John Coltrane), and decades of living in 16 countries, leading ensembles of wonderful musicians, recording some 18 albums of her world jazz, and performing on more than a dozen instruments.On this recording, these extraordinary artists deliver their unique powers to the collective sound, combining their creativity in fiery sessions recorded in the first days of 1992. An Alternate Universe, finds these musicians roaring along the high energy road.

KEITH JARRETT RIO (Double-disc solo piano improvisation concert, complete
with humming).

The Guardian (John Fordham): The story goes that Jarrett was on the phone to ECM boss Manfred Eicher barely before the applause had died down, convinced this was his best gig in years and he's right. Warmer and less abstract than his still-remarkable 2006 Carnegie Hall solo show, a constantly changing (and totally improvised) soundscape of rocking African and Latin vamps, fragile love songs, guitar-like blues and sparingly deployed free jazz, Rio represents Jarrett at his most exuberant.

NATE JARRELL (FB) THE NEXT CHAPTER (Local guitarist, in an edgy outing, with a
mix of originals and jazz tunes).

San Diego Reader (Robert Bush): The Next Chapter is an excellent example of modern electric jazz guitar, which, in it's best moments, veers slightly to the left of center. Creative stuff, highly recommended.
RUDRESH MAHANTHAPPA (FB, @RudreshM) SAMDHI (Typically progressive outing from this
Indian saxophonist).

AllAboutJazz.com (Mark F. Turner): About halfway through the aptly named "Killer," it becomes apparent that saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa's Samdhi is up to something just a little different. Amid the track's impossible changes and blistering tempo, the saxophonist's alto undergoes acoustic-electric alterations that are processed through a laptop. Samdhi is the product of Mahanthappa's receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008, which allowed him to explore the fusion of electronic music, ancestral Indian music and jazz. It spawned a new group with a number of early dates and the results are striking. From start to finish, the music never abandons its flavor. Stimulating, open-minded, and never pretentious, this is Mahanthappa's most accessible release to date.

JEREMY MONTEIRO COMPOSITIONS: GOLDEN YEAR INAUGURAL, VOL.1
(A variety of guest artists, performing his original compisitions).

AllAboutJazz.com (Ian Patterson): Jeremy Monteiro has come a long way since starting out as a professional jazz pianist when not quite seventeen, back in 1977. As a leader, he's recorded over twenty albums, though it wasn't until Homecoming (Jazznote, 2007) that he released one of all-original compositions. Released as part of his fiftieth birthday celebration, the original material here stretches from his much vaunted Montreux appearance in 1988 to a performance in Borneo in June, 2010. Whether playing a blues, a lilting samba or soul-inflected jazz, or heating up the keys on a straight-ahead workout, Monteiro's music always swings.

OSCAR PEREZ NUEVO COMIENZO AFROPEAN AFFAIR (Straight-ahead
originals, with a Latin vibe, 3 vocal tracks).


MARK WEINSTEIN (@altoflute41) EL CUMBANCHERO (Latin grooves, with strings).

Mark Dresser Inspiraling Telematics 2011 Interview 2011-10-31
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: November 1, 2011
What a great way to spend Halloween...talking with Mark Dresser, a true innovator and pioneer in improvisational music and collaborative methods and technologies...a dream for a geek like me! In addition to the interview, here are a couple other bits about Telematics and the show this Wednesday, November 2, 2011 7PM at UCSD...
Kevyn Lettau Drawn To You Interview 2011-10-24
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: October 31, 2011
Vocalist Kevyn Lettau dropped by the Jazz 88 studios of The New Jazz Thing on Monday, October 24, 2011 to chat about her new release "Drawn To You". Check out the interview in video and audio formats!

Interview Part 1

Interview Part 2

Listen to the audio on The New Jazz Thing show page.

And here's a shot of Kevyn and I after the interview. Thanks Kevyn!!
Vince Outlaw and Kevyn Lettau After TNJT Interview 10/24/11

2011-10-31 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: October 31, 2011
Here's what we're adding to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week and debuting on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw 6-8PM PT, Monday, October 31, 2011...spooky!

ERIK , CHARLSTON JAZZBRASIL ESSENTIALLY HERMETO (Vibraphonist,
leading a sextet of familiar names, in a Brazilian groove).

KEVIN CRABB WALTZ FOR DYLAN (Drummer, leading a quartet, doing a live
recording of originals).

CHICO HAMILTON REVELATION (Venerable drummer, leading a sextet, doing
all originals).

CHICO HAMILTON REVELATION-EP (with additional tracks on this one).

BOB JAMES/KEIKO MATSUI ALTAIR & VEGA (Normally smooth-jazz pianists,
collaborating on a 4-hands collection of originals, with one Bach tune).

DARREN JOHNSTONS GONE TO CHICAGO THE BIG LIFT (Trumpeter,
leading a progressive session of originals and standards).

TAKUYA KURODA (FB, @TakuyaKuroda)  EDGE (Another great, straight-ahead session from this
trumpeter, leading a quintet, doing mostly originals).


KEVYN LETTAU DRAWN TO YOU (Local singer, doing mostly latin-flavored
tunes).
PAT MARTINO UNDENIABLE (Groovin, straight-ahead live recording, with Eric
Alexander, Pat Bianchi and Tain Watts).

HENDRIK MEURKENS LIVE AT BYRDS EYE (Harmonica player, also playing
vibes on Brazilian-influenced tunes).

MILES ESPANOL NEW SKETCHES OF SPAIN (2 disc set of interpretations
of Sketches of Spain and some originals by band members).

AL NAYLOR LEGACY (Trumpeter, leading a quintet, in a straight-ahead session of
mostly originals).

ORGANAMIX GROOVIN AT GROOVE JUNCTION (Organ/guitar trio, doing a
collection of standards).
AllAboutJazz.com (Ian Patterson)Groovin' at Groove Junction captures the trio, nominally led by veteran pianist/organistJeremy Monteiro, in a live setting in Kuala Lumpar running through a set of standards with great aplomb. Although Monteiro is known as a pianist, here he returns to his roots as he started out teaching Hammond over thirty years ago; there are few signs of rust. Conceived very much as a group of equal billing, Organamix is the latest in a long line of Hammond-based groups which stretches from Wild Bill Davis, through Jimmy SmithJack McDuff and on down to today's practitioners like Joey DeFrancesco and Jeppe Tuxen. To that list add Monteiro, and his partners Lim and Hong.

LEONARD PATTON EXPRESSIONS (Local vocalist, backed by Geoffrey Keezer,
doing a very nice collection of originals, jazz tunes and new standards).


HOUSTON PERSON SO NICE (Straight-ahead mix of jazz tunes and standards).
2011-10-24 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: October 24, 2011
Lots of new names in this weeks Adds to the JAzz 88 Music Library, but some familiar also with Marsallis and Mehldau bring the New! Speaking of that, we'll be debuting this on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, October 24 6-8 PM PT!

JD ALLEN VICTORY! (Sax player, leading a pianoless trio, doing all originals).

AllAboutJazz.com(Dan Bilawsky): Many artists seem to move rapidly through different ensemble configurations, as if they're trying to finish off a career to-do list. When an exceptional artist is willing to take the time to fully explore a specific format, like the saxophone-bass-drums trio, and develop an ensemble identity, it's a true Victory! and cause for celebration. Victory!his third trio outing for the Sunnyside labelis indicative of the fact that Allen keeps getting better with age.The saxophonist's fascination with sonata form, which deals with a theme, development and recapitulation, plays a big part in his compositional approach and the overall structural arc of the album, but the brief duration and architectural integrity of the music aren't the only notable aspects. General Patton once addressed the need to "accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory," and this Victory! is, indeed, exhilarating.

GERALD BECKETT STANDARD FLUTE (Flute player, doing a collection of jazz
tunes. Depends how you feel about electric piano).


PATRICK CORNELIUS (@PCorneliusJazz, FB) MAYBE STEPS (Alto sax player, leading a quintet, doing
mostly originals. A little on the edgy side, but generally accessible).

TheJazzWord (John Barron): Cornelius' playing can be cutting and bold in one moment and soft and wistful in another. Capable of drawing out lengthy, winding lines, shaped with sense and purpose, he demonstrates schooled technique and street-savvy phrasing.

JEFF GAUTHIER GOATETTE OPEN SOURCE (Viola player, leading a
progressive session, doing mostly original compositions).

LATimes Culture Monster (Chris Barton): Somewhere between running the forward-looking local jazz label Cryptogramophone and co-organizing the Angel City Jazz Festival, violinist Jeff Gauthier finds time for his own ensemble. Now on the cusp of its 20th year, the Goatette again features Gauthier with longtime collaborators Nels and Alex Cline, twin brothers who have helped anchor the L.A. improvised music scene with Gauthier since the '70s. Add in a 14-minute title track that closes things out with a journey from ambient improvisation to an electrical storm of melodic drive and there's much to be said for Gauthier still making time for old friends.

WYNTON MARSALIS (@WyntonMarsalis, FB) SELECTIONS FROM SWINGING INTO THE 21ST
CENTURY (Redux, from a soon to be released boxed set of some of his previous
recordings).

To celebrate Wyntons 50th birthday, highlights from those nine albums plus his career-defining masterpiece All Rise have been selected by the artist for one new compilation: SWINGING INTO THE 21st!

BRAD MEHLDAU (FB, ) / KEVIN HAYS MODERN MUSIC (Piano duet recording,
featuring mostly originals, with a couple of classical pieces).

The Guardian (John Fordham): This fascinating session is therefore not only a mix of jazz and modern compositional materials (pieces by Zimmerli, Steve Reich and Philip Glass join the pianists' own originals), but an exploration of what happens when a non-jazz composer's approach shapes the frameworks for improvisation.

NEW WEST GUITAR GROUP (FB) ROUND-TRIP TICKET (Trio of guitarists, groovin
to contemporary originals).

AllMusic.com(Rick Anderson): Formerly the New West Guitar Quartet, the New West Guitar Group (now a trio) also used to be more or less a jazz ensemble. Those who have been paying attention to the group's evolution, however, won't be surprised at the almost complete lack of anything that seriously resembles jazz on this album. Everything is so pleasant and inviting that unless you're paying close attention you're liable to miss the jagged complexities that sometimes lurk underneath these tunes' shimmeringly lovely surfaces -- like the nasty 7/8 time signature on which the lovely "Crooked Railroad" is built. Every track features a rich blend of acoustic and electric textures, and the arrangements are so expertly put together that the trio's sound sometimes verges on the orchestral.

PHIL NORMAN TENTET ENCORE (Large ensemble, doing originals and fresh
takes on classic big band tunes).

Summit Records (Jersey Jazz): Phil Norman leads his critically acclaimed Tentet (the cream of the crop of LA-based session men; Carl Saunders, Andy Martin, Ron Stout, Roger Neumann, Larry Koonse, Rusty Higgins, Scott Whitfield, Tom Rizzo, Christian Jacob, Kevin Axt, Dick Weller, and Brad Dutz). Their previous MAMA release stayed, which was 'live', stayed on jazz radio's Top 50 chart for 24 straight weeks. The songs are first rate, the arrangements sublime, and the blowing will knock your socks off. This is music that will settle easily on the ears of diggers of fine jazz sounds.

ERIC REED SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL (Piano trio, doing a mix of old and new
standards and originals, straight-ahead).

AllMusic.com (Ken Dryden): In a world where so many young jazz artists feel the need to feature programs consisting exclusively of originals on their debut recordings as leaders, it is refreshing to hear a veteran like pianist Eric Reed, who plays a wide range of forgotten gems, some standards, and jazz favorites along with inventive renditions of songs from gospel, pop, and his own compositions. Eric Reed's Something Beautiful showcases a seasoned artist who is very much at the top of his game.

KENNY SHANKER STEPPIN UP (Alto saxophonist, leading a quintet, doing
mostly originals).

AllAboutJazz.com(Bruce Lindsay): Kenny Shanker has worked extensively since graduating from the Manhattan School of Music in 2001, playing with the New World Symphony, and the Tommy Dorsey and Nelson Riddle Orchestras, among others. The young alto saxophonist recorded his debut album as leader, Steppin' Up, in April 2009 but it's taken almost two-and-a-half years for it to be released. It's a shame that it has stayed in the vaults for so long, for Shanker's melodic and accessible brand of straight-ahead jazz is immediately enjoyable, with enough twists and turns to reward repeated listening.

STRANAHAN / ZALESKI / ROSATO ANTICIPATION (Piano trio, doing an edgy
mix of mostly band originals).

Ottawa Citizen (Peter Hum - Jazzblog): Anticipation, which was released last week, also features the kinds of complex and contemporary rhythmic and harmonic ingredients that younger players take to like catnip. However, tastefulness and musicality always come first for the trio complexity and trendiness arent the points of the music.Stranahan is 25, and his studies include stints at the Brubeck and Monk Institutes, as well as at the New School University. Hes performed with Herbie Hancock in India and toured globally in Kurt Rosenwinkels trio. Zaleski is a 24-year-old who went to the Brubeck Institute and the New School, where he is now an adjunct faculty member. (He also competed this year in the Cole Porter and Thelonious Monk jazz piano competitions.) Rosato, a 23-year-old Montrealer, studied at the New School, is finishing his Masters degree at McGill University and has shared stages with Ari Hoenig and Aaron Parks.

DWIGHT TRIBLE COSMIC (Male vocalist, doing an eclectic mix of tunes.
Suitable for Nights Only).

2011-10-17 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: October 16, 2011
Burrell, Carter, DeFrancesco...and that's only the first 3 of the great discs being added this week to the Jazz 88 Music Library! I will be debuting as many as I can get to in 2 hours during The New Jazz Thing, Monday October 17, 2011 6-8 PM PT!

KENNY BURRELL TENDERLY (Live solo recording by one of the greats).

I'm amazed that Kenny doesn't have some sort of bigger web presence. Or any press / information on this release out.
JazzDepot (HighNote Records): Beginning with his recording debut with Dizzy Gillespie on "Tin Tin Deo" and "Birk's Works" guitar master Kenny Burrell has recorded well over 100 records as a leader and countless more as a sideman with the likes of Oscar Peterson, John Coltrane, Frank Foster, Kenny Clarke and others. Recorded live in concert, "Tenderly" features Kenny alone on stage in a solo guitar recital with an array of instruments from which he selects to suit his concept of the music at hand. Whether he is swinging on a blues, caressing a ballad out of his six strings or stringing together garlands of songs into leisurely medleys, Kenny Burrell remains one of the most popular and respected guitarists in the history of jazz.

JAMES CARTER ORGAN TRIO AT THE CROSSROADS (Saxophonist, in straight-ahead,
somewhat edgy groove, with some vocal tracks).

AllAboutJazz.com (Brent Black): these two mighty forces, Carter leaves the labeling of this release to the listener. After the groundbreaking fusion of European classical with jazz improvisation and Afro-Caribbean rhythms on Caribbean Rhapsody (EmArcy, 2011), Carter continues to defy standard categorization while focusing on a more roots-oriented release that may well be a look at his hybrid musical soul.

At The Crossroads finds Carter organic and raw yet razor sharp, with a defined focus and passion that not only makes it a noteworthy release, it may well raise the bar for jazz overall.

JOEY DeFRANCESCO (FB, @JoeyJazzOrgan) 40 (Straight-ahead organ trio, mostly originals).

KEN FOWSER / BEHN GILLECE DUOTONE (Typically good, straight-ahead session of
originals from the saxophonist/vibes leaders).

SaxShed: Ken Fowser has entered a world of jazz riddled with well-trained, technically proficient and creative tenor saxophonists. Somehow his sweet sound is his own, never sounding like anyone but himself.  He and Behn Gillece have surrounded themselves with a cohesive ensemble of like-minded musicians who can make their case within only a few, well constructed choruses.

DANNY FOX TRIO (FB) THE ONE CONSTANT (Piano trio, with a lot of edgy moments.
Good, but not suitable for mornings).

JazzWrap (Vern)
The One Constant is an excellent debut from an American trio with bold, expressive ideas. The Danny Fox Trio might be one of those under-the-radar groups that you better get to know quickly because we may be talking about them for a long time to come.

MARK HARRISON QUINTET (FB,  JUST ADD WATER (Keyboardist, leading a contemporary
session of originals).

Music Life: Marks goals for the Quintet and for their latest CD are very simple. I want to chart our own territory in the jazz world, by creating substantive and interesting music that is accessible to the ear of the listener, says Mark, Im thrilled when people come to our shows who are not diehard jazz fans, and yet they still feel our grooves and hum our tunes when they leave.

GRACE KELLY (FB, @GraceKellyJazz) GRACE (Saxophonist, doing Jazz versions of religious tunes).


MARY LOUISE KNUTSON IN THE BUBBLE (Pianist, leading a trio, in straight-ahead
standards and originals).

Jazz Police (Andrea Canter): It all flows so easily that it is hard to imagine the sweat and frustration that challenged Mary Louise as she wrote the music for this project. During the months I spent composing and arranging, there were times where my creative well seemed bone dry, she admits. I couldnt come up with any satisfying ideas for tunes or even ideas that would develop or complete tunes. That was very frustrating and frankly, a bit depressing.  I just had to show up everyday and try to compose something and trust that eventually the inspiration would be there...and luckily it was.

ALAN LEATHERMAN (FB, @Alan_Leatherman) DETOUR AHEAD (Male vocalist, doing Jazz tunes and the Great
American Songbook).


CURTIS MacDONALD COMMUNITY IMMUNITY (Saxophonist, doing edgy originals).

AllAboutJazz.com (Dan Bilawsky): While Macdonald graciously shares space with his band mates and guests, it's his own unique voice that really defines his work. His saxophone can be a beacon of clarity ("Community Immunity") or a bird of prey ("Second Guessing"), depending on his mood, but his ideas are always intriguing. With Community Immunity, Curtis Macdonald establishes himself as one who stands apart from the rest but, with a such a unique musical statement, he just might be embraced by the jazz community at large...if such a thing exists.

DAVID MURRAY CUBAN ENSEMBLE NAT KING COLE EN ESPANOL (Latin big band
grooves to Nats tunes, with 4 vocal tracks).

ANTHONY E. NELSON, JR. (FB) TENOR FOR TWO (Saxophonist, leading a quartet, with a
straight-ahead mix of standards and originals).

CDBaby: Nelsons sound is distinctive, developed, pure and soulful. At his age of thirty-three this is a real achievement. Though he plays other saxophones, when asked, why he chose to play tenor only he explained, tenor saxophone is my main instrument, the one I feel the most comfortable with.

SEAN NOWELL (@NowellSounds) STOCKHOLM SWINGIN (Saxophonist, leading a quintet, doing a mix of
jazz tunes and originals).

JazzWrap: With Stockholm Swingin' you get the feeling if you've been listening to Sean Nowell for awhile and that he really let the wheels off the wagon and just went for it this time. This is a live session that works on many levels. It's perfect for many traditionalists and a nice opening for new fans. This is the sound of modern standard jazz. It is good for all. Enjoy...

PILC-MOUTIN-HOENIG THREEDOM (Edgy piano trio, doing a mix of standards and
improvisations).

@CriticalJazz: This is not jazz that you embrace. This is jazz that embraces you. If you listen.

JEN SHYU (FB) & MARK DRESSER SYNASTRY (Progressive vocal/bass duo recording).

PopMatters (John Garratt): As for the remainder of the album, its not really fair to say these two are disconnected. In fact, its hard to make that call at all since these lighter-than-air vignettes dont convey any special telepathy. And it doesnt help that Jen Shyu is constructing her songs while her head is in academic la-la land. So many of her texts come from obscure origins, ones that destroy any chance you would have for diving into and surrendering unto the music.
AllAboutJAzz.com (Tim Niland)the real focus of the music is the blending of their particular voices, weaving and blending the hues and colors of sound and occasionally dancing around each other in a hypnotic and unique arrangement that is uniquely improvisatory but calling forth other music from around the world and across time. While this album can be quite a challenging listen, the two musicians represented here are truly trying to break new ground, and ask people to re-think the nature of jazz and improvised music in general. 

JEREMY UDDENS PLAINVILLE IF THE PAST SEEMS SO BRIGHT (Very eclectic and
edgy mix of sounds from this saxophonist).

AllAboutJazz.com (Troy Collins): Overblown jazz fusion clichés are largely a thing of the past among younger performers like Udden, who have come of age exposed to a diverse array of genres and aesthetic approaches; Plainville is a prime example of how once seemingly disparate styles can inspire subtly tasteful new hybrids. If the Past Seems So Bright enhances sophisticated jazz structures with the emotional candor of contemporary roots music, expanding the possibilities of both traditions in the process.

WELLSTONE CONSPIRACY HUMBLE ORIGINS (Great quartet recording, with all band
originals except for one Beatles tune).

Origin Records: Now in their 6th year of performing together, the collective of saxophonist Brent Jensen, pianist Bill Anschell, bassist Jeff Johnson, and drummer John Bishop continue to display their richly empathetic approach to melody and rhythm as they explore a new set of originals on their third recording together. From Jensen's swinging tribute to mentor, Lee Konitz, "All of Lee," to Bill Anschell's completely original take of the Beatle's "Fixing a Hole," the group allows the music to flow, unhurried and displaying a patient rapport that reveals moments worthy of many repeated listens.

YOTAM BRASIL (Guitarist, leading a variety of band configurations, doing great Jazz
versions of the Great Brazilian Songbook).

TNJT Session Notes for Monday October 10 2011
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: October 10, 2011
Tonight, Monday October 10, 2011 6-8 PM PT on The New Jazz Thing on Jazz 88.3 (88.3 FM SAn Diego Webcast http://Jazz88.org)
2011-10-10 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: October 6, 2011

Here's what we are adding to the Jazz 88 Music Library and debuting on The New Jazz Thing, Monday, October 17, 2011...

DEE BELL (FB) SAGACIOUS GRACE (Female vocalist, doing a straight-ahead mix of standards
and jazz tunes, backed by an all-star band).


FREDDY COLE TALK TO ME (Male vocalist, doing a straight-ahead mix of obscure and
new standards).

Critical Jazz: Instead of taking a victory lap of exclusive club and festival dates or perhaps cooling his heels in Las Vegas, Freddy Cole releases a follow up to the Grammy nominated "Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B" that may just bring home the Grammy some argue he should have received last year. Sophisticated in style and as comfortable as a favorite pair of jeans, Freddy Cole continues to please!

MAC GOLLEHON ODDYSSEY OF NOSTALGIA (Trumpet-led sessions, doing some
vintage tunes and originals, with some vocals by Amina Claudine Myers).


TIM HAGANS (FB ) THE MOON IS WAITING (Trumpeter, leading a progressive session. 2011 Grammy Nomination for Best Instrumental Composition "Box of Cannoli" on The Avatar Sessions).

AllABoutJazz.com (Dan Bilawsky): Hagans has proven to be a master compositional architect in more formal settings, but his ability to let loose with this small group is the key to its success. The Moon Is Waiting is a marvel of elastic expressions from one of the most shrewd and intelligent minds in jazz today.

LENORA ZENZALAI HELM (FB) I LOVE MYSELF WHEN IM LAUGHING (Female
vocalist, doing a mix of original and jazz tunes, on the edgy side).

AllAboutJazz.com: the award-winning, Chicago-born vocalist, composer, lyricist, arranger, educator and former U.S. Jazz Ambassador Lenora Zenzalai Helm brilliantly illuminates the jazz world with this soulful and spectacular 13-track CD. It features music and lyrics inspired by two Chicago storytellers, and by writers Zora Neale Hurston, Neale Donald Walsch and Alice Walker, Robert Kennedy, biographers Gene Santoro and Ross Russell, poets Rudyard Kipling and Sam White, and the music and lyrics of Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Jon Hendricks and Joni Mitchell.

JASON KAO HWANG CROSSROADS UNSEEN (Extremely progressive collection of
originals).

AllAboutJazz.com (Karl Ackerman): The notion that the next great force in new jazz could be a violinist may seem a bit incongruous, but Crossroads Unseen is fresh, exciting and creative, and one of the best recordings of the year.

MIKE LeDONNE KEEP THE FAITH (Straight-ahead organ grooves, with Eric Alexander
playing sax).

Music and More (Tim Niland): The whole album is played quite well and will be a treat for fans of organ based jazz. There are excellent solos throughout the music, but it is the groups compatibility and their ability to work together toward and ego-less common ground that is most noticeable.

MIKE LONGO TRIO + 2 TO MY SURPRISE (Mostly quintet, with some trio tracks, playing
a mix of originals, standards and jazz tunes).

FAME Review: a CD loaded up with nothing but first-rung talent: Bob Cranshaw on bass, Lewis Nash on drums, Jimmy Owens on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Lance Bryant on tenor sax. That's it. No guest sit-ins other than that '+2'. No sweetening. Just a quinteted-up trio playing its extremely sophisticated brains out.

RENE MARIE (FB, @manaymanee) BLACK LACE FREUDIAN SLIP (Female vocalist, doing straight-ahead
originals).


Blogcritics.org (David Bowling): Rene Marie may not be a well-known name, but she has quietly built a catalogue of music that can match most jazz singers active today. If you are in the mood for some interesting and well sung jazz, then Black Lace Freudian Slip is an album for you.

NEW TRICKS (FB, @NewTricksJazz) ALTERNATE SIDE (Pianoless quartet, doing progressive originals).

AllAboutJazz.com (Greg Simmons):

Here's something you don't read in album liner notes every day: "We recorded in Shawn's apartment...using only blankets wrapped around music stands for audio separation." New Tricks has seemingly recorded Alternate Side... in some no-frills circumstances, but there's truth in the old saying that adversity sometimes brings out the best in people. This piano-less collective, featuring a trumpet and tenor sax front line, plays an energetic brawl of traded solos, hard bop melodies, and freely constructed harmonization. Likely because of the way it was recorded, Alternate Side... has a live-in-studio feel to itfour guys just playing in a roomand they sound like they're really enjoying the session. The result is a truly creative record that trades in spontaneity rather than polish.

BILL OCONNELL TRIPLE PLAY PLUS THREE (Pianist, backed by all-star Latin
musicians, doing mostly originals).

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JASON ROBINSON AND ANTHONY DAVIS CERULEAN LANDSCAPE (Progressive
collection of originals).

HOLLI ROSS YOULL SEE (Female vocalist, backed by an all-star band, doing standards
and 2 tunes she co-wrote with Claudio Roditi).

THE SPOKES NOT SO FAST (Horn trio, playing an eclectic, progressive mix of originals).

TUNNEL SIX LAKE SUPERIOR (Sextet, doing an edgy mix of band originals).

UMOJA DANCE OF THE KALAHARI (Straight-ahead collection of originals, with Afro-
Cuban subtext).

TNJT Session Notes For Monday October 3 2011
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: October 1, 2011
Taking notes for TNJT on Monday, October 3, 2011....

Here are the 2011-10-03 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library which we will be playing as much as we can from:
"...familar names (Benson, Scofield, McBride),  upcoming interviews/shows (Stanley Jordon on TNJT 10/10, at Anthology 10/14), old friends (Ali Ryerson played Jazz Live San Diego September 2006), big band (!), guitar, vocal (Milman!), and more!"

I will be chatting with Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey pianist Brian Haas about their new Race Riot Suite disc (added @Jazz88 8/29/11) and upcoming 10/5/11 UCSD Loft gig.(with ultra cool special guests Peter Apfelbaum, Mark Southerland, UCSD Professor David Borgo, Yvette Jackson, and Andy Geib (Wise Monkey Orchestraj....this is going to be one wild adventurous concert!!!) Cool!


Interview Online NOW! http://jazz88.org/programs/The_New_Jazz_Thing/

Next Week (10/10/11) - Double whammy Jazz Innovator Interviews with Gary Burton (plays Neurosciences 10/12) and Stanley Jordan (plays Anthology SD 10/14)!

Last Week (9/26/11) - Interview with Sammy Figueroa about his New "Urban Nature" available to listen to online!
2011-10-03 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: October 1, 2011
The New discs being added to the Jazz 88 Library this week include familar names (Benson, Scofield, McBride),  upcoming interviews/shows (Stanley Jordon on TNJT 10/10, at Anthology 10/14), old friends (Ali Ryerson played Jazz Live San Diego September 2006), big band (!), guitar, vocal (Milman!), and more! I'll be debuting much of this on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday October 3, 2011 6-8 PM PT...Listen Now!

GEORGE BENSON (FB, @GBGuitar) GUITAR MAN (Mix of contemporary and straight-ahead tunes,
with some vocals. A mix of old and new standards).

Guitar International (Vince Lewis): George Benson is a true chameleon, but mostly one of the finest jazz guitarists of all time. His masterful interpretation of pop tunes and jazz standards has long been a source of inspiration to aspiring musicians. He has been active for over five decades and has over 30 recordings as leader, and to top it off, hes been awarded ten Grammy awards. His ability to cross over into the commercial arena while still maintaining a quality improvisational approach is matched only by the late Wes Montgomery. Bensons moving vocal stylings are developed from his terrific sense of instrumental phrasing, and they are equally impressive. This recording is a must have for any George Benson fan. It is also a terrific introduction for those listeners who may have grown up just a little later than some of us. It is an opportunity to hear a fine musician and vocalist do what he does besta variety of crowd pleasing but substantive material.

MAUREEN CHOI (FB,@MaureenChoi) QUARTET (Violinist, leading a quartet, doing a mix of straight-
ahead originals and standards).

JazzCorner.com (Robert Sutton): It's like a siren's call, a lush, hypnotic melody that reels in the senses and then stimulates them. The sound of Maureen Choi's violin has that kind of effect. On the Maureen Choi Quartet's self-titled latest album, the worlds of classical and jazz unite in a harmonious marriage, and her gorgeously expressive violin is the bridge that connects them.

CECILIA COLEMAN BIG BAND OH BOY! (All original big band swingers).
AllAboutJazz.com (Edward Blanco)Cecilia Coleman never set out to become a big band leader, stating that it was "never a dream of mine to have a big band," but the Cecilia Coleman Big Band is her new realityand Oh Boy!, what a swinging affair, this very first recording effort turns out to be. This is classic big band music infused with a bolt of raw energy and mounds of excitement.
STANLEY JORDAN
(FB) FRIENDS (Virtuoso guitarist, doing a mix of contemporary
tunes and straight-ahead standards).

AllAboutJazz.com (Larry Taylor): His virtuosity and improvisational prowess are a given, and on Friends, he also shows his skill on piano on two numbers. Primarily, he brings in old pals from various backgrounds and delivers terrific arrangements, ranging across the jazz spectrum, mixing in originals with swing, post bop, samba, blues, pop and a couple from Bartk and Chopin. Jordan makes roughly two appearances with each main guest, with all the pairings in different styles; all are great. In a press release, Jordan says that this collection truly speaks to his belief that ..."when you integrate styles, you combine them into something new while still remaining true to the original sources." His best argument is this recording.
KEVIN KIZER QUARTET ASPECTS (Saxophonist, leading a quintet with violin
and guitar, doing and edgy collection of originals).


LISA MAXWELL (FB) HAPPY (Female vocalist, doing the Great American Songbook).

Jazz Lives: Lisa has all the virtues any singer could ask for. Her voice is appealing; her rhythm glides; her phrasing is all her own. She knows that each song is its own little playlet. Without dramatizing, she lets the song itself take center stage.

CHRISTIAN McBRIDE (FB, @McBridesWorld) BIG BAND GOOD FEELING (Swinging, straight-ahead
big band, with 3 vocals by Melissa Walker).

AllAboutJazz.com (Something Else!): there is the sense that this record has been percolating for some time and, like most worthwhile things that are given that chance, The Good Feeling is far better for it.


SOPHIE MILMAN (FB, @SophieMilman) IN THE MOONLIGHT (Female vocalist, doing a nice mix of
standards).

Exystence: Milman covers the full range of styles without ever leaving the romantic jazz oeuvre.Throughout In the Moonlight, Milmans voice is its great asset, giving the songs a light sexy touch. She has a voice I can listen to all day, but that lets the songs shine. And while its nothing you havent heard before, its one of the better examples of the vocal style.


CAROL MORGAN QUARTET BLUE GLASS MUSIC (Pianoless quartet, doing a
mix of standards and originals).

As she was en route to the studio on that beautiful spring day, the world took on a new look. The warm, sunny, vibrant colors were all shaded in a lovely and surprising way. She kept remarking about it, and one by one, the musicians all tried on the blue glasses. At some point, while listening to a playback, Carol remarked, Blue Glass Music. Just another example of why Carol Morgan is one of my heroes. That emotional availability, that in the moment mentality is exactly what makes her such a unique voice in jazz, and of course, exactly what we all should be striving for. It keeps me coming back again and again.

ALI RYERSON CON BRIO! (Flutist, leading a session of originals and standards).

Ali Hits Home With A New Flute...: Working with an old friend, Pete Levin -- keyboard player for the legendary Gil Evans Orchestra -- the two decided to make the CD a more integrated piece of music, rather than just a collection of standards. The musicians on the recording -- Ryerson, Levin, vibraphonist Mike Mainieri, guitarist Mike DeMicco, bassist Egan and drummer Danny Gottlieb -- are all great musicians, "I mean Danny Gottlieb and Mark Egan were Pat Metheny's original rhythm section,'' Ryerson said.

JOHN SCOFIELD A MOMENTS PEACE (Usually edgy guitarist, in a relatively
subdued session, featuring mostly standards).

AllAboutJazz.com (John Kelman): A Moment's Peace might be perceived by some, a least on the surface, as an album of little riskwithout Scofield's usual fire and grease, set that might appear to coast when it ought to soarbut it may well be Scofield's biggest gamble. Those prepared to accept the album on face value, as an hour's respite from life's normal hustle and bustleor, who are patient enough to dig deeper for its beyond-the-norm look at a handful of potentially worn-out standards, here reinvigorated; a quintet of perfectly dovetailing originals; and a couple of truly surprises song choiceswill find plenty to love about A Moment's Peacean album whose greatest charms are revealed not after one or two listens, but after ten or twenty.

MATT SLOCUM AFTER THE STORM (Drummer, leading a trio with pianist
Gerald Clayton, with a mix of standards and originals).


REUBEN WILSON TRIO REVISITED (Organist, grooving standards and originals).
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