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The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 23, 2011
Here are the latest releases into the Jazz 88 KSDS San Diego Music Library. They will be featured on The New Jazz Thing on Jazz 88.3, Monday, May 23, 2011 6-8 PM PT at 88.3 FM and http://Jazz88.org.

TERRENCE BREWER – “SETTING THE STANDARD” (Guitarist-led session, doing
straight-ahead standards).

JOHN BROWN TRIO – “DANCING WITH DUKE” (Bassist, leading a trio with Cyrus
Chestnut, doing Duke tunes).

RAY BROWN’S GREAT BIG BAND – “KAYAK” (Composer/arranger, not the bassist,
leading a swinging big band).

ELIANE ELIAS – “LIGHT MY FIRE” (All vocal album, with mostly a brazilian vibe to
it).

JARED GOLD – “ALL WRAPPED UP” (Oragnist, leading a quartet, doing all originals,
on the edgy side).

RICHARD HARRIS – “LOVE’S SWEET SONG” (Mostly straight-ahead release by this
trumpeter, doing mostly standards).

REBECCA KILGER AND THE HARRY ALLEN QUARTET – “LIVE AT
FEINSTEIN’S” (Vocalist and saxophonist paying tribute to Billie Holiday and Lester
Young).

KONITZ/MEHLDAU/HADE/MOTIAN – “LIVE AT BIRDLAND” (A live session of
standards and jazz tunes, done mostly straight-ahead, with an edge).

DEBORAH PEARL – “SOUVENIR OF YOU” (Female vocalist, with her lyrics adapted
to the tunes of Benny Carter).

PEAR – “EXTEMP’ORE” (Aggressively progressive session, with a variety of sounds).

ADAM RUDOLPH’S MOVING PICTURES – “BOTH/AND” (Very progressive,
percussion-intensive recordings).

TIEMPO LIBRE – “MY SECRET RADIO” (Hard-core latin vocal tunes, with one
instrumental).

CHRIS WEST – “SURPRISE TRILOGY I” (Edgy saxophone-led session, doing all
originals).
The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 15, 2011
Some chart toppers, legendary and new comers, to be sure, being added to the library this week...and featured on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, 6-8PM PT, Monday, May 16, 2011!

ERIC ALEXANDER – “DON’T FOLLOW THE CROWD” (Excellent straight-ahead quartet session, with a mix of originals, new and old standards and obscure tunes).

The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 7, 2011
Here's the latest adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library which will be debuted on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw on Monday, May 9, 2011 6-8PM PT on Jazz 88.3 FM KSDS San Diego, Webcast at http://Jazz88.org!

BILL BEACH - "BUZIOS" ( All original, with Brazilian influences.  Mix of
vocal and instrumental tracks, featuring Rebecca Kilgore in duet on track 2).
The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 2, 2011

Here is the new music in the Jazz 88 Music Library that you will hear sampled on The New Jazz Thing on Monday, May 2, 2011 and added to regular rotation on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Thanks to Jazz 88 Music Director Joe Kocherhans for the great new music and comments to help us get this music to you!

KARRIN ALLYSON – “’ROUND MIDNIGHT” (Another great one from her, mostly in
a ballad style).

The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 25, 2011
Here is the new music in the Jazz 88 Music Library that you will hear sampled on The New Jazz Thing on Monday, April 25, 2011 and added to regular rotation on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Thanks to Jazz 88 Music Director Joe Kocherhans for the great new music and comments to help us get this music to you!

“BONES & TONES” (World sounds, all originals by band members).

AllAboutJazz.com (Dan Bilawsky): "...it's safe to say that these four musicians have seen it all, and this breadth and depth of experience helps bring new life to the under-explored jazz-world music percussion ensemble format utilized to great effect on Bones & Tones."

The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 18, 2011

BILL ANSCHELL – “FIGMENTS” (Solo outing by this pianist, with an eclectic mix of old and new standards).

Origin Records: Throughout Figments, pianist Bill Anschell’s creative, abstract approach takes each song to unexpected places without ever leaving his audience behind. Self-recorded over a series of late nights, after gigs, when Anschell’s "internal supervisor had clocked out." The result is twelve genre-bending, near stream-of-consciousness takes covering a mix of jazz standards and pop songs from the 60s and 70s. Highlights include Arlo Guthrie’s protest song "Alice’s Restaurant," a meditative take on the Rodgers and Hart standard "It Never Entered My Mind," and a prepared-piano version of Joni Mitchell’s "Big Yellow Taxi."

The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: April 11, 2011

NEW THIS WEEK FOR 4/11/11

BEN ALLISON – “ACTION-REFRACTION” (Progressive outing from this guitarist, mix of standards, originals and new standards).

AllMusic.com Review:

GEORGE COLE QUINTET – “RIVERSIDE DRIVE” (Gypsy jazz, with mostly vocals).

Djangology.net Review:

ORRIN EVANS – “CAPTAIN BLACK BIG BAND” (Edgy big band session, doing mostly originals).

The Revivalist.com Review:

FIVEPLAY JAZZ QUINTET – “FIVE OF HEARTS” (Not to be confused with the all-female band, doing all straight-ahead originals by band members).


BILL KWAN – “PENTIMENTO” (Male vocalist, singing old and new standards).

CDBaby:

DAVE LeFEBVRE – “FROM SOUL TO SOUL” (Mix of straight-ahead and contemporary sounds, doing all originals).

CDBaby:

FRANK MACCHIA – “SON OF FOLK SONGS FOR JAZZERS” (Big band, featuring all-star sidemen, doing arrangements of familiar melodies).

AllAboutJazz.com Review:

IRVIN MAYFIELD – “A LOVE LETTER TO NEW ORLEANS” (Trumpeter, saluting his hometown, with various group configurations, with several trumpet/piano duets).


AllAboutJazz.com Review:

RICH PELLEGRIN QUINTET – “THREE-PART ODYSSEY” (Progressive quintet, doing all originals by band members).

OA2Records Review:

ALEX PINTO QUARTET – “INNER STATE” (Progressive quartet, doing all originals).

The JazzPage Review:

Q.E.D. – “YET WHAT IS ANY OCEAN…” (Interesting trio configuration, doing all straight-ahead originals).

Origin Records Review:

REBIRTH BRASS BAND – “REBIRTH OF NEW ORLEANS” (Classic New Orleans brass band sounds).


Seattle PostIntelligenser Review:

KOREY RIKER – “PREHUMOUS” (Sax player, doing all originals, mostly contemporary, option-slot material).

AllAboutJazz.com Review:

WAYNE RIKER QUINTET – “PENUMBRAL SKY” (Local guitarist, doing straight-ahead, bluesy originals).

CDBaby:

TOMMY SMITH – “KARMA” (Sax player, doing mostly very edgy contemporary tunes).

Edinburgh Festival Guide:

ROSSANO SPORTIELLO – “LUCKY TO BE ME” (Straight-ahead piano trio).

Arbors Records:

DAVE STERNER QUINTET – “SIDETRACKED” (Double sax quintet, doing all straight-ahead originals).

Cleveland Scene Review:

Thomas Marriott - Human Spirit
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 21, 2011


Artist Website: http://thomasmarriott.net/ Good recap of the last year for Thomas.

Human Spirit Stuff:
  • 3/15/11 release coming out on Origin Records. "Human Spirit" features Versace on B3 organ as well as Mark Taylor (alto) and drummer Matt Jorgensen.
Other info:
  • Earshot Jazz (Seattle Jazz Supporter) 2010 Golden Ear Nominee's Best Artist and Band (Flexicon): Awards given out last night (March 20, 2011)
  • "East West Trumpet Summit" with Ray Vega, #1 on Jazz Week Jazz Chart in 2010. Jazz Week: "Rather than an instrumental battle or cutting contest, "East-West Trumpet Summit" underlines the artistry that results when great musicians from diverse backgrounds find common ground rather than seek to establish a pecking order or spotlight rivalries. " Featured on NPR Morning Edition.
  • "Constraints and Liberations" (links to reviews), first release of all original material (5th as leader), November 2010. AllMusicGuide: "Not only does he focus exclusively on originals for this session, but his approach to the trumpet has moved away from a forceful pop style to a more reserved, yet emotional technique. "
  • AllMusicGuide Discography: Why does "C and L" show as a 2001 release?
  • TM Bio: 6 time Golden Ear winner, Maynard Ferguson's Big Bop Nouveau,
Radio DJ Help: Trumpeter, in a sax/organ quartet, with another edgy mix of material, some accessible enough for daytime play.






The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 21, 2011

NEW THIS WEEK FOR 3/21/11


MONTY ALEXANDER – “UPLIFT” (Straight-ahead piano trio by one of the masters).

AllAboutJazz (Dr. Judith Sleshingher): "...this is an exceptional collection, which also crackles with that special, open energy only a live performance can deliver. Uplift is an apt title, since that's precisely what this music does."

LYNNE ARRIALE – “CONVERGENCE” (Pianist, with a sax sitting on some tracks, doing a mix of originals, old and new standards).

JazzPolice (Andrea Canter): "Nuance, as fits the title, did not leave trademark Arriale devotion to melody and accessibility behind, yet the arrangements were often far more assertive, the shadings bolder, the improvisations crossing into more distant territories than the more “nuanced” explorations of the Lynne Arriale Trio. Thus Convergence is, in one sense, a continuation of that freer trajectory, a set combining Arriale originals and reimagined covers, a set that again brings a horn (this time Bill McHenry’s tenor sax) into the mix, yet another expansive emotional palette. It’s a “convergence” of the lyrical simplicity and elegant harmonies of the trio years and the harder-hitting assertions of her recent quartet journeys."

RONDI CHARLESTON – “WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES” (Female vocalist, with an eclectic mix of standards and originals).

JazzInSpace (Nick Bewsey): "Singer and songwriter Rondi Charleston makes music that’s close to jazz nirvana. Her own music is rife with passionate passages of optimism (inspired by a meaningful trip to Israel as related in the liner notes) and she embraces a charming confidence and joie de vivre. Her closest musical partner on the album is guitarist Dave Stryker, a soloist of pronounced musicality, and their arrangements allow plenty of space for indelible piano accompaniment by either Brandon McCune or Lynne Arriale."

CHUCK DEARDORF – “TRANSPARENCE” (Great bassist, leading his own session, with various band configurations doing mix of standards and originals).

Origin Records: "Veteran acoustic & electric bassist Chuck Deardorf brings together a broad collection of musical friends to create an album full of spontaneous interaction, gritty grooves and melodic beauty."

HENRY FRANKLIN – “THE SOUL OF THE WORLD” (Prolific bassist, fronting a sextet, with local trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos, grooving straight-ahead.  2 vocal tracks).

Dusty Groove America: "An incredible record – a set that sparkles with all the brilliance and soulful energy we first came to love in Henry Franklin's music back in the 70s! The album's a recent one, but it's got a timeless quality – rich grooves, filled with modal rhythms – soaring to the skies with searching, spiritual vibrations – wonderfully righteous, and the kind of record we could easily believe was a lost gem from a few decades back!"

WAYNE GOINS – “CHRONICLES OF CARMELA” (Nice, straight-ahead groove, led by this guitarist, doing all originals).

WG CDs&Books: Wayne Goins’ first release on Little Apple Records since 2006, Chronicles of Carmela, is a brilliant showcase of Dr. Goins’ guitar and writing chops. Carmela is Wayne’s guitar.

BEN KONO – “CROSSING” (Multi-reed player, with an edgy sound, doing all originals).


The Urban Flux: "Throughout this project the musicians in my band have been an integral part of the compositional process and have kept the whole thing fun. Henry Hey and I have been writing, playing, sailing boats, and drinking lots and lots of coffee together since our days at University of North Texas."

THOMAS MARRIOTT – “HUMAN SPIRIT” (Trumpeter, in a sax/organ quartet, with another edgy mix of material, some accessible enough for daytime play).

MARGIE NELSON – “HUNGRY GIRL” (Female vocalist, with a great back-up band, doing an eclectic mix of tunes).

JazzTimes (Wilbert Sostre): "Even though she is a singer with lot of experience Hungry Girl is Margie Nelson debut album. A singer with a sultry voice, Margie can be funny, classy and romantic. Impossible to listen to the lyrics of the song Hungry Girl witout smiling"

MARK O’CONNOR – “SUSPENDED REALITY” (Not the violinist, a young saxophonist, in front of a quintet, doing all straight-ahead originals).

MarkOconnorJazz.com
- "It’s been a long wait, but Suspended Reality is finally a …reality (bad humor, I know). All of us had a great time in the studio and I was excited to be able to record with Mark Maegdlin, Ben Lewis, Jon Paul, Tom Hipskind again. Our new addition to the band is Victor Garcia – a wonderful trumpeter who grew up in Chicago. And working with recording & mixing engineer Brian Schwab and mastering engineer Scott Steinman was a pleasure too!!"

KEN PEPLOWSKI – “IN SEARCH OF…”  (Great, straight-ahead swinging, from the clarinetist/saxophonist, backed by an all-star cast).

WorldsRecords
: "Ken Peplowski shows his diversity on this blending of two sessions, the first 8 tunes reuniting him with pianist Shelly Berg with rhythm support of Tom Kennedy and Jeff Hamilton and the remaining 3 tunes pairing off with bassist Greg Cohen, drummer Joe Ascione and vibist Chuck Redd. Peplowski's clarinet playing is unrivaled with the purist tone and most urbane facility around today. His tenor sound, while reminiscent of Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster is easily distinguishable as his and his alone. The tunes are seldom heard standards ripe for rediscovery and a few originals by his fellow band members. Peplowski helps keep true mainstream jazz alive while always adding a fresh perspective."

REDS – “SIGN OF FOUR” (Edgy, baritone sax-led group, doing all originals by band members).

MELVIN VINES – “HARLEM JAZZ MACHINE” (Mostly edgy tunes, all originals).

" Melvin Vines is a jazz trumpeter working out of Harlem. Recently he has been concentrating on arranging and performing with his group Harlem Jazz Machine, touring the United States, Russia and Japan.

Kay Mori is a jazz and folk vocalist. As of July 2008 she has been working as a producer with Harlem Jazz Machine."

The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 14, 2011
JERRY BERGONZI - "Convergence"  (Straight ahead set of mostly original
compositions, with one classic Gershwin tune tossed in for fun.  Great
quartet, various tempos.)

T.K. BLUE - "Latin Bird"  (In the pocket Latin jazz set from the
saxophonist/flutist.  Features Charlie Parker compositions, with a couple of
original compositions, as well.  Steve Turre and Lewis Nash check in as
special guests.)

RENE MARIE - "Voice of My Beautiful Country"  (New released by a seasoned
vocalist, featuring a number of traditional American tunes in the public
domain. )

CHAD McCULLOUGH & BRAM WEIJTERS- "Imaginary Sketches"  (another solid release
from the trumpeter, pairing with pianist Weijters on great original
compositions.  Truly new "new" music!)

http://oregonmusicnews.com/blog/2011/02/15/album-chad-mccullough-bram-weijters-imaginary-sketches/

JAZZ PISTOLS- "Superstring"  (Contemporary/fusion guitar based trio.  Lots of
original music.  Night time hosts...dig up on this!)

http://www.myspace.com/jazzpistols

TITO PUENTE MASTERWORKS (MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC AFRO-
CUBAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA) -"Live"  (Awesome Puente tunes with the band under
Bobby Sanabria's leadership.  A seriously cookin' live recording in tribute
to a Latin Jazz master)

http://www.descarga.com/cgi-bin/db/24227.10
CHERYL PYLE -"Inside Dialogue" (All original set, featuring flute and bass.
PM hosts, take note...some of this is very atmospheric and cool.  Cheryl is
San Diego native now based in NYC.)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/cheryl-pyle-trio/141323209114?sk=wall
ERIC REED -"The Dancing Monk" (Classic trio setting paying homage to Monk.
Straight ahead featuring really good performances by the seasoned pianist.)

HOUSE & SINNETT (Jae Sinnett) -"OLD SCHOOL LOYALTY" (A very unique project
from long-time New York based drummer Jae Sinnett.  This pays tribute to the
old school soul sound.  It's  very specific in dayparting, so please be
mindful when programming.  However, properly worked in, this adds some real
groove flavor to the jazz mix.)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/House-and-Sinnett/117594248313932?sk=wall
The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 7, 2011
NEW THIS WEEK FOR 3/7/11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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



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

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




Reviews and Quotes:


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



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

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



Reviews and Quotes:

Goodbye Storyteller from Brad Mehldau Music on Vimeo.

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


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



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


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



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

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




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



Reviews and Quotes:

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



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



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


The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 16, 2011
NEW THIS WEEK FOR 2/17/11 - Finally adding the Mingus Big Band 2010 Grammy Winner for Best Large Ensemble Jazz Album...hoo ray! New Charlie Haden music and new music from Art Hillery, the pianist for our last Jazz Live with Red Holloway and Plas Johnson.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLUNGE – “TIN FISH TANGO” (Various horns, backed by only a bass, doing all
originals).
Noah Preminger - Before The Rain
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: February 7, 2011

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

Noah Preminger - Before The Rain


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

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


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

NEW THIS WEEK FOR 2/3/11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW THIS WEEK FOR 1/20/11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARK WEINSTEIN – “JAZZ BRASIL” (Flutist, doing originals and jazz tunes, with a
hint of latin flavor).
The Latest Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 25, 2010
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