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

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



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

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



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

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




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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).



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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).


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