JazzTimes: "With no less than Vijay Iyer at the keyboard, the album delivers great returns on each musical risk Modirzadeh takes."
Spin: "Iranian-American saxophonist retunes Vijay Iyer's piano for cross-cultural jazz experiment." 8 out of 10 rating
Dusted: "The effect of Post-Chromodal Out! is like having your head buffeted by a barrage of head-scrambling information, all of it resisting conventional listening, and most emphatically not announcing itself as anything close to conventional jazz-plus-exotica. It’s a powerful statement from a composer, instrumentalist, and band that deserve your time and acclaim."
2013-03-04 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: The Jazz 88 Music Library gets a varied set of New Jazz Music in for the week of March 4, 2013, including Latin (Aguanko), vocals (New York Voices with the WDR Big Band, Jan Shapiro, and even "Luke Duke" aka Tom Wopat), guitar (John Stein, Dave Haskell), the latest from Clint's little boy Kyle Eastwood and Scott Hamilton, and more
Top 10 Jazzweek.com Jazz Chart March 4, 2013: It’s a third week and gaining at No. 1 on this week’s JazzWeek Jazz Chart for Jackie Ryan Listen Here (OpenArt). It’s also the most-reported CD of the week (62 stations.) Most added (+19) is Melton Mustafa The Traveling Man (Zaki Publishing) and the biggest gainer (+80) is Wolff & Clark Expedition (Random Act). The highest debut (No. 26) is Champian Fulton Champian Sings and Swings (Sharp Nine).
Coming Up On The New Jazz Thing...
San Diego New Jazz Things: Next Monday, March 11, 2013, we will celebrating New Jazz releases from some of San Diego's finest with LIVE IN-STUDIO appearances by, among others, Peter Sprague, Rob Thorsen, and Steph Johnson. The show will include LIVE performances, cuts from their new releases, and their thoughts on THE NEW!
Member Monday! Today we put the focus on what keeps Jazz 88 operating...our Members and THOSE WHO SHOULD BECOME MEMBERS! Do it during TNJT (6-8PM PT) on the secure membership page or call 619-388-3743, and I'll be sure to mention your name on the air! I am going to see if some of those artists on the NEW list today want to show their support too!
2013-02-25 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: The bounty of New continues to flow in the Jazz 88 Music Library and this week, in addition to a mix of ensemble sizes from trio to big band and large ensemble and highlights of regional tributes from Indianapolis to Harlem and Afro-Caribbean, we've got probably one of the most ambitiously technical improvisational projects around with Pat Methany's 2 Disc recordings from his Orchestrion Project.
Top 10 on the Jazzweek.com Jazz Chart: February 25, 2013: It’s a second week at No. 1 and +53 spins on this week’s JazzWeek Jazz Chart for Jackie Ryan Listen Here (OpenArt). The highest debut (No. 21) and biggest gainer (+99) is Harvie S with Kenny Barron Witchcraft (HighNote). Most added is Jeremy Pelt Water and Earth (HighNote). Played on the most stations this week are Terri Lyne Carrington Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue (Concord) and Joe Lovano Cross Culture (Blue Note).
There is soooo much New Jazz Music to play tonight...and lots of GREAT SAN DIEGO NEW JAZZ....
2013-02-18 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: WOW...what a HUGE list of New Jazz Music to add to the Jazz 88 Music Library for the week of February 18, 2013! And it ranges from vocals to Big Band, straight-ahead to Brazilian, and standards to LOTS of original compositions...Jazz it ALIVE AND WELL!
2013-02-11 Adds To The Jazz88 Music Library: Missed getting this up before I missed TNJT on 2/11, but want to keep the record complete as possible, so here are the adds for last week, Monday, February 11, 2013 with some fantastic San Diego Jazz (Johnson, Road Work Ahead, Sprague, Thorsen)...I will be playing all of these San Diego New Jazz Things TONIGHT!
On the Last TNJT...
Peter Marin Interview on 2/4/13 is Online! Check out The Jazz 88 Speakeasy!!
2013-02-04 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: A fantastic mix of New Jazz Music being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week, including the latest from Jazz stalwarts Kevin Eubanks, Benny Green, Chris Potter, and Wayne Shorter and styles ranging from guitar-led duos to blowing big bands, and latin grooves to New Orleans-style Brass Bands! Click over to hear a taste from the new Kevin Eubanks disc "The Messenger"!
Top 10 Countdown - Jazzweek.com Jazz Chart February 4, 2013: Clayton Bros "The Gathering" still at #1, Jackie Ryan "Listen Here" jumps into #6 (Jazz88 Add 1/21), and Ian Hendrickson-Smith is getting buzz somewhere with Highest Debut / Most Added / Biggest Gainer titles leading to a #9 spot (not added to Jazz88 yet?). And SD's Danny Green is at #40 this week...CONGRATS!
Member Monday @Jazz88: We need YOU to become a supporting member of Jazz 88 TONIGHT on Member Monday. We are highlighting the benefits of Jazz 88 membership to you and to the Jazz and Blues music you love and Jazz 88 spreads 24/7/365!!
2013-01-28 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: We've got a great mix of New Jazz Music being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week, including the latest from Grammy Award winner Terri Lynne Carrington (her first for last year's "The Mosaic Project"), Jazz Live San Diego guitarist Mimi Fox, and lots more!
The Wood Brothers Interview: Brothers Oliver and Chris (of Medeski, Martin, and Wood fame) kick off their U.S. West Coast tour on Thurs. January 31 at The Belly Up. They are touring to support their latest in a series of live releases, "Vol. 2, Nail & Tooth" and will mosey over for a phone interview in Hour 2 of the New (7-8PM PT).
Top 10 Countdown of the Jazzweek Jazz Chart for January 28, 2013: The new No. 1 on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart is The Clayton Brothers The Gathering (ArtistShare) The week’s highest debut (No. 7) is Paul Carr Standard Domain (PCJ Music). Most added (+32) and biggest gainer (+108) is Jackie Ryan Listen Here (OpenArt). The most reported CD (51 stations) is Joe Lovano Cross Culture (Blue Note). San Diego's Danny Green's new "A Thousand Ways Home" hangs tight at #24 this week!!
The Wood Brothers mosey on over for a phone interview on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, January 28 between 6 and 8 PM PT. They kick off their U.S. West Coast tour on Thurs. January 31 at The Belly Up. They are touring to support their latest in a series of live releases, "Vol. 2, Nail & Tooth". The Wood Brothers are Oliver Wood (vocals and guitar) who is previously known for his work with Atlanta blues band, King Johnson, and Chris Wood (bass guitar and harmony vocals) who came to national attention as one third of the revered experimental jazz trio, Medeski Martin & Wood.
Here's a little taste and background on the band....really looking forward to chatting with them about how Jazz and Blues come together...Just like they do on Jazz 88!