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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: 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
Preview of Henry Butler at Jazz Live Tuesday April 12, 2011
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 8, 2011
Pianist Henry Butler will be our guest for a unique solo piano show for our next Jazz Live San Diego, Tuesday, April 12, 2011.



Henry's Bio on his website.: An eight-time W.C. Handy “Best Blues Instrumentalist - Piano” award nominee, Henry Butler knows no limitations. Although blinded by glaucoma since birth, Butler is also a world class photographer with his work displayed at exhibitions throughout the United States. Playing piano since the age of six, Butler is a master of musical diversity. Combining the percussive jazz piano playing of McCoy Tyner and the New Orleans style playing of Professor Longhair through his classically trained wizardry, Butler continues to craft a sound uniquely his own. A rich amalgam of jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, blues and R&B influences, his music is as excitingly eclectic as that of his New Orleans birthplace.

Henry's Facebook Page.

Preview Tune: Orleans Inspiration from Orleans Inspiration (1990)

Mastering baritone horn, valve trombone and drums, in addition to the piano, at the Louisiana State School for the Blind in Baton Rouge, as a youngster, Butler began formal vocal training in the eleventh grade. He went on to sing German lieder, French and Italian art songs and operatic arias at Southern and Michigan State Universities, earning a Masters degree in vocal music. He has taught music workshops throughout the country and initiated a number of different educational projects, including a residential jazz camp at Missouri State School for the Blind and a program for blind and visually impaired students at the University of New Orleans.

Mentored by influential jazz clarinetist and Michigan State University teacher Alvin Batiste, Butler was encouraged to explore Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and other Caribbean music. With Batiste’s help, he successfully applied for National Endowment for the Arts grants to study with keyboard players George Duke, then with Cannonball Adderley’s Quintet, and the late Sir Roland Hanna. He studied with Harold Mabern, pianist for the late Lee Morgan, for a summer and spent a long afternoon studying with Professor Longhair.

Preview Tune: Goin' Down Slow from Orleans Inspiration (1990)

Rebecca Coupe Franks Quartet Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 8, 2011
Going to be live blogging the event below, so watch out!

And now the interview plays and I'm off to get set for a Henry Butler preview...

9:30 And the crowd goes wild...while the band takes a bow out front! What a fantastic show!

9:24 Tune 13 "Down Home Feelin": She needs a break, but is gutting it out! Heading down to close it out!

I will be heading down soon to say good night to our studio audience and getting things ready for a Henry Butler preview of our April 12, 2011 Jazz Live San Diego! But I think they will be doing one more tune after this, so I'll hang tight!

9:17 Tune 12 "Exposure". Another from Check The Box, which tonight's pianist Luis Perdomo plays on. She's really working the set list tonight!

9:11 Tune 11 "Five More Days". Mid-tempo tune, starting out with Rebecca doing another vocal.

She talks a bit about being a West Coast girl that went to NY, but loving San Diego and playing Frisbee at the beach today.

9:04 Back in the perch, after the station ID and a chat about trying out new stuff in front of an audience and the change it might undergo.

Tune 10 "Regrets": Another new tune. She explained is as very improvisational, like a improve painting. With a little structure that she has built for it. Feels like she is trying out a different kind of composition. And this is just a trio, Perdomo  piano, Camacho bass, Franks trumpet.

Luis Perdomo piano Rene Camacho bass Rebecca Coupe Franks trumpet Performing "Regrets" at Jazz Live San Diego

Tune 9 "Mass" (before the break): Another tune from 2009's Check The Box. Boy it sure swang hard!

8:52 Time for me to go down and figure out what I'm going to ask her in about 8 minutes....ah...

Here's a slide show of the pictures from tonight's show and before hand...


8:47 Explains some of the dead air as she is changing up the set list as she goes. Next up a reggae tune...
Tune 8 "<a reggae tune>": Another vocal by Rebecca...she really loves to sing!

Here's a shot from up in the perch above the Seville Theatre
Rebecca Coupe Franks Quartet From The Perch at the Seville Theatre San Diego City College

8:42 Tune 7 "3/4": She said she didn't know what time it was and someone from the crowd yelled "8:42". She said "Time flies when you are having fun!". I hope she has enough tunes to get the full 90 minutes in...I'm sure she does!!

8:35 Tune 6 Hugs From Heaven. A tune written for her father who passed away about a year ago. Rebecca sings for the first time tonight. Before the tune, as there was a little dead air for you at home on the radio, she came back and explained: "A little out of order...which isn't too strange for me" (a little paraphrase, but you get the very humble idea!).

8:29 Tune 5 Genetic Makeup. Another tune written in the last couple of months. Never recorded. Probably played live very few times....nice! Swinging tune, with Luis Perdomo taking a really nice turn on piano! Also, Rene Camacho did it up..and the crowd loved it!

We are soooo lucky to be hearing lots of previously unheard, new music from Rebecca...she is hoping to record this in June 2011.

8:22: Rebecca introduces the band. Just met Andy a couple gigs ago. Luis Perdomo, piano, played on her "Check The Box" disc from 2009.
Tune 4: "Open Heart". Ballad.

8:16 Tune 3 - Movin' On. To commemorate quitting her college teaching gig and deciding to play full time! Great choice! Nice solo by drummer Andy Sanesi!!

She back announced the first tunes...
Tune 0 (before the on air): Thursday.
Tune 1: LuLu
Tune 2: Someday. The first tune she wrote at age 20!

The shot I took, with the program, from backstage, while the band played their first tune:
Rebecca Coupe Franks Quartet Opens Jazz Live San Diego NOW 88.3 FM http://Jazz88.org

8:08 Back in the perch after opening the show, the first tune was a nice shuffle with RCF really blowing it away! She must have been a little inspired by the Kermit Ruffins that Barry Farrar played right before he tossed it to us in the theatre. Tune 2 is a sweet bossa-ish swinger.

7:47 In the perch, but heading backstage to get the band and then out front to introduce them and get the show started! Break a leg!!

Here's soundcheck before the show...
This Is The New Jazz Thing on Jazz 88.3 Thursday, March 7, 2011
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: March 7, 2011
The New Jazz Thing is LIVE! Thursday, March 7, 2011, 6 to 8 PM PT on Jazz 88.3 FM, KSDS San Diego, Webcast at http://Jazz88.org! Quick Link: TNJT Playlist Archive (TNJT Playlist RSS Feed - Subscribe!). Listen to Jazz 88 NOW! Check out the New This Week 3/7/2011 to see a big part of what the New is all about!


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).
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