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May 27, 2012

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 Corea’s “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
(UK’s 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 1990’s). – 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
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