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May, 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
This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday May 21 2012 Gretchen Parlato Jeff Lorber
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 20, 2012
Tune into The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday May 21, 2012 6-8 PM PT, @Jazz88 88.3 FM San Diego webcast LIVE at http://Jazz88.org, for a great show, including...
  • Gretchen Parlato (@GretchenParlato, 6:40 PM PT): Gretchen continued working toward her vision on her 2011 release "The Lost and Found", with a slight side-trip participating in Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project...which won the 2012 Best Vocal Album Grammy...which will be reprised at the 2012 Playboy Jazz Festival. We will chat about all that and MORE! 


  • 2012-05-21 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: A full spectrum of New Jazz Music being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library and Playlist this week, including Brian Bromberg (feature TNJT 5/21/12 guest Jeff Lorber), Grammy-nominated vocalist Melody Gardot, Arturo Sandoval's new tribute to Dizzy, and a couple new San Diego disc from The Mission Bay Preservationists (leader JP Balmat recently on TNJT) and the Styletones (funk it up!)!
  • Plucking out some Jazz News, Jazz Charts, and more!!

Coming up next week, Monday 5/28/12 on TNJT, Eric Person will be chatting about his 6/2 gig with TrioKinesis here in San Diego

2012-05-21 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 20, 2012
A full spectrum of New Jazz Music being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library and Playlist this week, including Brian Bromberg (feature TNJT 5/21/12 guest Jeff Lorber), Grammy-nominated vocalist Melody Gardot, Arturo Sandoval's new tribute to Dizzy, and a couple new San Diego disc from The Mission Bay Preservationists (leader JP Balmat recently on TNJT) and the Styletones (funk it up!)! To hear this New first, check out the debut's  on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, May 21, 2012, 6-8 PM PT!

DEAD CAT BOUNCE – “CHANCE EPISODES”
(Boston-based sextet headed by saxophonist/composer Matt Steckler. The date is
an edgy session that draws inspiration from blues and funk, as well as Caribbean,
Brazilian and West African traditions). – Cuneiform

BRIAN BROMBERG – “COMPARED TO THAT”
(Grammy-nominated bassist with a live studio release that includes eight original
compositions, a ten-piece horn section, a full orchestra string section and a
supportive cast that features artists such as Jeff Lorber, Bela Fleck, Randy
Brecker, Vinny Colaiuta and many others. Showcases a variety of jazz styles).
– Artistry

ROGER CHONG - “SEND A LITTLE LOVE”
(Quartet session by this Toronto-based guitarist and composer with his sophomore
effort. Features a set of mostly originals, all, which have a mellow and melodic
style of play). – Independent

AMIT FRIEDMAN SEXTET – “SUNRISE”
(Tenor/soprano saxophonist with the sextet’s debut album. The date has unique
arrangements that fuse elements of world music with special emphasis on Middle
Eastern music, but still staying loyal jazz tradition). - Origin

MELODY GARDOT – “THE ABSENCE”
(Third release from this Grammy-nominated vocalist. Together with an all star
band, the collection features all originals that reflect the music of varied cultures
visited during her last tour). – Decca

ALLAN HARRIS – “CONVERGENCE”
(Vocalist, accompanied by pianist Takana Miyamoto, honoring the
collaboration(s) between Tony Bennett and Bill Evans. The collaboration consists
of two albums: The Tony Bennett/ Bill Evans Album and Together Again).
– Love Productions

THE MISSION BAY PRESERVATIONISTS – “NEW ORLEANS PRESERVES”
(Mission Bay High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Jean-Paul
Balmat. The release focuses on the city of New Orleans, with everything from
Dixieland, gospel, boogie-woogie, swing, Cajun, Afro-Cuban, and brass band).
– Independent

BEN POWELL – “NEW STREET”
(British violist leading a quartet, plus a trio that pays tribute to French violinist
Stephane Grappelli. The trio features Gary Burton and Julian Lage doing three
tunes, one of which is the albums centerpiece written for Burton by Grappelli in
1969, but never recorded by Burton until now). - Independent

ANNE SAJDERA – “AZUL”
(Bay area pianist/composer in a straight-ahead quartet session, showcasing a
repertoire of originals, standards, and other jazz tunes). – Bijuri Records

ARTURO SANDOVAL – “DEAR DIZ”
(Trumpeter-led session paying tribute to Dizzy Gillespie. Features top-shelf
musicians such as Burton, Mintzer and DeFrancesco doing Gillespie compositions
framed in big band arrangements spotlighting elements of bebop). - Concord

STYLETONES
(San Diegan group delivering a wide selection of energized punky-funk, soul,
blues, lounge and R&B). - Independent
The New Jazz Thing Monday May 14 2012 - Carmen Lundy "Changes" Interview
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 14, 2012
Check out what's happening on The New Jazz Thing for Monday, May 14, 2012 6-8 PM PT on Jazz 88 KSDS San Diego! Listen at 88.3 FM San Diego or LIVE online at http://www.jazz88.org/listen.php.
  • Carmen Lundy (@CarmenLundy) "Changes" Interview (7:20 PM PT): Chatting with vocalist about her 2012 release "Changes"and her upcoming performance as June 17, 2012 at the Playboy Jazz Festival as part of Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic Project!
  • 2012-05-14 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: Lots of great New being added to the Jazz 88 Playlist this week, including guitarist Broom, a killer large ensemble from Budman / Levy Orchestra, Ted Nash, and international Jazz from Jazz 88 friend Cheryl Pyle with Kazhargan World!
  • More to come, including links to interview audio and items of note during the show!


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2012-05-14 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 14, 2012
Lots of great New being added to the Jazz 88 Playlist this week, including guitarist Broom, a killer large ensemble from Budman / Levy Orchestra, and international Jazz from Jazz 88 friend Cheryl Pyle with Kazhargan World! Check out the debut of this batch on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, May 14, 2012 6-8 PM PT!

BOBBY BROOM – “UPPER WEST SIDE STORY”
(Tenth release as leader, and first recording of entirely original compositions. -
Straight-ahead trio session). – Origin

BUDMAN/LEVY ORCHESTRA – “FROM THERE TO HERE”
(Orchestra highlighting the current generation of dynamic L.A. jazz musicians.
Features a wide-range of compositions and arrangements, showcasing nine of
Levy’s originals). – OA2 Records

HUMAN SPIRIT – “DIALOGUE”
(Collective trio project by Thomas Marriott, Mark Taylor and Matt Jorgenson.
West coast jazz that features eight original compositions recorded live in Seattle
at the 2011 Earshot Jazz Festival). – Origin

DAVID CALDWELL-MASON – “COLD SNAP”
(Pianist with his second album as leader. The trio features six modern creative
jazz originals and a reworking of two covers.) - Independent

JOEL MILLER – “SWIM”
(Montreal based saxophonist leading a quartet featuring a straight-ahead, tight
knit set of ten originals and one standard). – Origin

TED NASH – “THE CREEP”
(Multi-instrumentalist leading a quartet in his eleventh title as leader, and first on
his new label. Mix of originals and other jazz tunes.) – Plastic Sax Records

BRIAN PATNEAUDE – “ALL AROUND US”
(N.Y. based alto-saxophonist session offering a straight-ahead collection of
six originals and two jazz classics by Wayne Shorter and Bronislaw Kaper). –
Wepa Records

KEITH PRAY – “CONFLUENCE”
(Alto saxophonist leading a quintet with an organic blend of mostly originals). –
Artists Recording Collective

TESSA SOULTER – BEYOND THE BLUE”
(Vocalist backed by an all-star cast of veterans on her fourth release. features a
dozen classical melodies and familiar standards). - Motema

WADADA LEO SMITH – “TEN FREEDOM SUMMERS”
(Creative trumpeter/composer with a progressive 4-disc live release performed
over the course of three concerts. The compositions are offered up in a variety
of settings, with performances by his Golden Quartet/Quintet, and Southwest
Chamber Music conducted by Jeff Von Der Schmidt). – Cuneiform

CORY WONG – “QUARTET/QUINTET”
(Twin city guitarist offering a double dose of all original compositions. The two
volumes take the music into two different directions. “Quartet” offers a more
composed, post bop jazz approach, while “Quintet” has a rock fusion orientation).
- Independent

KAZHARGAN WORLD – “WONDERFUL TIMES”
(International collective project spearheaded by Russian pianist Stanislav
Zaslavsky. Features flautist Cheryl Pyle). -Dewey Records
2012-05-07 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: May 7, 2012
Looks like there is some fun ("FROMAGE"), creative ("SMASHUP"), and swingin' ("WOBBLE WALKIN") NEW, along with some other great prospects in the new adds to the Jazz 88 music library this week. Check them out on The New Jazz Thing 6-8PM PT, Monday, May 7, 2012!

CARTER CALVERT – “WITH THE ROGER COHEN TRIO” (Female vocalist, with a
straight-ahead mix of standards and originals).

AMINA FIGAROVA – “TWELVE” (Another great recording by this pianist/composer/
arranger. All her originals, straight-ahead).

EDDIE GOMEZ – “PER SEMPRE” (Bassist, leading a quintet, in a straight-ahead
collection of band originals).

CHRIS HAZELTON TRIO – “PEREGRINATION” (Organ/guitar trio, doing straight-
ahead originals and standards).

GILAD HEKSELMAN – “HEARTS WIDE OPEN” (Guitarist, leading a quartet, in a
straight-ahead, somewhat edgy collection of originals).

RANDY HOEXTER GROUP – “FROMAGE” (Imaginative jazz arrangements of goofy
pop tunes from the 70’s [i.e, Yummy, Yummy, Yummy…Billy Don’t Be A Hero}, but
very well done). (Fromage – “cheese” in French).

JAZZ PUNKS – “SMASHUP” (Edgy re-workings of familiar Jazz tunes).

AllAboutJazz.com (Frank A. Matzner): "...successfully baited the hook..."

REYNOLD D. PHILIPSEK – “LAST SUMMER” (Guitarist, leading various
configurations, in a collection of originals).

JOHN PIZZARELLI – “DOUBLE EXPOSURE” (Crooner/guitarist focuses on new
standards).

DUKE ROBILLARD JAZZ TRIO – “WOBBLE WALKIN’” (Guitarist, in a straight-
ahead session of originals and standards).

MADS TOLLLING QUARTET – “CELEBRATING JEAN-LUC PONTY” (Violinst,
leading an edgy session, featuring Ponty originals and others).
Our Music Director, Joe Kocherhans, will be in Europe!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Marcus Rosario Posted on: May 7, 2012
Attention to all our European fans and listeners! Our music director, Joe Kocherhans, will be across the pond during the month of May and may be near you. If you’re interested in a meet n’ greet sort of thing, he’ll be in these towns during the following dates:

May 9 - 13: Dubrovnik, Croatia
May 14-16: Split, Croatia
May 17-19: Bruges, Belgium
May 20-22: Brussels, Belgium
May 23-25: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
May 26-27: Sligo, Ireland
May 28: Donegal, Ireland
May 29-30: Dunfanaghy, Ireland
May 31: Belfast, Northern Ireland
June 1: Dublin, Ireland

Shoot him an email at joek at jazz88 dot org if you’re interested in meeting up with him!
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