|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). –
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).
KAZHARGAN WORLD – “WONDERFUL TIMES”
(International collective project spearheaded by Russian pianist Stanislav
Zaslavsky. Features flautist Cheryl Pyle). -Dewey Records
|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
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).
|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!
|Happy Inaugural International Jazz Day!!! Here is the historic lineup of NEW Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library for this week and that we will be featuring on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, April 30, 2012 between 6 and 8 PM PT!|
TODD BISHOP GROUP – “THE MUSIC OF ORNETTE COLEMAN: LITTLE
PLAYED LITTLE BIRD” (Drummer-led quartet featuring a beautiful set of rarely heard
gems from Ornette Coleman’s catalog. Origin Records release).
KYLE BRUCKMANN’S WRACK – “CRACKED REFRACTION” (Oboist/
English horn player leading a progressive chamber ensemble (Wrack) with unusual
instrumentation. Porter Records release).
ROMAIN COLLIN – “THE CALLING” (Edgy piano trio, doing mostly originals).
SARAH ELGETI QUINTET – “INTO THE OPEN” (Danish female reed player, leading
a variety of ensembles in original material).
STEVE KUHN TRIO – “WISTERIA” (Piano trio recording, doing mostly straight-ahead
DAVIE LIEBMAN-NANCY REED – “NEIGHBORS” (Female vocalist, backed by
saxophone-led quartet, doing straight-ahead standards).
SHAWN MONTEIRO – “TO CARMEN WITH LOVE” (Female vocalist, backed by
piano trio, doing standards in tribute to Carmen McRae).
PIERO ODORICI – “CEDAR WALTON PRESENTS PIERO ODORICI” (Saxophone,
heading a quartet with Cedar, doing a straight-ahead collection of standards and
BRIA SKONBERG – “SO IS THE DAY” (Female vocalist/trumpeter, doing a collection
of mostly originals).
MARY STALLINGS – “DON’T LOOK BACK” (Female vocalist, backed by an all-star
trio, doing standards and jazz tunes).
CURTIS STIGERS – “LET’S GO OUT TONIGHT” (Male vocalist, doing jazzy versions
of country tunes).
TOM TALLITSCH – “HEADS OR TAILS” (Saxophonist, backed by an organ trio with
Jared Gold, doing all originals, save one Neil Young tune).
UN X PECTED BRAZILIAN PROJECT – “UNITE” (Collaborative project between a
Swedish guitarist & drummer, featuring an ensemble doing collective Brazilian grooves
as well as open improvisations. Kopasetic Productions release).
JENS WENDELBOE BIG BAND – “FRESH HEAT” (Straight-ahead big band, doing
originals and jazz tunes, with a couple of great vocal tracks featuring Deb Lyons).
SPIKE WILNER – “LA TENDRESSE” (Piano trio, with a mix of originals and jazz
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