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).
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 originals).
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 tunes).
Dig the Dionne Warwick Jazz vocal disc in the pile of New adds to the Jazz 88 playlist this week...Cool! Check out as many of these as we debut this Monday, April 23, 2012, 6-8 PM PT, on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw!
SCOTT COWAN – “JACK’S PLACE” (Trumpeter, backed by Tri-Fi, doing a straight- ahead collection of originals).
CRISTINA MORRISON – “I LOVE” (Female vocalist, doing mostly originals, with a couple of fresh takes on standards).
GUNNAR MOSSBLAD – “CROSSCURRENTS” (Saxophone-led quartet, doing straight-ahead band originals).
HAILEY NISWANGER – “THE KEEPER” (Female sax player, leading a quartet/ quintet, doing all but 3 straight-ahead originals).
MILES OKAZAKI – “FIGURATIONS” (Guitarist, leading quartet, doing edgy material, recorded live).
DANIEL ORI – “EMUNA” (Bassist, leading a quintet, with Mark Turner and Oz Noy, doing all straight-ahead originals. On the edgy side).
JAMIE SHEW – “A PLACE FOR ME” (Female vocalist, doing the Great American Songbook, with one Jobim tune, as well).
ANDREW SWIFT – “SWIFT KICK” (Drummer-led session, doing an edgy collection of originals and jazz tunes).
THREE VOICES – “TRANSITIONS” (Flugelhorn/vibes/bass trio, doing a collection of straight-ahead standards, jazz tunes and originals).
Lots of great NEW JAZZ MUSIC being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week, including new music from San Diego pianist Geoffrey Keezer (with his longtime collaborator vibest Joe Locke) and some Jazzy covers of the baddest Curtis Mayfield! And you can get a taste of it when they are debuted TONIGHT, Monday April 16, 2012 on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, 6-8PM PT!!
MINA AGOSSI – “RED EYES” (Female vocalist, with an eclectic mix of tunes, backed on a couple by Archie Shepp).
SUSIE ARIOLI – “NIGHT LIGHTS” (Female vocalist, doing a collection of standards, with gypsy-style arrangements).
MICHAEL BENEDICT & BOPITUDE – “FIVE AND ONE” (Drummer, leading a quintet in his usual straight-ahead collection of Hard Bop classics).
BENOIT DELBECQ – “BECAUSE SHE HOPED” (Piano/clarinet duet recording, doing all progressive originals).
MARY HALVORSON QUINTET – “BENDING BRIDGES” (Female guitarist, leading the group in all progressive originals).
BRIAN HO – “ORGANIC” (Organist, leading a quartet, doing straight-ahead originals, a couple of jazz classics and an Amy Winehouse tune).
JAZZ SOUL SEVEN – “IMPRESSIONS OF CURTIS MAYFIELD” (Straight-ahead interpretations of the Soul master’s classics).
DARIUS JONES QUARTET – “BOOK OF MAE’BUL” (Quartet, doing all progressive originals).
STEVE LEHMAN TRIO – “DIALECT FLUORESCENT” (Sax/bass/drum trio, doing progressive originals, with 3 jazz tunes and one standard).
JOE LOCKE/GEOFFREY KEEZER GROUP – “SIGNING” (Vibist/pianist, leading a quartet, in a straight-ahead collection of originals and jazz tunes).
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A great mix of styles, instruments, and ensemble sizes in the new adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library, which you can hear Monday, April 2, 2012, 6 to 8 PM PT on The New Jazz Thing on Jazz 88 (with Jeff Dalrymple sitting in for VO...thanks Jeff...and maybe drummer Jeff will tell a drum story when he plays drummer Pete Zimmer's New)!
Cyrus Chestnut – “Quartet” (Pianist, leading a straight-ahead quartet sessions, doing all originals).
James Danderfer Trio – “Swingin’ At The Patricia” (Clarinetist, with piano and drums, doing vintage Jazz, recorded live).
Peter Donaghy – “I Still Hear The Tune” (Albany, New York guitarist, leading a quartet, in a straight-ahead mix of standards and originals).
Epicenter Featuring Bruce Mishkit – “Just The Beginning” (Sextet, doing a collection of straight-ahead band originals).
Jared Gold – “Golden Child” (Organ/guitar trio, doing a straight-ahead collection of originals, jazz tunes and standards, old and new).
Randy Napoleon – “The Jukebox Crowd” (Guitarist, leading a septet, with a straight-ahead collection of originals and standards).
Melissa Stylianou – “Silent Time” (Female vocalist, doing a straight-ahead, eclectic mix of tunes).
“Introducing The Eyal Vilner Big Band” (Swinging big band, with a mix of originals and standards).
Pete Zimmer – “Prime Of Life” (Drummer, leading a quartet, doing a straight- ahead collection of band originals).
AllAboutJazz.com (Dan MCClenaghan): "...Zimmer's fifth recording as a leader, has a clean, crisp, soulful sound.
The players of the quartet—all top-notch musicians—meld their talents
into a polished cohesion. Zimmer is a fine drummer capable of impeccable
timekeeping and intricate, though usually subtle percussive flourishes.
Zimmer's music, with its tight grooves, sounds like heartland jazz,
like the quintessentially American sound of an organ trio—without, in
this case, the Hammond B3 breathing into the mix."
WOW! Check out the killer adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library, including Alexander, Herring, Braden, Escoffery, Garrett, Hart, Herwig / Beirach / DeJohnette, Iyer, Mehldau, Riker, Roney....on and on!! And you can get a taste of what you'll be hearing in the weeks ahead on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw from 6 to 8 PM PT, Monday, March 26, 2012!
Eric Alexander & Vincent Herring – “Friendly Fire” (2 great sax players, recorded in concert, doing straight-ahead originals and standards).
Dmitry Baevsky – “The Composers” (Sax player, in a swinging, straight-ahead tribute to jazz writers).
Don Braden & Karl Latham – “Big Fun(k) Live” (Hard driving, contemporary jazz, recorded live).
Chaise Lounge – “Insomnia” (Vocal, lounge-style, jazz, performing originals and some offbeat standards).
Wayne Escoffery – “The Only Son Of One” (Sax player, doing typically, straight-ahead, if somewhat edgy, originals).
Kenny Garrett – “Seeds From The Underground” (Great, hard-driving sax-led quartet/quintet, doing all originals).
Billy Hart – “All Our Reasons” (Drummer, leading a quartet, featuring Ethan Iverson from the Bad Plus and Mark Turner, doing very edgy band originals).
Herwig / Beirach / DeJohnette – “Tio Of The Sword” (Trombone/piano/drum trio, doing all progressive originals).
Lisa Hilton – “American Impressions” (Pianist, leading a trio and quartet, in a collection of mostly originals. A little more edgy than her previous stuff).
Jim Holman – “Explosion!” (Pianist, leading a quartet/quintet, doing straight-ahead standards and originals).
Vijay Iyer – “Accelerando” (Pianist, leading a trio, in a progressive mix of originals and jazz tunes).
Wayne Riker, San Diego Jazz Guitar slinger, has a new album, "Guitar Decathlon", featuring collaborations with 10 different guitarists and supporting players, and we'll be sampling and chatting about it LIVE on The New Jazz Thing Monday, March 26, 2012, 6-8 PM PT!
Here's Wayne making a personal delivery of the new disc last week before he headed to one of his many teaching gigs!
We will be talking to him about the upcoming gig, his success with "....Chateau", and what's else is New with Kyle during a Live Interview on The New Jazz Thing on Jazz 88.3, Monday, March 26, 2012 between 6 and 8 PM PT.
Bruce Lindsey in AllAboutJazz: "While Songs From The Chateau is an album of varied moods,
rhythms and beats it continuously evokes one particular emotion—joy.
Eastwood and his band create music from the heart: uplifting, reflective
CLAYTON CAMERON & THE JASS EXPLOSTION – “HERE’S TO THE MESSENGERS” (Drummer, leading an ensemble featuring San Diego’s own Gilbert Castellanos, doing straight-ahead tunes made famous by The Messengers, and a couple of originals).
CHANO DOMINGUEZ – “FLAMENCO” (Pianist, playing a Latin-flavored tribute to Miles Davis).
EUPHORIA BRASS BAND – “COAST TO COAST” (San Diego’s own, doing New Orleans style brass band, featuring our own Drew Miller).
BILL HARRIS QUINTET – “INSIDE OUT” (Trumpeter, leading an ensemble doing straight-ahead standards, Jazz tunes and one original).
BOB LARK AND HIS ALUMNI BIG BAND – “REUNION” (Straight-ahead, swinging, big band sounds).
HALIE LOREN – “HEART FIRST” (Female vocalist, doing old and new standards and originals).
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Here are this week's new adds to the Jazz 88.3 music library. Lots of goodies as always! Be sure to tune into Vince Outlaw's New Jazz Thing to hear some cuts from these, in addition to a live interview with jazz singer and lyricist Lorraine Feather in the 7pm PT hour of the show!
Bobby Bradford – “Live in L.A.” (Brass and bass trio, doing progressive jams).
John Brown – “Quiet Time” (Bassist, leading a quintet in a straight-ahead session, as the title implies, of ballads).
Chris Brubeck – “Triple Play - Live At Zankel” (A very eclectic mix of tunes, folk and blues vocals, some of Chris’ Dad’s hits, with Dad sitting in, and some straight-ahead tunes).
Royce Campbell – “All Ballads And A Bossa” (Guitarist, leading a quartet, playing, as the title implicates, a mixture of originals and standards).
John Cocuzzi – “Groove Merchant” (Vibes-player, leading a sextet, in a straight-ahead collection of jazz tunes and standards).
Gene Ess – “A Thousand Summers” (Guitarist, featuring vocalist Nicki Parrott, doing the Great American Songbook and jazz tunes).
Here's this week's new adds to the music library. Be sure to tune into The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw for a chance to hear them first!
Jon Gold – “Bossa of Possibility” (Keyboardist, leading a variety of
configurations, in a collection of Brazilian-tinged originals). Sue Halloren & Ken Hitchcock – “I Can Cook Too!" (Female vocalist, doing straight-ahead standards). Sheila Jordan & Harvie S – “Yesterdays” (Female vocalist, with bass accompaniment, recorded in 1990, previously unreleased). Jonathan Karrant – “On And On” (Local male vocalist, with local musicians, doing
a collection of straight-ahead old and new standards). Paul Van Kememande– “Who Is In Charge?” (International collective, doing a collection of edgy originals). Jim Ketch – “A Distant View” (Trumpeter, leading a quintet, doing straight-ahead originals and jazz tunes). Carmen Lundy – “Changes” (Female vocalist, doing mostly straight-ahead originals).
Paul McCartney – “Kisses On The Bottom” (Sir Paul, doing a commendable job on the Great American Songbook).
Lots of new vocals (including friend of TNJT Ms. Feather!), Don Byron's new take on soul, and a great set by San Diegans led by Danny Weller (who will be on TNJT 2/27/12!)...lots of great new adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week! We will be debuting as many as we can on The New Jazz Thing, Monday February 6, 2011!
Ehud Asherie With Harry Allen – “Upper West Side” (Very nice set of straight-ahead duets on standards).
Patrick Butler – “Solar Sailing” (Mix of traditional and contemporary sounds).
Don Byron New Gospel Quintet – “Love, Peace and Soul” (Soulful vocal set).
Lorraine Feather – “Tales of the Unusual” (Female vocalist, singing straight-ahead, featuring, as usual, her own witty lyrics).
Audiophile Audition (John Henry): "There are so many female jazz vocalists recording today; it takes
something really special in the way of voice, song selection, lyrics or
instrumentation to interest me. Lorraine Feather has it."
Honolulu Jazz Quartet – “Remembrance - Live At The Triple Door” (Straight-ahead originals, with one vocal track).
Don Mark’s Fire Escape – “In A New Light” (Contemporary grooves on familiar tunes by this sax player).
Nick Mazzarella Trio – “This Only A Test: Live At The Hungry Brain” (Sax, bass and drum trio doing progressive originals).
Tomas Ramirez – “Tres” (Saxophonist, leading a quartet, doing a funky collection of originals).
Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio – “The 11th Gate” (Trombone, organ and drum trio, doing a collection of straight-ahead originals).
Catherine Russell – “Strictly Romancin’” (Steely Dan backup singer, doing all straight- ahead vocals, vintage style).
Jane Sscheckter – “Easy To Remember” (Female singer, doing all straight-ahead vocals, vintage style).
Triosence With Sara Gazarek– “Where Time Stand Still” (Straight-ahead vocals on all nice originals tunes).
Trio Subtonic – “I’ll Meet You There Tomorrow” (Contemporary collection of originals).
Steve Tyrell – “I'll Take Romance” (Male singer, with a mix of old and new standards).
Elio Villafranca & Arturo Stable – “Dos Y Mas” (Pianist and mutli-percussionist, pairing for a session that comes out straight-ahead).
Hristo Vitchev/Weber Lago – “Hartmony” (Guitar/piano duet, doing all acoustic originals).
Ernie Watts – “Oasis” (Saxophonist, leading a quartet in straight-ahead originals standards and new standards).
Doug Webb – “Swing Shift” (Saxophonist, leading an edgy session, with mostly originals and a couple of standards).
Danny Weller – “Third Story” (Local bassist, with local musicians, doing a collection of edgy originals).
Brent Fischer, leader of the Clare Fischer Big Band and son of the recently departed Clare Fischer, will be chatting about the bands new album "Continuum" (nominated for a 2012 Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement for a tune "In The Beginning"), his career, and the legacy of Clare Fischer on The New Jazz Thing, Monday, February 6, 2012 6-8 PM PT.
Here's some information Brent sent us about the memorial service for his father this weekend...
Below is an advance copy of the announcement going out tonight.
Please help spread the word--it won't be the last appearance of any of
the Clare Fischer Bands but it will be the final appearance of my
father, I'm very sorry to say. All of my contact info is also below.
The memorial service for Dr. Clare Fischer is open to the public.
Vocals, contemporary, straight-ahead and avant guitar...even a previously unreleased session from legends Thielemans and Grappelli! Lots of great new adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week, which we will be debuting on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, January 30, 2012, 6-8 PM PT! Listen Now!
GERRY BEAUDOIN – “THE RETURN” (Guitarist, leading a straight-ahead session of mostly originals, with a couple of standards).
CYNTHIA KAAY BENNETT – “DREAMS OF YOU” (Female vocalist, singing straight-ahead, tunes familiar and unfamiliar).
DARK CHOCOLATE – “CAPER” (Eclectic mix of contemporary vocals…mostly vocalese).
JOSE GARCIA – “SONGS FOR A LIFETIME: LIVE” (Male vocalist, doing primarily the Great American Songbook).
STEPHANE GRAPPELLI/TOOTS THIELEMANS – “BRINGING IT TOGETHER” (Previously unreleased recording of straight-ahead standards).
JOSH LEVINSON SEXTET – “CHAUNCEY STREET” (Trumpeter, leading a straight- ahead set of originals).
MCG JAZZ ALL-STARS – “HILL DISTRICT BEAT: A TRIBUTE TO TEENIE HARRIS” (Straight-ahead session paying tribute to one of Pittsburgh’s own).
MICHAEL MUSILLANI TRIO + 4 – “METTLE” (Guitarist, leading an avant-garde session of originals).
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA AND C.U.B.A. – “AREA 52” (Mostly progressive Latin big band sounds).
FRANK RUSSELL – “CIRCLE WITHOUT END” (Bassist, leading a funky, contemporary session).
PAUL SERRATO – “ALTERNATIONS: SOLO AND COLLECTIVE EXPRESSIONS” (Pianist, alternating quartet and solo originals).
SHARMAN – “UNCONDITIONALLY” (Female vocalist, doing mostly straight-ahead originals, with electric piano).
When you combine two amazingly talented rhythmic guitarists with a 13-piece Cuban orchestra, you get to Area 52. With this album being the first collaboratively done between El Rodri and La Gabi and an orchestra combined of Havana's finest young players, you get this mesmerizing musical piece of art. “The album is called Area 52 because we felt like Mulder and
Scully approaching this — it was just a crazy idea, to see if a big
Cuban band could play our music, a step in the dark. We knew it was out
there, everyone has heard of Area 51, but we wanted to take it a little
further,” Rodrigo says. “We saw it as a trip into the unknown, an
experiment,” he continues. “Okay we knew the producer, and had spoken to
the arranger on Skype; but we didn’t know the musicians or the studio,
or Cuba for that matter.”
Be sure to hear another cut off this album next week's One World on January 26!
With the start of the new year, there's been a good amount of new music I've played on One World. One of my favorite releases right now is Shawn Lee's Incredible Tabla Band "Tabla Rock" put out recently on one of my favorite labels, Ubiquity Records. Inspired by the Incredible Bongo Band's classic 1972 "Bongo Rock" album, Shawn Lee completely re-did the album after having noted that it'd never been re-done in an Indian style. Here's the band's version of one of the most heavily sampled drum breaks of all time:
Tomorrow night on The New Jazz Thing at 7pm PT, flutist Holly Hofmann and pianist Mike Wofford will be coming into the studio for an interview to talk with Vince Outlaw about their latest release "Turn Signal" that's also a part of our new adds this week. While they live in San Diego, they're usually always performing in other cities so it'll be a pleasure to have them!
I've got a couple of fun interviews queued up for The New Jazz Thing, Monday January 9, 2012 6-8 PM PT on Jazz 88.3 FM KSDS San Diego Webcast at Jazz 88...
Paul Keeling - Former San Diego pianist and member of Gilbert Castellanos' band in the 90's is playing at a Dizzy's San Diego show at 98 Bottles and has his 2011 release "The Farthest Reach" for us to listen to and chat about.
Ian Tordella - San Diego saxophonist who is Kickstarting his latest CD "Tragic Comedy" with a Kickstarter.com project and a January 21 gig / art-showing at 98 Bottles (I'm sensing a rising Jazz venue here), so we'll be chatting with Ian about that and his other goings-on.
Jazz News: Kickstarter Music Project stats for 2011 (it was a good year for music projects), alternative ways of selling music such as Bandcamp, portfolio careers for musicians, and more New! Follow TNJT Jazz News on Facebook and Twitter.