Top left: 1966, Brian Wilson producing Pet Sounds; top right: bassist Carol Kaye (seated, foreground) and musicians during Pet Sounds sessions; above: Brian Wilson today
I didn’t plan my June 16 show to coincide with Father’s Day — it was a coincidence, and, to be honest, a somewhat uncomfortable and cruelly ironic one. I’d been working for weeks on a jazz tribute to a great songwriter, Brian Wilson, founder and creative font of the Beach Boys, who definitely was not lucky in the daddy department. I wanted it to air as close as possible to Brian’s 71st birthday on Thursday, June 20. When my wife reminded me of that June 16 was Father’s Day, I thought, “Uh-oh.”
Just wanted to let everyone know that One World under my hosting turns 2 today so I threw together a commemorative two-part mix to showcase a lot of favorites and what not. It's been a very crazy fun time and I'm glad to be able to share music from around this planet we call home every Wednesday night. As for the mix itself, I left out a lot of favorites and will upload the second part of the mix very soon. Mad love and thanks to everyone who's locked in over these past two years far and wide! (Tracklist posted after the jump!)
Really excited about 3 large ensemble recordings (Joel Harrison 19, Kim Richmond, Dave Ricard) among the New being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library starting next Tuesday, June 18, 2013. You can get the jump on everyone by checking out their debut on on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88, Monday 6-8PM PT, June 17, 2013. The full list is after the split, but here's a funky little taste from San Diego's own Pocket and their new disc "Resonance"...
Just wanted to let those folks know who listen to Weekend Late Jazz that I'll be DJing at the Belly Up on Tuesday night, June 11 in support of JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound performing, all the way from Chicago. If you enjoy blues rock with touches of soul, then definitely come check out the show!
Here's a full performance of them playing live on KEXP in Seattle!
6:40 PM PT - Grace Kelly - New disc "Grace" (Hymns, Her Sax and Vocals), Playing PBJF Saturday, June 15, 2013 with Phil Woods.
7:20 PM PT - ELEW and JazzAntiqua Dance Ensemble Artistic Director Pat Taylor discussing the World Premier of their new Jazzy collaboration at PBJF Sunday, June 16, 2013. Joe is adding ELEW's latest RockJazz Vol. 2 to the New list this week!
Top 10 Countdown of the Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Chart June 10, 2013: No. 1 on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart now for a fourth consecutive week is Christian McBride & Inside Straight People Music (Mack Avenue). Most added (+24) and the week’s biggest gainer (+108) is George Benson Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole (Concord). The week’s highest debut (No. 26) is Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack Dejohnette Somewhere (ECM) and the most reported (50 stations) is Eliane Elias I Thought About You (A Tribute to Chet Baker) (Concord).
The New Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library for June 10, 2013 includes the latest from Pat Metheny, Jerry Bergonzi, Freddy Cole, and lots more familiar and new names. You can hear them debuted on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday, 6-8 PM PT, June 10, 2013. The full list of adds are after the split, but in the meantime here's something from "Brooklyn Babylon", a multimedia performance piece by graphic novelist Danijel Zezelj and composer Darcy James Argue. The Brooklyn Academy of Music presented the world premiere of the work November 9, 2011. The full "Brooklyn Babylon" is being added this week!