It's that time of the year where the best upcoming musicians and bands from the world's Latin music community converge on New York City for a handful of crazy musical days, otherwise known as the Latin Alternative Music Conference. I'll be in attendance this year and am stoked to get a heads up on who's gonna be hot in the coming months when it comes to Latin alternative music. Here's some acts that I look forward to checking out when I'm out there while trying not to melt from the heat.
LEFT: Scott Joplin, “The King of Ragtime”; RIGHT: Scott Joplin House in St. Louis, Missouri, where the composer lived from 1900 to 1903. It is preserved as a State Historic Site.
The June 23, 2013 edition of Johnny D’s Jazz Journal was the third all-new installment of a show I call “A Trip to the Keys: Jazz on the Family of Keyboard Instruments.” Naturally, such a show will prominently feature the most elegant, most expressive, most dynamic of keyboard instruments, the acoustic piano, but I always look forward to digging up examples of jazz played on organ, harpsichord, celeste, clavichord, synthesizer, and accordion or bandoneon.
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Top 10 Countdown Jazz Week Jazz Album Chart Monday June 24, 2013: The new No. 1 this week on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart is Bob James & David Sanborn Quartette Humaine (OKeh). Biggest gainer (+80) and most added (+23) is Chucho Valdes Border-Free (Jazz Village). Most reported (49 stations) is Joe Locke Lay Down My Heart (Motema) and the highest debut (No. 15) is Freddie Cole This And That (HighNote).
Lots of new (Quentin Angus, Arjun, Roby Glob, more) and familiar (Peter Madsen, Bobby McFerrin, David Murray) and MIKE WOFFORD'S NEW "It's Personal"...all being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library (we need a link to the library search here) on Tuesday, June 24, 2013 and debuted onThe New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 LIVE from Monday June 23, 2013, 6 to 8 PM PT, SO LISTEN LIVE NOW! A taste of something coming!
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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.”