The title and theme of my show on Sunday, May 12, 2013 (3-5 p.m. PDT) is “Deja Entendu”. You know that “deja vu” (French for “already seen”) is that strange feeling that you’ve experienced something in the exactly the same way before. “Deja Entendu” is the sense that you’ve heard something before. The theme was inspired by an email I received in February from Erie, Pennsylvania-based jazz guitarist and music store proprietor Jim Lynch. He was listening to the streaming version of my show when I aired pianist Benny Green’s tune, “Benny's Crib”. Until I identified the artist and the track, Jim assumed that he was listening to an interesting arrangement of the Jimmy Giuffre composition, “Four Brothers”.
Kristin Korb! In Hour 2 of the New, this Bassist, Vocalist, Composer, Former San Diegan, International Mom, and MORE has a new disc out and is coming West to play it Live...and we'll chat about all that and MORE!
2013-05-06 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: There are lots of great new Jazz music being added the week of May 6, 2013 in the Jazz 88 Music Library, from names familar (Calderazzo, Gardony, Locke, Redman, Tyrell), new (Celenza, Latz, Blesset), and a-tad-out-of-place (Calhoun, as in Will from rock band Living Colour).
Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Chart for Monday, May 6, 2013 - Top 10 Countdown!! Three-peat for Giacomo! No. 1 for a third straight week on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart is Giacomo Gates Miles Tones: Sings The Music Of Miles Davis (Savant); the CD is again also the most reported (49 stations). Tied for most added (+18) with Don Braden / Julie Michels Project Come Together (JH Productions) and the biggest gainer (+98) is Christian McBride & Inside Straight People Music (Mack Avenue). The highest debut of the week (No. 25) is Michael Dease Coming Home (D-Clef).
What's New at Jazz 88! The headlines straight from the pages of http://Jazz88.org, a look at who's sharing what on FB, Twitter, G+, other social netherlands, and what's coming up on The New Jazz Thing!
Coming up on The New Jazz Thing...
TNJT Monday, May 13, 2013 - Ben Wanicur and Wayne Riker - San Diego Jazz continues to have a great 2013, with great new discs from dudes who play (not often enough) in the BIG SD! Both of these artists will be LIVE IN STUDIO (and webcast, tech gods willing) NEXT MONDAY!!
There are lots of great new Jazz music being added the week of May 6, 2013 in the Jazz 88 Music Library, from names familar (Calderazzo, Gardony, Locke, Redman, Tyrell), new (Celenza, Latz, Blesset), and a-tad-out-of-place (Calhoun, as in Will from rock band Living Colour). The full list is after the split, but here's a swinging teaser from Calhoun's new "Life In This World"...
The theme for the May 5, 2013 edition of Johnny D’s Jazz Journal is “Sueños: The Cinco de Mayo Show”. “Sueños” is Spanish for “dreams,” and in this case it refers to 19th-century Mexico’s dreams of freedom following centuries of domination by Spain and France; coincidentally, the word sueños also kept popping up in the titles of the songs I was auditioning for this show, so it became a recurring motive.
Like many people, and perhaps a little more than most, I was deeply saddened to hear of Richie Havens’ passing on Monday, April 22. I can remember when 72 seemed ancient, but today when someone, especially someone of note, passes away at that age it seems premature. I knew that Richie had been fighting health problems because several years ago I contacted him to see if he wanted to participate in a theatrical concert (Primal Twang) I was co-producing here in San Diego. He wasn’t feeling well at the time, and it didn’t work out. I didn’t speak with him again.