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June, 2014

This Is The New Jazz Thing Monday June 30 2014 - Charles McPherson on George Coleman
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 30, 2014
LIVE Monday, June 23, 2014, 6-8 PM PT @Jazz88 San Diego's Jazz 88.3 FM, Jazz88.org, and Apple/Android Apps to The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw...Supported by Listener Contributors like YOU and...YOUR BUSINESS (learn more about underwriting The New Jazz Thing!). 
After the split, your chance to comment on the show, links to last / previous weeks show and interview, upcoming on the TNJT Calendar, more!
Henry Franklin Jazz Live
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 29, 2014
Our next Jazz Live happening TONIGHT, features the straightahead creativity of bassist Henry "Skipper" Franklin. He leads a quartet with Theo Saunders piano, Ramon Banda drums, and Chuck Manning sax. There's still time for Jazz 88.3 members to reserve their free tickets--just give us a call at (619) 388-3037. Comfy seating, good acoustics in the Saville Theatre at City College. 8pm. Please Print the Parking Permit. We'll see you tonight!
2014.6.30 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 28, 2014
The full spectrum of Jazz, including vocals, groove, world, international, and progressive are represented in the New Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library for Monday, June 30, 2014 with San Diego connections with the first release of local group The Applebrown Jazz Ensemble ("The Way On Up") and Azar Lawrence ("Seeker") who recently played a John Coltrane Tribute show here. You can check out their debut on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88, Monday, June 30 2014 between 6 and 8 PM PT! The full list, with additional annotations and your chance to comment on this week's New, is after the split...

  • THE APPLEBROWN JAZZ ENSEMBLE – “THE WAY ON UP”
  • LINDSEY BLAIR QUARTET – “A NEW DAWN”
  • KRIS DAVIS – “WAITING FOR YOU TO GROW”
  • KEVIN HILDEBRANDT – “TOLERANCE”
  • JUA – “COLORS OF LIFE”
  • AZAR LAWRENCE – “SEEKER”
  • “TONI LINCOLN”
  • ELIO VILLAFRANCA AND THE JASS SYNCOPATERS – “CARIBBEAN TINGE”
  • JACOB YOUNG – “FOREVER YOUNG”
  • DENNY ZEITLIN – “STAIRWAY TO THE STARS”
Creative Music June 26, 2014 10pm - Midnight
Blog Name: Progressive NightsAuthor: Miff Mole Posted on: June 28, 2014
The trials and tribulations of presenting live radio programs. It's not from nothing that I have a little grumpiness right now. Oh, that was two days ago. See how time flies?
  • Tiki taka with JD Allen, then Rudy Royston, then Todd Sickafoose. Not choreographed but available without hesitation so when the opportunity shows itself there is only reaction, no thinking. Aside: tiki taka is the quick flowing ball control made famous by Barcelona FC. What? Creative Music is like soccer! You heard it here first.
  • Steve Lacy played Monk better than anyone. Tempo and intervals, tricky but just right.
  • The second hour may be available at the Speakeasy beginning Sunday morning, for a limited time.
Thanks for listening
Live Blogging Peter Sprague Ocean In Your Eyes at Jazz Live San Diego Tuesday June 24 2014
Blog Name: Jazz LiveAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 24, 2014
San Diego Jazz Legend Peter Sprague brings the vocal to Jazz Live San Diego in celebration of his latest CD, the all-vocal release "Ocean In Your Eyes", Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 8-10 PM PT. The 2 hour Jazz Live broadcast includes an interview with Peter and his vocal collaborators and a preview of our next Jazz Live (Henry "Skipper" Franklin, 7/8/14). There's a lot that goes on before, during, and after the show, and we'll do our best to capture it all right here on the Jazz Live San Diego Blog...scroll to the bottom of the post to see how you can be part of the show.
Holly Hofmann, Gregory Porter Show-off San Diego Jazz as 2014 Downbeat Winners
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 24, 2014
A pair of Jazz Artists with big San Diego connections took away honors in the 2014 Downbeat Critics Poll announced on the Downbeat website Monday, June 23, 2014. 


Holly Hofmann, long-time San Diego Jazz performer, producer, and entrepreneur was named the Downbeat Rising Star-Flute. Her latest project "Low Life: The Alto Flute Project" was released in June, 2014 and continues to climb the Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Chart, hitting #19 on the June 23 chart. Holly recently visited the Jazz 88 studios and was interviewed about "Low Life" and her career on The New Jazz Thing on June 2, 2014

Gregory Porter, who's musical career took off during his time in San Diego in the 00's and who's 2014 Grammy Winning Best Vocal Jazz Album "Liquid Spirit" was produced by San Diego Jazz musician and producer Kamau Kenyatta, took away the Downbeat Male Vocalist nod. That follows his recent 2014 Jazz Journalist Award for Male Singer of the Year. Gregory was interviewed on The New Jazz Thing on October 28, 2013 when "Liquid Spirit" was at the top of the Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Chart.

Other big winners in the 62 Downbeat Critic Poll categories include Singer-songwriter Cécile McLorin Salvant (Jazz Album of the Year "WomanChild" / Female Vocalist / Rising Star–Jazz Artist / Rising Star–Female Vocalist) and Maria Schneider (Big Band / Composer /Arranger). The complete list is available on the Downbeat website.

Use our comment feature after the jump to send congratulations to both of these great Jazz performers with San Diego roots!!
This Is The New #Jazz Thing Monday June 23 2014 - Marcus Roberts
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 23, 2014
LIVE Monday, June 23, 2014, 6-8 PM PT @Jazz88 San Diego's Jazz 88.3 FM, Jazz88.org, and Apple/Android Apps to The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw...Supported by Listener Contributors like YOU and...YOUR BUSINESS (learn more about underwriting The New Jazz Thing!). 
After the split, your chance to comment on tonight's show, links to list of this week's new music @Jazz88, recent interviews, playlist screenshot, and more!
Creative Music June 19, 2014 10pm - Midnight
Blog Name: Progressive NightsAuthor: Miff Mole Posted on: June 20, 2014
You might notice the subtle realignment with the blogname. If not it's okay, but it will bring into sharper focus the team effort being invested into Progressive Nights, the new sound of jazz radio (not a trademark phrase but it ought to be). Monday through Thursday, 10pm to Midnight. Chad Fox, Tony McGee, and yours truly. Let me just go ahead and preempt the suggestion of an over-the-line team called "The Progressive Knights." First fail is no vulgarity in team name. Sorry.
  • Go listen to Horace Silver right now. Anything you can get to. No need to go overboard. Just listen awhile and savor the sweet bluesy jazz.
  • I keep coming back to the Index of Possibilities. Much of my programming spins out of this concept. One key to the Index is don't get too tense.
  • Go listen to Eric Dolphy. Maybe you think you aren't ready. Maybe you're fooling yourself. Start with his version of "Tenderly."
Thanks for listening.
2014.6.23 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 19, 2014
We've got a great batch of new music to add to the Jazz 88 music library starting Monday, June 23, 2014, including the lastest from Legends (Bowen, Hutcherson, Jarrett, Haden), Jazz Lions (Redman, Khan), Next Wave (Aldana, Porter), and more! You can check out their debut on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88, Monday, June 23, 2014 between 6 and 8 PM PT! The full list, with additional annotations and your chance to comment on this week's New, is after the split...
  • “MELISSA ALDANA & CRASH TRIO”
  • RALPH BOWEN – “STANDARD DEVIATION”
  • BOBBY HUTCHERSON, DAVID SANBORN, JOEY DeFRANCESCO – “ENJOY THE VIEW”
  • KEITH JARRETT / CHARLIE HADEN – “LAST DANCE”
  • KEVIN KASKA JAZZ ORCHESTRA – “SHADES OF RIO”
  • STEVE KHAN – “SUBTEXT”
  • STEVE LEHMAN – “MISE EN ABIME”
  • ARK OVRUTSKI – “44:33”
  • GREGORY PORTER / DONALD SMITH / MANSUR SCOTT – “GREAT VOICES OF HARLEM”
  • REBIRTH BRASS BAND – “MOVE YOUR BODY”
  • JOSHUA REDMAN – “TRIOS LIVE”
  • ADAM SCHROEDER – “LET’S”
  • BRENDA EARLE STOKES – “RIGHT ABOUT NOW”
  • WMU JAZZ ORCHESTRA – “TRAVEL NOTES”
Horace Silver, 1928-2014
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 18, 2014
Horace Silver was a Jazz Musician of the highest calibre. Two of the most famous Jazz Tunes ever are his. "Song For My Father" and "Senor Blues." If you're familiar with Horace Silver then you're already in your personal ritual. If, somehow, you are unfamiliar with Horace Silver we urge you to research this very creative musician. Rest in peace, Horace Silver.
This Is The New #Jazz Thing Monday June 16 2014 - JC Stylles Peter Sprague
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 16, 2014
LISTEN LIVE Monday, June 16, 2014, 6-8 PM PT @Jazz88 San Diego's Jazz 88.3 FM, Jazz88.org, and Apple/Android Apps to The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw...Supported by Listener Contributors like YOU and...YOUR BUSINESS (learn more about underwriting The New Jazz Thing!). 
  • BE PART OF THE SHOW! Follow TNJT on TwitterLikeThe New Jazz Thing on Facebook, and share something about The New @Jazz88 with the #TNJT or #Jazz88 hashtags! We may even be able to mention your name and comment during the Live show and you'll be part of the Jazz 88 Speakeasy Archive!
2014.6.16 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 16, 2014
Check out all the NEW being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library the week of June 16, 2014!!

You can hear those and more debut on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, June 16, 2014, 6-8 PM PT! The full list, with annotations, along with your chance to comment on what you see...and maybe what you don't...below the fold.
  • GINGER BAKER – “WHY?”
  • KEN BERMAN – “SOUND POETRY”
  • JIMMY COBB – “THE ORIGINAL MOB”
  • THEO CROKER – “AFRO PHYSICIST”
  • ADRIAN CUNNINGHAM – “AIN’T THAT RIGHT!”
  • DENA DeROSE – “WE WON’T FORGET YOU…”
  • SCOTT FEINER & PANDEIRO JAZZ – “A VIEW FROM BELOW”
  • REBECCA KILGORE – “I LIKE MEN”
  • MIKE LeDONNE – “I LOVE MUSIC”
  • MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC JAZZ PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA – “THE SYMPHONIC ELLINGTON”
  • MARK MEADOWS – “SOMETHIN’ GOOD”
  • ERIC REVIS – “IN MEMORY OF THINGS YET SEEN”
  • ISABEL STOVER – “HER OWN SWEET WORLD”
  • ERNIE WATTS QUARTET – “A SIMPLE TRUTH”
An Open Letter from T
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 15, 2014
After 36 years at KSDS (30 years of  "Blues") our beloved T has retired. T wanted you all to hear from him personally so we have made his message available on T's Bio Page
Peter Sprague Jazz Live
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 13, 2014
Hometown favorite Peter Sprague will shine some of his musical genius on Jazz Live, TONIGHT. Bassist Gunnar Biggs and drummer Duncan Moore will be there, as well as vocalists Leonard Patton, Kevyn Lettau, Lisa Hightower, and Matt Falker. Sprague will galvanize this talented group into a wonderous recreation of his latest recording "Ocean In Your Eyes." Jazz 88.3 Members can reserve tickets at 619-388-3037. Please print the parking permit. City College Saville Theatre, 8pm.
Creative Music June 12, 2014 10pm - Midnight
Blog Name: Progressive NightsAuthor: Miff Mole Posted on: June 12, 2014
Forgetting something, omitting something else, and maybe not enough to go around. These are the conditions which prevail.
  • Dawn of Midi tomorrow night at the Soda Bar.
  • Eric Dolphy/Booker Little blazing through Status Seeking
  • Christian Scott played "The Eraser" better than Thom Yorke wrote it. 
Thanks for listening
This Is The New #Jazz Thing Monday June 9 2014 - Jonathan Rowden
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 9, 2014
LISTEN LIVE Monday, June 9, 2014, 6-8 PM PT @Jazz88 San Diego's Jazz 88.3 FM, Jazz88.org, and Apple/Android Apps to The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw...Supported by Listener Contributors like YOU and...YOUR BUSINESS (learn more about underwriting The New Jazz Thing!). 
  • Jazz 88 Speakeasy (On-Demand, Click to Play): The New Jazz Thing (Entire Show), Monday, June 9, 2014 (coming soon)
  • Jazz 88 Speakeasy: Jonathan Rowden "Becoming" Interview on The New Jazz Thing, Monday, June 9, 2014 (13:00)
    • Saxophonist Jonathan Rowden's debut release with his quartet "Becoming" is out 5/27/14 and he will be playing a CD release gig in San Diego at 98 Bottles on Friday, June 13, 2014. We'll chat about the new disc, his music, and the upcoming gig.
  • Top 10 Countdown of the Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Chart, June 9, 2014Once again at No. 1 on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart is Monty Alexander Harlem-Kingston Express Vol 2: The River Rolls On (Motema). Most reported (59 stations) is Eric Alexander Chicago Fire (HighNote). The biggest gainer (+42) is Theo Croker Afro Physicist (Sony Masterworks). Most added (+17) is Louis Prima Jr. Blow (Warrior). Highest debut (No. 34) is Mimi Jones Balance (Hot Tone Music).

  • Coming Up on The New Jazz Thing Calendar (click to subscribe to TNJT Google Calendar)...
    • Monday, June 16, 2014 - 
      • Guitarist JC Stylles new release "Blakey Grease" is a tribute to the great Art Blakey and is climbing up the Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Charts with it's Highest Debut and Biggest Gainer nods when it hit #15 on the 5/19 charts (up to #4 6/9/14). We'll be chatting about the disc, Mr. Blakey, JC's bio, and more in Hour 2 of the New!
      • Peter Sprague
    • Monday, June 23, 2014 -
      • Marcus Roberts
More, after the split, including your chance to comment, playlist archive screenshot, The New, previously on TNJT, and more!!
2014.6.9 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 9, 2014
While the run of female vocalists continues this week in the Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library, we've also got the latest release from drummer extraordinaire Harvey Mason ("Chameleon"), a new Live release from pianist (and for TNJT guest) Hiromi ("Alive"), and new music from recently un-clubbed club owner, recording magnate, and saxophonist who I'd like to have on TNJT one day, Cory Weeds ("As Of Now"). 

You can hear those and more debut on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, June 9, 2014, 6-8 PM PT! The full list, with annotations, along with your chance to comment on what you see...and maybe what you don't...below the fold.
  • SEBASTIEN CHAUMONT QUARTET – “STILL WALKIN’”
  • SHARON MARIE CLINE – “THIS IS WHERE I WANNA BE”
  • DEVLIN- “LIVE IN NEW YORK”
  • VINCENT GAGNON – “TOME III: ERRANCES
  • HIROMI – “ALIVE”
  • STEVE KALDESTAD – “STRAIGHT UP”
  • KARTET – “GRAND LAPS”
  • HARVEY MASON – “CHAMELEON”
  • KRISTEN MIRANDA – “DOUBLE TIME”
  • LENNY PICKETT – “THE PRESCRIPTION”
  • JONATHAN ROWDEN GROUP – “BECOMING”
  • CORY WEEDS – “AS OF NOW”
Creative Music June 5, 2014 10pm - Midnight
Blog Name: Progressive NightsAuthor: Miff Mole Posted on: June 7, 2014
A funny thing happened on the way to Free Time. It started two hours early with Percussive Profiles!
  • Bernard "Pretty" Purdie to Elvin Jones "The Drum Thing." Then Peter Erskine for sixty minutes. E Ticket Ride right there. Some heavier lifting helps one appreciate a lighter load. I'm talking about duration.
  • Larger groups in this evening's Creative Music section. 8 Bold Souls, Big Trouble, David Murray, and Keefe Jackson. Small groups allow for the space and structure but larger groups seem to swell and teeter and then all the directions that music starts flying in like a blizzard or levitation.
  • The Dropper might land on your toe if you aren't ready so here's Uninvisible by Medeski Martin & Wood.
Thanks for listening
Stanley Jordan Jazz Live
Blog Name: Home Page NewsAuthor: San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Posted on: June 4, 2014
Jazz Guitar Innovator, Stanley Jordan will be our next Jazz Live guest! It's all happening TONIGHT at 8PM at the Saville Theater on the City College campus. The show is officially SOLD OUT, so please plan accordingly. Also, please print the parking pass! We'll see you tonight! 
 
This Is The New #Jazz Thing Monday June 2 2014 - Holly Hofmann Bone Fest II
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 2, 2014
LISTEN LIVE Monday, June 2, 2014, 6-8 PM PT @Jazz88 San Diego's Jazz 88.3 FM, Jazz88.org, and Apple/Android Apps to The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw...Supported by Listener Contributors like YOU and...YOUR BUSINESS (learn more about underwriting The New Jazz Thing!). 
2014.6.2. Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw Posted on: June 2, 2014
A plethora of female vocalists in the new Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library for the week of June 2, 2014, with standouts including the latest from the great Diane Schuur ("I Remember You") and...FINALLY...the official release of San Diego's Allison Adams Tucker's "April in Paris", which she chatted about in a TNJT Interview back on April 21, 2014. There are also big band, Brazillian, mainstream Jazz and more, so check out all of The New and let your favorite Jazz 88 host know you'd like to hear something New!

You can hear those and more debut on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, June 2, 2014, 6-8 PM PT! The full list, with annotations, along with your chance to comment on what you see...and maybe what you don't...below the fold.
  • MARY ANNE ANDERSON – “RENDEZVOUS”
  • GERALD BECKETT – “THE MESSENGER”
  • KRIS BERG METROPLEXITY BIG BAND – “TIME MANAGEMENT”
  • GUITAR TRIO – “LIVE AT THE DEER HEAD INN”
  • PATRICE JEGOU – “SPEAK LOW”
  • LOUIS PRIMA, JR. – “BLOW”
  • LENORE RAPHAEL – “LOVE NOTES: A TRIBUTE TO OSCAR PETERSON”
  • NANCY REED & JOHN COATES, JR. – “LIVE AT THE DEER HEAD INN”
  • LYNN RILEY AND THE WORLD-MIX – “SAY WHAT”
  • KATHY SANBORN – “FANTASIA”
  • DIANE SCHUUR – “I REMEMBER YOU”
  • JIM STRANAHAN LITTLE BIG BAND – “MIGRATION TO HIGHER GROUND”
  • ALLISON ADAMS TUCKER – “APRIL IN PARIS”
  • VARIOUS ARTISTS – “THE BRAZIL CONNECTION”
  • BARBARA WEEN – “DETOUR AHEAD”
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