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"...
JOSEPH ANGELASTRO TRIO – “LISTEN CLOSELY TO ART” (Local guitarist, with
straight-ahead standards and originals).
DAVID ARNAY – “8” (Pianist, leading a variety of ensembles doing mostly originals
with a couple of standards).
JOE BLESSET – “CHANGING EVERYTHING” (A collection of progressive vignettes).
JOEY CALDERAZZO – “LIVE” (Pianist, leading a trio, in a straight-ahead collection of
originals and jazz tunes).
WILL CALHOUN – “LIFE IN THIS WORLD” (Drummer, leading an all-star group, in
a collection of originals and jazz tunes).
CHAD CARTER – “LET ME LOVE YOU” (Male vocalist, sings mostly straight-ahead
standards, backed by some all-stars).
LUKE CELENZA – “BACK & FORTH” (Youthful pianist, leading a quartet/trio, in an
edgy collection of originals).
RAQUEL CEPEDA – “I’M CONFESSIN’” (Female vocalist, singing straight-ahead
standards, Brazilian tunes and originals).
ANTONIO CIACCA QUINTET INTRODUCING JUSTIN ECHOLS – “JUST…IN
TIME” (Pianist with a quintet, backing male vocalist, singing mostly the Great American
LASZLO GARDONY – “CLARITY” (Hungarian pianist, with a tasteful solo outing,
doing all originals).
JEFFREY GIMBLE – “BEYOND UP HIGH” (Male vocalist, backed by Tamir
Hendelman, Bob Sheppard and others, doing straight ahead standards).
“HUSH POINT” (Progressive, pianoless quartet).
RICHARD LANHAM – “THOU SWELL” (Male vocalist, doing mostly the Great
American Songbook, couple of jazz tunes).
DEBORAH LATZ – “FIG TREE” (Female vocalist, doing a mix of standards, originals
and Brazilian tunes).
JOE LOCKE – “LAY DOWN MY HEART: BLUES & BALLADS, VOL.1”
(Vibraphonist, leading a quartet, doing old and new standards and jazz tunes).
IRA NEPUS/STEVE MOORE – “TOGETHER” (Guitarist and trombonist, leading a
sextet in a straight-ahead session of mostly originals).
JOSHUA REDMAN – “WALKING SHADOWS” (Saxophonist, leading an all-star
quartet, backed by an orchestra, performing straight-ahead).
JUSSI REIJONEN – “UN” (Guitarist/bassist in an eclectic session of straight-ahead,
world music and progressive sounds).
ALEX SNYDMAN – “FORTUNATE ACTION” (Drummer, leading a variety of
ensembles doing straight-ahead originals).
STEVE TYRELL – “IT’S MAGIC: THE SONGS OF SAMMY CAHN” (Male vocalist,
singing familiar standards).