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2014.9.22 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library

2014.9.22 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: September 22, 2014
A great mix of New Adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library for the week of September 22, 2014 with some standout collaborations including Otis Brown III with Robert Glasper, Gretchen Parlato, and others ("The Thought of You"); Michael Blake with Frank Kimbrough and Ben Allison ("Tiddy Boom"); and Jazz Educator extraordinaire Dave Liebman and his Big Band ("Tribute to Wayne Shorter")! You can check out their Jazz 88 DEBUT on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88, Monday, September 22, 2014 between 6 and 8 PM PT! ! 

  • MICHAEL BLAKE – “TIDDY BOOM”  (Sunnyside)
  • OTIS BROWN III – “THE THOUGHT OF YOU”  (Blue Note)
  • MASON EMBRY TRIO – “SWINGIN’ ON A STAR”  (Burton Avenue)
  • HUSH POINT – “BLUES AND REDS”  (Sunnyside)
  • RYAN KEBERLE & CATHARSIS – “INTO THE ZONE”  (Greenleaf)
  • TONY KOENIGSBERG TRIO – “DRIFT”  (NinJazz)
  • NICK LEVINOVSKY – “SPECIAL OPINION”  (Butman Music)
  • DAVE LIEBMAN BIG BAND “TRIBUTE TO WAYNE SHORTER”(Mama)
  • ROD McGAHA – “THE BLACK FLOWER PROJECT”  (Self-released)
  • MARC POMPE – “MONK’S DREAM”  (Self-released)
  • KENNY RAMPTON – “MOON OVER BABYLON”  (Self-released)
  • ERIC REED – “GROOVEWISE”  (Smoke Sessions)
  • MATTHEW SHIPP – ‘I’VE BEEN TO MANY PLACES”  (Thirsty Ear)
  • JOHN WEBBER QUARTET – “DOWN FOR THE COUNT”  (Cellar Live)
  • EZRA WEISS SEXTET – “BEFORE YOU KNOW IT”  (Roark)
  • TOM WOLFE – “SOLEROVESCENT”  (Summit)
MICHAEL BLAKE – “TIDDY BOOM”  (Sunnyside)
(Saxophonist, leading a quartet made up of Frank Kimbrough, Ben Allison and Rudy Roysten, for a classic jazz sound of all originals that gives a nod to innovators like Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young). 

OTIS BROWN III – “THE THOUGHT OF YOU”  (Blue Note)
(Drummer, with a core quartet, which includes pianist Robert Glasper, and numerous special guests and vocalists including Gretchen Parlato, for a debut release and 11-track set made up of originals and unexpected covers). 

MASON EMBRY TRIO – “SWINGIN’ ON A STAR”  (Burton Avenue)
(Nashville-based pianist leads a trio paying tribute to classic crooners of the 20th century).

HUSH POINT – “BLUES AND REDS”  (Sunnyside)
(Brooklyn-based collaborative band offering original compositions in line with the great writers and arrangers of contemporary music jazz of the 1950’s and ‘60s that is approachable yet advanced). 

RYAN KEBERLE & CATHARSIS – “INTO THE ZONE”  (Greenleaf)
(Trombonist, leading a piano-less quartet with eight originals that explore myriad moods and themes, with funky underpinnings and blue-laced horned laments). 

TONY KOENIGSBERG TRIO – “DRIFT”  (NinJazz)
(Pianist based out of Oregon, and his latest effort of unique modern jazz arrangements that pays homage to the late indy-rock icon Elliott Smith). 

NICK LEVINOVSKY – “SPECIAL OPINION”  (Butman Music)
(Keyboardist with saxophonist Igor Butman and the Moscow Jazz Orchestra, Mike Stern, Bill Evans, Randy Brecker and others offering a non-traditional setting of Funk, fusion, jazz-rock, a tinge of psychedelic & good ol’ straight-ahead stuff). 

DAVE LIEBMAN BIG BAND “TRIBUTE TO WAYNE SHORTER”(Mama)
(Saxophonist/NEA Jazz Master taking on the Wayne Shorter catalog as he tosses in a large ensemble with some Big Apple flair).  

ROD McGAHA – “THE BLACK FLOWER PROJECT”  (Self-released)
(Trumpeter leads a quintet including special guest appearances that showcases originals geared towards a traditional jazz sound). 

MARC POMPE – “MONK’S DREAM”  (Self-released)
(Chicago-based vocalist with an 11-piece-all-star band performing eclectic selections of classic bebop, ballads, bossanovas and swing tunes). 

KENNY RAMPTON – “MOON OVER BABYLON”  (Self-released)
(New York-based trumpeter and current member of The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, offering up a set of mostly originals, featuring a number of musicians such as Donny McCaslin, Bill Sims, and featured special guest Jimmy McGriff). 

ERIC REED – “GROOVEWISE”  (Smoke Sessions)
(Pianist leads a quartet in a live-recorded setting at Smoke, performing mostly original straight-ahead compositions, with several dedicated to the life and legacy of Mulgrew Miller). 

MATTHEW SHIPP – ‘I’VE BEEN TO MANY PLACES”  (Thirsty Ear)
(Pianist, with a solo release, laying out some standards and then uses those standards as a guide for creating some unique unconventional original pieces).

JOHN WEBBER QUARTET – “DOWN FOR THE COUNT”  (Cellar Live)
(Guitarist, leading an all-star quartet with special guest George Coleman, for a date recorded live before a studio audience at New York’s Unity Center.  Features a mixed program of originals and obscure standards that Webber reimagined and arranged). 

EZRA WEISS SEXTET – “BEFORE YOU KNOW IT”  (Roark)
(Pianist, with a date recorded live at Ivories Jazz Lounge, Portland, OR, playing an energetic, artistic, and hard-swinging set of modern originals and arrangements).  

TOM WOLFE – “SOLEROVESCENT”  (Summit)
(Guitarist based out of Alabama leading a quintet and playing mostly originals for a rich and clean sound with subtle ambient flow of forward motion). 

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