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- Annotated Playlist for Jazz In The Night Wednesday, October 24, 2018
- San Diego Jazz and Blues Calendar Highlights for Wednesday, October 24 through Tuesday, October 30, 2018
- Jazz and Blues Birthdays and On This Day Milestones, October 24 through October 30
- Previous Jazz in the Night Wednesday Shows - Replay / Blog / Links
0:00 AM Rick Margitza “Beware Of The Dog” — This Is New
BIRTHDAY Wednesday, October 24 - Rick Margitza [Tenor Saxophone] 10/24/1961 0 Detroit, MI
“One of the "young lions," Rick Margitza is an excellent tenor saxophonist most inspired by Wayne Shorter, Michael Brecker, and John Coltrane.” [Rick Margitza, Artist Biography by Scott Yanow, AllMusic.com]
BREAK (After Tune 1): Hour 1 Intro, Blog Post and Social Media Promo
0:12 AM Gregory Porter “Liquid Spirit” — Liquid Spirit
IN CONCERT Friday, October 26 - Jazz 5:30 PM - Jazz Happy Hour at The Handlery Hotel San Diego - Trumpeter Curtis Taylor and Friends
0:16 AM Joel Harrison Angel Band “Jerusalem Ridge” — Free Country Vol 3
NEW RELEASE “My goal on the latest Free Country recording is again to arrange country and Appalachian music for a jazz group in new and unusual ways.”
“An angel is defined as an attendant and benevolent spirit. Perhaps we musicians are entrusted to act as such. This is, of course, a serious task, and yet the beauty of these tunes is they encourage us not just to meditate and grieve but also to laugh and dance.” [Angel Band: Free Country Vol. 3 CD, JoelHarrison.com]
0:25 AM Tom Harrell “Four The Moment” — Moving Picture
IN CONCERT Friday, October 26 - Big Band Jazz 8:00 PM - Tom Harrell Quartet – Moving Picture Tour — Soka Performing Arts Center DEETS>Jazz88.org/calendar
BOTTOM OF THE HOUR ID: Pancho Sanchez - BIRTHDAY 10/30/1930!
0:31 AM Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra “Three And Me” — Down A Rabbit Hole
NEW RELEASE “The insistently inventive composer, arranger, bandleader and educator Ayn Inserto has built a brilliant career around her gift for designing fantastical but slyly logical musical landscapes and crafting sonic adventures marked by sinuously surprising melodies, Technicolor harmonies, and arrestingly vivid voicings. “
“A protégé of legendary trombonist/arranger/composer Bob Brookmeyer, Inserto has ascended to jazz's top ranks over the past two decades, earning numerous awards and commissions.”
“Crazy like a fox, Inserto has created her own musical Wonderland with her orchestra, a sensational aural universe easily accessible with a little step down a rabbit hole.” [Ayn Inserto's Down a Rabbit Hole with Sean Jones, John Fedchock, George Garzone and Inserto's Jazz Orchestra (SUMMIT RECORDS September 21, 2108), Republic of Jazz]
0:45 AM Melissa Morgan “Is You Is Or Is You Ain'T My Baby” — Until I Met You
IN CONCERT Friday, October 26 - Jazz 8:00 PM - Melissa Morgan/Great American Songbook at 4th Friday Jazz Series — La Jolla Community Center
“Melissa Morgan's debut for Telarc exudes both confidence and skill in her interpretations of both standards and rarely heard gems, backed by a strong, young rhythm section anchored by pianist Gerald Clayton and guitarist Randy Napoleon.”
“This is an encouraging beginning for Melissa Morgan.” [Until I Met You, AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden]
BREAK (Before Last Tune of Hour): Coming Up In Hour 2, Blog and Social Media Promo
0:52 AM John Fedchock “The End Of A Love Affair” — Reminiscence
NEW RELEASE “If you enjoyed John Fedchock’s 2015 release, “Fluidity”, then there is a good chance you will like his new one, “Reminiscence”, as well as both CDs contain material recorded during the same three night run at the nightclub Havana Nights in Virginia Beach, Virginia”
“Some call this type of jazz “straight ahead”, which makes for a good description because throughout, John Fedchock avoids any bad detours.” [JOHN FEDCHOCK — REMINISCENCE (REVIEW), Jazz Music Archives]
0:59 AM Odean Pope “Terrestrial” — Epitome
BIRTHDAY Odeon Pope [Tenor Saxophone] 10/24/1938 100 Trumpeter South Carolina
“Odean Pope was born in Ninety-Six, South Carolina to musical parents who rooted him in the sounds of the Southern Baptist Church. After moving to Philadelphia at the age of ten, his lifelong study of music began in earnest and was buttressed by The Graniff School of Music and Benjamin Franklin High School's music program. ...” [Odean Pope, AllAboutJazz.com Biography]
“Tenor saxophonist Odean Pope's third post-bop Saxophone Choir outing was released on the Soul Note label in 1994. Epitome includes a saxophone section of three altos, five tenors, and one baritone, Eddie Green and Dave Burrell splitting piano duties with Tyrone Brown on bass, and Craig McIver on drums.”
“Eight of the ten tracks were written by various group members, with Pope's arrangements incorporating his early Baptist church choir vocal education with Mingus-/Ellington-inflected moods, especially apparent on "Terrestrial," which sounds like a quiet section from Black Saint and the Sinner Lady and "Lift Ev'ry Voice." This is a truly unique and moving ensemble, making any of their discs recommended.” [The Odean Pope Saxophone Choir, Epitome, AllMusic Review by Al Campbell]
BREAK (After Tune 1): Hour 2 Intro, Hour 1 Final Tune, Blog Post and Social Media Promo
1:10 AM The Mission Bay High School Preservationists “St Louis Blues” — Louisiana Fairytale
NEW RELEASE “The Mission Bay Preservationists is one of the nation's premier traditional youth jazz bands. The band has been featured at venues throughout San Diego County and California including: Anthology, House of Blues, Dizzy's, Petco Park, Sea World, Tango Del Rey, Lux Art Institute, Ocean Beach Music and Art Festival, and the Sacramento Jazz Festival. The band's last three releases have been featured on two of the country's finest jazz radio stations, ("The Second Line Parade" with host Drew Miller) in San Diego and WWOZ ("The Traditional Hour" with host Keith Hill) in New Orleans.” [Preservationists - About, Mission Bay Music]
1:17 AM Miles Davis “Half Nelson” — The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions Disc 3
ON THIS DAY Friday, October 26 - The Miles Davis quintet first record "Half Nelson" for prestige records back in 1956. The session included John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones.
Wednesday, October 24 - Blues Jam - Guest Jammer: Scott Mathias & The Honey Combs!
San Diego Troubadour Supports Jazz 88.3 and Music in San Diego!
1:25 AM Pat Metheny Group “Song For Bilbao” — Pat Metheny Group
IN CONCERT Saturday, October 27 - San Diego Symphony Fall-Winter Season! Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support the San Diego Symphony's 2018-2019 Fall-Winter Season! The season kicks off with Pat Metheny, Saturday, October 27th (8PM).
“The first recording by the Pat Metheny Group features the innovative guitarist along with keyboardist Lyle Mays, bassist Mark Egan, and drummer Dan Gottlieb. The music is quite distinctive, floating rather than swinging, electric but not rockish, and full of folkish melodies. The best known of these six Metheny-Mays originals are "Phase Dance" and "Jaco." This music grows in interest with each listen.” [Pat Metheny Group, AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow]
“Guitar great Pat Metheny, a 20-time Grammy Award-winner, will open the fourth annual Jazz @ The Jacobs with his quartet on Oct. 27. [Pat Metheny and Lea Salonga to head San Diego Symphony's Jazz @ The Jacobs and City Lights concert series, respectively, George Varga, San Diego Union Tribune]
BOTTOM OF HOUR ID: Gregory Porter
1:33 AM Scott Routenberg Trio “Our World” — Supermoon
NEW RELEASE “Supermoon, the second outing of the trio led by under-the-radar pianist Scott Routenberg, is the follow up to last year’s Every End Is A Beginning. As happened in the previous CD, the new work released on Summit Records, is exclusively composed of originals and features Nick Tucker on acoustic bass and Cassius Goens III on drums.”
“Supermoon is a product of Routenberg’s parental and musical inspirations, but also a work of unified expression from a charismatic trio that shows enough attributes to provide us with substantial moments of gratification.” [SCOTT ROUTENBERG TRIO - SUPERMOON, Jazz Trail]
1:44 AM Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers “Moanin'” — Moanin'
ON THIS DAY Tuesday, October 30 - Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers record “Moanin” for Blue Note records in 1958.
“There were many top musicians involved in hard bop, but few were more important than drummer-leader Art Blakey. The co-founder of the Jazz Messengers in 1955 with Horace Silver, Blakey retained the group's name after Silver went out on his own. Throughout a 35-year period, Blakey was a masterful talent scout (perhaps even surpassing Fletcher Henderson in earlier years and Miles Davis). The passionate drummer pushed his musicians to play themselves rather than copy their role models and to come up with original compositions. [What is Hard Bop?, Scott Yanow]
“The album stands as one of the archetypal hard bop albums of the era, for the intensity of Blakey's drumming and the work of Morgan, Golson and Timmons, and for its combination of old-fashioned gospel and blues influences with a sophisticated modern jazz sensibility. The album was identified by jazz critic Scott Yanow as one of the 17 Essential Hard Bop Recordings.” [Moanin’, Wikipedia]
BREAK (Before Last Tune of Show): Blog and Social Media Promo, Jazz 88.3 Speakeasy Replay
IN CONCERT Thursday, October 25 - Blues 6:00 PM - Robin Henkel — Nate's Garden Grill DEETS>Jazz88.org/calendar
San Diego Jazz and Blues Calendar Highlights for Wednesday, October 24 through Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Wednesday, October 24
Blues Jam - Guest Jammer: Scott Mathias & The Honey Combs! The Blues Jam is in full-swing and happens every Wednesday night at Proud Mary's (located at the Ramada Inn: 5500 Kearny Mesa Road, 92111) from 6:30-9:30pm.
Jazz Organ Trio 7:00 PM - Douglas Kvandal Hammond Organ Trio — Fast Times DEETS>Jazz88.org/calendar
Thursday, October 25
Friday, October 26
Jazz 5:30 PM - Jazz Happy Hour at The Handlery Hotel San Diego - Trumpeter Curtis Taylor and Friends
Big Band Jazz 8:00 PM - Tom Harrell Quartet – Moving Picture Tour — Soka Performing Arts Center DEETS>Jazz88.org/calendar
Jazz 8:00 PM - Melissa Morgan/Great American Songbook at 4th Friday Jazz Series — La Jolla Community Center
Saturday, October 27
San Diego Symphony Fall-Winter Season!Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support the San Diego Symphony's 2018-2019 Fall-Winter Season! The season kicks off with Pat Metheny, Saturday, October 27th (8PM). Four decades into a career at the leading edge of progressive and contemporary jazz, Pat Metheny has virtually redefined the sound of modern jazz guitar. An early proponent of twelve-string guitar, electric guitar and synthesizer in jazz, Metheny was recently named a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master for “bringing fresh sonic potential” to jazz guitar “while offering a deep reservoir of improvisational insight and musicality.” He will be joined on this special concert evening by his renowned collaborators drummer Antonio Sánchez, bassist Linda Oh and pianist Gwilym Simcock.
Traditional Jazz 7:00 PM - Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble featuring Curtis Taylor — Museum of Making Music DEETS>Jazz88.org/calendar
"Mamma Mia"! - You'll want to mark your calendars because he production of "Mamma Mia"at Welk Resorts Theatre in Escondido is officially in full-swing, now through February 24, 2019. Matinee Performances | Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm. Evening Performance | Saturday at 8:00pm. Beginning November we will add a Thursday Matinee at 1pm and Thursday evening at 7pm.
Sunday, October 28
Jazz 8:00 PM - Steph Johnson/ Rob Thorsen Duo — Turf Supper Club DEETS>Jazz88.org/calendar
Jazz / Latin / R&B 11:00 AM - Debora Galan & Silk — Baily's Old Town DEETS>Jazz88.org/calendar
Monday, October 29
Jazz 9:00 PM - Monday Night Jazz Jam presented by Louis V. — Rosie O'Grady's DEETS>Jazz88.org/calendar
Tuesday, October 30
Jazz 9:00 PM - Charlie Arbelaez Jazz Jam — Seven Grand DEETS>Jazz88.org/calendar
Jazz / Funk / Latin 7:30 PM - Jazzilla — Cafe Bar Europa DEETS>Jazz88.org/calendar
Jazz Live- Christopher Hollyday and his Telepathy Band - Jazz Live will welcome Alto Saxophonist Christopher Hollyday and his Telepathy band to the Saville Theatre on Tuesday, November 13th at 8pm. His band will be stellar- Gilbert Castellanos on Trumpet, Joshua White on Piano, Rob Thorsen on Bass and Tyler Kreutel on Drums. Only current Jazz 88 members can attend this concert. Any questions about membership can be answered by the membership team or you can call Ken Borgers at 619-388-3301. As always, thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop, located in University Heights (Park Blvd.) and now Solana Beach for providing food for the Jazz Live artists. If you are going remember that good ole' parking pass!
Wednesday, October 24
RickMargitza[Tenor Saxophone]10/24/19610Detroit, MI
OdeonPope[Tenor Saxophone]10/24/1938100TrumpeterSouth Carolina
Mike Riley & Eddie Farley cut "The Music Goes ‘Round & ‘Round" for Decca records in 1935.
Thursday, October 25
Artie Shaw recorded "At Sundown" for Bluebird Records in 1939.
Friday, October 26
VijayIyer[Piano]10/26/1971100New York, NY
WarneMarsh[Tenor Saxophone]10/26/1927100Tenor SaxophonistLos Angeles, CA1987
The Miles Davis quintet first record "Half Nelson" for prestige records back in 1956. The session included John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones.
Saturday, October 27
Bix Beiderbecke (buy-der-beck) and Frank Trumbauer join the Paul Whiteman band in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1927.
Sunday, October 28
Milt Jackson’s From Opus de Jazz to Jazz Skyline recorded “Opus De Funk,” “You Leave Me Breathless,” “Opus and Interlude,” and “Opus Pocus,” on Arista in Hackensack, New Jersey in 1955.
Monday, October 29
ZootSims[Tenor Saxophone]10/29/1925100Tenor SaxophonistInglewood, CA1985
HaddaBrooks[Piano] [Vocals-Lead]10/29/1916100Pianist/VocalistLos Angeles, CA2002
Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge record the classic "Trumpet Kings" for Verve records in 1954.
Tuesday, October 30
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers record “Moanin” for Blue Note records in 1958.