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Joey Alexander and Jimmy Heath Provide Bookend Eras In New Jazz Adds To Jazz 88.3 Music Library May 4 2015

Joey Alexander and Jimmy Heath Provide Bookend Eras In New Jazz Adds To Jazz 88.3 Music Library May 4 2015
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: May 3, 2015
From the elder Masters of Jazz (Jimmy Heath, 88, 2003 NEA Master, "Dear Dizzy") to the youthful Future of Jazz (Joey Alexander, 13, "My Favorite Things") with LOTS OF KEYS in the mix (5 of 9 new led by piano/organ players), there is LOTS OF NEW JAZZ to check out in the adds to the Jazz 88.3 Music Library the week of May 4, 2015! Your Jazz 88.3 hosts will be introducing you to these new releases all week, so Listen Long, Often, and LIVE at 88.3 FM San Diego and Worldwide at Jazz88.org!  You can check out the debut of all the new releases each week on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday evenings 6-8pm PT.

  • JIMMY HEATH, JON FADDIS & THE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND - "DEAR DIZZY"
  • BOB McCHESNEY - "CHEZ SEZ"
  • RICH HALLEY 4 - "CREATING STRUCTURE"
  • JOEY ALEXANDER - "MY FAVORITE THINGS"
  • DAWAN MUHAMMAD - "CONSIDER THE SOURCE"
  • JARED GOLD - "METROPOLITAN RHYTHM"
  • PAT BIANCHI - "A HIGHER STANDARD"
  • ALISTER SPENCE / JOE WILLIAMSON / CHRISTOPHER CANTILLO - "BEGIN"
  • IRVIN MAYFIELD - "LIVE AT THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ PLAYHOUSE"
READ THE FULL ARTICLE for links to artists websites and social networks, release reviews, and additional listening notes from the Jazz 88 Music staff....

JIMMY HEATH, JON FADDIS & THE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY JAZZ BAND - "DEAR DIZZY"

  • Jazz 88: Directed by Terell Stafford, a tribute album dedicated to Dizzy.
  • "In 1946 he formed his own band, which was a fixture on the Philly jazz scene until 1949. John Coltrane was one of four saxophonists in this band, which played gigs with Charlie Parker and also at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. Although Heath recalls that the band recorded a few demos on acetate, it never released any recordings, and its arrangements were lost at a Chicago train station. The band dissolved in 1949 so that Heath could join Dizzy Gillespie's band." - Wikipedia

BOB McCHESNEY - "CHEZ SEZ"

  • Jazz 88: Trumpeter, leading a quartet with featured guest Bob Mintzer through a program of straight-ahead originals and other jazz tunes.

RICH HALLEY 4 - "CREATING STRUCTURE"

  • Jazz 88: Saxophonist/percussionist with a progressive outing of all originals.

JOEY ALEXANDER - "MY FAVORITE THINGS"

DAWAN MUHAMMAD - "CONSIDER THE SOURCE"

  • Jazz 88: Improvising Saxophonist/composer with innovative approaches to originals and refreshing variations on some jazz standards, all taken from late ‘70’s to mid-80’s sessions. 

JARED GOLD - "METROPOLITAN RHYTHM"

  • Jazz 88: Organ-led trio with a mixed-bag of groovy originals and other jazz tunes.

PAT BIANCHI - "A HIGHER STANDARD"

  • Jazz 88: Organist presenting a repertoire varied in Jazz classics, a couple of popular tunes, and a pair of Broadway show tunes combined with originals. 

ALISTER SPENCE / JOE WILLIAMSON / CHRISTOPHER CANTILLO - "BEGIN"

  • Jazz 88: Pianist/composer featuring a progressive trio setting of improvised ‘real-time’ compositions.

IRVIN MAYFIELD - "LIVE AT THE NEW ORLEANS JAZZ PLAYHOUSE"

  • Jazz 88: Pianist, with a seven-disc straight-ahead set, week long, live recorded session at his club in New Orleans.

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