- 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"
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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"
- Jazz 88: 13 year-old Indonesian pianist back a quartet that features Larry Grenadier and Ulysses Owens Jr. covering a variety of standards.
- Joey Alexander, an 11-Year-Old Jazz Sensation Who Hardly Clears the Piano’s Sightlines (NYTimes, Nate Chinen, 5/12/15). Hat Tip: Jazz 88.3 Tuesday Evening 10pm-Midnight Progressive Nights and Sunday Morning Jazz Host Tony McGee. Tony has a great Twitter feed too @MCTony!
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.