- NICK FINZER – “THE CHASE”
- JACOB FISCHER – “IN NEW YORK CITY”
- GEORGE FREEMAN / CHICO FREEMAN – “ALL IN THE FAMILY”
- CHARLIE HADEN & GONZALO RUBALCABA – “TOKYO ADAGIO”
- HELL’S KITCHEN FUNK ORCHESTRA – “MERCY, MERCY, MERCY”
- WAYNE HORVITZ - "SOME PLACES ARE FOREVER AFTERNOON"
- DICK HYMAN – “HOUSE OF PIANO”
- RAMSEY LEWIS – “TAKING ANOTHER LOOK”
- ROBERTO MAGRIS – “ENIGMATIX”
- FRED RANDOLPH – “SONG WITHOUT SINGING”
- BOBBY SHEW – “LIVE 1983”
- LEE SMITH – “MY KIND OF BLUES”
- TEAGAN TAYLOR - “THE SUBJECT OF…”
- 3 MORE SOUNDS – “THE HAPPINESS OF PURSUIT”
- LAUREN WHITE WITH THE QUINN JOHNSON TRIO – “EXPERIMENT”
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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.
READ THE FULL ARTICLE for links to artists websites, release reviews, and additional listening notes from the Jazz 88 Music staff....
NICK FINZER – “THE CHASE” (Trombonist, leading a sextet, performing straight-ahead originals).
JACOB FISCHER – “IN NEW YORK CITY” (Acoustic guitarist, leading a quartet, doing standards and jazz tunes).
GEORGE FREEMAN / CHICO FREEMAN – “ALL IN THE FAMILY” (Guitarist and saxophonist, leading a variety of ensembles, performing mostly originals).
- AllAboutJazz.com George Freeman/Chico Freeman: All In The Family (2015) - Dan Bilawsky: "...it should come as no shock that the personnel list would contain the names of more notable Chicagoans capable of giving a three-hundred-and-sixty degree view of the city's musical landscape: inside-outside players like drummer Hamid Drake and bassist Harrison Bankhead, longtime Von Freeman guitarist Mike Allemana, and Malachi Thompson-connected pianist Kirk Brown, along with Swiss-born percussionist Reto Weber, all ably assist in spreading the wide-ranging gospel of that fair city and saluting the Freeman family legacy"
CHARLIE HADEN & GONZALO RUBALCABA – “TOKYO ADAGIO” (Bassist and pianist, collaborating on a variety of tunes).
HELL’S KITCHEN FUNK ORCHESTRA – “MERCY, MERCY, MERCY” (Big band, combining swing and funk elements).
WAYNE HORVITZ - "SOME PLACES ARE FOREVER AFTERNOON" (Composer/pianist, paying tribute to Northwest poet Richard Hugo (1923-1982), by bringing together members of his two most successful groups, Sweeter Than The Day & The Gravitas Quartet, for a program of fairly structured instrumental originals).
DICK HYMAN – “HOUSE OF PIANO” (Solo piano on standards and jazz tunes).
RAMSEY LEWIS – “TAKING ANOTHER LOOK” (Keyboardist, performing in a more contemporary style that he is known for).
ROBERTO MAGRIS – “ENIGMATIX” (Pianist, leading a quartet, performing mostly originals).
FRED RANDOLPH – “SONG WITHOUT SINGING” (Bassist, leading a variety of ensembles, in a mix of contemporary and straight-ahead grooves).
BOBBY SHEW – “LIVE 1983” (Trumpeter, with the University of Florida jazz band, in a previously unreleased recording).
- Donate to Bobby Shew Scholorship at UofF and receive a copy of the CD!
LEE SMITH – “MY KIND OF BLUES” (Bassist, leading a variety of ensembles, performing a variety of tunes).
TEAGAN TAYLOR - “THE SUBJECT OF…” (San Diego Cornetist / Vocalist / Composer’s 4th release, a pop-jazz outing)
- AllAboutJazz.com (Dan McClenaghan) - Teagan Taylor: The Subject Of... (2015): "A superb and innovative jazz pop album by Teagan Taylor and her team."
3 MORE SOUNDS – “THE HAPPINESS OF PURSUIT” (Trio, led by bassist Henry Franklin, performing straight-ahead jazz tunes).
LAUREN WHITE WITH THE QUINN JOHNSON TRIO – “EXPERIMENT” (Female vocalist, paying tribute to Irene Kral).