|Brent Fischer, leader of the Clare Fischer Big Band and son of the recently departed Clare Fischer, will be chatting about the bands new album "Continuum" (nominated for a 2012 Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement for a tune "In The Beginning"), his career, and the legacy of Clare Fischer on The New Jazz Thing, Monday, February 6, 2012 6-8 PM PT. |
Here's some information Brent sent us about the memorial service for his father this weekend...
Below is an advance copy of the announcement going out tonight.
Please help spread the word--it won't be the last appearance of any of
the Clare Fischer Bands but it will be the final appearance of my
father, I'm very sorry to say. All of my contact info is also below.
The memorial service for Dr. Clare Fischer is open to the public.
Saturday, February 4th
Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
(across from Burbank Studios)
in the beautiful Hall of Liberty
Visitation/viewing will begin at 10 A.M.
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
|Vocals, contemporary, straight-ahead and avant guitar...even a previously unreleased session from legends Thielemans and Grappelli! Lots of great new adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week, which we will be debuting on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, January 30, 2012, 6-8 PM PT! Listen Now!|
GERRY BEAUDOIN – “THE RETURN” (Guitarist, leading a straight-ahead session of mostly originals, with a couple of standards).
CYNTHIA KAAY BENNETT – “DREAMS OF YOU” (Female vocalist, singing straight-ahead, tunes familiar and unfamiliar).
DARK CHOCOLATE – “CAPER” (Eclectic mix of contemporary vocals…mostly vocalese).
JOSE GARCIA – “SONGS FOR A LIFETIME: LIVE” (Male vocalist, doing primarily the Great American Songbook).
STEPHANE GRAPPELLI/TOOTS THIELEMANS – “BRINGING IT TOGETHER” (Previously unreleased recording of straight-ahead standards).
JOSH LEVINSON SEXTET – “CHAUNCEY STREET” (Trumpeter, leading a straight- ahead set of originals).
MCG JAZZ ALL-STARS – “HILL DISTRICT BEAT: A TRIBUTE TO TEENIE HARRIS” (Straight-ahead session paying tribute to one of Pittsburgh’s own).
MICHAEL MUSILLANI TRIO + 4 – “METTLE” (Guitarist, leading an avant-garde session of originals).
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA AND C.U.B.A. – “AREA 52” (Mostly progressive Latin big band sounds).
FRANK RUSSELL – “CIRCLE WITHOUT END” (Bassist, leading a funky, contemporary session).
PAUL SERRATO – “ALTERNATIONS: SOLO AND COLLECTIVE EXPRESSIONS” (Pianist, alternating quartet and solo originals).
SHARMAN – “UNCONDITIONALLY” (Female vocalist, doing mostly straight-ahead originals, with electric piano).
|Lots of great new Jazz music flowing into Jazz 88 in 2012! Here are the New ones to be added and featured on The New Jazz Thing, Monday, January 23, 2012, 6-8PM PT!|
AMY CERVINI – “DIGGING ME DIGGING YOU” (Female vocalist,
doing a mix of familiar and obscure standards, backed by some great musicians).
LIZ CHILDS – “TAKE FLIGHT” (Female vocalist doing some fresh
takes on the Great American Songbook).
MEREDITH D’AMBROSIO – “BY MYSELF” (Female vocalist/pianist,
doing the Arthur Schwartz songbook).
HANS GLAWISCHNIG – “JAHIRA” (Bassist, leading a pianoless
trio, doing mostly originals).
VINNY GOLIA QUARTET – “TAKE YOUR TIME” (Sax/trumpet pianoless
quartet, doing all progressive originals).
CHARLIE HADEN/HANK JONES – “COME SUNDAY” (Bass/piano duet,
doing religious songs).
BILL KING’S RHTYHM EXPRESS – “BEAT STREET” (Sextet, doing a mix of
straight-ahead and contemporary originals).
AARON KOPPEL QUARTET – “MUTLIVERSE” (Eclectic mix of
N.C.C.U. JAZZ COMBOS AND BRASS ENSEMBLE – “SLIGHTLY BLUED”
(College band doing a nice an admirable job on a selection of jazz tunes).
THE SOUL REBELS – “UNLOCK YOUR MIND” (Contemporary brass
band, with vocals, doing a mix of originals and a couple of new standards).
TANIA MARIA – “TEMPO” (Brazilian pianist/vocalist, in a duet
with bassist Eddie Gomez, doing some brazilian vocals and instrumentals).
NEW WORLD JAZZ PROJECT – “BRAVE NEW WORLD” (Quintet, doing a
mostly contemporary mix of originals and new standards).
TRIO M – “THE GUEST HOUSE” (Mark Dresser, Myra Melford and
Matt Wilson doing an edgy mix of originals).
UNDERHILL – “FREE SPIRIT”
(Sax player, leading a quintet, doing all straight-ahead originals).
TOM WETMORE – “THE DESIRED EFFECT” (Electric piano, doing a
collection of originals)
|YES! Just confirmed that 2012 Jazz Grammy Nominee (Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for "40 Acres and a Burro") and La Jolla Music Society guest Friday January 27 will be my guest for an interview on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw this coming Monday, January 23, 2012 in Hour 1 of my show from 6-8 PM PT (a show that also includes NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens)! What an honor! |
|Tonight on the show|
- Mike Wofford and Holly Hofmann debut "Turn Signals" on the show in Hour 2 of The New (7 PM PT)
|6:00 PM||Gary Smulyan||“Blues For D.P.” — Smul's Paradise|
“I wish I knew how it would feel to be free” — With a Song in my Heart
|6:11 PM||Hendrik Meurkens||“Sambatropolis” — Live At Bird's Eye|
|Jack DeJohnette||“Salsa For Luisito (Featuring Esperanza Spalding)”— Sound Travels|
|Jimmy Owens||“Let's Cool One” — The Monk Project|
|Here are the new additions to the Jazz 88 Music Library for Monday, January 16, 2012 and set for debut on The New Jazz Thing from 6-8 PM PT Monday evening!|
Clipper Anderson ï¿½ ï¿½â€œThe Road Homeï¿½
Bassist, leading mostly a trio, in a straight-ahead session of originals, jazz tunes and standards.
Bruce Babad ï¿½ ï¿½A Tribute To Paul Desmondï¿½
Alto saxophonist, fronting a quintet, in a straight-ahead tribute.
Carl Bartlett, Jr. ï¿½ ï¿½Hopefulï¿½
Alto Sax player, leading mostly a quartet, with a straight-ahead mix of originals and a couple of standards.
David Bennet Thomas ï¿½ ï¿½Jazz Portraitï¿½
Mix of contemporary/straight-ahead and progressive, featuring the leader playing a lot of EVI [Electronic Valve Instrument].
Chick Corea/Eddie Gomez/Paul Motian ï¿½ ï¿½Further Explorationsï¿½
All-star trio, recorded live, paying tribute to Bill Evans.
Jack DeJohnette ï¿½ ï¿½Sound Travelsï¿½
Drummer, leading an eclectic mix of contemporary, world, straight-ahead and vocal tracks.Janice Findlay ï¿½ ï¿½Anywhere But Hereï¿½
Multi-reed/flute player, leading a quintet, doing mostly straight-ahead originals.
Marlene Rosenberg ï¿½ ï¿½Bassprintï¿½
Bassist, leading a quartet, doing mostly her original compositions.
Josh Rzepka ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½Into The Nightï¿½
Trumpeter, leading a sextet, doing all straight-ahead originals.
Gary Smulyan ï¿½ ï¿½Smul's Paradiseï¿½
Baritone sax player, leading an all-star organ quartet, with a mix of originals, standards and classics.
Michael Vlatkovich Ensemblio ï¿½ ï¿½An Autobiography of a Pronounï¿½
Progressive big band, featuring some local musicians.
ï¿½Gary Ward's Phonic Juggernautï¿½
Pianoless sax trio, doing a progressive session of all originals.
Mike Wofford/Holly Hofman Quintet ï¿½ ï¿½Turn Signalï¿½
Local luminaries, with Terell Stafford, performing a couple of originals, standards and jazz tunes.
|I've got a couple of fun interviews queued up for The New Jazz Thing, Monday January 9, 2012 6-8 PM PT on Jazz 88.3 FM KSDS San Diego Webcast at Jazz 88...|
- Paul Keeling - Former San Diego pianist and member of Gilbert Castellanos' band in the 90's is playing at a Dizzy's San Diego show at 98 Bottles and has his 2011 release "The Farthest Reach" for us to listen to and chat about.
- Ian Tordella - San Diego saxophonist who is Kickstarting his latest CD "Tragic Comedy" with a Kickstarter.com project and a January 21 gig / art-showing at 98 Bottles (I'm sensing a rising Jazz venue here), so we'll be chatting with Ian about that and his other goings-on.
- First New Adds for 2012 (although some look mighty old to me)
- Jazz News: Kickstarter Music Project stats for 2011 (it was a good year for music projects), alternative ways of selling music such as Bandcamp, portfolio careers for musicians, and more New! Follow TNJT Jazz News on Facebook and Twitter.
|The first adds of 2012 are in! I will be featuring as many of them as possible Monday, January 9, 2012 on The New Jazz Thing, 6-8 PM PT on Jazz 88.3 FM KSDS San Diego and Webcast at http://Jazz88.org!|
Note: I'm investigating why a lot of these releases...at least the ones I checked so far, are from previous years. Mysterious New...
PETER ANASTOS & ITER – “ITERNITY”
ED BREAZEALE – “JUST BEYOND”
JIM CUTLER BIG BAND – “IN PROGRESS”
RICHIE COLE & THE ALTO MADNESS ORCHESTRA – “RISE’S ROSE GARDEN”
ELIN – “LAZY AFTERNOON”
MIKE FROST PROJECT – “COMIN’ STRAIGHT AT YA’”
GERRY GIBBS & THE THRASHER BAND – “FACES UNKNOWN”
DAVE GLASSER – “ABOVE THE CLOUDS”
KAREN MONTE – “CLOSE YOUR EYES”
TED NASH & STILL EVOLVED – “IN THE LOOP”
KRISTIN ROMHOLT – “SPELL”
EDWARD SIMON – “UNICITY”
|On The New Jazz Thing Monday, December 26, 2011 we'll be looking back at some of the best music, interviews, concerts we've had the pleasure of sharing in 2011. We made a big move to Monday night in 2011 (TNJT was on Thursdays for over 10 years) and we had some great times in studio, on the phone, at Jazz Live San Diego, and more. We'll also look at some of the Jazz critics picks across the net for best of 2011. |
|Why Jazz? A question a lot of us Jazzers get when asked about our passion for the music, it's history, and part in American and World Culture. NPR Jazz Critic and Author of the 2011 book "Why Jazz?" Kevin Whitehead will chat with us on The New Jazz Thing on Monday December 19, 2011 between 7:20 and 7:40 PM PT about that, the stories he covered and his favorites releases of 2011, and a look at what's coming up in for Jazz in 2012.|
- Oxford Press: Why Jazz? Includes a summary and some quotes from reviews of the book.
- BandDirector review of Why Jazz? including links to audio and video corresponding to parts of the book they are talking about.
- JazzTimes.com: Kevin Whitehead Jazz Answers and Questions. Lee Mergner does a cool interview with Kevin about the work and explaining Jazz to newer listeners.
- And here are some of Kevin's favorites for 2011...
- 2011 best (again & as ever, I’d rather list 10 good ones than try to rank them, so divide the points how you do. three are from the last century. in zedyxical order:)
Craig Taborn, Avenging Angel, ECM
Tyshawn Sorey, Oblique – I, Pi
São Paulo Underground, Três Cabeças Loucuras, Cuneiform
Michael Moore Quartet, Amsterdam, Ramboy
Roscoe Mitchell, Before There Was Sound, Nessa
Billy Hart, Sixty-Eight, SteepleChase
Gigi Gryce, Doin’ the Gigi, Uptown
Ran Blake/Dominique Eade, Whirlpool, Jazz Project
Tim Berne, Insomnia, Clean Feed
Ambrose Akinmusire, When the Heart Emerges Glistening, Blue Note
Bryan Hooten, Richmond Love Call (Solo Trombone), Bryan Hooten
Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Faith, 5Passion
Ran Blake/Dominique Eade, Whirlpool, Jazz Project
reissues (no particular order):
Julius Hemphill, Dogon A.D., International Phonograph
FMP Im Rückblick - In Retrospect, FMP
Modern Jazz Quartet, Atlantic Studio Recordings, Mosaic
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