NEW THIS WEEK FOR 4/11/11
BEN ALLISON – “ACTION-REFRACTION” (Progressive outing from this guitarist, mix of standards, originals and new standards).
GEORGE COLE QUINTET – “RIVERSIDE DRIVE” (Gypsy jazz, with mostly vocals).
ORRIN EVANS – “CAPTAIN BLACK BIG BAND” (Edgy big band session, doing mostly originals).
FIVEPLAY JAZZ QUINTET – “FIVE OF HEARTS” (Not to be confused with the all-female band, doing all straight-ahead originals by band members).
BILL KWAN – “PENTIMENTO” (Male vocalist, singing old and new standards).
DAVE LeFEBVRE – “FROM SOUL TO SOUL” (Mix of straight-ahead and contemporary sounds, doing all originals).
FRANK MACCHIA – “SON OF FOLK SONGS FOR JAZZERS” (Big band, featuring all-star sidemen, doing arrangements of familiar melodies).
IRVIN MAYFIELD – “A LOVE LETTER TO NEW ORLEANS” (Trumpeter, saluting his hometown, with various group configurations, with several trumpet/piano duets).
RICH PELLEGRIN QUINTET – “THREE-PART ODYSSEY” (Progressive quintet, doing all originals by band members).
ALEX PINTO QUARTET – “INNER STATE” (Progressive quartet, doing all originals).
Q.E.D. – “YET WHAT IS ANY OCEAN…” (Interesting trio configuration, doing all straight-ahead originals).
REBIRTH BRASS BAND – “REBIRTH OF NEW ORLEANS” (Classic New Orleans brass band sounds).
Seattle PostIntelligenser Review:
KOREY RIKER – “PREHUMOUS” (Sax player, doing all originals, mostly contemporary, option-slot material).
WAYNE RIKER QUINTET – “PENUMBRAL SKY” (Local guitarist, doing straight-ahead, bluesy originals).
TOMMY SMITH – “KARMA” (Sax player, doing mostly very edgy contemporary tunes).
ROSSANO SPORTIELLO – “LUCKY TO BE ME” (Straight-ahead piano trio).
DAVE STERNER QUINTET – “SIDETRACKED” (Double sax quintet, doing all straight-ahead originals).