The Lisa Hilton Trio is performing tonight, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, during Jazz Live San Diego, 8 to 10 PM PT and whether you are at the Saville or listening live in San Diego and around the world, you can share what you think about the show before, during, and after...we will!
Monday, April 21, 2014 - Allison Adams Tucker "April In Paris" CD and Release Party Preview: Allison Adams Tucker will be releasing her new album "April In Paris" on June 3, 2014 and will first be playing CD Release Party on April 26, 2014 at The Loft at UCSD to commenmorate both the disc and "Jazz Appreciation Month". We'll get to chat with Allison and hear music from the New disc first on The New Jazz Thing!
Monday, May 27, 2014 -
Anna Danes "Longing" and 5/30/14 CD Release Concert Interview. Local vocalist with her debut CD will be performing at Cedros Social Club in Solana Beach on Friday, May 30, 2014 with many of the musicians from the new disc.
Robin Adler and Dave Blackburn "Joni Mitchell's Hejira" Performance Preview: On June 1st Robin Adler and her band Mutts of the Planet will be performing Joni Mitchell's Hejira album. They have a fantastic 9 piece band for this show including Grammy winning guitarist Jamie Kime from L.A. We are also flying in bassist Kevin Hennessy, Peter Sprague's bassist for many years, from Missouri to hold down the Jaco parts. Robin and her husband, Dave Blackburn, may be performing live in studio.
After the split, Top 10 Countdown replay/links, 2014.4.14 Adds @Jazz88, Previously on TNJT, Playlist screenshot, more...
Anxious to dig into some New Jazz Music to kick off the 3rd week of Jazz Appreciation Month, April 14, 2014, with highlights sure to come from Eric Alexander, The Bad Plus, Alan Broadbent, Abdullah Ibrahim, The L.A. Treasures Project (featuring Jazz Live Alum Ernie Andrews), Eric Reed, Jessica Williams AND San Diego's own Peter Sprague with a new vocal album featuring Kevyn Lettau and Leonard Patton. And maybe something New and fresh will catch your ear! The full list with additional notes from the Jazz 88 Music Directors after the split, along with your chance to comment on the New!
O man. So involved with this show that Legal had to interoffice memo (as a verb) to remember Program Notes. It has not been uneventful.
The shape of the first hour brings to mind that Liverpool is rolling and everyone else is hanging on, if that. Yeah, talking to you, Arsenal. But the shape, moving forward at every opportunity and asking questions, as they say. Questions need to be answered, or the answer will be provided. Trios expanding into sections and creative music...provides the answers.
The second hour satisfied my basic parameters for Free Time. Something Must Happen. Almost always catches me looking the other way when the reaction is internal like physical/mental rather than perception or emotion. Anthem For The Moment by Dennis Gonzalez did that. Took the net away. Thanks man.
John Scofield Uberjam Deux at UCSD Sunday night. check it
THANK YOU! Jazz Night San Diego, a county-wide, multiple venue celebration of Jazz was an incredible success. A huge thank you to all the hosts, musicians and all the guests who turned our inaugural Jazz Night San Diego into a reality. Thanks as well to Casa Artelexiain Little Italy, Wild Thyme Catering and Carruth Cellars.
I could review the many ways that creative music and jazz are redundant or at least a hair split. Maybe another time, if necessary. The point is that within the realm there is a niche, a tributary, a tangent, that is of but not within what you might regularly experience on Jazz 88.3. For programming purposes I call it Creative Music. And it's snug in the Progressive Nights zone. Be sure to check The Speakeasy to hear this and many of the shows on Jazz 88.3.
Horace Tapscott, then "John Coltrane" from Mister Billy Higgins (ecd 22061-2). I'm in heaven.
Kendra Shank and John Stowell are coming to the Museum of Making Music on April 19th.
"Orange Outline" by Franz Kline."When I paint a picture, I don't know every line in advance, but I know in general what I'm about."
Free Time was as much about texture as it was about technique. One of those I have a feel for, the other I can appreciate.
Welcome to Progressive Nights, the dynamic programming direction in the late post meridian zone on Jazz 88.3 and jazz88.org. It seems like everyone is running from anything even vaguely approaching modern or avant garde...or Jazz, for that matter. Meanwhile, Jazz 88.3 is actually committing space and energy to current and historical developments in Modern Jazz Music. Monday through Thursday nights, 10pm to midnight. Progressive Nights.
This is Miff Mole and I'm going to real time bullet list my show for 3/27/14. Not everything, but enough to get a feel for what's going on.
Right now it's 9:47pm, Barry is playing The Rich and The Poor by Keith Jarrett. It is definitely setting a mood in my music brain program list.
Opened with guitarist Joel Harrison's String Choir, music by, or inspired by, Paul Motian. (footnote: two things at once ain't easy)
Bassist Keith Witty and drummer Damion Reid are a molten flow for the Jonathan Finlayson piece "Circus."
Omission of detail does not reflect any particular agenda or preference. Voice activated blog would be great until the on-air mic is mistakenly cued by the operator and comedy ensues.
Michael Formanek and Jim Black were dangerous on "Thin Skin/Dangerous Crustaceans."
"Voices" from Bill Dixon's Intents And Purposes is familiar and provocative at the same time. The focus and execution is staggering, but that's what creative music does. (footnote: something else that ain't easy)
Listen to the show at The Speakeasy. It will be there by Sunday.
Garrett Morris "Black Creole Chronicles" Interview: Blues and Comedy performer, night club entrepreneur, actor, and original Saturday Night Live cast member Garrett Morris joins us to talk about his new release "Black Creole Chronicles".
Jamie Shadowlight "West Side Story" Preview: San Diego Violinist Jamie Shadowlight drops in to chat about her upcoming March 28, 2014 performance of the music of "West Side Story" featuring 2014 San Diego Music Award Jazz, Jazz Album, and Artist of the Year trumpter Gilbert Castellanos, Jazz 88.3 All Star pianist Mikan Zlatcovich, and others.
2014.3.24 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: Lots of great New names (B.F.G., Anna Danes, Brian Charette,...), some familiar ones (Christian Jacob...TNJT Alum, Zan Stewart), and even a local one (Michael Dessen), all in the mix of New being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week.
The New #Jazz Giveaways this week: BAND OF BONES – “CARAVAN” and ZAN STEWART – “THE STREET IS MAKING MUSIC”. Tune in and listen for your chance to call 619-388-3162 and pick up some NEW!
Top 10 Countdown of the Jazzweek.com Jazz Album Chart for March 24, 2014: The No. 1 and most reported (56 stations) CD for a third consecutive week on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart is George Cables Icons and Influences (HighNote). Most added (+23) is Mike Longo Trio Step On It (CAP). The week’s biggest gainer (+103) and highest debut (No. 17) is Bruce Barth Daybreak (Savant).
Lots of great New names (B.F.G., Anna Danes, Brian Charette,...), some familiar ones (Christian Jacob...TNJT Alum, Zan Stewart), and even a local one (Michael Dessen), all in the mix of New being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week. Listen for spins of these by all your favorite Jazz 88 hosts in the days to come and check out their DEBUT on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw, Monday, 6 to 8 PM PT, March 24, 2014! You can check out the full list below with additional annotations and leave a comment below the split...so click that link!
House of Blues, in partnership with Francis Parker School, presents the 4th Annual 2014 Jazz 88.3Summer Jazz Workshop! The workshop is open to middle school and high school students and will offer (two) 1-week sessions (July 14th-26th) at Francis Parker School. The program includes lessons in performance, improvisation, theory and music history. Students will also perform at the House of Blues at the end of the workshop, too! The Jazz 88.3 Jazz Workshop is open to beginning, intermediate and advanced Jazz students. You can now SIGN UP. Good luck from all of us here at Jazz 88.3!