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|Jazz 88.3 is proud to support the International Academy of Jazz-San Diego - a 501c3, non-profit, and the first, and only, September-May after-school instrumental and vocal Jazz program for kids! The IAJ-SD will kick-off the 2014 season THIS Saturday, September 27th at Grossmont College at 10AM. This event is open to the public and will be both an initiation event for currently registered students, as well as an informational event for kids and their parents who are interested in the program and are not yet registered. Light refreshments will also be served. So come out and show your support and help keep San Diego kids musically-inspired! |
|One of the true swingers on the saxophone, Frank Foster (B 9/23/1928, D 7/26/2011) is the Artist of the Week at San Diego's Jazz 88.3 for the week of September 22, 2014. Here's our AOW version of the Portrait In Jazz show that will be be airing on Wednesday, September 23, the 86th anniversary of his birth in 1928.|
You'll be hearing the music of Frank Foster all week on Jazz 88.3. Continue Reading the full article
for links and other information about this great Jazz artist!
|The flugelhorn can sound really nice and one of the most notable practitioners of the instrument has passed away. Kenny Wheeler would open his tunes to interpretation by some of the top Jazz musicians of the time. He was widely admired and it only takes a quick listen to appreciate his accessibility. Read this article for more. |
|Even after review the vibe was cool. Rest In Peace, Kenny Wheeler. We all know the future is now.|
- Gnu High, 1975 recording. Kenny Wheeler with Keith Jarrett, Dave Holland, and Jack DeJohnette. Played the whole thing. Brilliant isn't strong enough. Neither is stunning, nor is mindblowing. Heyoke and Gnu Suite are long pieces but the intensity never waivers. Smatter is only six minutes but its punch is not pulled. Throughout, the artistry is astounding.
- David Borgo has some new music coming out and the Progressive Nights staff is understandably thrilled. Positive anticipation but I hope the new disc title is easier to say than Micro Temporal Infundibula. Hard to type, even.
- Taylor Ho Bynum is riding his bike from Canada to Tijuana. Hope to get a word as he zooms past...Stepwise.
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It's a great batch of NEW Adds to the Jazz 88.3 Music Library for the week of September 14, 2014, including the latest from Jazz Live San Diego alum's Andy Bey (1/8/2008) and Sammy Figueroa (?) and our upcoming November 18, 2014 Jazz Live San Diego guest Hal Galper! You can check out their Jazz 88 DEBUT on The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88, Monday, September 15, 2014 between 6 and 8 PM PT! (Update: Hear all the new as played on TNJT 9/15/14)!
- BEAT FUNKTION – “MANDY’S SECRET” (Do Music)
- ANDY BEY – “PAGES FROM AN IMAGINARY LIFE” (Savant)
- DEE DANIELS – “INTIMATE CONVERSATIONS” (Origin)
- SAMMY FIGUEROA & GLAUCIA NASSER – “TALISMAN” (Savant)
- “LARRY FULLER” (Capri)
- HAL GALPER TRIO – “O’s TIME” (Origin)
- GERRY GIBBS THRASHER DREAM TRIO – “WE’RE BACK” (WCS)
- CHARLES LLOYD – “MANHATTAN STORIES” (Resonance)
- HAFEZ MODIRZADEH – “IN CONVERGANCE LIBERATION” (PI)
- ALEX MERCADO TRIO – “SYMBIOSIS” (Conaculta/Fonca)
- JASON MORAN – “ALL RISE: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller” (Blue Note)
- JOHN DAVID SIMON – “PHANTASM” (WarmGroove)
- TIERNEY SUTTON – “PARIS SESSIONS” (BFM)
- TRIO 3 & VIJAY IYER – “WIRING” (Intakt)
- CHRIS WALDEN BIG BAND – “FULL-ON!” (Origin)
Read the entire article for the full list with further annotations and a place for you to Comment On The New!
|LIVE Monday, September 15, 2014, 6-8 PM PT @Jazz88 San Diego's Jazz 88.3 FM, Jazz88.org, and Apple/Android Apps to The New Jazz Thing @Jazz88 with Vince Outlaw...Supported by Listener Contributors like YOU and...YOUR BUSINESS (learn more about underwriting The New Jazz Thing!). |
Jazz 88 Playlist Archive for Monday, September 15, 2014
(scroll to 6-8 PM PT to see entire show playlist or check out the screenshot below)
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for Jazz 88 Speakeasy Audio of the Entire Show and Marcia Ball Interview, Top 10 Countdown replay, Links to New Adds to the Jazz 88 Library, and more!
|The last few week's have provided major blows for Jazz. We lost one of our very own here in San Diego (Daniel Jackson) but also Gerald Wilson and Joe Sample. These men were integral to the art form as composers and arrangers. Their trumpet and piano, respectively, lent to the honest voice of jazz music. For Gerald, it began in the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra in 1939 when he replaced the star trumpeter in the group at the time (Sy Oliver). Joe's contribution started in hard bop and grew into many different styles of playing. Both men led bands and forged new roads. Their music and jazz history will preserve forever. |
|Brother Jack McDuff is San Diego's Jazz 88.3 Artist of the Week starting September 15, 2014. AllMusic.com's Ron Wynn calls McDuff "A marvelous bandleader and organist as well as capable arranger..." and about the work on his instrument "...one of the funkiest, most soulful styles of all time on the Hammond B-3." Here's our AOW version of the Portrait In Jazz show that will be be airing on Wednesday, September 17, the 88th anniversary of his birth in 1926.|
Tune into Jazz 88.3 and Jazz88.org all week as our hosts play the music of this versatile artist. Read the entire article for more facts about Brother Jack and your chance to comment on your favorite tunes...
|There was something in the air that made hesitation seem inexcusable.|
- The Diminished Triangle by Gerald Wilson was grand and sweeping, varied and flexible, a showcase for strong writing and playing. He contributed greatly, rest in peace.
- The Great Lake Suite will prove to be problematic because it's pretty deep in the dig/digest/grok sense and it provides endless variables of any/all elements. Wadada Leo Smith, Henry Threadgill, John Lindberg, Jack DeJohnette.
- Charles Gayle is commitment personified. He is like a laser beam of intention balancing between Larry Roland and Michael TA Thompson.
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