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Hofmann Wofford Interview on The New Jazz Thing Monday January 16 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: January 16, 2012
Tonight on the show
  • Mike Wofford and Holly Hofmann debut "Turn Signals" on the show in Hour 2 of The New (7 PM PT)
  • Playlist
  • 6:00 PMGary Smulyan“Blues For D.P.” — Smul's Paradise

    6:07 PM
    Rani Singam
    “I wish I knew how it would feel to be free” — With a Song in my Heart
    6:11 PMHendrik Meurkens“Sambatropolis” — Live At Bird's Eye

    6:23 PM
    Jack DeJohnette“Salsa For Luisito (Featuring Esperanza Spalding)”— Sound Travels

    6:30 PM
    Jimmy Owens“Let's Cool One” — The Monk Project

2012-01-16 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: January 16, 2012
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 � �“The Road Home�
Bassist, leading mostly a trio, in a straight-ahead session of originals, jazz tunes and standards.

Bruce Babad � �A Tribute To Paul Desmond� 
Alto saxophonist, fronting a quintet, in a straight-ahead tribute.

Carl Bartlett, Jr. � �Hopeful� 
Alto Sax player, leading mostly a quartet, with a straight-ahead mix of originals and a couple of standards.

David Bennet Thomas � �Jazz Portrait� 
Mix of contemporary/straight-ahead and progressive, featuring the leader playing a lot of EVI [Electronic Valve Instrument].

Chick Corea/Eddie Gomez/Paul Motian � �Further Explorations�
All-star trio, recorded live, paying tribute to Bill Evans.

Jack DeJohnette � �Sound Travels�
Drummer, leading an eclectic mix of contemporary, world, straight-ahead and vocal tracks.


Janice Findlay � �Anywhere But Here�
Multi-reed/flute player, leading a quintet, doing mostly straight-ahead originals.

Marlene Rosenberg � �Bassprint� 
Bassist, leading a quartet, doing mostly her original compositions.

Josh Rzepka � ��Into The Night� 
Trumpeter, leading a sextet, doing all straight-ahead originals.

Gary Smulyan � �Smul's Paradise� 
Baritone sax player, leading an all-star organ quartet, with a mix of originals, standards and classics.

Michael Vlatkovich Ensemblio � �An Autobiography of a Pronoun� 
Progressive big band, featuring some local musicians.

�Gary Ward's Phonic Juggernaut�
Pianoless sax trio, doing a progressive session of all originals.

Mike Wofford/Holly Hofman Quintet � �Turn Signal� 
Local luminaries, with Terell Stafford, performing a couple of originals, standards and jazz tunes.
Holly Hofmann & Mike Wofford Interview
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Posted on: January 15, 2012
Tomorrow night on The New Jazz Thing at 7pm PT, flutist Holly Hofmann and pianist Mike Wofford will be coming into the studio for an interview to talk with Vince Outlaw about their latest release "Turn Signal" that's also a part of our new adds this week. While they live in San Diego, they're usually always performing in other cities so it'll be a pleasure to have them!



The release also features trumpeter Terrell Stafford, bassist Rob Thorsen and drummer Richard Sellers.

Here's a video of them playing Lee Morgan's Speedball last year at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library:

Paul Keeling and Ian Tordella First 2012 Interview on The New Jazz Thing Monday January 9 2012
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: January 9, 2012
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.
2012-01-09 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: January 9, 2012
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”
Top 10 Releases of 2011 As Voted By Jazz 88 Listeners
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 BlogAuthor: Posted on: January 3, 2012
Here they are! These are top ten releases of 2011 we played on New Year's Eve in their entirety, as voted by you!

1. Kurt Elling - "The Gate"


2. Pat Metheny - "What's It All About"


3. Tom Harrell - "The Time of the Sun"


4. Monty Alexander - "Uplift"

5. The New Gary Burton Quartet - "Common Ground"


6. Geoffrey Keezer & Peter Sprague - "Mill Creek Road"

7. Kyle Eastwood - "Songs from the Chateau"


8. Brian Lynch - "Unsung Heroes"

9. Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya - "Sotho Blue"




Looking Back At The Best New of 2011 on The New Jazz Thing Monday December 26 2011
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: December 26, 2011
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? NPR Jazz Critic and Author Kevin Whitehead on The New Jazz Thing Monday December 19 2011
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: December 18, 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

      debut:
      Bryan Hooten, Richmond Love Call (Solo Trombone), Bryan Hooten

      Latin:
      Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Faith, 5Passion

      vocal:
      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
Funky Fred Wesley Coming To The New Jazz Thing Monday December 19 2011
Blog Name: The New Jazz Thing with Vince OutlawAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: December 15, 2011
One of the inventors of Funk, Fred Wesley, will be chatting with me Monday, December 19, 2011 6:40 PM PT on The New Jazz Thing! He will be playing December 30, 2011 with the Greyboy Allstars at the Belly Up Tavern, so we'll chat about that, "The Lost Album" of never before released music from The JB's and Fred, his Jazzy history (and there is LOTS of that with Count Basie's Orch, George Benson...), and more...really looking forward to it! Here are some funky good licks to wet your appetite!
  • Where's Fred! It's all on his blog...and there are some great pictures there too!
  • Fred's Allmusic.com Bio (by Jason Ankeny). And it's a short click away to his Discography, and Credits (where you see ALL the James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins, and lots more that Fred has played on). Wow!
  • And you know that Fred Tweets @FunkyFredWesley!
Jazz 88 Does The 2011 Holiday New Music Big!!
Blog Name: Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This WeekAuthor: Vince Outlaw , Social Media Marketing ManagerPosted on: December 12, 2011
Happy Holiday! We've added a LOT of new holiday music for 2011 and we are going to play it all this season!!! Listen to The New Jazz Thing, Monday, December 12, 2011 6-8PM PT and we'll get into that, Jazz Week Jazz Charts and more!

GERI ALLEN – “A CHILD IS BORN” (Solo piano versions of Holiday classics, and some
others, with some vocal tracks).

PopMatters.com (Josh Langhoff): Geri Allen’s mostly-solo, mostly-jazz-piano album A Child Is Born flows through traditional Christmas songs and hymns with much facility, some invention, and a couple of surprises. Combining all three is “Angels We Have Heard On High”, that most contrapuntal of carols, which in Allen’s hands resembles a Bach three-part invention, albeit one with Keith Jarrett’s harmonic language.  Pleasant enough when it pops up in a holiday playlist shuffle, this album raises money for Newark’s YWCA and Bethany Baptist Church.

TONY BENNETT – “THE CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ALBUM” (As the title implies, all your
holiday favorites performed by legendary crooner).

CYNTHIA KAAY BENNETT – “THAT’S THE SPIRIT” (Female vocalist, doing classic
Holiday tunes, and some obscure ones, as well).

HARRY CONNICK, JR. – “THE HAPPY ELF” (Mostly piano trio recording, doing all Harry’s
originals).

CHRIS DAVS – “THIS CHRISTMAS” (Straight-ahead, trumpet-led quartet, doing Holiday
classics).

NICOLE HENRY – “Female vocalist, with a live recording of Holiday favorites).

DAVID IAN – “VINTAGE CHRISTMAS” (Straight-ahead piano-led group, with some vocal
tracks).

JILLAINE – “JAZZY CHRISTMAS TO YOU” (Female vocalist, with a mix of classics and
obscure tunes).

BRADLEY LEIGHTON – “HOLIDAY OF LIGHTS” (Latin and contemporary versions of the
Classics).


ELLIS MARSALIS – “A NEW ORLEANS CHRISTMAS CAROL” (Pianist, leeding a straight-
ahead session, with some vocal tracks).

MARCUS ROBERTS – “CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS” (Straight-ahead piano trio).

TRI-FI – “TRI-FI CHRISTMAS” (Straight-ahead piano trio).

CHRIS BAUER – “IN A YULETIDE GROOVE” (Harmonica player, leading a straight-ahead
session).

BEANTOWN SWING ORCHESTRA – “A BEANTOWN CHRISTMAS” (Swinging, big band
vocal versions).

VARIOUS ARTISTS – “CHRISTMAS: I SAW THREE SHIPS” (Singers from New Orleans,
with straight-ahead versions).

CHRIS STANDRING & KATHRIN SHORR – “SEND ME SOME SNOW” (Straight-ahead
vocal album, doing all originals).

DIANE VAN DUERZEN & LISA OTEY – “MEET ME UNDER THE MISTLETOE” (Female
vocal duo, doing straight-ahead jazz vocals).
others, with some vocal tracks).

TONY BENNETT – “THE CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ALBUM” (As the title implies, all your
holiday favorites performed by legendary crooner).

CYNTHIA KAAY BENNETT – “THAT’S THE SPIRIT” (Female vocalist, doing classic
Holiday tunes, and some obscure ones, as well).

HARRY CONNICK, JR. – “THE HAPPY ELF” (Mostly piano trio recording, doing all Harry’s
originals).

CHRIS DAVS – “THIS CHRISTMAS” (Straight-ahead, trumpet-led quartet, doing Holiday
classics).

NICOLE HENRY – “Female vocalist, with a live recording of Holiday favorites).

DAVID IAN – “VINTAGE CHRISTMAS” (Straight-ahead piano-led group, with some vocal
tracks).

JILLAINE – “JAZZY CHRISTMAS TO YOU” (Female vocalist, with a mix of classics and
obscure tunes).

BRADLEY LEIGHTON – “HOLIDAY OF LIGHTS” (Latin and contemporary versions of the
Classics).

ELLIS MARSALIS – “A NEW ORLEANS CHRISTMAS CAROL” (Pianist, leeding a straight-
ahead session, with some vocal tracks).

MARCUS ROBERTS – “CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS” (Straight-ahead piano trio).

TRI-FI – “TRI-FI CHRISTMAS” (Straight-ahead piano trio).

CHRIS BAUER – “IN A YULETIDE GROOVE” (Harmonica player, leading a straight-ahead
session).

BEANTOWN SWING ORCHESTRA – “A BEANTOWN CHRISTMAS” (Swinging, big band
vocal versions).

Happy Holiday! We've added a LOT of new holiday music for 2011 and we are going to play it all this season!!! Listen to The New Jazz Thing, Monday, December 12, 2011 6-8PM PT and we'll get into that, Jazz Week Jazz Charts and more!

VARIOUS ARTISTS – “CHRISTMAS: I SAW THREE SHIPS” (Singers from New Orleans,
with straight-ahead versions).

CHRIS STANDRING & KATHRIN SHORR – “SEND ME SOME SNOW” (Straight-ahead
vocal album, doing all originals).

DIANE VAN DUERZEN & LISA OTEY – “MEET ME UNDER THE MISTLETOE” (Female
vocal duo, doing straight-ahead jazz vocals).
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