Jazz 88.3 Library Blog - New This Week
|Here are the latest releases into the Jazz 88 KSDS San Diego Music Library. They will be featured on The New Jazz Thing on Jazz 88.3, Monday, May 23, 2011 6-8 PM PT at 88.3 FM and http://Jazz88.org.|
TERRENCE BREWER – “SETTING THE STANDARD” (Guitarist-led session, doing
JOHN BROWN TRIO – “DANCING WITH DUKE” (Bassist, leading a trio with Cyrus
Chestnut, doing Duke tunes).
RAY BROWN’S GREAT BIG BAND – “KAYAK” (Composer/arranger, not the bassist,
leading a swinging big band).
ELIANE ELIAS – “LIGHT MY FIRE” (All vocal album, with mostly a brazilian vibe to
JARED GOLD – “ALL WRAPPED UP” (Oragnist, leading a quartet, doing all originals,
on the edgy side).
RICHARD HARRIS – “LOVE’S SWEET SONG” (Mostly straight-ahead release by this
trumpeter, doing mostly standards).
REBECCA KILGER AND THE HARRY ALLEN QUARTET – “LIVE AT
FEINSTEIN’S” (Vocalist and saxophonist paying tribute to Billie Holiday and Lester
KONITZ/MEHLDAU/HADE/MOTIAN – “LIVE AT BIRDLAND” (A live session of
standards and jazz tunes, done mostly straight-ahead, with an edge).
DEBORAH PEARL – “SOUVENIR OF YOU” (Female vocalist, with her lyrics adapted
to the tunes of Benny Carter).
PEAR – “EXTEMP’ORE” (Aggressively progressive session, with a variety of sounds).
ADAM RUDOLPH’S MOVING PICTURES – “BOTH/AND” (Very progressive,
TIEMPO LIBRE – “MY SECRET RADIO” (Hard-core latin vocal tunes, with one
CHRIS WEST – “SURPRISE TRILOGY I” (Edgy saxophone-led session, doing all
|Some chart toppers, legendary and new comers, to be sure, being added to the library this week...and featured on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, 6-8PM PT, Monday, May 16, 2011! |
ALEXANDER – “DON’T FOLLOW THE CROWD” (Excellent straight-ahead quartet
session, with a mix of originals, new and old standards and obscure
Here's the latest adds to the Jazz 88 Music Library which will be debuted on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw on Monday, May 9, 2011 6-8PM PT on Jazz 88.3 FM KSDS San Diego, Webcast at http://Jazz88.org!|
BILL BEACH - "BUZIOS" ( All original, with Brazilian influences. Mix of
vocal and instrumental tracks, featuring Rebecca Kilgore in duet on track 2).
Here is the new music in the Jazz 88 Music Library that you will hear
sampled on The New Jazz Thing on Monday, May 2, 2011 and added to
regular rotation on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Thanks to Jazz 88 Music Director Joe Kocherhans for the great new music and comments to help us get this music to you!
KARRIN ALLYSON – “’ROUND MIDNIGHT” (Another great one from her, mostly in
a ballad style).
|Here is the new music in the Jazz 88 Music Library that you will hear sampled on The New Jazz Thing on Monday, April 25, 2011 and added to regular rotation on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Thanks to Jazz 88 Music Director Joe Kocherhans for the great new music and comments to help us get this music to you!|
“BONES & TONES” (World sounds, all originals by band members).
AllAboutJazz.com (Dan Bilawsky): "...it's
safe to say that these four musicians have seen it all, and this
breadth and depth of experience helps bring new life to the
under-explored jazz-world music percussion ensemble format utilized to
great effect on Bones & Tones."
BILL ANSCHELL – “FIGMENTS” (Solo outing by this pianist, with an eclectic mix of old and new standards).
Origin Records: Throughout Figments, pianist Bill Anschell’s creative, abstract approach
takes each song to unexpected places without ever leaving his audience
behind. Self-recorded over a series of late nights, after gigs, when
Anschell’s "internal supervisor had clocked out." The result is twelve
genre-bending, near stream-of-consciousness takes covering a mix of jazz
standards and pop songs from the 60s and 70s. Highlights include Arlo
Guthrie’s protest song "Alice’s Restaurant," a meditative take on the
Rodgers and Hart standard "It Never Entered My Mind," and a
prepared-piano version of Joni Mitchell’s "Big Yellow Taxi."
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).
The Revivalist.com Review:
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
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).
The JazzPage Review:
Q.E.D. – “YET WHAT IS ANY
OCEAN…” (Interesting trio configuration, doing all straight-ahead originals).
Origin Records Review:
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).
Edinburgh Festival Guide:
ROSSANO SPORTIELLO – “LUCKY
TO BE ME” (Straight-ahead piano trio).
DAVE STERNER QUINTET –
“SIDETRACKED” (Double sax quintet, doing all straight-ahead originals).
Cleveland Scene Review:
Artist Website: http://thomasmarriott.net/ Good recap of the last year for Thomas.
Human Spirit Stuff:
- 3/15/11 release coming out on Origin Records. "Human Spirit" features Versace on B3
organ as well as Mark Taylor (alto) and drummer Matt Jorgensen.
Radio DJ Help: Trumpeter, in a sax/organ quartet, with
another edgy mix of material, some accessible enough for daytime play.
- Earshot Jazz (Seattle Jazz Supporter) 2010 Golden Ear Nominee's Best Artist and Band (Flexicon): Awards given out last night (March 20, 2011)
- "East West Trumpet Summit" with Ray Vega, #1 on Jazz Week Jazz Chart in 2010. Jazz Week: "Rather than an instrumental battle or cutting contest, "East-West
Trumpet Summit" underlines the artistry that results when great
musicians from diverse backgrounds find common ground rather than seek
to establish a pecking order or spotlight rivalries.
" Featured on NPR Morning Edition.
- "Constraints and Liberations" (links to reviews), first release of all original material (5th as leader), November 2010. AllMusicGuide: "Not only does he focus exclusively on originals for
this session, but his approach to the trumpet has moved away from a
forceful pop style to a more reserved, yet emotional technique. "
- AllMusicGuide Discography: Why does "C and L" show as a 2001 release?
- TM Bio: 6 time Golden Ear winner, Maynard Ferguson's Big Bop Nouveau,
NEW THIS WEEK FOR 3/21/11
MONTY ALEXANDER – “UPLIFT” (Straight-ahead piano trio by one of the masters).
AllAboutJazz (Dr. Judith Sleshingher): "...this is an exceptional collection, which also crackles with that special, open energy only a live performance can deliver. Uplift is an apt title, since that's precisely what this music does."
LYNNE ARRIALE – “CONVERGENCE” (Pianist, with a sax sitting on some tracks, doing a mix of originals, old and new standards).
JazzPolice (Andrea Canter): "Nuance, as fits the title, did not leave trademark Arriale
devotion to melody and accessibility behind, yet the arrangements were
often far more assertive, the shadings bolder, the improvisations
crossing into more distant territories than the more “nuanced”
explorations of the Lynne Arriale Trio. Thus Convergence is,
in one sense, a continuation of that freer trajectory, a set combining
Arriale originals and reimagined covers, a set that again brings a horn
(this time Bill McHenry’s tenor sax) into the mix, yet another
expansive emotional palette. It’s a “convergence” of the lyrical
simplicity and elegant harmonies of the trio years and the
harder-hitting assertions of her recent quartet journeys."
RONDI CHARLESTON – “WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES” (Female vocalist, with an eclectic mix of standards and originals).
JazzInSpace (Nick Bewsey): "Singer and songwriter Rondi Charleston makes music that’s close to jazz nirvana. Her own music is
rife with passionate passages of optimism (inspired by a meaningful
trip to Israel as related in the liner notes) and she embraces a
charming confidence and joie de vivre. Her closest musical partner on
the album is guitarist Dave Stryker, a soloist of pronounced
musicality, and their arrangements allow plenty of space for indelible
piano accompaniment by either Brandon McCune or Lynne Arriale."
DEARDORF – “TRANSPARENCE” (Great bassist, leading his own session, with
various band configurations doing mix of standards and originals).
Origin Records: "Veteran acoustic & electric bassist Chuck Deardorf brings together
a broad collection of musical friends to create an album full of
spontaneous interaction, gritty grooves and melodic beauty."
FRANKLIN – “THE SOUL OF THE WORLD” (Prolific bassist, fronting a
sextet, with local trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos, grooving
straight-ahead. 2 vocal tracks).
Dusty Groove America: "An incredible record – a set that sparkles with all the brilliance and
soulful energy we first came to love in Henry Franklin's music back in
the 70s! The album's a recent one, but it's got a timeless quality –
rich grooves, filled with modal rhythms – soaring to the skies with
searching, spiritual vibrations – wonderfully righteous, and the kind
of record we could easily believe was a lost gem from a few decades
WAYNE GOINS – “CHRONICLES OF CARMELA” (Nice, straight-ahead groove, led by this guitarist, doing all originals).
WG CDs&Books: Wayne Goins’ first release on Little Apple Records since 2006, Chronicles of Carmela, is a brilliant showcase of Dr. Goins’ guitar and writing chops. Carmela is Wayne’s guitar.
BEN KONO – “CROSSING” (Multi-reed player, with an edgy sound, doing all originals).
The Urban Flux: "Throughout this project the musicians in my band have been an integral
part of the compositional process and have kept the whole thing fun.
Henry Hey and I have been writing, playing, sailing boats, and drinking
lots and lots of coffee together since our days at University of North
MARRIOTT – “HUMAN SPIRIT” (Trumpeter, in a sax/organ quartet, with
another edgy mix of material, some accessible enough for daytime play).
MARGIE NELSON – “HUNGRY GIRL” (Female vocalist, with a great back-up band, doing an eclectic mix of tunes).
JazzTimes (Wilbert Sostre): "Even though she is a singer with lot of experience Hungry Girl is
Margie Nelson debut album. A singer with a sultry voice, Margie can be
funny, classy and romantic. Impossible to listen to the lyrics of the
song Hungry Girl witout smiling"
O’CONNOR – “SUSPENDED REALITY” (Not the violinist, a young saxophonist,
in front of a quintet, doing all straight-ahead originals).
MarkOconnorJazz.com - "It’s been a long wait, but Suspended Reality is finally a …reality (bad
humor, I know). All of us had a great time in the studio and I was
excited to be able to record with Mark Maegdlin, Ben Lewis, Jon Paul,
Tom Hipskind again. Our new addition to the band is Victor Garcia – a
wonderful trumpeter who grew up in Chicago. And working with recording
& mixing engineer Brian Schwab and mastering engineer Scott
Steinman was a pleasure too!!"
KEN PEPLOWSKI – “IN SEARCH OF…” (Great, straight-ahead swinging, from the clarinetist/saxophonist, backed by an all-star cast).
Peplowski shows his diversity on this blending of two sessions, the
first 8 tunes reuniting him with pianist Shelly Berg with rhythm
support of Tom Kennedy and Jeff Hamilton and the remaining 3 tunes
pairing off with bassist Greg Cohen, drummer Joe Ascione and vibist
Chuck Redd. Peplowski's clarinet playing is unrivaled with the purist
tone and most urbane facility around today. His tenor sound, while
reminiscent of Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster is easily
distinguishable as his and his alone. The tunes are seldom heard
standards ripe for rediscovery and a few originals by his fellow band
members. Peplowski helps keep true mainstream jazz alive while always
adding a fresh perspective."
REDS – “SIGN OF FOUR” (Edgy, baritone sax-led group, doing all originals by band members).
MELVIN VINES – “HARLEM JAZZ MACHINE” (Mostly edgy tunes, all originals).
Melvin Vines is a jazz trumpeter working out of Harlem. Recently he has been concentrating on arranging and performing with his group Harlem Jazz Machine, touring the United States, Russia and Japan.
Kay Mori is a jazz and folk vocalist. As of July 2008 she has been working as a producer with Harlem Jazz Machine."
|JERRY BERGONZI - "Convergence" (Straight ahead set of mostly original|
compositions, with one classic Gershwin tune tossed in for fun. Great
quartet, various tempos.)
T.K. BLUE - "Latin Bird" (In the pocket Latin jazz set from the
saxophonist/flutist. Features Charlie Parker compositions, with a couple of
original compositions, as well. Steve Turre and Lewis Nash check in as
RENE MARIE - "Voice of My Beautiful Country" (New released by a seasoned
vocalist, featuring a number of traditional American tunes in the public
CHAD McCULLOUGH & BRAM WEIJTERS- "Imaginary Sketches" (another solid release
from the trumpeter, pairing with pianist Weijters on great original
compositions. Truly new "new" music!)
JAZZ PISTOLS- "Superstring" (Contemporary/fusion guitar based trio. Lots of
original music. Night time hosts...dig up on this!)
TITO PUENTE MASTERWORKS (MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC AFRO-
CUBAN JAZZ ORCHESTRA) -"Live" (Awesome Puente tunes with the band under
Bobby Sanabria's leadership. A seriously cookin' live recording in tribute
to a Latin Jazz master)
CHERYL PYLE -"Inside Dialogue" (All original set, featuring flute and bass.
PM hosts, take note...some of this is very atmospheric and cool. Cheryl is
San Diego native now based in NYC.)
ERIC REED -"The Dancing Monk" (Classic trio setting paying homage to Monk.
Straight ahead featuring really good performances by the seasoned pianist.)
HOUSE & SINNETT (Jae Sinnett) -"OLD SCHOOL LOYALTY" (A very unique project
from long-time New York based drummer Jae Sinnett. This pays tribute to the
old school soul sound. It's very specific in dayparting, so please be
mindful when programming. However, properly worked in, this adds some real
groove flavor to the jazz mix.)
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