2013-02-04 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: A fantastic mix of New Jazz Music being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week, including the latest from Jazz stalwarts Kevin Eubanks, Benny Green, Chris Potter, and Wayne Shorter and styles ranging from guitar-led duos to blowing big bands, and latin grooves to New Orleans-style Brass Bands! Click over to hear a taste from the new Kevin Eubanks disc "The Messenger"!
Top 10 Countdown - Jazzweek.com Jazz Chart February 4, 2013: Clayton Bros "The Gathering" still at #1, Jackie Ryan "Listen Here" jumps into #6 (Jazz88 Add 1/21), and Ian Hendrickson-Smith is getting buzz somewhere with Highest Debut / Most Added / Biggest Gainer titles leading to a #9 spot (not added to Jazz88 yet?). And SD's Danny Green is at #40 this week...CONGRATS!
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2013-01-28 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: We've got a great mix of New Jazz Music being added to the Jazz 88 Music Library this week, including the latest from Grammy Award winner Terri Lynne Carrington (her first for last year's "The Mosaic Project"), Jazz Live San Diego guitarist Mimi Fox, and lots more!
The Wood Brothers Interview: Brothers Oliver and Chris (of Medeski, Martin, and Wood fame) kick off their U.S. West Coast tour on Thurs. January 31 at The Belly Up. They are touring to support their latest in a series of live releases, "Vol. 2, Nail & Tooth" and will mosey over for a phone interview in Hour 2 of the New (7-8PM PT).
Top 10 Countdown of the Jazzweek Jazz Chart for January 28, 2013: The new No. 1 on the JazzWeek Jazz Chart is The Clayton Brothers The Gathering (ArtistShare) The week’s highest debut (No. 7) is Paul Carr Standard Domain (PCJ Music). Most added (+32) and biggest gainer (+108) is Jackie Ryan Listen Here (OpenArt). The most reported CD (51 stations) is Joe Lovano Cross Culture (Blue Note). San Diego's Danny Green's new "A Thousand Ways Home" hangs tight at #24 this week!!
The Wood Brothers mosey on over for a phone interview on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday, January 28 between 6 and 8 PM PT. They kick off their U.S. West Coast tour on Thurs. January 31 at The Belly Up. They are touring to support their latest in a series of live releases, "Vol. 2, Nail & Tooth". The Wood Brothers are Oliver Wood (vocals and guitar) who is previously known for his work with Atlanta blues band, King Johnson, and Chris Wood (bass guitar and harmony vocals) who came to national attention as one third of the revered experimental jazz trio, Medeski Martin & Wood.
Here's a little taste and background on the band....really looking forward to chatting with them about how Jazz and Blues come together...Just like they do on Jazz 88!
San Diego's own vocalist Peter Marin has a new disc "Overnight Success" recently added to the Jazz 88 Library and he's playing gigs around town, including February 9, 2013 at Andiamo with Jazz 88's Barry Farrar, and he'll be LIVE in studio to talk about all of that and more on The New Jazz Thing with Vince Outlaw, Monday February 4, 2013 between 6 and 8 PM PT!
Here's how he describes "Overnight Success" (more on the new disc after the split),
"This self-pinned tongue-in-cheek look at at his life in the music business will being a tap to your toe, a smile to your face, and encouragement to those with the blues for paying their dues!!!"
Peter has "Overnight Success" available for streaming on Soundcloud...then go support him and buy a copy!!
(UPDATE: Interview Online!) Vocalist Karen Marguth worked with San Diego's Gilbert Castellanos among others on her new disc "A Way With Words" and she sings at Dizzy's San Diego on Saturday, January 26, 2013. We'll be chatting LIVE by phone with Karen about all this and more!
UPDATE: The playlist for the show is now available after the split
Happy New Jazz Year! The First TNJT of 2013 is upon us...
2013-01-07 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library: We've got several San Diego (ex-resident pianist Randy Porter w/Madeline Eastman, current-resident trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos on "Skipper" Franklin's new, bassist Bob Magnusson w/Accidental Tourists) and Jazz 88 Jazz Live (Henry "Skipper" Franklin in 2010, Lorraine Feather in 2006) tie-in's to highlight.
Houston Person Interview: One of the most successful Jazz musicians working today and current #1 on the Jazzweek Jazz Charts with his latest release "Naturally", will be our guest in Hour 1, 6-7 PM PT.
Besos de Coco Interview and Performance: The unique guitar, bass, and tap percussion trio that is San Diego's own Besos de Coco (Lorraine Castellanos, Evona Wascinski, and Claudia Gomez, respectively) will be chatting and (space and technology willing) performing LIVE in Hour 2, 7-8PM PT.
Jazzweek.com Jazz Chart December 17, 2012 - The Top 10!: Tonight's guest Houston Person at #1 for the 3rd week running with "Naturally", San Diegan (and Jan 8, 2013 Jazz Live San Diego Guest) Danny Green's "A Thousand Ways Home" continues on the chart at #31, Chester "CT" Thompson's "Mixology" has the highest debuting disc on the charts (#38), so we'll at least get those on tonight!
Starting a Run Down Of The 2012 "Best Of" Lists...
The unique guitar, bass, and tap percussion trio that is San Diego's own Besos de Coco (Lorraine Castellanos, Evona Wascinski, and Claudia Gomez, respectively) will be chatting and (space and technology willing) performing LIVE in Hour 2 of The New Jazz Thing on Monday, December 17 2012, 6-8 PM PT. They are performing a special Holiday show on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Dizzy's @ San Diego Jet Ski Rentals, so we will be chatting about that, how they got together, and their plans for the future. And we will hopefully be hearing them perform from the cozy confines of Jazz 88's On-Air Booth and Master Control, marshaled for the event! Some links about the band, previous performances, and the Dizzy's gig after the split, but here is the band performing "Tango en Skai"...
Houston Person, one of the most successful Jazz musicians working today and current #1 on the Jazzweek Jazz Charts with his latest release "Naturally", will be our guest in Hour 1 of The New Jazz Thing, Monday December 17, 2012, 6-8 PM PT! Houston was our guest at Jazz Live back in April, 2006 when we did a remote from Jazz In The Park at Balboa Park (thanks to Holly Hoffman) and it will be great to catch up with him as he's had a string of great successes since then! There are some reviews and other links after the split, but to get you in the mood, here's Houston playing Dizzy's Coca Cola in NYC in August 2012. Can't wait!