Josh Nelson joins us by phone in Hour 1 to chat about his New "Discoveries", added last week. He also played with Allison Adams Tucker @Jazz88 OBMusicFest this past weekend and was wowing us all!
JOSH NELSON (FB)– “DISCOVERIES” (Pianist, leading a variety of configurations, doing all but one straight-ahead originals).
Critical Jazz: Cerebral
jazz? In an incredibly unique if not personal release, Nelson takes his
appreciation for the writings of Jules Verne among others and
transforms this literature into a conceptualized presentation of sonic
imagery that lives and breathes on its own. An incredibly thoughtful
organic pulse drives the forward motion of this sonic adventure with
great care and artistic touch. Nelson's
music is (for me) not Ipod friendly, no good jazz worth listening to
is. "Discoveries" contains intricate and involved interplay between
Nelson and his musical companions that is exciting, fresh and alive to
the point where mere headphones could not possibly transfer the musical
Tierney Sutton chats with us in Hour 2 of The New about her latest "American Road", also added last week 9/5/11.
TIERNEY SUTTON – “AMERICAN ROAD” (Female vocalist, doing a mix of show tunes, gospel and Americana).
Organic but deep rooted in tradition this exquisite release is perfect
from start to finish."...take on her own unique, slightly eclectic but
incredibly accessible spin
on the Great American Songbook thus releasing an almost instant
classic." Challenge Records: “We first started looking at an ‘America’-themed CD three or four years
ago,” says Sutton, whose vocal style has been described as “soft as silk
and smooth as fine bourbon” by the Chicago Sun Times. Circumstances led
the group in a different direction at the time, the result being 2009’s
Desire, which earned the group its third consecutive Grammy nomination
for Best Vocal Jazz Album.
But the concept that gave ultimately
gave rise to American Road stayed with Sutton and the band—Christian
Jacob (piano), Kevin Axt (acoustic and electric bass), Trey Henry
(acoustic and electric bass) and Ray Brinker (drums and
percussion)—until, having spent countless days and nights traveling
America’s roads and playing in her towns and cities, they were able to
finally bring it to fruition. All of the arrangements on American Road
were conceived by the entire band, which, said The New York Times, has
“refined the kind of rapport that could only be achieved over
time…providing a continuous flow of support, strength and inspiration.”
We'll also be following any news about San Diego's Joshua White who is one of 3 finalists for the Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition being performed, judged, and awarded TONIGHT in Washington DC. Go Joshua!!
A few notes for the show, Monday, September 5, 2011 6-8 PM PT...
The great bassist Ron Carter will be chatting about his new release "Great Big Band" in Hour 2 of The New! What an honor! We added the disc last week, August 29, 2011. Over 2,000 albums, 45 years recording, Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Lena Horne, James Brown, Bill Evans, Tribe Called Quest...and now his first big band album!
8-29-2011 Adds To The Jazz 88 Music Library including NEW Ron Carter Great Big Band (his first ever big band leader date), Claudia Roditi, University of North Texas Lab Band 2011, Ernie Watts, Kenny Werner w/Orch, and more!
Norman David of the Eleventet (great new disc added last week) interview in Hour 2
Cheryl Pyle, Jazz / Metal Flutist (give that a chance to roll around in your head) will be releasing her second disc of 2011 "Soul Dust" soon, so we'll chat with her about that and her earlier 2011 release Inside Dialogue
Tonight on the show... Ben Allison - The bassist's "Action Refraction" is already being called one of the top 10 of 2011. We'll be chatting with him about it in Hour 2 of The New! 2011-04-25 Adds To the Jazz 88 Music Library: Lots of great new music, seems that the progressive wing is alive and well this week: Matthew Shipp, Walt Weiskopf, Julian Lage...and lots more!!