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Tigran Hamasysan, Hiromi, Morton Schanz, Otmar Ruiz and more

Read "Tigran Hamasysan, Hiromi, Morton Schanz, Otmar Ruiz and more" reviewed by Len Davis

Today's program features keyboard and piano players including Hiromi, Tigran Hamasyan, Morton Schhanz, Erik Escobar, Chick Corea, Jan Hammer and Santiago Bosch. Playlist Tigran Hamasysan “Levitation 21" from The Call Within (Nonesuch) 00:00 Hiromi's Sonic Bloom “Time Control or Controlled by Time" from Time Control (Telarc) 06:30 Morton Schanz “Martial Arts" from Godspeed (Edition) 13:23 Otmaro Ruiz-Jimmy Branly-Jimmy Haslip"Surreptitious Moves" from Elemental (Blue Canoe) 20:12 {Erik Escobar “Paradoxo" from Erik Escobar (Self Produced) 26:53 Third Rail"Highway 86" from ...

Vince Gill

Read "Vince Gill" reviewed by Joseph Vella


New Music and Archive Classics

Read "New Music and Archive Classics" reviewed by Bob Osborne

On this week's show we'll feature brand new releases plus some classic Blue Note sounds from 1957 and British Jazz from 1966. You'll hear Jon Gordon, Lisa Hilton, Marc Johnson, Neil Ardley & The New Jazz Orchestra, Caroline Davis, Curtis Fuller, Kazemde George, Roy Campbell, Strange Winds and Alex Norris.Playlist Alex Pope Norris “Fleet From The Heat" from Fleet From The Heat (Steeplechase) 00:00 Jon Gordon “Stranger Than Fiction" from Stranger Than Fiction (Artist Share) 08:47 Lisa Hilton ...


Little Pat Blue

Read "Little Pat Blue" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

Mike's on the road and overwhelmed with work so it's up to Pat to come up with something to satiate the frothing demand for bastardly content. Back to the vinyl well he goes—first to talk about six Blue Note albums he discovered on his on-going record buying spree (enjoyable in whatever format you choose) and then to muse a little about how Blue Note is once again building a canon by selecting which albums get memorialized in all-analog vinyl and ...


Mankwe Ndosi, Marc Johnson & Damien Kingston

Read "Mankwe Ndosi, Marc Johnson & Damien Kingston" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

Mankwe Ndosi is not a singer (more like a true vocal artist!!!) that was familiar to me, but she certainly is now. Her recording Felt/Not Said is strikingly different. She's from Minneapolis, not that far from Chicago, the home of the AACM, and that's where Ndosi set out to incorporate AACM influences to her African roots and hip hop and rap. You definitely want to check out what she's doing. Much more new albums to taste on the menu as ...


Kaja Draksler, Frank Kimbrough, Berta Moreno, Julien Lourau & More New Releases

Read "Kaja Draksler, Frank Kimbrough, Berta Moreno, Julien Lourau & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week's exploration of new and upcoming releases continues with a special focus on the late Frank Kimbrough through a preview of his posthumous CD Ancestors and some of the best renditions that appear on the monumental tribute conceived by pianist and producer Elan Mehler, Kimbrough, one of the best releases of the year. Punkt vs. Punkt [Kaja Draksler and Chet Doxas add to the depth and Julien Lourau's tribute to Creed Taylor and Berta Moreno add to the fun. ...


Joe Alterman: Seeking wisdom from the masters

Read "Joe Alterman: Seeking wisdom from the masters" reviewed by Leo Sidran

In this episode, pianist Joe Alterman talks about his new record The Upside of Down, southern charm, “finding in jazz and black music what [he] had tried to find in Synagogue," tipping the doorman, being born 50 years too late, playing for regular people, using adversity as an opportunity, what he learned from his friendships with Ramsey Lewis, Les McCann, Nat Hentoff, and Ahmad Jamal.Joe is a southern guy with a sunny disposition. He came from Atlanta, and ...


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