We begin the 758th Episode of Neon Jazz with an innovator combining elements of jazz and classical into his new album JazzicalKomitas Pass of Fire by pianist Joel A. Martin. New music from vocalist Michele Thomas, percussionist Ches Smith and bassist Chris Mondak are explored further. Minneapolis-based Larry McDonough pays tribut to pianist Bill Evans. Finally, we hear new music from reed player Brian Landrus on an album where proceeds help "save the elephants." Dig the jazz, my friends.
Joel A. Martin "Dance of Echmiadzin" Jazzical: Komitas Pass of Fire (Joel A. Martin) 00:00
Host talks 5:11
International Novelty Orchestra "It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo" Revisited Standards (Timeless Records) 7:45
Michele Thomas "No More" The Assumption (Michele Thomas) 10:44
Host talks 15:13
Libby Holman "Who's That Knocking' at my Door" Moanin' Low (Take 2 Records) 16:02
Larry McDonough Quartet "You Must Believe in Spring" Kind of Bill on the Palace Grounds (Larry McDonough) 19:09
Host talks 24:45
Bill Evans "Speak Low" New Jazz Conceptions (Fantasy) 24:50
Ches Smith "Trapped" Interpret it Well (Pyroclastic Records) 30:32
Host talks 32:50
The Jazz Passengers "Peace in the Valley" Implement Yourself (Modern Harmonic) 44:21
Chris Mondak "Juicy Red" Glass Spheres (Summit Records) 38:56
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