Kicking off the 623rd Episode of Neon Jazz is a towering figure in the world of Latin Jazz, Mr. Oscar Hernandez who teamed up with Alma Libre with a cut off his latest album Love the Moment. From there, we hear from some of the biggest names in jazz, from Dave Miller and his trio to Spirit Fingers, we have some fresh sounds on this hour of music. We also profile the new works of Laurence Hobgood, Joshua Jern and Teymur Phell. NYC-based drummer Matt Kane came through Kansas City for a performance and we profile the show. Finally, we bring things back to Kansas City with a new track via Bobby Watson teamed up with Gary Bartz and Vincent Herring on a recording saluting Charlie Parker at 100.
Oscar Hernández & Alma Libre "Groove for Peace" Love the Moment (Origin Records) 00:00
Host talks 4:43
Jabbo Smith's Rhythm Aces "Croonin' The Blues" Aces(Cool Note) 6:52
Dave Miller Trio "One for the Woofer" Just Imagine (Summit Records) 10:12
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
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