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NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: December 28, 2009

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 2 6 Carla Bley Carla’s Christmas Carols (ECM) 163 192 -29 12 62 1 3 2 20 46 The Airmen Of Note Cool Yule (Self Released) 143 103 +40 6 29 2 3 3 8 3 Eric Alexander Revival Of The Fittest (HighNote) 140 152 -12 0 45 1 13 4 39 18 Eddie Allen Jazzy Brass For The Holidays (DBCD) 126 62 +64 2 36 4 3 5 11 5 Gerald Wilson Orchestra Detroit (Mack Avenue) 124 146 -22 0 36 3 14 6 3 1 Poncho Sanchez Psychedelic Blues (Concord) 122 175 -53 0 36 1 14 6 8 4 Houston Person Mellow (HighNote) 122 152 -30 0 26 4 10 8 5 2 Jeff Hamilton Trio Symbiosis (Capri) 112 165 -53 0 30 1 13 9 10 8 Dana Hall Into The Light (Origin) 109 151 -42 1 40 8 7 10 12 7 Roni Ben-Hur Fortuna (Motema) 107 134 -27 3 37 6 7 11 23 28 Bill Mays Trio Mays At The Movies ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: December 21, 2009

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 14 — Nellie McKay Normal As Blueberry Pie: A Tribute To Doris Day (Verve) 194 112 +82 0 44 1 9 2 6 — Carla Bley Carla’s Christmas Carols (ECM) 192 157 +35 13 55 2 2 3 1 2 Poncho Sanchez Psychedelic Blues (Concord) 175 182 -7 0 44 1 13 4 14 23 Oliver Jones & Hank Jones Pleased To Meet You (Justin Time) 173 112 +61 3 65 4 6 5 2 1 Jeff Hamilton Trio Symbiosis (Capri) 165 174 -9 0 39 1 12 6 9 3 Joey DeFrancesco Snapshot (HighNote) 164 140 +24 0 43 1 9 7 11 13 Steve Davis Eloquence (Jazz Legacy) 155 134 +21 1 42 7 13 8 3 4 Eric Alexander Revival Of The Fittest (HighNote) 152 172 -20 0 44 1 12 8 4 5 Houston Person Mellow (HighNote) 152 165 -13 2 32 4 9 10 8 16 Dana Hall Into The Light (Origin) 151 142 +9 1 43 8 6 11 5 6 Gerald ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: December 14, 2009

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 2 3 Poncho Sanchez Psychedelic Blues (Concord) 182 186 -4 0 50 1 12 2 1 2 Jeff Hamilton Trio Symbiosis (Capri) 174 212 -38 0 44 1 11 3 4 1 Eric Alexander Revival Of The Fittest (HighNote) 172 180 -8 0 45 1 11 4 5 4 Houston Person Mellow (HighNote) 165 170 -5 0 39 4 8 5 6 12 Gerald Wilson Orchestra Detroit (Mack Avenue) 158 165 -7 2 45 3 12 6 — — Carla Bley Carla’s Christmas Carols (ECM) 157 — +157 25 41 6 1 7 6 7 Roni Ben-Hur Fortuna (Motema) 149 165 -16 1 49 6 5 8 16 34 Dana Hall Into The Light (Origin) 142 113 +29 2 43 8 5 9 3 5 Joey DeFrancesco Snapshot (HighNote) 140 183 -43 2 36 1 8 10 8 8 Roy Hargrove Big Band Emergence (Emarcy) 139 159 -20 0 38 1 17 11 13 15 Steve Davis Eloquence (Jazz Legacy) 134 127 +7 1 41 9 12 12 12 18 The Mike Longo Trio Sting Like A Bee (CAP) 121 132 -11 0 36 10 7 13 11 11 Graham ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Hot Club of San Francisco: Bohemian Maestro: Django Reinhardt and the Impressionists

Read "Bohemian Maestro: Django Reinhardt and the Impressionists" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

This could be the most ingenious tribute I've ever heard: it's not just the music of a much-loved legend, but the sounds that surrounded and inspired him as well. In this case the legend is Django Reinhardt, and the tribute-makers are the reliably terrific Hot Club of San Francisco [HCSF] and their classy classical guests: pianist/conductor ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New CD by the Hot Club of San Francisco

New CD by the Hot Club of San Francisco

The Hot Club of San Francisco, in its 20-year history, has released ten adventurous, critically acclaimed CDs in the passionate gypsy-jazz style that traces its origins to guitarist Django Reinhardt and his Quintette du Hot Club de France. On their new CD, “Bohemian Maestro: Django Reinhardt and the Impressionists, “ the Bay Area quintet explores classical treatments ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Hot Club of San Francisco: Postcards from Gypsyland

Read "Postcards from Gypsyland" reviewed by Jim Santella

With their ninth CD release, the Hot Club of San Francisco brings a contemporary, acoustic, all-string jazz band to the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Theirs is a pleasant outing, performed with brilliant musicianship and built around a theme of romantic passion.

Reinhardt's memorable “Nuages" is given lyrics and dressed up in ...