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Chris May's Best Releases of 2010

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Here are my favorite dozen new releases of 2010. It was an outstanding year on many fronts.

There was ravishing lyricism from saxophonists Nat Birchall and Stan Sulzmann and beyond-touristic flamenco and Indian infusions from bassist Dave Holland and singer Amit Chaudhuri, the politically charged complete works of Fela Anikulapo Kuti and the delicious ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 6, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks1326James Moody Moody 4B (IPO)228176+5215413212Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)210220-100591638—Conrad Herwig The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)191136+5515132424Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)188195-7052185715The Marsalis Family Music Redeems (Marsalis)176152+2424953631—Steve Turre Delicious & Delightful (HighNote)16878+90552627125Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)160120+4025553856Amina Figarova Sketches (Munich)157164-704845930—Freddy Cole Freddy Cole Sings Mr.B (HighNote)14879+69242921043Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri)143173-300401121167Michael Dease Grace (JLP)122153-3104448121615Adam Schroeder ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: August 30, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks123Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)220224-415515241Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)195176+1905517326—James Moody Moody 4B (IPO)17692+8465232432Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri)173187-14049111564Amina Figarova Sketches (Munich)164143+2115544676Michael Dease Grace (JLP)153138+1505147715—The Marsalis Family Music Redeems (Marsalis)152110+42349728——Conrad Herwig The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)13622+1144528193120Trombone Shorty Backatown (Verve Forecast)13076+540622201085Fred Hersch Whirl (Palmetto)126131-504611011109Lee Ritenour's 6 String Theory 6 String Theory (Concord)121122-1039310125—Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: August 9, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks11212Fred Hersch Whirl (Palmetto)282119+16316417212Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)267205+6205814321Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri)190182+8055184418Michael Dease Grace (JLP)154147+704844541—Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)15167+840385264233Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra Mezzanine (Owl Studios)14865+8315863757Yotam Resonance (JLP)134146-120364108812Mike Clark Carnival Of Soul (Owl Studios)131135-403489963Jason Moran Ten (Blue Note)130143-130381810614Stanley Clarke Stanley Clarke Band (Heads Up)129143-140342811155Lee Ritenour’s 6 String Theory 6 String Theory (Concord)128109+190403712133Steve Davis Images (Posi-Tone)127113+140423713108Ray Vega ...

The Waitiki 7: New Sounds Of Exotica

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The Waitiki 7

New Sounds Of Exotica

Pass Out Records

2010

As kitsch as a Jeff Koons Valentine card, and as camp as a Liberace Christmas TV special, exotica first flourished, primarily in the US, between the mid-1950s and the early 1960s. As the Pacific returned to peace after the ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: October 5, 2009

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 2 1 Roy Hargrove Big Band Emergence (Emarcy) 232 242 -10 1 57 1 7 2 17 — Poncho Sanchez Psychedelic Blues (Concord) 194 120 +74 28 52 2 2 3 1 2 Jackie Ryan Doozy (Open Art) 191 253 -62 0 56 1 11 4 8 8 Heath Brothers Endurance (Jazz Legacy) 176 159 +17 4 52 4 6 5 10 7 Robert Glasper Double Booked (Blue Note) 172 145 +27 3 46 5 7 6 — — Jeff Hamilton Trio Symbiosis (Capri) 171 41 +130 34 49 6 1 6 4 5 James Moody 4A (IPO Recordings) 171 206 -35 2 49 4 6 8 14 — Gerald Wilson Orchestra Detroit (Mack Avenue) 165 132 +33 10 48 8 2 9 21 4 Christian McBride & Inside Straight Kind Of Brown (Mack Avenue) 164 110 +54 0 60 1 17 10 — — Cedar Walton Voices Deep Within (HighNote) 162 55 +107 31 52 10 1 11 3 3 Roberta Gambarini So In Love (Emarcy) 160 212 -52 1 53 3 6 12 5 37 The Wayne ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 28, 2009

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 2 2 Jackie Ryan Doozy (Open Art) 253 221 +32 0 60 1 10 2 1 1 Roy Hargrove Big Band Emergence (Emarcy) 242 268 -26 0 61 1 6 3 3 3 Roberta Gambarini So In Love (Emarcy) 212 176 +36 4 57 3 5 4 5 7 James Moody 4A (IPO Recordings) 206 169 +37 3 53 4 5 5 37 — The Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet Bien Bien (Patois Records) 168 87 +81 20 51 5 2 6 15 4 Jon Mayer Nightscape (Reservoir) 166 136 +30 0 41 4 10 7 10 14 Tamir Hendelman Playground (Swing Bros.) 163 149 +14 1 43 3 8 8 8 12 Heath Brothers Endurance (Jazz Legacy) 159 155 +4 2 45 8 5 9 11 16 Kurt Elling Dedicated To You (Concord) 147 146 +1 0 50 1 15 10 7 8 Robert Glasper Double Booked (Blue Note) 145 158 -13 3 39 7 6 11 — — Kyle Eastwood Metropolitain (Rendezvous) 140 49 +91 0 52 9 16 11 16 19 Eldar Virtue (Sony) 140 126 +14 7 42 11 5 13 13 11 Bill Easley Hearing ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Waitiki 7 Announce Fall Tour to Support Adventures in Paradise -- Sept. 20-24

Release Date: August 18, 2009 (In Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Hawai'i's Statehood)

Adventures in Paradise, the debut album by The WAITIKI 7, is a contemporary re-imagining of the classic Exotica sound introduced on the islands in 1959 the year of Hawaii's statehood. Martin Denny, a transplanted mainland pianist who tapped into ...