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John Wiitala has worked with some of the greatest names in jazz, including Joe Henderson, Junior Cook, Charlie Rouse, James Moody, Bud Shank, and Cecil Payne. He has toured with Richie Cole, Arturo Sandoval, Shorty Rogers, and Jessica Williams, and has played at jazz festivals around the world, including Monterey, North Sea, Montreux, Detriot, and JVC/Concord. His recording credits include work with Scott Hamilton, Jessica Williams, Mark Levine, as well as Anton Schwartz.
Porter Plays Frishberg: Unsung
By Randy Porter
Label: Heavywood Records
Track listing: Snowbound; Listen Here; I'm Hip; Heart's Desire; I Want to Be a Sideman; You Are There; Dear Departed Past; Wheelers and Dealers; Little Did I Dream; Peel Me a Grape; Do You Miss New York?; Zanzibar
One Note At A Time
Label: Wide Hive Records
Track listing: Days of Haze; Dusk; Brother Todd; Bell Song; One Note at a Time (I Cry Creativity); Full House; The Growing Place; Shaker Funk; When You Went Away.
Matt Renzi: Arm-Sized Legging
by Jack Bowers
Arm-Sized Legging, saxophonist Matt Renzi's sixth album as leader, features his Cello Quartet, basically a piano-less jazz trio with cello added, for what purpose it is hard to ascertain. Cellos aren't normally associated with jazzas some would argue, for good reasonand this session does little to further their cause. Yes, the cello does add another voice," ...
Randy Porter Trio: Porter Plays Frishberg: Unsung
by Paul Rauch
Pianist/composer/lyricist Dave Frishberg may not be a household name in the world of jazz, but those in the know, musicians and listeners alike, appreciate the often whimsical artist. His works are associated with an A" list of vocalists, including Blossom Dearie, Rosemary Clooney, Anita O'Day, Shirley Horn and Diana Krall. The 87-year old Frishberg now resides ...
Erik Jekabson Sextet III: One Note At A Time
by Dan Bilawsky
By the time One Note At A Time's first two songs have finished, it's been made abundantly clear that trumpeter Erik Jekabson appreciates a groove as much as he values space. The opener"Days of Haze"provides an introductory shot of adrenaline in the form of a tight, funk-framed blues, and Dusk," in contrast, looks to open vistas, ...
Adam Shulman Sextet: Full Tilt
by Jack Bowers
In music, as in life, not every new voice is worth hearing. Here's one that is. Full Tilt, the fifth CD by San Francisco-born and based pianist Adam Shulman's sextet, is a throwback to those halcyon days when bop was king and giants like Diz, Bird, Miles, Max Roach, Hank Mobley, Benny Golson, Horace Silver, Wardell ...
Label: Papillon/Blueport Jazz
Track listing: 1 Noir Medley (9:11) Touch of Evil by Henry Mancini Laura by David Raksin Vertigo by Bernard Herrmann Chinatown by Jerry Goldsmith Taxi Driver by Bernard Herrmann Blues In The Night by Harold Arlen 2 Stormy Weather (4:13) Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler 3 Film Noir (8:01) Dmitri Matheny and Dana Gioia 4 Audrey’s Dance (2:38) Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch 5 Crime Scenes (12:11) Dmitri Matheny 6 Here’s Looking At You (5:13) Charlie Haden 7 Caravan (5:07) Duke Ellington, Irving Mills and Juan Tizol 8 Estate (5:14) Bruno Martino and Bruno Brighetti 9 Golden Lady (5:30) Stevie Wonder 10 High Wall (4:08) Bronisław Kaper 11 The Long Goodbye (4:54) John Williams and Johnny Mercer 12 What Now My Love? (5:14) Gilbert Bécaud and Pierre Delanoë
Producer Orrin Keepnews To Be Honored At A Memorial Concert At Yoshi's, Oakland, Nov. 29
When Orrin Keepnews passed away at his El Cerrito home on March 1, the day before his 92nd birthday, he left behind an unparalleled legacy as a jazz producer, advocate, and entrepreneur. Keepnews’s brilliant career spanned more than 60 years, during which time he founded three forward-thinking labels (Riverside, Milestone, Landmark) and produced hundreds of major ...
Anya Malkiel: From the Heart
by Geannine Reid
Anya Malkiel is a Bay Area-based vocalist who grew up in a musical environment in the former Soviet Union. Jazz was taboo, but would nevertheless become a vital part of her life. Malkiel states, It was always the human voice that drove my musical aspirations." After leaving for the United States in 1990, she shared a ...