• New Jazz Adds – 5/21/2018

    New Jazz Adds – 5/21/2018 Glenn Crytzer Orchestra – Ain’t It Grand? (Self-produced): The Glenn Crytzer Orchestra revives the days of jump, swing and jive in a somewhat mellower fashion, but with a very nice style. Many of the songs are compositions by leader/vocalist/guitarist/banjo player/director Crytzer. He wrote 13 of the 30. Other songs were […]

  • Jazz at 100 Hour 61: Horace Silver Continued

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    Horace Silver, Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook Despite revisionist history that suggests that the energy of hard bop was spent by the time the sixties came, in the last hour we heard from the great 1960s Freddie Hubbard – Wayne Shorter – Curtis Fuller – Cedar Walton edition of The Jazz Messengers. In this hour of […]

  • New Blues News – 5/16/2018

    New Blues News – 5/16/2018 Blind Lemon Pledge – Evangeline (Self-produced): Blind Lemon Pledge is back with a new release of original songs aimed at connecting listeners with styles that most influenced him over the years. “I wanted to do an album that really captured the different influences that have gone into my songwriting. My […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 5/14/2018

    New Jazz Adds – 5/14/2018 David Ake – Humanities (Posi-Tone): Dr. David Ake, pianist/composer/Chair of the Department of Musicology at Miami University offers his fifth release and it is a striking performance that stretches the conventional scale while fascinating those who are able to step just outside the standard melodic restraints. Ake composed all but […]

  • Zuzu’s Hot 5 on Lambeth Live, May 25

    Zuzu’s Hot 5 will put on the May 25 edition of Lambeth Live (heard each Friday night from 8-9 on WTJU), and you are invited to be part of the studio audience for this FREE concert broadcast! You can of course listen to the concert (91.1 FM around Charlottesville, on-line at wtju.net), or even video […]

  • Jazz at 100 Hour 60: The Jazz Messengers Continued

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    Freddie Hubbard and Curtis Fuller As the 1960s began Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers were fueled by the compositions of Wayne Shorter with the front line of Shorter and Lee Morgan. In 1961, this transitioned to the last great Messengers lineup of the 1960s – and it was one of the best ever – Freddie Hubbard […]

  • Greg C Brown Band on Lambeth Live, May 18

    The Greg C Brown Band will put on the May 18 edition of Lambeth Live (heard each Friday night from 8-9 on WTJU), and you are invited to be part of the studio audience for this FREE Jazz and Blues concert broadcast! You can of course listen to the concert (91.1 FM around Charlottesville, on-line […]

  • New Blues News – 5/8/2018

    New Blues News – 5/7/2018 John Clifton – Nightlife (Rip Cat): Singer / songwriter / harp player John Clifton has been a popular artist on the left coast, but he is now starting to gain a following in an ever-increasing slice of geography. He and his brother Bill formed The MoFo Party Band in Fresno […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 5/7/2018

    New Jazz Adds – 5/7/2018 Joey Alexander – Eclipse (Motema): Fifteen year old Joey Alexander presents his fourth disc and it is delightful. Alexander’s piano flows and is beautifully joyful. He also composed six of the eleven songs and draws from compositions by Coltrane, Lennon and McCartney, Ray Noble and Bill Evans to fill out […]