• New Jazz Adds – 6/5/208

    New Jazz Adds – 6/5/2018 Bill Anschell – Shifting Standards (Origin): Veteran pianist Bill Anschell has released seven discs as a leader and predominantly in a trio. On this release, Anschell decided to perform a set of standards and the result is terrific. His dazzling style creates a new notion of many of these gems […]

  • Jazz at 100 Hour 63: Hard Bop Tenor, Part 2

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    Sonny Rollins In this portion of Jazz at 100, we are featuring tenor players and trumpeters who propelled hard bop into the 1960s. In this hour, we will continue with the Tenor Players, Part 2, featuring Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, and Sonny Rollins, three tenor players who have impacted the music over the past six […]

  • Joe Ayers on Lambeth Live, June 15

    Joe Ayers will put on the June 15 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!  Joe will bring along both guitars and banjos for an explanation of early music (classical, jazz, blues, folk and […]

  • New Jazz News – 5/29/2018

    New Jazz Adds – 5/29/2018 The Brubeck Brothers Quartet – TimeLine (Blue Forest): The Brubeck Brothers Quartet, featuring Chris Brubeck (electric bass, bass trombone), Dan Brubeck (drums, hand drums, percussion), Mike DeMicco (guitar) and Chuck Lamb (piano) have pulled together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s State Department Tour representing American […]

  • New Blues & Soul News – 5/25/2018

    New Blues & Soul News – 5/25/2018 Johnny & The MoTones – Highway 51 (Altenburgh): John Altenburgh formed his band after loaning some very old recording equipment to the SUN studio for their exhibit. That’s been over a decade ago and Johnny is currently releasing his fifth disc (no longer produced at SUN). Altenburgh plays […]

  • Jazz at 100 Hour 62: Hard Bop Tenor, Part 1

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    Hank Mobley “Hard bop both needed and got a kind of second wind in the early sixties, and this had something to do with Ornette Coleman’s rejection of conventional chord changes, but it had far more to do with developments inside the school: Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue, Coltrane’s evolution, and the influences of Thelonious […]

  • 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 […]