jazz adds april 6, 2015

ingrid jensen + jason miles.  kind of new.  whaling city sound.   Bold, serious and imaginative tribute to miles davis’ seminal brews from Canadian trumpet virtuoso ingrid jensen collaborating with keyboardist jason miles.  it helps that jensen has spectacular chops and horn aesthetic–as in how to play gentle and strong.  mostly originals, one wayne shorter;  many guests including multi-talented sax man jeff coffin on seeing through the rain, plus jon wikan@drums, jay rodriguez, amanda ruzza, jerry brooks.  hurrah for the producing team @ whaling city sound.

 

simone sou+guilherme kastrup+benjamim taubkin.  sounds of life.  adventure music.   Sao Paulo-based percussionist/composer simone sou and her partner guilherme kastrup team up with acoustic and electronic pianist benjamim taubkin.  the sound is modern but deeply imbedded in the many ethnic lives of Brazil.  world-friendly.

 

angela davis.  lady luck.  nicholas.  Smooth and mellow playlist of classic and new ballads from Aussie altoist angela davis working with two quartets:  a traditional jazz — dan tepfer on piano;  linda oh, bass;  richie barshay@ drums,  and the string– sara caswell & joyce hammann, violins;  lois martin, viola;  noah hoffeld, cello.

 

harris eisenstadt.  golden state II.  songlines.  Canadian drummer harris eisenstadt recorded his unique quartet at the 2014 Vancouver Jazz Festival.  all original compostions, with the clarinet of michael moore and the bassoon of sara schoenbeck dueting the melodies; mark dresser on bass, eisenstadt@drums.  there is klezmer in these charts.

 

ted howe + jazz orchestra.  pinnacle.  hot shoe.  Inspired by educator herb pomeroy at Berklee College of Music and the orchestral suites of duke ellington, pianist ted howe wrote  jazz suite #1 in 1981.  finally brought to recording, the big band includes john patitucci, bass;  geoff haydon, keys;  and a generous team of trumpet, flugels, trombones, and reeds.  it’s a big sound.

 

chris mcnulty.  eternal.  palmetto.  Beautiful and sad tribute by Aussie/NYC vocalist chris mcnulty to her son, Sam aka hip hop artist chap one who passed away in 2011.  jazz producer steve newcomb shares the arrangements between  a jazz trio– ugonna okegwo, bass;  gregory hutchinson@drums, + john  di martino, piano– as well as a  chamber  ensemble.  mcnulty’s interpretation reminds me of early morgana king.

 

russ nolan.  call it what you want.  rhinoceros.  Futher musical chapters in a salsa/Latin language from bandleader/tenor force russ nolan.  mostly originals by nolan, the band includes mike eckroth on piano;  daniel foose, bass;  brian fishler@drums, yasuyo kimura, congas;  victor rendon, assorted percussion.  las teclas negras, the black keys, moves.

 

alysha umphress.  i’ve been played.  yellow sound.   Fresh from the Broadway revival of on the town, alysha umphress sings the songs of composer/vocalist jeff blumenkrantz.  umphress has a glorious voice and a nuanced turn with her lyrics.  high quality musical theatre, with excellent accompaniment from tedd firth, piano;  pete donovan, bass;  and blumenkrantz on duets.

 

sarah partridge.  i never thought i’d be here.  origin.  Many years ago, sarah partridge played the baby sitter to young tom cruise in risky business;  she experienced more risk, singing  summertime with a karaoke machine in the early 90’s.  career change led to bi-coastal jazz vocalist career.  new cd features all originals, produced by pianist allen farnham, with tim horner@drums, bill moring, bass, + guests.

 

keri johnsrud.  this side of morning.  self.   Iowa-girl-now-Chicago based  keri johnsrud is a singer/songwriter delivering lyrics with a pop/jazz/art focus.  wonderful band includes kevin bales, piano;  larry kohut,bass;  jon deitmyer@drums;  neal alger, guitar;  stephen lynerd, vibes.

 

arnon palty.  arty facts.  jazz zone.  Quintet led by Israeli bassist/composer arnon palty reconfigures compositions from jazz classics, i.e. yesterdays becomes  yes, today; giant steps morphs into a samba  called the swimmer.   with dan adler on guitar;  lewis porter, piano;  yvonnick prene, harmonica;  marcello pelliterri@drums.

 

jack allen.  nawlins boy.  self.  Debut cd from Los Angeles guitarist jack allen;  setlist mixes originals and American songbook classics.  full-sound band includes multiply horns, reeds, vibraphone, piano, double percussion.  nawlins reference is geographically family of origin rather than musical style.

More Recent Posts

  • Ferdinand Ries – Cello Sonatas in the Rough

    Ferdinand Ries was an accomplished pianist and composer who came to Vienna to study with Beethoven. The two became quite close (in addition to being his student, Ries also served as Beethoven’s copyist and personal assistant). And one can hear that closeness in most of Ries’ compositions. The statement of the themes, the organization and […]

  • Final City Market Broadcast of 2016, Aug 27

    Atlantic Weekly closes out its 2016 season at Charlottesville City Market this Saturday morning, August 27, from 8 til noon.  Stop by and say hello.  Oh, and don’t forget WTJU kicks off the Levitt Amp Charlottesville Music Series later in the day just down the road at IX Art Park! (details)  Did we mention it […]

  • Gina Sobel on Something New, Aug 24

    Gina Sobel will stop by WTJU this Wednesday afternoon, August 24, around 4:30 (edt) to share a few tracks off her new album, World’s Getting Loud.  She will be celebrating its release this Friday night at Twisted Tea Branch Bazaar in Charlottesville (details).

  • Hoot and Holler on Sunset Road, Aug 26

    Hoot and Holler, aka Amy Alvey and Mark Kilianski, returns to the WTJU studios this Friday afternoon, August 26, around 5 (edt) for a visit to Sunset Road.  Later that night you can catch them at the Blue Moon Diner (details).

  • New Jazz Adds – 8/19/2016

    New Jazz Adds – 8/18/2016 Rez Abbasi & Junction – Behind The Vibration (Cuneiform): Rez Abbasi (guitar, composer) has been a fusion artist for some time. Heretofore, the fusion has been acoustic. The blend has been described as a combination of modern jazz and Pakistani/American music as it re-interprets 1970s jazz-rock (allaboutjazz.com). This time out […]

  • Boxcar Speakeasy on Lambeth Live, Aug 26

    Boxcar Speakeasy will put on the August 26 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! 350 Emmet St N, Charlottesville on ye olde GPS will get you to the large lot (do NOT use […]