• jazz adds april 6, 2015

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    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 […]

  • Remembering Clark Terry: A Celebration of the Late Jazz Trumpeter

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    Ann Porotti sat down with Charlottesville dance educator Anne Megibow, Clark Terry’s goddaughter, on the February 25th edition of All That Jazz to celebrate the life and music of Clark Terry, who passed away on Saturday, February 21st at the age of 94. Clark Terry was described in a New York Times obituary as, “one of […]

  • jazz adds february 23, 2015

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    nilson matta.  east side rio drive.  world blue.  Brazil and its first cousin jazz Americano dive into arrangements by leader/bassist, Sao Paulo native nilson matta with humberto leder.  national characteristics harmonize together:  NoLa reed master (tenor + bass clarinet) craig handy and flutist anne drummond share their post-modern splash with guitarist romero lubambo, and cyro […]

  • jazz adds february 18, 2015

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    diana  krall.  wallflower.  verve.  Casual elegance format + lost love content  from a contemporary jazz queen.  the playlist is dreamy pop– papa phillips’ california dreamin; late mccartney , if i take you home tonight;   elton john’s  brilliant sorry seems to be the hardest word , and jim croce’s lesser known operator.  dulcet vocals and  some […]

  • jazz adds december 9, 2014

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    omer avital.  new song.  motema.  The One, this week.  Israeli (Yemeni/Moroccan) bassist omer avital celebrates the NYC Jewish musical diaspora with a superb set-list of originals;  there are nods to all our friends, Klezmer, funk, rhythms of the Arab souk, mingus and blakey grooves, swoony,  dance/trance.  A-list ensemble includes Charlottesville-visitor, tenor, joel frahm;  avishai cohen […]

  • jazz adds november 10, 2014

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     a week of  ‘s nels cline + julian lage.  room.  mack avenue.  Duets from contemporary guitar master improvisers:  nels cline (ex of wilco), and young’un julian lage (26, from the late jim hall umbrella).  composition–collaboratively original– expresses gratitude to mr. hall in every musical measure.  sublime. and from gary,  in the Folk Drawer: Julian Lage […]

  • jazz adds november 3, 2014

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    david virelles.  mboko.  ecm.  Exotic sacred music for piano, two double basses, drum kit, and biankomeko abakua (additional 4 drum + vocal) from group led by Cuban pianist david virelles.  the effect is modern, ritualistic, mesmerizing;  with composer virelles are thomas morgan + robert hurst, double bass;  marcus gilmore, drums;  roman diaz, biankomeko, vocals.  water […]

  • jazz adds october 27, 2014

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    bill frisell.  guitar in the space age.  OKeh.  Bookended by pipeline and telstar, the talented mr. frissell gives us the pleasure of recognition with his whimsical playlist  (mid 50’s to late 60’s +).   old dance buddies are present:  link wray’s rumble; lee hazelwood’s baja & rebel rouser, + iconic seeger and brian wilson.  mr. bill […]

  • new jazz adds october 21, 2014

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    jazz connie evingson.  all the cats join in.  minnehaha.  Minneapolis-based jazz singer evingson teams up with gypsy jazz guitar master john jorgenson + quintet for a django-esque recording where the standouts are eclectic– john williams’ moonlight, mccartney x 2;  bonfa’s black orpheus, and trad’s jardin d’hiver.   evingson, recording since 1995, wears many stylistic hats to […]