Dizzy's Club Coca Cola in New York City

Jazz Alley in Seattle

Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge in Denver

 

Ronnie Scott's in London

Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco

 

Sunday
Oct262014

Top 50+ Jazz Albums For the Week of 27 October 2014 - JazzWeek

Here are the top 50+ Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from last week! Which albums are going to make it on your Top Ten list for 2014?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook!

For your listening pleasure this week, a 50 minute set of Raul Midón and Richard Bona performing at Jazz in Marciac 2011 ~ Enjoy!

 

 

  1. GERRY GIBBS THRASHER DREAM TRIO We’re Back (Whaling City Sounds)
  2. MARK ELF Mark Elf Returns 2014 (Jen Bay, Inc.)
  3. STANLEY CLARKE BAND Up (Mack Avenue)
  4. AKIKO Commencement (At)
  5. ORRIN EVANS Liberation Blues (Smoke Sessions)

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Saturday
Oct252014

Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

Via NPR Books

To listen to the music of Herbie Hancock is to witness an artist in constant evolution. Even looking at highlights alone — from 1962's "Watermelon Man," a tune he says he named after a fruit seller he'd seen in his hometown of Chicago, to playing in Miles Davis' band, to his improbable hip-hop hybrid "Rockit" in 1983, to his recent collaboration with fellow electronic tinkerer Flying Lotus — to refer to the pianist and composer as a jazz artist feels utterly inadequate.

Now, at the age of 74, Hancock is looking back on his sweeping career in a memoir called Possibilities. He joined NPR's Steve Inskeep to talk about some of his more profound turning points, be it Buddhist chants as a gateway to funk music or getting into hard drugs and bouncing back. Hear the radio version at the audio link below!

 

 

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Sunday
Oct192014

Top 50 Jazz Albums For the Week of 20 October 2014 - JazzWeek

Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from last week! Which albums are going to make it on your Top Ten list for 2014?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook!

For your listening pleasure this week, my friend and Seattle jazz phenom Thomas Marriott talks about his bad-ass new album Urban Folklore with pianist Orrin Evans, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Donald Edwards ~ Enjoy!-

 

 

  1. GERRY GIBBS THRASHER DREAM TRIO We’re Back (Whaling City Sounds)
  2. MARK ELF Mark Elf Returns 2014 (Jen Bay, Inc.)
  3. CHICK COREA Trilogy (Concord)
  4. AKIKO Commencement (At)
  5. JASON MORAN All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller (Blue Note)

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Sunday
Oct122014

Top 50 Jazz Albums For the Week of 13 October 2014 - JazzWeek

Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from last week! Which albums are going to make it on your Top Ten list for 2014?  Let me know on Twitter or Facebook!

For your listening pleasure this week - vocalist, composer, arranger Carmen Lundy and the energy that went into creating  Soul to Soul. SEATTLE ALERT - Ms. Lundy will be at Triple Door on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 as a part of the Earshot Jazz Festival!

 

 

  1. MARK ELF Mark Elf Returns 2014 (Jen Bay, Inc.)
  2. GERRY GIBBS THRASHER DREAM TRIO We’re Back (Whaling City Sounds)
  3. JASON MORAN All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller (Blue Note)
  4. SEAN JONES im.pro.vise - never before seen (Mack Avenue)
  5. CHICK COREA Trilogy (Concord)

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