[JPL] PLAYLISTS - Weekending 3rd Aug 2008 - It's A Jazz Thing & George Jazz

Mark Robinson markrobbo at clear.net.nz
Mon Aug 4 06:22:33 EDT 2008


Kia Ora

 

George Jazz Internet Jazz Radio

Releases added this week on heavy playlist rotation

 

            20th Century Dog - Live @ 505 (2008 Jazzgroove)

            Al Williams III - Heart Song (2008 Pacific Coast Jazz)

            Briar Ross - Fly Me To The Moon (2008 self release NZ)

            Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan (2008 Live At Carnegie Hall)

            Diane Hoffman - My Little French Dancer (2006 self release)

            Eddie Benitez - Lovers Never Say Goodbye (2008 Tiara)

            Horace Alexander Young - Acoustic Contemporary Jazz (2006
Pacific Coast)

            John Scott Evans - Above The Sun (2007 EAE)

            Mary Lowe - Jazz Diva (2008 Ambush)

            Numerology - Telepathy (2005 Jazzgroove)

            Richard Rodney Bennett - Lush Life (1988 ODE NZ)

            Stu Hunter - The Muse (2008 Jazzgroove)

                        

GeorgeFM - Its A Jazz Thing 

Sunday 3rd August 2008

 

            1. Yellowjackets - Falken's Maze (2008 Heads Up) 

            2. Thelonious Monk - Four In One (1987 Riverside) 

            3. Wynton Marsalis - Delfeyeo's Dilema (1985 CBS) 

            4. Sarah Vaughn - September Song (2000 Verve) 

            5. Weather Report - Teen Town (1980 CBS) 

            6. Saleif Keita - Tono  (1991 Mango) 

            7. Ernest Raglan - Up On The Down Stroke (1998 Palm) 

            8. The Managers - RJ (2007 A & R) 

            9. Alice Coltrane - Blue Nile (1972 Impulse) 

            10. Thelonious Monk - Ruby My Dear (1956 Riverside) 

            11. Sun Ra - The Satellites Spinning (1985 CBS) 

            12. Steve Turre - Minor Blues (Telarc) 2008

            13. Steve Turre - Overdrive (Telarc) 2008

            14. Bob Mintzer Feat. Kurt Elling - Minuano (2008 Heads Up)

            15. Beaver - What A Difference (BMG) 1988

            16. Gerard Masters - Message To My Girl (Jazzgroove) 2008

 

 

 

Jazz Release of the Week

 

The Yellowjackets Featuring Mike Stern - Lifecycle (2008 Heads Up)

 

For almost 30 years The Yellowjackets have been presenting some of the most
exciting jazz around. The quartet of Russell Ferrante, Jimmy Haslip, Bob
Mintzer and Marcus Baylor are still able to produce compositions that are
fresh containing creative melodies and stunning solos. Mike Stern has more
than a dozen LP releases to his name and has played with many of the greats
including Miles Davis.

 

The collaboration on this latest Yellowjackets release is nothing sort of
sensational and sounds as if the two entities have been fusing music for
years. No where on the release is this more evident than on "Falken's Maze"
a Mintzer composition. Everyone gets in on the act on this track not only
delivering blistering solos but supporting as well. 

 

All ten tracks are original compositions by the band members and range from
funky jazz to fusion jazz to straight jazz. The band members have room to
move, which has always been the case with Yellowjacket's lineups of the past
and on this release Stern is the icing on the cake.

 

 

Cheers

 

Mark Robinson

021762451

MBE P 283

Private Bag 92175

Ponsonby

Auckland

New Zealand

www.georgefm.co.nz/jazz

 



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