[JPL] PLAYLISTS for weekending 12th Oct 2008 - New Zealand

Mark Robinson markrobbo at clear.net.nz
Mon Oct 13 05:59:34 EDT 2008

Kia Ora


George Jazz Internet Jazz Radio

Releases added this week on heavy playlist rotation


            Azymuth - Butterfly (2008 Far Out Records)

            Azymuth - New Dawn (2008 Far Out Records)

            Azymuth - Os Cara La (2008 Far Out Records)

            Bobby Watson - From The Heart (2008 Palmetto)

            Danny Massure - What It Ain't - The Remixes (2008 spring strut)

            Joe Locke - Force Of Four (2008 Origin Records)

            Joe Lovano - Universal Language (2007 Blue Note)

            Joe Lovano - Stablemates (2000 The Orchard)

            John Scofield - Jeanie (1997 Enja John Scofield - Live)

            John Scofield - Hand Jive (1994 Blue Note)

            Michel Petrucciani - Michel Petrucciani - Music (1989 Blue Note)

            Onur Engin - Bless The Funk - All Remixes (2008 Straightup)

            ScoLoHoFo - Oh! (2002 Blue Note)

            Vijay Iyer - Tragicomic (2008 Sunnyside Records)


GeorgeFM - Its A Jazz Thing 

Sunday 12th October 2008 - John Scofield & Joe Lovano Special


            1. Bluevibe Studio - Ambitions End (2008 Bluevibe Studio NZ) 

            2. Lizzy Parks - Forever and a Day (2008 Tru Thoughts) 

            3. Strange Fruit - Little Oneroa (2008 Strange Fruit) 


            John Scofield Interview featuring the following tunes.......


            4. John Scofield - Heck of a Job (2007 Emarcy) 

            5. ScoLoHoFo - Oh! (2003 Blue Note) 

            6. John Scofield - Jeanie (1977 Enja) 

            7. John Scofield - Do Like Eddie (1994 Blue Note) 

            8. John Scofield - Satisfaction (2007 Emarcy) 

            9. John Scofield - Shorter Form (2003 Blue Note) 


            Joe Lovano Interview featuring the following tunes.......


            10. Joe Lovano Ensemble - Big Ben (2006 Blue Note) 

            11. Lonnie Smith feat. Joe Lovano - Apex (1975 Il Grande Jazz) 

            12. Saxophone Summit - Message To Mike (2008 Telarc) 

            13. Joe Lovano Ensemble - Boplicity (2006 Blue Note) 

            14. Joe Lovano Ensemble - Stablemates (2000 The Orchard) 

            15. Michel Petrucciani - My BeBop Tune (1994 Blue Note) 

            16. Joe Lovano - Emporer Jones (2008 Blue Note) 

            17. Joe Lovano - Luna Park (1992 Blue Note) 

            18. Pete Zimmer - Search (2008 Tippin) 

            19. Eon Beats - Blue Rhythm People (2008 Catalyst)


Jazz Release of the Week


Carla Bley and Her Remarkable Big Band

Appearing Nightly

(2008 Watt)


I am a fan of Carla Bley's big band recordings and have been since 1986 when
I bought the fabulous album "Live". Two of my favorite bands are both led by
women, both are great composers, both are remarkable arrangers and both are
wonderful pianists. Who is the other? Toshiko Akiyoshi, both ladies keep a
more than able band of musicians gathered around them. 


So to "Appearing Nightly", the little grey cells of Carla's mind have done
it again and produced another original jazz recording for big band. Although
it evokes the memories of the 1950's big bands, it is nothing like Ellington
or Basie. Instead, the music is a rare and very effective combination of
integrated arrangements with changing tempo's and sounds, played with
effortless ability by a superb group of musicians. These same musicians
producing some noteworthy solo's, namely Gary Valenti on Trombone, Lew
Soloff on Trumpet, Andy Sheppard plays Tenor sax and Wolfgang Puschnig on
Alto, which pleases the live audience no end. It nods respectfully in the
direction of the earlier big bands and getting infused with their spirit,
while being enhanced by Bley's quirky and serious humour, making for an
album in which you can lose yourself. 


The title piece is a commission from the Monterey Jazz Festival, to give it
the full title "Appearing Nightly At The Black Orchid". There are two other
tracks that are commissions both for Orchestral Jazz della Sardegna, "Greasy
Gravy" and "Awful Coffee" these are not the distasteful surprises of the
road but more soulful grooves. The other two tracks are one original
"Someone To Watch" and the Ray Noble compassion "I Hadn't Anyone Till You". 


The delights of this album are too many to put into a review, just go and
treat yourself and buy a copy, its on the Watt label.




Mark Robinson


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New Zealand



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