[JPL] PLAYLISTS - New Zealand "It's A Jazz Thing" & George Jazz

Mark Robinson markrobbo at clear.net.nz
Mon Sep 8 07:20:47 EDT 2008

Kia Ora




George Jazz Internet Jazz Radio


Releases added this week on heavy playlist rotation


             Andy Nevala - Alone Together (2008 Capri)

             Bill Sharpe  - Light On My Life (2001 This Is Smooth Jazz 3)

             Autorickshaw - So The Journey Goes (2006 Deepdown)

             Café Olé - Cuanto Tardaré (2007 Tika Records)

             Cobblestone Jazz - 23 Seconds + Disc 1 (2007 Wagon Repair)

Holly Hofmann Mike Wofford - Live At Athenaeum Jazz Volume 2 (2008 Capri)

Various - Independent Soul Divas (2008 Lola Wax)

Janelle Monique - You Go To My Head (2008 Independent Release)

Jean Laughlin - No Easy Way (2007 Independent Release)

Joe Gilman Trio - Stevie Music Vol. 2 (2008 Independent Release)

Quintetto Lo Greco - The Right Spirit (2007 Schema Ishtar)

quasimode - The land of freedom (2007 Sonar Kollektiv)

Travis Biggs - Challenge (1976 Source)

Various Artists - Viagem (2008 FarOut Records)

Chip McNeill - Four Steps 3 (2008 Capri)


GeorgeFM – Its A Jazz Thing  Sunday 7th September 2008


1. Pat Metheny - First Circle (1984 ECM) 

2. Richie Cole - Blue Bossa (1981 Muse) 

3. Re:Jazz - Keep On Movin (2008 Infracom) 

4. Dave Brubeck - Take Five (1972 Atlantic) 

5. Michel LeGrand & Co - Southern Routes (1978 Gryphon) 

6. Soil & Pimp Sessions - Summer Goddess (2004 Victor Japan) 

7. Manhattan Transfer - Shaker Song (1979 Atlantic) 

8. Dave Valentine - Clove & Cinnamon (1982 Arista) 

9. Tubby Hayes - A Pint of Bitter (1985 Phonogram) 

10. Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane - Freight Train (1976 Prestige) 

11. Lee Morgan - The Procrastinator (1978 Blue Note) 

12. Parallel 37 - There's Nothing Smart About Being Stupid (2008 ODE NZ) 

14. Stan Getz - Litha (1967 Verve) 

15. Don Sebesky - Semi Tough (1973 CTI) 

16. Roy Ayres - Goree Island (1984 CBS) 



Jazz Release of the Week


re:jazz - Live at Motion Blue Yokohama 


(2008 INFRACom)


 re:jazz released their debut album on  the INFRACom record label back in
2002 and have since become one of the most successful bands to emerge from
Germany. To date they have sold more than 60.000 copies of their releases,
not bad for a jazz band.


Know for their high class jazz reworks of many pop classics they also have a
strong catalogue of self penned music that has been remixed by such
producers as 4 Hero, Nicola Conte, Stephan Remmler and Jazztronik amongst


 I first came across re:jazz on their second album "Point of View", released
in 2004. The quality of the production across the LP and the tightness of
the band made them stand out from the “NuJazz and Smooth Jazz” dross that
was around. Their cover of Soul To Soul’s “Keep On Moving” is sublime and
remains a key point of their live gigs to this day.


Like “Point of View” their third album "Expansion" (released in 2006) was a
double vinyl release with a nice mix of reinterpretations and originals. One
of the standout tracks on that release was a cover of “Gabrielle” featuring
Alice Russell.


This latest release is a real treat as it is a 2-disc release featuring
their first live album recorded at the 'Motion Blue Yokohama" during their
Japan tour. Besides the live album there is a 90 minute DVD documentary
about the band touring and performing live in Japan. The DVD includes
interviews with the band and members of the audience on the night. Combined
with impressions from Japan and the wonderful people they met during their
tour, the DVD is more then a pure concert DVD. It takes you on a journey
with the band throughout Japan.


The re:jazz band has seven members plus a technician: Inga Luehning (voc),
Oliver Leicht (sax), Jan Stuermer(git), Matthias Vogt (p), Heiko
Himmighoffen (perc), Andreas Manns (b), Volker Schmidt (dr). The band is
formed exclusively of young and extremely gifted musicians.









Mark Robinson


MBE P 283

Private Bag 92175



New Zealand



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