[JPL] Take 6

David Johnson djohnso2001 at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 11 09:45:18 EDT 2008


What label is servicing that release?  I think our weekday jazz director might be interested in giving it some spins as well.

David Brent Johnson
WFIU-Bloomington, IN

--- On Tue, 9/9/08, Jae Sinnett <jaejazz at yahoo.com> wrote:
From: Jae Sinnett <jaejazz at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [JPL] Take 6
To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 7:49 AM

This week's sponsor:  Resonance Records

GOING FOR ADDS NOW:

Resonance Records has re-serviced MIKE GARSON's CONVERSATIONS WITH MY
FAMILY [ ****1/2 Downbeat '' A glowing achievement''] stickered
with some fine jazz tracks. This is our first official solicitation for adds
(due to  Reference Recordings having a title out in the spring which we did not
want to create any conflict with).   GARSON is a piano and keyboard wizard, who
has worked with Stan Getz, Stanley Clarke, his band Freeflight and many others.
There are some gorgeous tracks ready for airplay.  As a bonus, the DVD features
Peter Erskine and the sadly, late great LA bass player, Dave Carpenter + a
preview of Resonance artist Lori Bell on flute.

Resonance has just released Pittsburgh native CATHY ROCCO's debut
YOU'RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME. Check out her take on ''Autumn
Leaves'', ''Come Rain or Shine'' and ''Give Me
One Reason'' (with a guest turn on organ from John Beasley).   ROCCO is
not some newbie-want-to-be a-jazz-singer.  ''She is a formidable
swinger'' Will Friedwald, New York Sun, from the liner notes, which are
worth a read.  Cathy is supported by Tamir Hendelman on piano, Dave Carpenter on
bass and Vic Stevens on drums.  CATHY ROCCO has a big voice and a keen sense of
drama.

watch for:
Christian Howes with Roger Kellaway ''Heartfelt''
Toninho Horta: ''To Jobim With Love

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I agree Blaise. The surface sound of this group can be mis-leading but it's
done mainly for crossover appeal. At times there is a poppish/soul vibe they
have which mainly comes from the texture of some of the voices and note choices
when improvising and this may make some jazz programmers hesitant. I would only
say if you haven't given this CD a shot...you're missing
out...particularly on the first five or six tracks. 

Listening more deeply though you realize their arrangements are seriously
layered harmonically and they swing. Big band arrangers can get something from
these guys and Gordon Goodwin did as one example. Cedric...their bass
singer...does most of their arranging and he IS a serious jazz arranger. Their
pitch and time is amazing and I personally think if they choose to sing straight
up jazz, and "The Standard" is about as close as they've come on
recording...they would be in their own league for vocal ensembles.

Jae Sinnett    


--- On Mon, 9/8/08, Blaise Lantana <blaise.lantana at riomail.maricopa.edu>
wrote:

> From: Blaise Lantana <blaise.lantana at riomail.maricopa.edu>
> Subject: [JPL] Take 6
> To: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
> Date: Monday, September 8, 2008, 9:47 PM
> This week's sponsor:  Resonance Records
> 
> GOING FOR ADDS NOW:
> 
> Resonance Records has re-serviced MIKE GARSON's
> CONVERSATIONS WITH MY FAMILY [ ****1/2 Downbeat '' A
> glowing achievement''] stickered with some fine jazz
> tracks. This is our first official solicitation for adds
> (due to  Reference Recordings having a title out in the
> spring which we did not want to create any conflict with).  
> GARSON is a piano and keyboard wizard, who has worked with
> Stan Getz, Stanley Clarke, his band Freeflight and many
> others. There are some gorgeous tracks ready for airplay. 
> As a bonus, the DVD features Peter Erskine and the sadly,
> late great LA bass player, Dave Carpenter + a preview of
> Resonance artist Lori Bell on flute.
> 
> Resonance has just released Pittsburgh native CATHY
> ROCCO's debut YOU'RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME. Check out
> her take on ''Autumn Leaves'',
> ''Come Rain or Shine'' and ''Give Me
> One Reason'' (with a guest turn on organ from John
> Beasley).   ROCCO is not some newbie-want-to-be
> a-jazz-singer.  ''She is a formidable
> swinger'' Will Friedwald, New York Sun, from the
> liner notes, which are worth a read.  Cathy is supported by
> Tamir Hendelman on piano, Dave Carpenter on bass and Vic
> Stevens on drums.  CATHY ROCCO has a big voice and a keen
> sense of drama.
> 
> watch for:
> Christian Howes with Roger Kellaway
> ''Heartfelt''
> Toninho Horta: ''To Jobim With Love
> 
> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 
> This week I got Take 6's new CD, "The
> Standard" and I am totally taken with
> it, especially their version of Seven steps to Heaven.  
> There are cuts with
> Jon Hendricks, Al Jarreau and George Benson plus others. 
> This is a
> refreshing release that gives me a different sound in my
> vocal slot.  It has
> a lot of energy, and although more produced than I usually
> like, it is a big
> hit here at K-Jazz.  I have always enjoyed their sense of
> syncopation and
> harmony, but they don't do a lot of jazz, usually
> sticking to gospel except
> for a few guest spots like the one with Nnenna Freelon on
> Straighten up and
> Fly Right.  Hearing a new CD like this, with so many of the
> right
> ingredients is ONE of the things that I love about my job. 
> I bet another
> Grammy for Take 6 on this one. 
> 
> Blaise Lantana
> Music Director
> KJZZ Phoenix
> KJZZ.org 
> 
> 
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