[JPL] Still Another Jazz Show 21 Sept '09

Dick Crockett bopndick at yahoo.com
Sat Sep 26 03:13:57 EDT 2009


	
	
Still
Another Jazz Show   21 Sept '09



HELIO
ALVES “Sweeping Down The Chimney”  “Duality” “Doce de
Coco” IT'S CLEAR   Reservoir
Records
“Traditional-
yet modern, expansive-yet mainstream, “It's Clear”  combines
Brazilian sense with modern jazz, with two most prominent Brazilian
artists, pianist Helio Alves and acoustic guitar master, Romero
Lubambo in a wondrous musical exotica.”



MAGOS
HERRERA   “New Song” 
Inutil Paisaje”    DISTANCIA      Sunnyside
Records
 Magos
Herrera debuts with her new CD, “Distancia.”  Already, this
charming young singer from Mexico, displays an exciting portfolio of
originals and an ability to communicate her music in  English,
Spanish and Portuguese.  Discovered by Tim Reis and featured on his
recent  “Stones World.”
“Distancia”
displays rare composure and original flair. 

The
beginning of a beautiful musical friendship with Magos Herrera.



DON
ALIQUO & SOUTHERN EXCURSION QUARTET 
“Ashes”  “Out In The World”   TRADING POST   
Artist Recording Collective
“You
immediately mellow to Don Aliquo.  He's an old friend who speaks the
truth. A  molten and bare bone, so personal, the Don Aliquo tone, 
accompanied and officiated with pianist Michael Jefry Stevens,
bassist Jonathan Wires and drummer Tom Gianpietro.
“Trading
Post” packaged in a plain brown wrapper?  A high work of supreme
artistic modality. 


Would Jackson Pollack brown bag his lunch to work?  
Most definitely.”



BENNY
REID  “Sleeping Beauty”
“Facing The Edge” “New Days”   ESCAPING
SHADOWS      Concord
Jazz
Saxophonist
Benny Reid's 2nd
Concord Jazz CD is another heroic venture into the plasma euphoria of
modern mainstream invention. Inspired by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays
California jazz with a combination of Latin rhythmic subtlety and 
intermingling acoustic West Coast fusion. 


This is Benny Reid's working band, an opportunity to
hear the direction, and with guitarist Richard Padron and pianist
Pablo Vergara, this is a burgeoning flower. On top of that,  Jeff
Taylor's vocalizing adds that extra something... 


For this young can play some great and mellow modal alto
saxophone, evolving Paul Desmond's unique patriarch to a Benny Reid
far reaching future./



BILL
EVANS TRIO   “Nardis”  
TURN OUT THE STARS/ THE FINAL VILLAGE VANGUARD RECORDINGS 
JUNE 1980     Nonesuch Records

Bill Evans, Joe LaBarbera and Marc Johnson, the final
trio session at The Village Vanguard, 1980.  


We'll say Bill Evans is the bridge between bebop and
post modern. 


The enclosed booklet tells the remarkable story how Bill
Evans influenced the new modern generation, encompassing many
thoughts blending old and new ideas.



ANN
DRUMMOND   “Aquelas Coisas
Todas”  LIKE WATER     Obliq
Sound

Flutist Ann Drummond's unique light and frothy sound
celebrated on many current jazz CD's , creates her own scenario on
“Like Water.”  A chance to visit with her composing and
performing in her most creative best.



 SACHAL
 VASANDANI    “Escape/There's
A Small Hotel”    WE MOVE   Mack
Avenue Records
This
is Sachal Vasandani's 2nd CD on Mack Avenue Records. He has a soft
distinctive voice and works well as a lyricist with “Every Ocean,
Every Star,” “We Move,” “Royal Eyes,” “I'd Let You Know.”


A
young man discovered in a bar, somewhere in Ann Arbor, we can only
imagine the romance,  playing piano, singing his own songs of love as
a Kahlil Gibran from Chicago, with roots in India, attending U of M,
loving life and all that supposes the jazz life.



COUNT
BASIE ORCHESTRA   “Mack
Avenue Blues”   SALUTES THE JAZZ
MASTERS/SINGING, SWINGING, PLAYING   Mack
Avenue Records
This
is a band of big time brass, directed by a young Dennis Wilson, son
of Gerald, a brash Basie, which we kind of dig. 

“Blues
On  Mack Avenue” is all Detroit. My Detroit. It drives the Detroit
Jazz Festival. It's an attitude, where in the 24 hour auto factory
fifties, they'd ask the same question, that Jon Hendricks asked: Hey,
You want to get lucky, or, “what ja'll doin down here on Mack
Avenue!”



THE
OSTLER/WELKER JAZZ ALLIANCE     “I
Keep Going Back To Joe's”
SHINING
HOUR  Jazzed Media
Jeff
Ostler is straight fifties divine. This is when Buddy Greco, Chet
Baker, even Johnny Holiday from LA would sing their very hip thing.
Let's not forget the Hi Lo's,  Modernaires,  Four Freshman and Roy
Kral & Jackie Cain./



JOEY
DeFRANCESCO  featuring JOE DOGGS    “All
Or Nothing At All”  “But Not For Me”   FALLING IN
LOVE AGAIN   Concord Jazz 

Here's
the deal you discover last. What seems like an okie pokie, at first,
is New Jersey at it's Hammond B-3, at best, where those special bars
would excite, every Saturday night, where Frankie Valli singers would
crone a funky moon and right across the Delaware, they'd be singing
the same tune. It's Saturday night in Philadelphia,  Hoboken, and the
Chi-lites in Atlantic City, whatever  the mode, it's about the mood. 

Joe
Doggs really brings it, as Jimmy Scott would bring it at the Flame
Show Bar on Saturday night in America. 

This
is a different kind of hockey night. This is Saturday night, where
forays, parlays and entre's can't help it.
Joey
DeFrancesco has assembled the best of Philadelphia jazz with Pat
Martino on guitar and Chicago's Red Holloway, tenor saxophone on“Love
For Sale.”
The
best is the great Joe Doggs., whose high end hipness resembles Jeff
Ostler's and all that nostalgia.
Joe
Doggs is the real Joe Pesci”







Dick Crockett

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