Jazz Junction http://kios.org en Remembering Horace Silver http://kios.org/post/remembering-horace-silver <p>One of the most influential and popular of jazz artists, <strong>Horace Silver</strong>, passed away on June 18 at the age of 85. Born Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver in Norwalk, CT in 1928, his father was an immigrant from the Cape Verde Islands. The creole rhythms from these islands were to have profound impact upon Silver's music and his successful career.&nbsp;<br /> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:45:15 +0000 Rick Erben 49570 at http://kios.org Remembering Horace Silver Jazz CD of the Month: PAT MARTINO TRIO with Randy Gilespie / YOUNG GUNS / High Note 7258 http://kios.org/post/jazz-cd-month-pat-martino-trio-randy-gilespie-young-guns-high-note-7258 <p>In the not too distant past we have had the pleasure of hearing previously unreleased live recordings from artists such as Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery and Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane. Now comes an album from guitarist Pat Martino's personal collection recorded during the waning days of the “chitlin' circuit” at Club 118 in Louisville, KY. The tracks are culled from different appearances at the club during 1968 and 1969 although the program sounds cohesive, as if it were a one night engagement. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:56:06 +0000 Rick Erben 45091 at http://kios.org Jazz CD of the Month: PAT MARTINO TRIO with Randy Gilespie / YOUNG GUNS / High Note 7258 Jazz CD of the Month: Mike Dirubbo / Threshold / Ksanti Records http://kios.org/post/jazz-cd-month-mike-dirubbo-threshold-ksanti-records <p><br />Every now and then you slip a disc into the CD player and immediately become engaged in a thrilling experience.&nbsp;Such is the case with alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo's new album “Threshold”. Firmly ensconced in the post-bop idiom, this smoking quintet session is full of captivating delights for the listener.<br /> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 20:42:44 +0000 Rick Erben 43605 at http://kios.org Jazz CD of the Month: Mike Dirubbo / Threshold / Ksanti Records Jazz CD of the Month: Steve Davis / For Real / Positone Records http://kios.org/post/jazz-cd-month-steve-davis-real-positone-records <p>Here's a release that is going to write it's own review, a session so inspired and intuitively right-there that it all bubbles to the surface propelled by the buoyant trombone sound of Steve Davis. This quintet session is Davis's seventeenth album as leader and a gem among a steady <span class="st">succession</span> of strong recordings.<br /> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 20:15:27 +0000 Rick Erben 42350 at http://kios.org Jazz CD of the Month: Steve Davis / For Real / Positone Records JAZZ JUNCTION TOP TWELVE OF 2013 http://kios.org/post/jazz-junction-top-twelve-2013 <p>Yes, it's that time of year when we take a fond look back at some of the delightful releases of the year and attempt to whittle so many worthy contenders to a dozen, because only ten was just too difficult. Come to think of it, twelve is kind of tough – so here's our baker's dozen at the Jazz Junction:<br /> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 02:35:09 +0000 Rick Erben 39688 at http://kios.org Jazz CD of the Month: BRIAN LYNCH: “UNSUNG HEROES Volume 2” - Hollistic Music Works http://kios.org/post/jazz-cd-month-brian-lynch-unsung-heroes-volume-2-hollistic-music-works <p>The pantheon of jazz trumpet players includes familiar names such as Davis, Gillespie, Brown, Hubbard and Morgan. There are, however, numerous lesser known trumpet players whose music comprises an essential part of jazz history. One of our contemporary trumpet masters, Brian Lynch, embarked upon a project focusing upon some of the unsung heroes – and thus the title for this project, the second volume of which is our album of the month for December.<br /> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:32:26 +0000 Rick Erben 39678 at http://kios.org Jazz CD of the Month: BRIAN LYNCH: “UNSUNG HEROES Volume 2” - Hollistic Music Works Jazz CD of the Month: Corey Christiansen / Lone Prairie / Origin Records http://kios.org/post/jazz-cd-month-corey-christiansen-lone-prairie-origin-records <p>In the last ten years a number of jazz artists have released recordings that attempt to fuse jazz and country music; these efforts have yielded results of varying success.&nbsp; Guitarist <strong>Corey </strong><strong>Christiansen</strong>'s latest effort is without doubt an exception. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:00:57 +0000 Chris Cooke 30858 at http://kios.org Jazz CD of the Month: Corey Christiansen / Lone Prairie / Origin Records Jazz CD of the Month: Christian McBride & Inside Straight / People Music / Mack Ave. http://kios.org/post/jazz-cd-month-christian-mcbride-inside-straight-people-music-mack-ave <p>The new release from bassist and bandleader McBride is a straight-ahead affair with an acoustic group consisting of Steve Wilson on alto sax, Warren Wolf on vibes , Peter Martin on six of the eight tracks on piano with Christian Sands on the others. Carl Allen handles the drum duties on most of the session and Ulysses Owens Jr. filling in on two tracks.<br> Thu, 02 May 2013 03:30:52 +0000 Mike Jacobs 29342 at http://kios.org Jazz CD of the Month: Christian McBride & Inside Straight / People Music / Mack Ave. Jazz CDs of the Month: Giacomo Gates / Miles Tones & Dave Stryker / Blue To The Bone IV http://kios.org/post/jazz-cds-month-giacomo-gates-miles-tones-dave-stryker-blue-bone-iv <p><strong>Giacomo Gates – Miles Tones – Savant SCD 2124</strong><br><br>The music of Miles Davis, so firmly entrenched in the instrumental heart and soul of jazz music, has also been embellished with lyrics in several instances. Vocalist Giacomo Gates' latest release gathers a variety of these selections and serves them with his inimitable stylings and superb musical accompaniment.<br> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 00:39:01 +0000 Rick Erben 27945 at http://kios.org Jazz CDs of the Month: Giacomo Gates / Miles Tones & Dave Stryker / Blue To The Bone IV Jazz Release Of The Month: Miles Davis Quintet/Live In Europe 1969/Columbia/Legacy http://kios.org/post/jazz-release-month-miles-davis-quintetlive-europe-1969columbialegacy <p>The music of Miles Davis was changing dramatically in the late 1960s. Most fans of the legendary trumpeter know that in 1969 he recorded Bitches Brew, the hugely successful dawn of jazz-rock that was one of the best selling jazz records ever released. Lesser known is the working unit that Miles took with him on the road was one of the most artistically daring and visionary bands that Miles ever led. Recordings of that outfit have recently surfaced and have been released on a multi-disc set, Live In Europe 1969, The Complete Bootleg Sessions Vol. 2.</p> Sun, 03 Mar 2013 02:34:55 +0000 Chris Cooke 26587 at http://kios.org Jazz Release Of The Month: Miles Davis Quintet/Live In Europe 1969/Columbia/Legacy