In the unearthed gem category, we dipped into the vault and pulled out Charles Mingus’ “E’s Flat Ah’s Flat Too” off his Blues & Roots album on Atlantic Records. When in College I read his biography, that was certainly a page turner. Mingus knew how to create drama in music and text. The man had one foot in the traditions and one foot that is still not fully dropped into the future of jazz.
In the new discoveries category, this week it is guitarist Leni Stern. The album was released in the Spring of this year; but I just had the privilege of hearing it and certainly wanted to share it with all of you! We featured a cut off her album simply titled 3, the track was “Barambai.” There is something rapturous about Stern’s playing, her use of jazz embellishments and chromatics to chord tones paired with world beats and phrasing is a fascinating listen.
Let’s dig in and thank you again for supporting Modern Jazz Today and all the wonderful artists and radio stations that make this show possible. Keep it tuned, we have more content coming your way very soon!
MJT Episode 130 Playlist July 30 2018.
|MODERN JAZZ TODAY||EPISODE #130||WEEK OF 7-30-2018|
|Artist/Group Name||Song Title||Album||Record Label||Year|
|James Austin, Jr.||Another Star||Songs in the Key of Wonder||JCA Records||2018|
|Russ Miller||Arrival||Arrival||R.M.I. Records||2008|
|Charles Mingus||E's Flat Ah's Flat Too||Blues & Roots||Atlantic Records||1959|
|Robert Hurst||Albert Collins (Bonus Track)||Black Currant Jam||Dot Time Records||2018|
|Paul Bedal||Aura||Mirrors||Bace Records||2018|
|Michael Waldrop||Sheath and Sword||Origin Suite||Origin Records||2018|
|Autorickshaw*||Horn Ok Please||Meter||Tala-Wallah Records||2018|
|Troy Roberts||Jack the Sipper||Nu-Jive Perspective||Inner Circle Records||2018|
|Melbreeze||The Island||Animazonia||Blue Canoe Records||2018|
|Dayramir Gonzalez||Moving Forward||The Grand Concourse||Machat Records||2018|
|Lynne Arriale Trio||Over and Out||Give Us These Days||Challenge Records||2018|
|Joshua Redman||Unanimity||Still Dreaming||Nonesuch Records||2018|
|Monday Orchestra||Both Sides of the Coin||Never Alone||Barnum For Art||2018|
|Peter Lin the Linet||Sweet As Honey||With Respect||Lintet LLC||2018|
|Rick Hirsch's Big Ol' Band||Giddyup!||Pocono Git-Down||Self-Released||2017|
|Tribu||Nite Work||El Matador||Mandala Records||2018|
|Michael Kaeshammer*||Scenic Route||Something New||Linus Entertainment||2018|
|Edu Ribeiro||Brincando Com Theo||Na Calada do Dia||Tratore||2017|
|John Pittman*||Ties that Bind||Kinship||Slammin Media||2018|
|* Indicates Canadian Content|