Entries by Jazz and Blues Director

KZSC JAZZ – First of December

The new year is fast approaching! I can’t believe that it’s already December. Here’s the adds and charts for this week at KZSC: CHARTS: 1    ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT    Black Radio 2    Blue Note 2    AHMAD JAMAL    Saturday Morning    JazzVillage 3    DERRICK HODGE    Live Today    Blue Note 4    GEORGE COLLIGAN    The Endless Mysteries    Origin 5    LISA […]

Mid-November New Jazz Releases

What’s happenin’ in jazz?  Here it is: Top New Jazz Releases: 1    BEATA PATER    Golden Lady    Self-Released 2    ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT    Black Radio 2    Blue Note 3    BILL MAYS AND THE INVENTIONS TRIO    Life’s A Movie    Chiaroscuro 4    DAVID SILLS    Blue’s The New Green    Gut String 5    HARRIS EISENSTADT    Golden State    Songlines 6    JOSHUA SHNEIDER   […]

New Jazz for September

Our jazz department at The Great 88 has received some great new music, especially the latest release from Derrick Hodge. Here’s what’s happening in early September: DERRICK HODGE Live Today (Blue Note) APERTURISTIC TRIO Truth And Actuality (Inner Circle) CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO Out Here (Mack Avenue) CHICK COREA The Vigil (Concord Music Group) JAMES ZOLLAR It’s All Good People (JZAZ) […]

Hristo Vitchev Interview

In my interview with Bulgarian-raised guitarist Hristo Vitchev, he largely spoke of the ‘Impressionistic” ideas behind his unique style of music. A composer of 6 albums since 2009, his sound is expressed much like a painter expresses what he sees in a painting; a symbiotic playing with his quartet that sonically paints a picture in […]