The 2014 fall taping schedule was surreal. We worked with so many classy bands and we cannot wait to put the music out there for you to hear and see. Be on the lookout for Season 3 as it is coming to WBGU-TV in February. Check local listings for exact schedule.
Lots of great music filled the air this past weekend at the Detroit Jazz Festival. I got to hear Terence Blanchard and Sonny Rollins in back-to-back shows opening night and, on Sunday, Gerald Cleaver’s Uncle June; a dynamic group co-led by Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas; Fred Hersch’s trio — and BGSU’s vocal jazz group, which sang to a large and enthusiastic noontime crowd.
My aim is to harness the festival’s musical energy — and knowledge gained from the JazzWeek Summit immediately preceding — to power this week’s editions of Jazz Unlimited, 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Our latest chart is inside.
Thanks for listening.
Jazz Top 10
John Abercrombie Quartet (Within A Song)
Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet (Hustlin For A Gig)
Jessica Williams (Songs of Earth)
Jae Sinnett (Still Standing)
David Bixler (The Nearest Exit May Be Inside Your Head)
Carol Robbins (Moraga)
Michael Pedicin (Live @ the Loft)
Michael Gibbs/NDR Big Band (Back In The Days)
Milton Suggs (Lyrical Vol 1)
Grant Geissman (Bop! Bang! Boom!)
…the next 10
Sara Gazarek (Blossom & Bee)
Tom Harrell (Number Five)
Bobby Sanabria (Multiverse)
Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson (Beautiful Friendship)
Francois Houle 5+1 (Genera)
Henry Threadgill Zooid (Tomorrow Sunny/The Revelry, Spp)
Connie Evingson (Sweet Happy Life)
Richard Sussman (Continuum)
Christian Scott (Christian aTunde Adjuah)
Hot Club of Detroit (Junction)