On the Wednesday, January 2, 2019 installment of Jazz In The Night Wednesday (Weekly, Midnight to 2 AM PT...you figure which day), we dig into some of the new releases in the library including the latest from ; preview upcoming concert performances by ; celebrate birthdays and On This Day In Jazz Milestones from ... and MORE! LISTEN LIVE or Replay Jazz In The Night Wednesday any day of the week from the Jazz 88.3 Speakeasy!
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0:01 AM Arthur Prysock “When I Fall In Love” — Compact Jazz: Arthur Prysock
BIRTHDAY Wednesday, January 2 - Arthur Prysock [Vocals-Lead] 01/02/1929 100 Spartanburg, SC 1997
“His deep baritone voice is said to rival Billy Eckstine, and many consider him one of the best jazz singers of the mid-twentieth century.” [Prysock, Arthur (1924–1997), BlackPast.org]
BREAK (After Tune 1): Hour 1 Intro, Blog Post and Social Media Promo
0:09 AM Denise Donatelli “Big Noise, New York” — Find a Heart
0:15 AM Kenny Barron Quintet “Blue Waters” — Concentric Circles
TOP OF 2018 - 8. Kenny Barron - Concentric Circles (Blue Note) - Not all heroes wear genre-blending capes. Pianist Kenny Barron has devoted much of the last half-century to an elegant refinement of bebop, and Concentric Circles is among his finest statements: a collection of mostly original tunes that stretch out from a firm, swinging baseline. It finds Barron in unassuming mentor mode, leading a terrific younger band with Mike Rodriguez on trumpet and Dayna Stephens on tenor saxophone.
"Consider the range of expression below, and you'll find that many jazz artists feel the same way — and are doing something about it. What a time to be listening." - Nate Chinen's Favorite Albums Of 2018, NPR NOTE: Author of "Playing Changes" a great Jazz book in 2018.
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Wednesday, January 2 - Blues Jam - Guest Jammer: Benji “The Hit Man” Davis!
0:24 AM Robin Henkel “Nadine” — Blues 90
BOTTOM OF THE HOUR ID: Peter Sprague - In Concert This Week!
0:28 AM Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band “Answer” — Presence
TOP OF 2018 “Orrin's sense of sound is beautiful – bold, rich, and visionary – while also still allowing plenty of room for the individual players to really do their thing – as the long tracks here are awash in great solos that have as much power on their own as the ensemble.” [Orrin Evans & The Captain Black Big Band, Dusty Groove @DustyGroove]
BREAK: San Diego Jazz and Blues Calendar Highlights for Wednesday, January 2 through Tuesday, January 8
0:46 AM Peter Sprague “Trippin'” — Blurring The Edges
BREAK (Before Last Tune of Hour): Coming Up In Hour 2, Blog and Social Media Promo
0:55 AM Herbie Nichols “Sunday Stroll” — The Art of Herbie Nichols
BIRTHDAY Thursday, January 3 - Herbie Nichols [Piano] 01/03/1919 100 Pianist New York City 1963
“Nichols was born January 3, 1919, in New York and began playing piano at age nine, later studying at C.C.N.Y. After serving in World War II, Nichols played with a number of different groups and was in on the ground floor of the bebop scene.”
“He signed with Blue Note and recorded three brilliant piano trio albums from 1955-1956, adding another one for Bethlehem in late 1957. Nichols languished in obscurity after those sessions, though; sadly, just when he was beginning to find a following among several of the new thing's adventurous, up-and-coming stars, he was stricken with leukemia and died on April 12, 1963.” [ARTISTS - HERBIE NICHOLS, Blue Note Records]
1:01 AM Trombone Shorty “Neph” — Backatown
BIRTHDAY Wednesday, January 2 - Trombone Shorty [Trombone] 01/02/1986 100 New Orleans, LA
“Trombone Shorty is the best-known moniker for Troy Andrews. He was born into a well-known New Orleans musical family in 1986. His grandfather, Jessie Hill, was a locally popular R&B recording artist. His older brother, James "12" Andrews, was a successful jazz trumpeter who was also an early mentor. Andrews began playing music at a very early age and was playing professionally at the age of five. He mastered trombone, trumpet, and drums, eventually choosing the trombone as his principal instrument and thus picking up his nickname. So advanced was he that, at the age of eight, a club in the city’s Tremé district, where he was born and raised, was named Trombone Shorts in his honor.” [Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Artist Biography by Thom Jurek]
“Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews hosted an afternoon of music and holiday cheer that provided toys for area children during the annual "Toys From Troy" Holiday Celebration sponsored by Andrews and held at Warren Easton Charter High School on Friday, December 21, 2018. “ [Trombone Shorty Toy Giveaway at Warren Easton: photos, NOLA.com]
BREAK (After Tune 1): Hour 2 Intro, Hour 1 Final Tune, Blog Post and Social Media Promo
1:08 AM Christopher Hollyday “Autumn in New York” — Telepathy
Jazz 88 Top 10 Albums of 2018: #4 Christopher Hollyday "Telepathy": "Saxophonist, with San Diego's finest rounding out his quintet, with interesting takes on familiar material. First release by Chris in many years, and a very welcome addition to our library."
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1:24 AM Billie Holiday “Day In Day Out” — Songs For Distingu‚ Lovers
ON THIS DAY Monday, January 7 - "Day In, Day Out" was recorded for Verve records in 1957 by the great Billie Holiday.
“Songs for Distingué Lovers forms part of the last series of extensive small-group recordings that Lady Day would make in the studio. Although her voice was largely shot at this point, she puts so much feeling into the lyrics that it's easy to overlook her dark sound. The band is a major asset, and made up of all-stars: trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison, tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, pianist Jimmie Rowles, guitarist Barney Kessel, bassist Red Mitchell, and Alvin Stoller or Larry Bunker on drums.” [Billie Holiday - Songs for Distingué Lovers, AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow]
"Day In, Day Out" is a popular song with music by Rube Bloom and lyrics by Johnny Mercer and published in 1939. According to Alec Wilder the song, 56 measures long, has a wonderful, soaring melodic line, free from pretentiousness, but full of passion and intensity which is superbly supported by the lyrics. Although the catch phrase "day in—day out" sounds like a dull routine, Mercer uses exotic images to contrast with the boring sound of the phrase” [Day In, Day Out (1939 song), Wikipedia]
BOTTOM OF THE HOUR ID: Luther Hughes - Jazz Live San Diego Performer in 2018!
1:31 AM Brad Mehldau Trio “De-Dah” — Seymour Reads The Constitution!
BREAK: Jazz and Blues Birthdays and On This Day Milestones, January 2 through January 8
1:44 AM Richie Cole “Jive Samba” — Cannonball
ON THIS DAY Wednesday, January 2 - Trumpeter/Cornetist Nat Adderley, died on this day in 2000, in Lakeland, Florida. He was 68.
“Following his brother's death, Nat Adderley continued to record and tour with his own quintet. One of his best known recordings from later in his career was the 1990 album "The Old Country" (Enja). He joined the faculty of Florida Southern College in 1996 as an artist in residence and toured with singer Luther Vandross.” [Jazz Great Nat Adderley Dies, Washington Post]
Jazz 88 Top 10 Albums of 2018: #9 Richie Cole "Cannonball": "Alto madman paying tribute to his fellow altoist, Cannonball Adderley, leading a sextet with outstanding versions of tunes written/made famous by Cannonball."
BREAK (Before Last Tune of Show): Blog and Social Media Promo, Jazz 88.3 Speakeasy Replay
1:52 AM Joey Alexander “Faithful” — Eclipse
Jazz 88 Top 10 Albums of 2018: #1 Joey Alexander "Eclipse": "15 year old pianist, with another outstanding release, featuring many of his originals, and spent many weeks at #1 on the Jazzweek chart."
(Artists In Bold Featured In Tonight's Show)
Blues Jam - Guest Jammer: Benji “The Hit Man” Davis! The Blues Jam is in full-swing and happens every Wednesday night at Proud Mary's (located at the Ramada Inn: 5500 Kearny Mesa Road, 92111) from 6:30-9:30pm.
Jazz 6:00 PM - Gilbert Castellanos Presents The Young Lions Series at Panama 66 — Panama 66 @ SDMA
Jazz 8:15 PM - The Wednesday Jazz Jam Presented by Gilbert Castellanos — Panama 66 @ SDMA - DEETS>Jazz88.org/calendar
Thursday, January 3
Friday, January 4
Saturday, January 5
Jazz / Funk / Soul 8:00 PM - Steph Johnson, Rob Thorsen and Friends — Westgate Hotel DEETS>Jazz88.org/calendar
"Mamma Mia"! - You'll want to mark your calendars because he production of "Mamma Mia"at Welk Resorts Theatre in Escondido is officially in full-swing, now through February 24, 2019. Matinee Performances | Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm. Evening Performance | Saturday at 8:00pm. Beginning November we will add a Thursday Matinee at 1pm and Thursday evening at 7pm.
Sunday, January 6
Monday, January 7
Tuesday, January 8
Jazz Live- Denise Donatelli - Jazz Live will welcome the debut of Grammy-nominated vocalist, Denise Donatelli. Join us on Tuesday, January 15th for this momentous concert.
San Diego Symphony Fall-Winter Season! Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support the San Diego Symphony's 2018-2019 Fall-Winter Season! The season continues with Generation Next: Hearing the Future of Jazz, Saturday, January 26th (8PM).
Camarada: Tango X's 3 - Jazz 88.3 is proud to support Camarada's 2018--2019 season! The season continues with "Tango X's 3", Friday, February 22 (6:30PM) at the Museum of Photographic Arts, in the heart of Balboa Park.
Handlery Hotel Friday Jazz Happy Hour- Mark your calendars for every Friday Jazz Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel in the 950 Lounge! San Diego's world-renowned Jazz Flutist and Presenter Holly Hofmann brings in world class musicians every Friday from 5:30-7:30PM. There's NO COVER CHARGE and parking is not only FREE, but it's bountiful! You can also enjoy a full bar and happy hour menu prices while you're there! What better way to kick off your weekend?!
11th - Lori Bell with Josh Nelson and Rob Thorsen
18th- Pianist Adam Wolf with Rob Thorsen and Richard Sellers
25th- Danny Green with Tripp Sprague
More where this comes from DAILY at Jazz88.org. BOLD FEATURED ON THIS WEEK'S SHOW
Wednesday, January 2
TromboneShorty[Trombone]01/02/1986100New Orleans, LA
Trumpeter/Cornetist Nat Adderley, died on this day in 2000, in Lakeland, Florida. He was 68.
Thursday, January 3
HerbieNichols[Piano]01/03/1919100PianistNew York City1963
Gene Ammons' All-Stars record "The Big Sound" and "Groove Blues" in 1958 for Prestige Records.
Friday, January 4
AlexCline[Drums and Percussion]01/04/1956100Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, January 5
ChuckFlores[Drums and Percussion]01/05/1935100DrummerOrange County, CA2016
Ella Fitzgerald records the George and Ira Gershwin songbook for Verve records back in 1959.
Sunday, January 6
BarryAltschul[Drums and Percussion]01/06/1943100DrummerNew York City
In 1939 Blue Note Records cuts its first L-P. It was Pianist Meade Lux Lewis performing "Solitude"
Monday, January 7
KennyDavern[Clarinet]01/07/1935100in Huntington, NY2006
"Day In, Day Out" was recorded for Verve records in 1957 by the great Billie Holiday.
Tuesday, January 8
DaveWeckl[Drums and Percussion]01/08/1960100St Louis, MO
BillGoodwin[Drums and Percussion]01/08/1942100Los Angeles, CA
Harry James records with his music makers in 1941 for the Columbia label.