#On the Wednesday, March 4 2020 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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0:00 AM Bobby Shew “Night and Day” — Heavyweights
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bobby Shew! Wednesday, March 4 - Bobby Shew 03/04/1941 Trumpeter Albuquerque, NM
“Musical passion came early for Bobby. By his early teens, he was gigging steadily with New Mexico dance bands. He honed his chops in the famed NORAD multi-service band. Other big-band gigs followed, including one with jazz drumming giant Buddy Rich.”
“We’d just backed Barbra Streisand for four weeks at the new International Hilton,” Bobby remembers. “Then Elvis came in. They’d made big-band arrangements of all his tunes, but the horns scared the hell out Elvis!”[Bobby Shew - Model Trumpeter, Yahama]
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0:14 AM Ernestine Anderson “Poor Butterfly” — Never Make Your Move Too Soon
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0:23 AM George Garzone/Jeff Rupert “Lester Left Town” — The Ripple
NEW RELEASE “Saxophonist Jeff Rupert has performed and recorded with the likes of Diane Schuur, Mel Tormé, Kevin Mahogany, Ernestine Anderson, and Benny Carter’s Grammy winning Harlem Renaissance album. Rupert toured for fifteen years with Sam Rivers and recorded four albums in that time. He also toured and recorded with Maynard Ferguson for a number of years.”
“Jeff Rupert and George Garzone show reverence for Young’s impact, flirting with the surreal while trying to play pretty, swing, and tell a little story.”
“THE RIPPLE in this instance refers to the far-reaching effect of Lester Young’s voice in music.” [CD review: Jeff Rupert – The Ripple 2020, Jazz Blues News]
BOTTOM OF THE HOUR ID: Glenn Cashman - From Central New York, where I was this weekend...and He Said Hi!
0:29 AM John DiMartino “Daydream” — Passion Flower: The Music Of Billy Strayhorn
NEW RELEASE “...pianist-arranger John Di Martino has performed two more miracles: reducing Strayhorn’s sound world to a quartet and rewriting many of his compositions in a way that is original and innovative while still paying tribute to Billy’s original tunes.”
“I am literally in awe of Alexander’s ability to take even the simplest material—and Daydream is one of Strayhorn’s less complex creations—and turn it into a great and interesting piece of music.” [Di Martino’s Tribute to Billy Strayhorn, Lynn René Bayley, Art Music Lounge]
0:36 AM Allison Adams Tucker “Aguas de Marco” — WANDERlust
BREAK: San Diego Jazz and Blues Calendar Highlights for Wednesday, March 4 through Tuesday, March 10
0:48 AM Chuck Redd “Three in One” — All This And Heaven Too
IN CONCERT - Sunday, March 8 - East Coast vibesman Chuck Redd [Wikipedia] with Mike Wofford, Rob Thorsen and Jim Plank - The Sunday Sessions at the Handlery Hotel San Diego - Mark your calendars for every Sunday 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 Sunday from 4:30-6:30PM.
0:55 AM Ken Fowser “Three For Leathers” — Morning Light
NEW RELEASE “Saxophonist Ken Fowser’s Morning Light is insight fully straight forward, refreshingly melodic and full of bright moments for the ears of jazz fans everywhere”
“Saxophonist Ken Fowser reflects upon the ephemeral aspects of nature to uncover a series of inspirations hidden in the broken fragments of our cultural existence” [Nouveau Flux Music]
1:00 AM Ricky Ford “Indeoendence Blues (Rickey Ford)” — Ebony Rhapsody
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Wednesday, March 4 - Ricky Ford 03/04/1954 Saxophonist Boston, MA
“Born on March 4th, 1954, he was trained at the New England Conservatory of Music as soon as 1968. His teachers were Gunther Schuller, Ran Blake, Jaki Byard, George Russell, Joe Allard et Joseph Maneri before Mercer Ellington invited him to join the Duke Ellington Orchestra just a few months after the passing of Duke Ellington and Paul Gonsalves. Then, he went on to work with Charles Mingus (1976-1977), Dannie Richmond (1978-1981), Lionel Hampton (1980-1982)”
“As a leader, Ricky Ford has recorded 21 albums and authored a vast repertoire of originals. The musician has proved to have sharp knowledge and is continually looking for new forms of expression. Ford is also a unique arranger and conductor.” [Ricky Ford - Five or Six Shades of Jazz, Jazz Hot]
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1:10 AM Joey Alexander “Warna” — Warna
NEW RELEASE “This album will get plenty of hype; Alexander’s age and seemingly instant cred guarantee nothing less. I was pleasantly surprised, though, by the richness in restraint and the intuitive mastery of space and silence—from everyone.” [Joey Alexander: Warna (Verve), Andrew Hamlin, Jazz Times]
BREAK: Follow Your Dreams at San Diego Continuing Education SDCE.edu
1:21 AM George Coleman “Blues For B.B.” — A Master Speaks
BIRTHDAY - Sunday, March 8 - George Coleman 03/08/1935 Saxophonist Memphis, TN
George Coleman, NEA Jazz Master: “The spectrum of George Coleman’s musical career extends from playing blues in the Beale Street clubs of Memphis on one end to blowing modern jazz on the New York stages on the other. His deeply soulful tone continues to provide memorable support to the numerous jazz greats he works with and is woven tightly into the fabric of his own compositions.”
BOTTOM OF THE HOUR ID: Tierney Sutton- KSDS Presents The All-Time Top Listener-Favorite Female Vocalists - Feature During Women’s History Month!
1:28 AM Kenny Barron/Dave Holland Trio “Without Deception” — Without Deception
1:34 AM Billy Childs “The Loneliest Monk” — The Child Within
BREAK: Jazz and Blues Birthdays and On This Day Milestones, March 4 through March 10
1:44 AM Cannonball Adderley “If I Love Again” — Cannonball's Sharpshooters
ON THIS DAY Cannonball Adderley records "Our Delight", "Jubilation", “What’s New" and "Straight, No Chaser"
“With quintessential small group players in the rhythm section, the Adderleys really have the best band anyone could hope for in a soul-jazz context, but also for hard bop. Tracks like Tadd Dameron's "Our Delight," the fast "Stay on It," and the standard "If I Love Again" are all superlative examples of rough-and-ready post-Charlie Parker music, especially the latter song where the horns delve into some fascinating interplay.” [Cannonball’s Sharpshooters, AllMusic Review by Michael G. Nastos]
1:50 AM Idle Hands “Over The Fence” — Solid Moments
NEW RELEASE “The album’s musical program is comprised of a series of succinct performances that are deliberately intended to provide listeners with an accurate practical auditory insight and representation of the straight forward musical aesthetics and operational ethos of Posi-Tone Records. Jazz fans everywhere can relax and enjoy the beautiful sounds emanating from these “Idle Hands” as they work cooperatively to provide us with more “Solid Moments“ towards a delightful today and a brighter tomorrow.” [Solid Moments, Art Hirahara]
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Women's History Month 2020 - March is Women's History Month and KSDS-FM is celebrating by shining the spotlight on listener's favorite female vocalists. Listen every weekday throughout the month to hear daily musical features with some of the greatest singers in Jazz history, counting down to your number one favorite. For details about each singer go to the KSDS Blog to learn more.
Thursday, March 5
Sinatra at the Sands Fundraising Concert - Thursday, March 5th (7:30PM) is your chance to relive one of the most celebrated concerts ever to be recorded. Sinatra at the Sands. Esteemed Drummer and Conductor Michael Berkowitz will be leading the KSDS Jazz Orchestra for a night you will not forget as he and the band will be playing the original arrangements from this famous engagement. Singer, Ned Rifken, one of the foremost Sinatra-styled vocalists, is billed as the “Ambassador of Swing” and he will transport you back in time with his interpretations of these Sinatra-Basie classics.
Orchestra Concert - 9:45 AM - Ferdinand the Bull Concert — Balboa Theatre DEETS>Jazz88.org/calendar
Friday, March 6
Saturday, March 7
Sunday, March 8
East Coast vibesman Chuck Redd with Mike Wofford, Rob Thorsen and Jim Plank - The Sunday Sessions at the Handlery Hotel San Diego - Mark your calendars for every Sunday 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 Sunday from 4:30-6:30PM.
Jazz Gospel - 5:00 PM - Earl Vaults & New Vision of Praise — Christian Fellowship Congregational Church UCC DEETS>Jazz88.org/calendar
Monday, March 9
Tuesday, March 10
Jazz Live- Vocalist Staci Griesbach with Tamir Hendelmen - Jazz Live will be celebrating Women's History Month with vocalist Staci Griesbach as she presents "My Patsy Cline Songbook" featuring contemporary jazz arrangements of country music icon Patsy Cline’s biggest hits including "Crazy," "I Fall to Pieces" and her first national hit "Walkin’ After Midnight," in which ROLLING STONE called Griesbach’s single “a gorgeous jazz interpretation.” Sprinkled with nods to the Great American Songbook, Griesbach's performance draws audiences in with charm and charisma presenting these recognizable classics that defy genre. Accompanying Staci will be pianist Tamir Hendelmen and his trio. You need to be a valid Jazz 88 member to go to this concert. You can make your reservations in the Speakeasy. If you are going please pick up your tickets no later than 7:30pm as they will be released to the public after that time. Any questions about membership can be answered by the membership team or you can call 619-388-3037. As always, thanks to Big Front Door Sandwich Shop, located in University Heights (Park Blvd.) for all of our Jazz Live artists. If you are going remember that good ole' parking pass!
Jazz - 9:30 PM - Charlie Arbelaez Presents - The Jazz and Cocktail Party — Seven Grand DEETS>Jazz88.org/calendar
San Diego Latino Film Festival 2020 - The San Diego Latino Film Festival returns to AMC Fashion Valley for its 27th edition March 12-22nd. This celebration of Latino culture includes premieres of award winnings films featuring Gael García Bernal, Ricardo Darín, and Diego Maradona, celebrities, live music, parties, and the Sabor Latino Food Beer and Wine Festival. Discover the world through a Latino lens! Buy your passes today at sdlatinofilm.com or call 619-230-1938.
Jazz @ the Jacobs, 2019-2020 - Jazz 88.3 has once again partnered with the San Diego Symphony for their highly-anticipated 2019-2020 Jazz @ the Jacobs concert series! The series continues with Fandango at the Wall: Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Lating Jazz Orchestra, Saturday, March 14th (8PM) at Copley Symphony Hall. Continuing the tradition of cross-cultural exploration pioneered by his famous bandleader father (the late “Chico” O’Farrill), modern Afro-Cuban jazz master Arturo O’Farrill is on a mission to strengthen the bridge of musical solidarity spanning across Cuba, the U.S. and his native Mexico. Come early for a pre-concert performance presented onstage at 7pm by students from the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center - The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center is presenting "Fred Hersch: A Solo Piano Concert in Memory of Loraine Stern," Monday, April 13th at 7:30PM at the David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre. A select member of jazz’s piano pantheon, Fred Hersch is a pervasively influential creative force who has shaped the music’s course over more than three decades. A solo performance by Hersch is an elegant, pensive and playful invitation to explore the possibilities of both the instrument and the song. Tickets can be purchased here.
Camarada 2019-2020 Season - Jazz 88.3 has partnered again with Camarada for their 2019-2020 season! The season continues with Gold Rush, April 16 (6:30PM). It's REMIXX @ Bread & Salt in the heart of Barrio Logan (1955 Julian Ave). Be ready to be suprised and delighted – pure gold vibes: Music that is classical to country and a dash of disco, flute, trumpet, violin, bass, guitar, drums. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
Mission Bay Preservationists- JFG 2020 Concert Series - The Mission Bay Preservationists, from Mission Bay High School, are known as one of the finest traditional youth jazz bands in the country and have played prestigious gigs like Preservation Hall, WWOZ Radio, The Old U.S. Mint Performance Hall in New Orleans, The House of Blues and here at the KSDS, Jazz 88.3 studios. Beginning in February they are resuming their The Japanese Friendship Concert Series which will take place at Balboa Park's Japanese Friendship Garden and is held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month February-April (1st and 3rd Thursday in May). All monies raised will go towards supporting the music progam at Mission Bay High School. Click here to support them!
Sunday Sessions at the Handlery Hotel San Diego - Mark your calendars for every Sunday 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 Sunday from 4:30-6:30PM. There's NO COVER CHARGE and parking is not only FREE, but it's bountiful! You can also enjoy a full bar in a warm listening environment while you're there! What better way to cap-off your weekend?!
More where this comes from DAILY at Jazz88.or
g. BOLD FEATURED ON THIS WEEK'S SHOW
Wednesday, March 4
Ricky Ford 03/04/1954 Saxophonist Boston, MA
Bobby Shew 03/04/1941 Trumpeter Albuquerque, NM
Cannonball Adderley records "Our Delight", "Jubilation", “What’s New" and "Straight, No Chaser"
Thursday, March 5
Lou Levy 03/05/1928 Pianist Chicago, IL 2001
Carol Sloane [Vocals-Lead] 03/05/1937 Providence, RI
Gene Ammons along with Sonny Stitt recorded "Blues Up and Down", "You Can Depend On Me" and "Bye Bye" for Prestige in 1950.
Friday, March 6
Wes Montgomery 03/06/1923 Guitarist Indianapolis, IN 1968
Dom Minasi [Guitar] 03/06/1943 New York, NY
Harry James records "Two O'clock Jump" for Brunswick in 1939.
Saturday, March 7
John Heard 03/07/1945 Bassist Washington, DC
Jean-Claude Naude 03/07/1933 Trumpeter Amiens, France 2008
John Coltrane records "Lyresto", "Why Was I Born", "Freight Trane", "I Never Knew" and "Big Paul" for Prestige Records in 1958.
Sunday, March 8
George Coleman 03/08/1935 Saxophonist Memphis, TN
Billy Childs [Composer] [Piano] 03/08/1957 Los Angeles, CA
From Johnny Hodges' album "Everybody Knows Johnny Hodges," he recorded "Stompy Jones," "Mood Indigo," "Good Queen Bess," "Little Brother," "Jeep Blues," "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me," "Ruint," and "Sassy Cue" in 1965 for Impulse.
Monday, March 9
Ornette Coleman [Alto Saxophone] 03/09/1930 Fort Worth, TX 2015
Keely Smith 03/09/1932 Vocalist Norfolk, VA
Louis Armstrong records "Just a Gigolo" and "Shine"in 1931 for Okeh Records.
Tuesday, March 10
Bix Beiderbecke 03/10/1903 Cornetist/Composer Davenport, IA 1931
David Friedman 03/10/1944 Vibist NYC, NY
Organist Shirley Scott died on this day in 2002, from complications from taking the Phen-Fen.