Showing posts from October, 2012

The Line-Up for 10-26-2012

Today has been a rather odd day. It's been a rather odd week. It's best not to go into it. You know what takes my mind off the oddity that is this week? Good music. Anat Cohen - Anat's Dance This song is a reminder to me to revisit Claroscuro later while I'm in this year-end analysis period. Cohen's album may be my surprise of the year. Karriem Riggins - Summer Maddness S.A. Takuya Kuroda Sextet - Jafro Just got this album, Six Aces , in today. I haven't even heard it yet. We're learning about this together. However, Kuroda has come up and fast. Dude has become quite a fascinating trumpeter. Miles Okazaki - Dozens I felt like coming back to Miles Okazaki this week. Just a whim. Karriem Riggins - daoooh!! Brad Mehldau Trio - Holland This song just makes me particularly happy. Jason Moran - Gangsterism Over 10 Years I'm trying to get into Moran's show in Austin at the Paramount on Thursday night , and you should, too. Christian Scott - Van Gog

The Line-Up for 10-19-2012

I'm in this rather weird period where I have to focus on earlier releases from the year but I still feel compelled to bring you straight newness. I tried to do a good mix of both this week. Linda Oh - Deeper Than Happy I revisited Initial Here earlier this week and fell for this album all over again. THEESatisfaction - Juiced Philip Dizack - Grow There were moments on Dizack's End of an Era that reminded me a little of Christian Scott. Not necessarily in this song, which is great in its own right, but I knew I had to make a set with the both of them at some point. Christian Scott - The Red Rooster In this Season of Lists, I know I'm going to return to Christian aTunde Adjuah . I'm considering this that moment where I do that. Menahan Street Band - The Crossing This song has been kicking around for quite some time now and I wasn't expecting a song that I loved so much when I first heard it to be even better on the album. The Crossing is great and you should

The Line-Up for 10-12-2012

I like the looks of this weekend like I like the look of this show. Eric Reed - Ask Me Now I felt I had to do something for Monk's birthday, so this seemed right for the 1 spot. Tycho - A Walk Roy Assaf - Eternal Child I've been emailing this dude about his latest album for some time now, and I finally got around to listening to his work a little. For all the labor involved here, I think we're both relieved he's finally getting his just due on a Line-Up. Donny McCaslin - Stadium Jazz Casting for Gravity is going to keep getting play for a while. The Gaslamp Killer - Seven Years of Bad Luck for Fun Zongo Junction - Oh Why? I knew I wanted to play Antibalas for this week's show, so this seemed like the perfect way to make a little Afrobeat set out of it. Antibalas - Dirty Money I'm looking forward to these guys playing the Pearl on Sunday. Flying Lotus - The Nightcaller Brad Mehldau Trio - Airegin You know when a standard is particularly infectious and

The Line-Up for 10-5-2012

I've had a lot on my mind this week, so I was wondering if I had it in my to put together a good show. However, in times of distractions, I do what comes naturally and let the music do the work for me. Fortunately, I've been listening to some pretty great stuff lately. Tia Fuller - Cherokee Saxophonist Tia Fuller has a new album out, Angelic Warrior , that I just haven't gotten around to listening to yet, but I should, and so should you. Karreim Riggins - daoooh! Pat Metheny Unity Band - Breakdealer I missed the Unity Band playing in Austin last night. I'm a little sad about this. ERIMAJ - Black Super Hero Theme Song As I said before, I've had a lot of personal things going on lately and I felt like I needed to rise above, like a black super hero. Fortunately, this song has been readily on hand in times of need. Karriem Riggins - Moogy Foog It Anat Cohen - All Brothers Anat Cohen's Claroscuro was the biggest surprise album I've heard all week. It'