Friday, July 25, 2008

Summer Radio





Dizzy Gillespie, Dizzy’s Diamonds, “Birk’s Works” [1/5] (4:56)

Lee Morgan, Search for the New Land, “Mr. Kenyatta” [3] (8:43)

Eddie Henderson, et al., Tribute to Lee Morgan, “Speedball” [4] (5:13)

Johnny Griffin, The Big Soul-Band, “Panic Room Blues” [3] (4:33)

“Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” [4] (2:40)

Matthew Shipp, Blue Series Sampler: The Shape of Jazz to Come, “Cohesion” [1] (6:34)

Triptych Myth, The Beautiful, “Frida K, the Beautiful” [2] (5:12)

Jane Ira Bloom, Chasing Paint, “On Seeing JP” [4] (4:54)

Enrico Rava Quartet, The Words and the Days, “Secrets” [2] (10:31)


Russell Malone, Sweet Georgia Peach, “Mugshot” [1] (5:37)

George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, Merryteria, “Second Line Sally” [5] (11:36)

DeeDee Bridgewater, Red Earth, “Mama Don’t Ever Go Away” [4] (5:38)

Miles Davis, Live at Fillmore East (March 7, 1970), “Spanish Key” [2/4] (8:33)

Cannonball Adderley Sextet, In New York, “Planet Earth” [3] (7:59)

Scott Colley, Architect of the Silent Moment, “Window of Time” [9] (8:07)

Carla Bley, The Lost Chords Find Paolo Fresu, “Ad Infinitum” [9] (7:42)

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Join the RJA

A recent missive from Brother Eldridge in our name:

Hi friends,

We want to thank you for helping to make the second Redwood Jazz Alliance
season such a huge success. Each of the artists we hosted raved about your
enthusiasm and sophistication as fans of the music. It means the world to
us to know so many of you share our passion for great music in Humboldt

We have a very exciting line-up coming together for the 2008-2009 season.
Stay tuned for further announcements about that in the coming weeks.

As we said many times throughout the season, we can not put on so many
wonderful concerts and free workshops without tremendous support from our
local business community.

Now as we move into our third season, we need your help too.

Please become a member of the Redwood Jazz Alliance and help us grow and
thrive this season, and in the years to come.

Your annual tax-deductible donation of $40 will make you a member of the
RJA and will help make it possible for our organization to continue as a
staple of the vibrant Humboldt County arts scene.

In addition to the satisfaction that comes in knowing you are responsible
for the exciting performances we put on six times a year, thanks to the
generosity of three of our sponsors we are pleased to offer members the
following gifts:

· a 20% discount on used CDs at the Metro throughout the season
· a 10% discount on jazz CDs at the Works (both locations) throughout the
· 20% off of one purchase at Northtown Books

There are two ways you can become a member of the Redwood Jazz Alliance:

Make your donation online by going to


Send a check to:
Redwood Jazz Alliance
P.O. Box 4443
Arcata, CA 95521

With a membership in the Redwood Jazz Alliance, you become part of a
growing community that provides a home for world-class jazz in Humboldt

We hope you'll join us!

All the best,

The Redwood Jazz Alliance

We Live!

Bright Moments with the Redwood Jazz Alliance | 11 July 2008

July Birthdays:

Tomasz Stanko (b. 7/11/1942), “Svantetic.” Litania: Music of Krysztof Komeda (ECM, 1997)

Bill Carrothers (b. 7/13/1964), “It’s a Long, Long Way to Tipperary.” Armistice 1918 (Sketch, 2004)

Ahmad Jamal (b. 7/2/1930), “Flight.” The Essence, Part 1 (Verve, 1995)

Arthur Blythe (b. 7/5/1940), “Dance Benita Dance.” Hipmotism (Enja, 1991)

Weather Report, “Eurydice” (Joe Zawinul, b. 7/7/1932) Weather Report (Columbia, 1971)

Joe Harriott (b. 7/15/1928), “Formation.” Free Form (Jazzland, 1961, reissued ReDial, 1998)

Vince Guaraldi (b. 7/17/1928), “Joe Cool.” Charlie Brown’s Holiday Hits (Fantasy, 1998)

Steve Lacy & Mal Waldron (Lacy b. 7/23/1934), “House Party Starting.” Hot House (BMG/Novus, 1991)

Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band, “Rubylou’s Lullaby” (Blade, b. 7/25/1970). Season of Changes (Verve, 2008)

Edward Simon (b. 7/27/1969), “The Messenger.” Unicity (CamJazz, 2006)

Joel Harrison (b. 7/27/1954), “Here Comes the Sun.” Harrison on Harrison (HighNote, 2005) [w/Dave Liebman, soprano; Uri Caine, piano; Stephen Crump, bass; Dan Weiss, drums]

Joe Lovano & Hank Jones, “Lullaby” (b. 7/31/1918, Vicksburg MS). Kids: Live at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Blue Note, 2007)

Kenny Burrell (b. 7/31/1931), “Cheeta.” The Best of Kenny Burrell: The Blue Note Years (Blue Note, 1995) [originally released on Kenny Burrell, Vol. Two (Blue Note, 1956)]

And some great new releases:

Jenny Scheinman, “Born Into This.” Crossing the Field (Koch, 2008)

Guillermo Klein & Los Guachos, “Luz de Liz (Filtros).” Filtros (Sunnyside, 2008)

Rahsaan Roland Kirk, “Bright Moments.” Bright Moments (Atlantic, 1974)