The Greyboy Allstars are reuniting for two shows this summer. The band will be headlining two jazz festivals: Berkfest in Great Barrington, Massachusetts on August 17th and Jazz Aspen in Colorado on August 29th. . . The new release by Sex Mob is complete. Dime Grind Palace will be out on August 19 on Ropeadope. . . Sweet Jones is the title of the new 9 Lazy 9 CD and LP, which looks like it will hit the U.S. on July 15 on Ninja Tune.
Have you heard the new Soulive live recording? It is smokin’! I loved the Next CD, which sounded like it was recorded live in the studio. The cuts I’ve heard from the live recording further show their ability to generate excitement. The buildups on the solos, as well as the overall musicianship, make this the CD to buy if you’ve never sampled the band before.
I’ve written reviews of the latest releases by two of modern jazz’s best known saxophonists. Kenny Garrett has recorded ten albums in the last 11 years. Where is he at today? Check out my review of his new Standard of Language. David Sanborn hasn’t released a solo recording in over four years. His new timeagain may not be what you expect. Read my review to see if it was worth the wait.
This morning, XM’s The Move was playing something familiar yet different. Nick Holder remixed Pat Metheny’s “Slip Away” classic into a danceable, electronica version called “Summer Daze”. The original single is out of print, but you can still get listen to the music without importing it. A version of it on a compilation set called NRK Singles Collection 4. You can order this through Amazon.com. Purchasing it through that link will benefit TomorrowJazz.com (the site receives a small credit for items sold).
Pat Metheny’s solo baritone guitar CD, One Quiet Night, has been pushed back a couple of weeks. Though still listed almost everywhere as coming out on Tuesday, the street date is now May 27. Pat covers Norah Jones’ solo hit “Don’t Know Why” and his own “Last Train Home” among his musical musings. Also, catch Pat Metheny on tour this year with his trio of Christian McBride and Antonio Sanchez.