It’s looking like an excellent start to 2003 in progressive jazz. Slammin’ saxman Bill Evans lets loose Big Fun in the U.S. on February 4. Look for Christian McBride’s fusion release, Vertical Vision on February 11. Stefon Harris’ ambitious 13-piece suite for 12 musicians, Grand Unification Theory, also hits on February 11. Spyro Gyra returns on February 25 with Original Cinema. Kenny Garrett has a follow-up to his excellent Happy People CD in March. Three key Crusaders reunite for Rural Renewal on March 4. Verve has a new Wayne Shorter release listed for March 25. Charlie Hunter’s latest, Right Now Move also is available on March 25. Ethnomusicology Vol. 3 is due from Russell Gunn this first quarter as well. I’ll post more releases as I learn about them.
Ever since I saw the T-Mobile logo, it’s reminded me of logo of the Japanese fusion group, T-Square.
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The best-selling Jazz and Contemporary Jazz albums of 2002 are now available at the Billboard site. Check ’em out and see why 2002 was the year of women in jazz.
Recognize these guys?
That’s right. Joe Sample, Stix Hooper, and Wilton Felder have reunited as The Crusaders. The new CD, Rural Renewal, will be out March 4 on GRP.