Try It Out Tuesdays offers a free full MP3 of an artist. Today’s track is from Groove Thing, the acid jazz effort from vibraphonist Bill Ware. This track, “On the Sand,” came on my iPod while driving home today. As I wrote about last summer, This Is No Time… is a favorite of mine. Vibes and flute are two of my top five favorites instruments. Of the number of Groove Thing tracks I could pick, “On the Sand” wins because it puts another of my faves in – trombone. Where else are you gonna hear vibes, flute, trombone, guitar, and the acid jazz vibe? This track is also a regular on ContemporaryJazz.com Radio.
Click the play button to hear “On the Sand.” If you like what you hear, click the Shopping Cart icon to buy This Is No Time… from Amazon.com. It’s been out of print for a long time but you can still get a new copy for less than $7.
This Is No Time…Groove Thing –
It’s Black History Month. It’s Motown’s 50th Anniversary. It’s Blue Note’s 70th Anniversary. Here’s one track to acknowledge all three. From the Blue Note Salutes Motown compilation (originally on her Dig This! release), here’s Bobbi Humphrey covering the Norman Whitfield/Barrett Strong composition “Smiling Faces Sometimes.” Bobbi had success during her recording tenure with Blue Note in the 1970s. I’ve been buying some of those memorable recordings recently.
Click the play button below to hear Ms. Humphrey’s rendition of the song made famous by The Undisputed Truth.
Blue Note Salutes Motown
Try It Out Tuesdays offers a free full MP3 of an artist. Today’s artist is JEN meets CAN7. This composition, “Temptation & Seduction,”…it’s erotic. It is to be listened to only late at night. I’m entranced by the lyrics and voice. The jazz vibe is perfect.
Click the play button to experience “Temptation & Seduction.” If you like what you hear, click the Shopping Cart icon to buy the MP3 from Amazon.com.
JEN meets CAN7 – “Temptation & Seduction”
Try It Out Tuesdays offers a free full MP3 of an artist. Today’s artist is Jazz Juice. I don’t represent enough of the style of jazz I enjoy the most on this site – acid jazz. Jazz Juice originally started when producer duo DJ Graham B & Alain Eskinasi set out to create futuristic dancefloor jazz. They got some live guys (like Praful on sax/flute) and released 52nd Street. This track, “Atravessar,” will always be on the ContemporaryJazz.com Radio rotation because it’s got that vibe I like.
According to the Jazz Juice MySpace page, DJ Graham B has “changed the formula of JAZZ JUICE from the loose collective into permanent all-ladies line-up.” That should be interesting.
Click the play button to hear “Atravessar.” If you like what you hear, hit the Shopping Cart icon to buy it from Amazon.com.
52nd Street – “Atravessar” Jazz Juice –
Try It Out Tuesdays offers a free full MP3 of an artist. Today’s artist is Miles Stiebel. I don’t get a lot of jazz violin in my mailbox and it’s always good to hear something other than another guitar or saxophone recording. The cut is a cover of the Stevie Wonder classic from Stiebel’s just-released Excellent Distraction.
“Whenever we perform our version of Sir Duke,” it is very well received by our audience. It is a great feeling to see people move to our music and really groove when we play this tune. I feel that our dynamic arrangement is unique and that it gives the song a different life,” said Stiebel. Click the play button for “Sir Duke.” If you like what you hear, hit the Shopping Cart icon to buy it.
Excellent Distraction – “Sir Duke” Miles Stiebel –