Holiday Shows on ContemporaryJazz.com Radio!

In addition to some Christmas music sprinkled in the ContemporaryJazz.com Radio playlist, there are two new shows you’ll want to listen to.

Sean Miller’s Jazz Pulse program is back and ContemporaryJazz.com Radio has it! Starting in early 2009, you’ll be able to hear it each week but the Jazz Pulse Christmas music program will be playing at times throughout this week. On the show: Brian Culbertson, David Sanborn, Al Jarreau, Jimmy Smith, Al Di Meola, Herb Alpert with Jeff Lorber, Steps Ahead, Spyro Gyra, Michael Franks, Special EFX, and Elgin Wells.

I’m putting together a show that spotlights new contemporary jazz holiday music as well as some of my favorites. You’ll hear the new seasonal sounds from Spyro Gyra, Bob James, David Sanborn, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Joyce Cooling, and Dan Baraszu & Joseph Patrick Moore. I’m pulling various cuts from a number of recordings from my collection for the show as well.

Both shows will run on Christmas Eve, beginning at 8 p.m. CST and again on Christmas Day at noon CST.

New on ContemporaryJazz.com Radio – Late November Adds

ContemporaryJazz.com Radio plays nu jazz, acid jazz, remixed jazz, jazzy house, dancefloor jazz, and other groove jazz styles. It’s online all the time and is free (with ads) or you can purchase a VIP package for commercial free listening and other benefits.

In the last three weeks, I added over two dozen new selections to the playlist. Among the tracks are cuts from the latest CDs by Maysa (with Global Noize), S.M.V. (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten), and John Beasley (from his Letter to Herbie). The weather dropped to below freezing last week so I uploaded Diana Krall’s rendition of Michael Franks’ “Popsicle Toes” as well as Jimmy Smith’s “Jingle Bells.” Of course, there’s more of the acid jazz and nu jazz I love the best, like St. Germain, Praful, and Groove Collective.

ContemporaryJazz.com Radio Adds – Early September

ContemporaryJazz.com Radio plays nu jazz, acid jazz, remixed jazz, jazzy house, and other groove jazz styles. It’s online all the time and is free (with ads) or you can purchase a VIP package for commercial free listening and other benefits.

In the last few weeks, I’ve added new music from a number of artists I just learned about. Glam Sam and His Combo’s recording is called Groovy and Sam says it’s “cool music. Just cool and funky, with a twist of jazz.” It’s that twist that got my ear. I’ve got two cuts from it playing now. Hit up the MySpace page. You’ll also hear music from recent releases by Miles Bonny, Mocean Worker, and South Froggies. I’ve put my favorite Bob James cover back into rotation – Masters at Work’s “Nautilus (MAWtilus)” from the excellent Nuyorican Soul disc.

ContemporaryJazz.com Radio Adds – July

ContemporaryJazz.com Radio plays nu jazz, acid jazz, remixed jazz, jazzy house, and other groove jazz styles. It’s online all the time and is free (with ads) or you can purchase a VIP package for commercial free listening and other benefits.

Some new releases I added include a band called Funkatized (whose title speaks for itself), the jazzy electronica of Kush, and a track from the re-release of Torso’s Naked Came the She Squid. I’ve put in over 50 other hand-picked selections in the last month. Check it out!

Holiday and The Usual

I love Christmas jazz. I enjoy classic Christmas pop songs but nothing beats a jazz rendition. I have a lot of Christmas music and I’m happy to share it with TomorrowJazz Radio listeners. I’m still looking for and playing non-holiday jazzy tunes too. Here’s the latest adds:

  • Barrio Jazz Gang – “Waves in the Sun” – CafĂ© Roma
  • Incognito – “Inversions” – Positivity
  • Garage A Trois – “Outre Mer” – Outre Mer
  • Henry Soul – “Culture Vulture” – Chasing Heaven
  • Chill Groovers – “Degauss” – Erotic House Tunes
  • Honeymunch – “Recordalectro” – Solon
  • Fertile Ground – Let the Wind Blow (Gucciman remix) – Remixed
  • Dub Wiser – “Jazz De-Luxe” – New World Paris: Vol. 1
  • 2 Men 4 Soul – Spread Your Sax – Acid Jazz on the Rocks
  • Mujaji – “Siempre” – Jazz Lounge, Vol. 2
  • Morgan, G & Machines – “Perfect Night (Frederik’s Delight Mix)” – FTV New Season
  • Timewarp Inc. – “Diskotekk (Quasamodo Kick Your Brass Remix)” – Dub My Funky Groove Remixes
  • The Rebirth – Sum Same (live) – Kajmere Sound Compilation
  • Ultralights – “Orbit Lounge” – Bossa Brava Tropicale!
  • Minus 8 – “Airbourne” – Beyond Beyond
  • Submorphics – “Miles Ahead” – Miles Ahead
  • Kyle Eastwood – “Now” – Now
  • Kyle Eastwood – “September Nights” – Now

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  • Mambo Zombies – “Sleigh Ride” – South-side Christmas
  • Duke Ellington – “Jingle Bells (Robbie Hardkiss Remix)” – Christmas Remixed
  • Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (John Beltran Remix)” – Christmas Remixed 2
  • Terence Blanchard – “O Come All Ye Faithful” – Martha Stewart Living Music: Jazz for the Holidays
  • Ray Brown Trio – “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” – Christmas Songs with the Ray Brown Trio
  • Mark Whitfield – “Those Soulful Jingle Bells” – Jazz for Joy
  • Jimmy Smith – “Jingle Bells” – Verve Presents the Very Best of Christmas
  • Nnenna Freelon – “Spiritual Medley” – A Concord Jazz Christmas 2
  • Norman Brown – “Skating” – 40 Years – A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Ramsey Lewis – “Here Comes Santa Claus” – Verve Presents the Very Best of Christmas
  • Jeff Lorber and Herb Alpert – “Winter Wonderland” – Jazz to the World
  • Charlie Parker – White Christmas (King Kooba Remix) – Christmas Remixed 2
  • Ella Fitzgerald – “Sleigh Ride (The Latin Project Remix)” – Merry Mixmas
  • Vibraphonic – “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” – A Vibraphonic Christmas