I may not have written much here lately, but I have been putting new music into the TomorrowJazz.com and keeping the new releases as current as possible. Here are the latest additions to the station:
- Blue Note Revisited: If you’ve been to this site at all since it started, you know I love remixed jazz and have played or promoted every release that I’ve known about. Though the Blue Note label has had DJ Smash and Madlib in their vaults, Blue Note Revisited is closer to the Verve//Remixed CDs. As usual with these projects, you get good and not-so-good efforts but they all will grab your attention. I’m playing the DJ Spinna remix of the Donald Byrd song “Lansanna’s Priestess” and the Bugz in the Attic remix of the Gene Harris song “Los Alamitos Latinfunklovesong.”
- Diana Krall – The Girl in the Other Room: No doubt that you’ve heard all about this CD. Krall writes her own songs with new husband Elvis Costello. The covers are not the traditional jazz standards as she has sang on previous CDs. Listening to this CD, it’s not the songs that have affected me as much as Krall’s piano improvisations. This is her best piano playing to date. My favorite song is the cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Black Crow” (which is in rotation) and I really like the following song, the Krall/Costello composition “Narrow Daylight.”
- Stefon Harris & Blackout – Evolution: Stefon plugs in with his new electric band with brilliant results.
- James Holllihan – The Funky Misfit: A new man on the contemporary jazz scene, James shows a good amount of versatility on his debut effort. Look for your chance to win a copy of the CD here on the site in the near future!
I’ve also added other tracks from the Rurals, Soul Bossa Trio, the Rhythm Section, and Guru. Later this week, I’ll be adding new music from Dr. Jazz’s Universal Remedy, Hiromi, and a rocking track from the forthcoming Spyro Gyra CD.