Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Herb Ellis 1921-2010

West coast jazz guitarist Herb Ellis passed away quietly in his sleep two nights ago. He recorded many albums, recommend "Nothing But The Blues" Perhaps best known for the recordings with Oscar Peterson. He also wrote one of my favourite songs "Detour Ahead" A Facebook page has been opened in memory of Herb Ellis
R.I.P. Herb Ellis, and thank you for the music.
The Rep.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Jazz A Love Affair 22, Link http://thejazzrep.podomatic.com/

subtitled Bluer Than Blue, Blues.

part 1,

Malachi Thompson - Drown In My Own Tears, 1992, Jaz Life.

Leo Wright - Suddenly The Blues, 1962, Same.

Carmen McRae - My Handy Man, 1988, Live At Birdland West.

David "Fathead" Newman - Hardtimes, 1958, Ray Charles Presents.

Theo Croker - Blooze, 2007, The Fundamentals.

Mark Murphy - In The Evening, 2003. Memories Of You.

Sonny Criss - Black Coffee, 1966, This Is Criss.

Part 2,

Dave and Chris Brubeck - Black And Blue, 1982, Blue Rondo A La Turk.

Dakota Staton - I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know, 1973, Congratulations.

Ray Bryant - St Louis Blues, 1977, Montreux 77.

Dr John - So Long, 1995, Afterglow.

Jimmy McGriff - The Answer Is The Blues, 2002, McGriff Avenue.

Eva Cassidy - Stormy Monday, 2004, Live At Blues Alley.

Bobby Wellins - Festival Blues, 2006, When The Sun Comes Out.

Enjoy the music

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Andy's Jazz Show #9

In my opinion another great show, the first 3 tracks are off vinyl and the Don Burrows track is off a cassette tape,unfortunately the rest of the tracks on the tape are not such good quality otherwise I'd share them with you.I have just picked up the Art Farmer album 'The Summer Knows' and it's a cracker.The second half of the show is from cd but all the tracks are winners,I hope you agree.sendspace

The Baron - Hubert Laws
Fly by night - Lee Ritenour
Back to my Roots - Fania All Stars
Prossiga - Don Burrows
Manha Do Carnaval - Art Farmer
Funk to Grover - Toni Sola
Black Cow - Ahmad Jamal
Little Sunflower - Louis Hayes with Leon Thomas
Nica's Dream - Archie Shepp

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Jazz A Love Affair 21.

This show has an interview with Julie Edwards, and Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy is the featured three in a row and Stan Getz and Stan Tracey as you have never heard them.

Part 1,
Monty Alexander Trio - Nite Mist Blues, 1977. Live At Montreux.

Interview with Julie Edwards.

Julie Edwards/Kenin Dearden - Close Your Eyes, 2001.

Lambert, Hendricks and Ross - Jackie, 1958.

Julie Edwards/Kevin Dearden - Caravan, 2004.

Julie Edwards/Kevin Dearden - Since I Fell For You, 2007.

Jean Philippe Scali Sextet - A New Set Of Wings, 2006.

David Sauzay - Flying Fish, 2007, 3 In 1.

Part 2,

Benet McLean - Klact-Oveeseds-Tene, 2009, In The Land Of Oo-Bla-Dee.

3 In A Row, featured, album "The Odyssey Of Funk And Popular Music".

Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy - Birth Of The Blues, 2002,

Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy - Notorious Thugs, 2002.

Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy - If You Don't Know Me By Now, 2002.

Dianne Reeves - Who's Mindin The store, 2005, Good Night And Good Luck.

Stan Getz/Stan Tracey - Getz Blues, 1964, Live In London.

Les McCann - Hustle To Survive, 1975, Same.

Peter King Quintet - Getting On, 1996, Speed Trap.

Enjoy the music, it is for you.

Cheers The Rep.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

2 Hour Hammond Special

By popular demand! You wanted a Hammond show,you've got it.Check for show time on UK Jazz Radio HERE .Show is in two parts Smokin' Up and Easin' Down.Link will be posted after the show has played or by e-mailing me andysjazzshow@gmail.com

Pt1 Smokin' up!

Stomp - Charles Kynard
Son of Ice Bag - Lonnie Smith
Jesse Jackson - Don Patterson
Pool Shark - Carl Wilson
Take Five - Trudy Pitts
Tailgunner - Jimmy McGriff
Every day I have the Blues - Tony Monaco
Little Ghetto Boy - Charles Kynard
Superstition - Leon Spencer
The Cat - Jimmy Smith

Pt 2 Easin' Down

Our Miss Brooks - Harold Vick
Please Mr Jackson - Willis Jackson
Theme from MASH - Jimmy Smith
Along came John - Big John Patton
By the time I get to Phoenix - Shirley Scott
Message from a black man - Charles Earland
This masquerade - Jack McDuff
Ain't that funk for you - Jimmy McGriff

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Andy's Jazz Show #8

Lee Ritenour

A pretty funky show this week featuring two of my favourite guitarists Lee Ritenour and Jake Langley

Guitarist Jake Langley has emerged as one his generation’s great young talents on the instrument. The New York based musician held the guitar chair with the illustrious Joey Defrancesco Trio for five years, performing world wide. Jake is now focused on leading his own group and has just released his fifth CD "Here and Now" featuring New York heavyweights Sam Yahel and Ian Froman . Jakes fourth Cd with Joey Defrancesco and Byron Landham “Movin’ and Groovin (Alma Universal) was nominated for a Juno Award in Canada in 2007. Also in that year, Jake was featured on Joey Defrancesco’s CDs “Organic Vibes” with Bobby Hutcherson and “Authorized Bootlegs” with George Coleman (Concord). Jake is at home playing world class jazz as well as soul, funk, R&B, Rock and Pop as can be heard via his recordings with David Clayton Thomas "Aurora" (Justin Time) and with performing alongside artists Willie Nelson, Rufus Wainright, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and KD Lange. His Jazz credits read like a who's who with the likes of Jazz icons Bobby Hutcherson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Steve Gadd, Pat Labarbara, James Moody, Trudy Pitts, George Coleman, Houston Person, Pee Wee Ellis, Scott Hamilton, Garth Hudson, Ron Blake and Bill Cosby and others. The guitarist has been heard in many broadway productions such as The Color Purple, Mama Mia and Jesus Christ Superstar. Jake also appears on the P.B.S. special and DVD "Legends of Jazz". As a bandleader Jake has recorded five CD's and was featured at the 2005 IAJE convention, and the Montreal and Toronto international jazz festivals. Jake was nominated for a Juno Award "Best jazz recording" in 2007 and he won a JUNO Award in 2003 for his participation in Richard Underhill's award winning CD "Tales From the Blue Lounge" as well he won the Canadian National Jazz award in 2004/05. Jake has been on over 100 recordings and has performed on countless jingles, T.V. shows, and movie soundtracks. Jake has produced recordings for Jazz Fm 91, Roy Hargrove, Sheila Jordan, Rob McConnell, Marc Jordan and others was nominated for a Juno 2007 for his production of the David Braid Quartet CD and he currently writes and produces music for film, T.V. and for other artists at his New York Studio and production house Tone Poet Music.


Zaius - Incognito
Still always there - Ronnie Laws
Gibraltar/Sugar - Jake Langley
Cubano chant - Lee Ritenour
Let the music play - Charles Earland
Destination - The Warriors
Heaven - Inner Shade

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Jazz A Love Affair 20.

Jazz A Love Affair 20, Link http://thejazzrep.podomatic.com/

Part 1,

Dizzy Gillespie/Stan Getz/Sonny Stitt - Dark Eyes, 1958, Musicians Only.

Candid Jazz Masters - So What, 1992. For Miles.

Mark Murphy/Till Bronner - Angel Eyes, 2008. Love Is What Stays.

Kyle Eastwood/Till Bronner - Samba De Paris, 2009. Metropolitain.

Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy - I Only Have Eyes For You, 1985. Same.

Part 2,

Ricky Ford - American-African Blues, 1993. Same.

Dave Manington Quartet - Lonesome George, 2009. Headrush.

Oliver Jones/Clark Terry - Last Night In Reo, 1989. Just Friends.

Stan Tracey Quartet - Afro Charlie Meets The White Rabbit, 2009. Senior Moments.

Carmen McRae - Fine And Mellow, 1988. Live At Birdland West.

Sam Rivers - Point Of Many Returns, 1965. Contours.

This music is for you, enjoy.

The Rep.

Friday, March 12, 2010

New Zealand Jazz Festival Tauranga 1st - 5th April

Almost time for quality live jazz only 50 miles from my place! Yay!

Check out the official site here

Highlights for me are the fantastic Brian Auger and Dr John.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Jazz A Love Affair 19, parts 1 and 2.

Play list for Jazz A Love Affair 19.

part 1,

Richey Woodard - Jennine, 1991.

Red Rodney - Hope, 1991.

Jeri Brown - Moonray, 1996.

Clifton Anderson - Z, 2008.

Joel Purnell Quartet - Deadline, 2008.

Terell Stafford - Daahoud, 1997.

Mark Murphy - Wee Baby Blues, 1963.

Part 2,

Slide Hampton Octet - Assevervation, 1960.

Candid Jazz Masters - Milestrane, 1995.

Booker Little - Lifes A Little Blue, ?

Deborah Brown - Since I Fell For You, 1988.

Jonathan Voltzok - The Fire Dance, 2007.

Greg Abate/Richie Cole - Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, 1995.

A great show of great music. The Rep.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Blue Note Special. 2 hours of Blue Note Jazz

Here's a great selection of Blue Note Jazz from various compilations in my collection.All tracks are from cd and it's fair to say I've covered the field.
I hope you like my selections on UK Jazz Radio.

Cool Struttin' - Sonny Clark (From Blue Note A Story Of Jazz)
Milestones - Gerald Wilson (From Blue Big Bands)
Splanky - Count Basie (From Blue Big Bands)
Norwegian Wood - Buddy Rich (From Big Swing Face)
You Send Me - Rachelle Ferrell (From Blue Note A Story Of Jazz)
Wives and Lovers - Nancy Wilson (From Blue Bacharach,A Cooler Shaker)
House Of The Rising Sun - Nina Simone (from Blue Note A Story Of Jazz)
Olilliqoi Valley - Herbie Hancock (From Blue Break Beats Vol 1)
Blues Walk,Getting Sentimental Over You - Lou Donaldson and Jimmy Smith (From One Night With Blue Note Vol 3)
Old Devil Moon - J.J. Johnson (From Blue Bossa Vol 2)
James Bond - Leroy Hadidi (From Blue Movies,Scoring For The Studio)
Too High - Charlie Hunter and Pat Martino (From Blue Note Plays Stevie Wonder)
It's a shame - Paul Jackson Jr (From Blue Note Plays Stevie Wonder)
Psychedelic Sally - Horace Silver (From A Warm Blue Note Session)
McCanna - Les McCann (From A Gozar,Latin Grooves On Blue Note)
(Se Acabo) La Malanga - Bobby Hutcherson (From A Gozar,Latin Grooves On Blue Note)
I'm On My Way - Candido (From A Gozar,Latin Grooves On Blue Note)
Fungii Mama - Jimmy Smith (From Carnival)
Give It Up Or Turn It Loose - Wilbert Longmire (From Blue Juice Vol 2)
Mambo Inn - Grant Green (From Blue Bossa)
Mr Kenyatta - Lee Morgan (From Afro Blue)
Samba for Maria - Freddie Hubbard (From Blue Juice)

Part 1
Part 2

Andy's Jazz Show #7

1. Sweet spot - Timo Lassy
2. Hitting the road again - Clark Terry Sextet
3. Little soul sister - Ray Bryant
4. Catwalk - Shakatak featuring Ronnie Laws
5. The black disciple - Donald Byrd
6. Chili peppers - Duke Pearson
7. Me and baby brother - War
8. Slide - Leon Spencer
9. Family - Hubert Laws
10. Six Million Steps - Rahni Harris

A fairly mixed big would be a fair description but it's a quality mixed bag.Newish jazz from Timo Lassy,grooving tracks from Clark Terry and Ray Bryant,an unusual combination with Ronnie Laws teaming up with Shakatak.Donald Byrd,Duke Pearson keep the toes tapping before we hit some club classics.I hope you like it.


Monday, March 1, 2010

Jazz A Love Affair 18, parts 1 and 2.

This show is 85% new releases, not only that but new artists, new bands. This is in line with the stations (UK Jazz Radio) promoting new young talent. The first and last tracks are by established musicians, the rest see what you think. link http://thejazzrep.podomatic.com/
Part 1,
David Schumacher - Homage To The Pharaoh, 2006.
Ivo Neame - Free At Last, 2010.
New Tricks - In His Steps, 2009.
John Funkhouser Trio - Alone Together, 2010.
Keijzer McGuiness Quintet - GC For CP, 2010.
Benet McLean - What You Wanna Hear Pt 1, 2009,
Benet McLean - Giant Steps, 2009.
Benet Mclean - What You Wanna Hear Pt 2, 2009.
Neal Maya Quartet - All Change, 2009.
Part 2,
Fringe Magnetic - Eye Ball, 2010.
Tutu Puoane - Baby Baby Baby, 2010.
Jaja Matsimela - Moon Goddess, 2009.
Eric Roberts - Brazilian Nights, 2009.
Fred Wisdom - Whats A Man Supposed To Do, 2010.
Harold Little - Well You Needn't, 2009.
Edgar Gabriels String Fusion - Renaissance Man, 2009.
Thad Jones/Mel Lewis - Samba Con Getchu, 1967.
I do hope you enjoy all the new artists and don't hesitate to contact me for details on any of them.The Rep