Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Jazz Euphorium - Wednesday October 19, 2011

Host: Lawrence Joseph

1.  Paul Bley Quintet - Ictus - ESP Disk (5:40)
2.  Marion Brown Quartet - Capricorn Moon - ESP Disk (22:28)
3.  Brahja Waldman's Quartet - The Quickness of the Spirit - self (7:36)
4.  Remi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble - Donna Lee - Effendi (7:16)
5.  Lina Allemano Four - Wayne's Shorts - Lumo records (5:20)
6.  Anthony Braxton & Dave Holland - The Song is You - Sackville (11:44)
7.  Anthony Braxton - No. 69 M - Black Saint (7:14)
8.  John Coltrane - Mars - Impulse Records (10:41)
9.  Olaf Rupp / Joe Williamson / Tony Buck - Shantung - Creative Sources (25:48)
10. Aki Takase & Han Bennink - Hat and Beard - Intakt (3:12)  

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Collective Wonder - SFJAZZ Collective preview

Launched in 2004, the SFJAZZ Collective regularly unites eight of modern jazz's most compelling voices. Each year, the octet comes together during a multi-week residency in San Francisco to create new work and pay homage to a selected composer. Past honorees have included Ornette Coleman, McCoy Tyner and John Coltrane; this year, the group has chosen to tip its hat to Stevie Wonder. This year's incarnation features alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón (the only member to have been in each iteration of SFJAZZ since 2004), tenor saxophonist Mark Turner, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, Robin Eubanks on trombone, Stefon Harris on vibraphone, Matt Penman on bass, Eric Harland on drums (who will be subbed by Kendrick Scott in Montreal), and pianist Edward Simon.

Simon, entering his second year in SFJAZZ, calls it "one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding experiences of my career." Having played extensively with Harland, Turner and Zenón, his contributions to the group are highly informed by his history with these artists. Simon admits to only being "vaguely familiar with [Wonder's] music; I really didn't investigate it deeply until preparing for this project." Nevertheless, his arrangement of "My Cherie Amour" and his composition, "Young and Playful," are two of the standouts in SFJAZZ's repertoire this year.

SFJAZZ Collective plays the music of Stevie Wonder tonight, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at L'Astral at 8 pm. Tickets are $31.50 (plus taxes). More information at and

- David Ryshpan

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Playlist October 5, 2011

Artist - Album - Song

René Sandoval 4 - Action/Reaction - Try Me
*Gypsophilia - Constellation - Montreal (October 6 @ Upstairs, 8pm)
Build an Ark - The Stars are Singing Too (10 Years) - Mother (Nate Morgan Solo Rhodes)
*Harris Eisenstadt - Canada Day II - Cobble Hook

Andrew Hill - Black Fire - Pumpkin
Jan Shyu & Mark Dresser - Synastry - Floods, Flames, Blades
Kneebody - You Can Have Your Moment - No Thank You Mr. West
Brad Shepik Quartet - Across The Way - Garden
Adam Rudolph & Moving Pictures with Organic Orchestra Strings - Both/And - Love's Light

L'OFF Festival de Jazz PREVIEW

*Tania Gill Quartet - Bolger Station - Bicycle (October 9 @ Upstairs, 9:30pm)
*Maïkotron Unit - Ex-Voto - Tabula... (October 14 @ Casa del Popolo, 10:30pm)
*Cheminées Roulées - OFF! Jazz Festival Compilation - La Qunizaine & Le Point sur le I (October 11 @ Casa Del Popolo, 10:30pm)

*Collard-Neven/Derome/Tanguay - OFF! Jazz Festival Compilation - Rencontre Cinéma et Musique (On-air giveaway - October 11 @ Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur, 8pm)
*Brahja Waldman Quartet - Brahja Waldman Quartet - Sermon of the Inanimate (October 12 @ Casa Del Popolo, 10:30pm)
*Trio Jean-François Groulx - OFF! Jazz Festival Compilation - Voyage Part 1 (October 8 @ Dièse Onze, 5pm)
*Murray Street Band feat. Joe McPhee - Live @ L'envers
*Thom Gossage & Other Voices - In Other Words - Your Number(s) (October 13 @ Sala Rossa, 8pm)
*Quartette Alexandre Côté - Jackie's Elements (October 12 @ Dièse Onze, 5pm)

My Silence - It Only Happens At Night - The Secret Dreams of Mothers To Be
Eric Hofbauer & the Infrared Band - Level - Murder For A Jar of Red Rum

*Adrian Vedady - In Three Acts - Little Sketch (October 9 @ Dièse Onze, 5pm)

Host: Parker Mah