Tune in for New Music Monday with Arturo Gómez on Lunchtime! on Monday, October 30 when he’ll debut new music from Dave Brubeck Quartet, Michael Dease, and John & David Sneider.

Dave Brubeck Quartet: “Live From the Northwest, 1959”
This amazing live recording, previously unreleased, is a marvel in two ways. The quartet had been rehearsing, recording, and playing live together for the previous year to perfect their sound, in fact, they spent more time together than at home so when they fulfilled their 2-night engagement on April 4th and 5th, 1959 in Portland, Oregon they were a well-oiled machine. The other factor was when it was decided that it be recorded, they recruited the superb recording engineer Wally Heider who went on to become the greatest on location engineer of the 1970s. This never heard performance took place 4 months ahead of the quartet’s legendary “Time Out” LP. Dave on piano, Paul Desmond-alto sax, “The Senator”-Eugene Wright-bass and Joe Morello on drums.

Michael Dease” “Swing Now”
This is the first recording by Michael Dease where he is playing exclusively the baritone saxophone. Dease spent many years building his reputation as one of the current best trombone players. His previous 2 outings featured him on baritone sax for a track or two, on “Swing Low” he left his trombone at home. The 11 entries are a nice mix of originals by Michael and covers of lesser-known songs by prominent musicians and 1 standard from George Gershwin: “Embraceable You”. Dease’s accompaniment leaves nothing to be desired, Art Hirahara-piano, Boris Kozlov-bass, the kid from Aurora, CO, Rudy Royston on drums with the talented trumpeter, Ingrid Jensen. Three tunes have the up-and-coming phenom on trombone, Altin Sencalar who looked up to Dease as he was developing his own style. A very impressive session.

John & David Sneider: “Sneid Remarks”
Jazz has been passed on in the oral tradition among musicians and in music families. In its history many ensembles have featured siblings who grew up with musicians’ parents, so the language of jazz became their native language. John is a veteran and very sought-after trumpeter in the New England area for live shows and in the studio. His son David grew up wanting to emulate his father and chose to play trumpet as well instead of another instrument as is customary with most parent and child musicians. The Sneiders hail from the “City of Champions” Brockton, MA, home to boxing greats Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler. For their debut, John and David each contributed compositions, 5 by Papa John and 4 by David. They selected their sidemen very well, Jeb Patton-piano, Ugonna Okegwo-bass and Andy Watson on drums. A father and son-dual trumpet album is a rare occurrence, I look forward to more recordings by them collectively and individually.

Now in its 21st year of debuting the latest arrivals to the KUVO Jazz library, many of them are played ahead of their official release date. In addition to the music comments, I’ll provide a few tidbits about the artist, if it’s a new or an up-and-coming artist. It all begins at Noon every Monday.

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