New Music Monday with Arturo Gómez on Lunchtime! Tune in on Monday, September 18 at noon to listen in as we introduce new music from Bill Cunliffe, Samara Joy and Teri Parker.

Bill Cunliffe with Temple University Studio Orchestra: “Rainforests”
The decades long pianist, educator, arranger, Grammy® winning Bill Cunliffe joins forces with his fellow Temple University distinguished faculty and the school’s orchestra for this homage to the tropical mangroves around the world. “Rainforests” is a 3-piece suite commissioned by Terell Stafford, Music Director of Jazz Studies of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music, and Robert Stroker, Boyer’s Dean and Vice Provost of the Arts. In addition to Bill on piano and Terell on trumpet, Dick Oatts is on alto sax, Tim Warfield plays tenor sax, and Bruce Barth-piano. Mike Boone-bass and Justin Faulkner-drums accompany the Temple University Studio Orchestra in this majestic recording.

Samara Joy: “Tight”
Two-time GRAMMY-winner Samara Joy has returned with her new self-produced single “Tight.” It features Samara with her working band: pianist Luther Allison, bassist Mikey Migliore and drummer Evan Sherman. Originally written and performed by Betty Carter is a true showcase of Joy’s incredible range, “Tight” has been a fan favorite during Joy’s onstage sets in the USA and Europe. The release of “Tight” continues a whirlwind year that saw Joy take home the auspicious Best New Artist and Best Jazz Vocal Album awards at this year’s GRAMMY® awards.

Teri Parker: “Shaping the Invisible”
Born into a musical family, Toronto based Teri Parker is an award composer and pianist who after graduating from the prestigious 8niversity of Toronto jazz studies program traveled to Europe and New York City furthering her studies with several renowned pianists. Upon her return to Toronto, she founded the Free Spirits Ensemble in 2018, a group dedicated to playing the music of Mary Lou Williams and fellow Canadian, Renée Rosnes. For Parker’s debut as a leader, she recruited 4 of Toronto’s finest to accompany her piano playing which features 6 originals and 2 cover songs, in addition to bass and drums, she added an alto and soprano saxophonist and trumpet to complete the traditional jazz quintet.

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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