The highlights for New Music Monday will include the following recordings and more presented on Monday, November 15, at noon by host Arturo Gómez.
Bruce Forman: “Reunion”
Texas born guitarist Bruce was mentored by the legendary Barney Kessel and he has acquired the guitar used and owned by Mr. Kessel. John Clayton learned the ropes of playing bass by the superlative Ray Brown, Clayton inherited Mr. Brown’s bass. One of Jeff Hamilton’s earliest instructors was Shelly Manne and like his other 2 band mates Hamilton has a drum set previously owned by Mr. Manne. These 3 fine players decided not only to play together after many years of absence, but to use the instruments of their heroes. Can an instrument channel the spirit of its original owner? Tune in Monday and find out!
Lady Blackbird: “Black Acid Soul”
The California based vocalist formerly known as Marley Munroe is blessed with a powerful and captivating voice, a blend of Tina Turner and Amy Winehouse. She changed her name to begin singing jazz after being enamored with Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. Her highly anticipated and long awaited debut is a showcase for her singing prowess that will surely catapult her into an in-demand vocalist at concerts and festivals. Trombone Shorty guests on 1 track playing trumpet.
Elena Maque: “feel again”
Saxophonist and vocalist Elena was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia. After graduating from the Mussorgsky College of Music of her home town she toured Russia and Europe with various bands for several years, Elena decided to relocate to Seattle, WA. For her debut album, Maque is joined by some of the Emerald City’s finest accompanists as well as the Seattle String Quartet.
Every Monday starting at Noon, I debut the latest arrivals to the KUVO Jazz library, many of them are played ahead of their official release date. In addition to the music, I’ll provide a few tidbits about the artist in particular if it’s a new or up and coming artist.
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