It’s New Music Monday on Lunchtime! with Arturo Gómez! Join us on Monday, August 7 at noon to hear the latest arrivals to our library from Wynton Marsalis, Jon-Erik Kellson and The EarRegulars, and Emmet Goods.

Wynton Marsalis: “Plays Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives and Hot Sevens”
Besides both being trumpet players, Wynton Marsalis and Louis Armstrong were born and raised in New Orleans, LA. Stepping aside from his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Marsalis chose to honor the father of jazz trumpet and one of his heroes, Louis Daniel Armstrong. Wynton elected to travel back to the onset of Armstrong’s career in the Roaring Twenties with remakes of music by “Satchmo’s” extremely influential Hot Fives and Hot Seven recordings regarded as the building blocks, the foundations of jazz. Wycliffe Gordon-trombone, Carlos Henriquez-bass, Jon Batiste-piano and “Papa” Don Vappie-banjo, long-time Marsalis collaborators are part of this sizzling session. This is a digital-only album by the official Lincoln Center recording label Blue Engine, it will be available at the usual platforms for downloading.

Jon-Erik Kellson and The EarRegulars: “Live at the Ear Inn”
The Ear Inn has been in continuous operation since 1817, it’s located in the historic landmark James Brown building. James was an African military aide to George Washington and is part of the famous painting of Washington crossing the story Delaware Building. The EarRegulars band has been playing there every Sunday for over 15 years. Known for its loud and irreverent audience, the music played by the band matches their mood, all unrehearsed and without charts, they just blow! The EarRegulars are led by the veteran Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet playing along a revolving cast of New York’s finest musicians. One track features the incredible vocalist Catherine Russell singing a song written by her father, Luis for Louis Armstrong when he was “Pops” music director.

Emmett Goods: “Another Level”
For over twenty-five years, the Pittsburg born and raised trombonist, Emmett Goods has been playing throughout the Great Lakes region, New England and New York while teaching at the University of Rhode Island as the Professor of Music and Director of Jazz Studies. His brother is the well-known bassist, Richie Goods. After all this time his brother Richie convinced him to record an album as a leader. Not only did Richie produce the album he also plays bass on the 9 tunes, 2 of which he composed while the other 7 come form the pen of Emmett. The brothers Goods’ grandfather was J.C. Moses, an accomplished drummer for Eric Dolphy, Bud Powell, Archie Shepp and others, to him and to the rich jazz history of their hometown Pittsburgh is the dedication of this recording.

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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