New music highlights and more presented by Arturo Gómez on Monday, November 8, at noon.

Pat Bianchi: “Something to Say; The Music Of Stevie Wonder”
Although originally from Rochester, NY, Pat spend his formative years in Denver and is still loved by jazz fans of the Front Range. Bianchi’s newest outing is a tribute to one of his favorite RnB and soul artists, Stevie Wonder. Although he does include 2 big hits by Stevie, Pat gravitated to the more obscure album tracks and added a composition of his own in homage. Pat on the B-3 organ is joined by 2 excellent players, Paul Bollenback-guitar and Byron Landham-drums with special Wayne Escoffery on tenor sax for 2 selections!

Louis Hayes: “Crisis”
The amazing versatile drummer Hayes has been drumming behind some of jazz’s biggest names for well over 60 years and still still going strong and as innovative as always. Louis chose some battle tested sidemen to accompany him for this fine collection of standards, jazz covers and 1 original composition. David Hazeltine is the pianist, Steve Nelson-vibes Dezron Douglas-bass, Abraham Burton-tenor sax and Camille Thurman is the special guest on vocals for 2 tracks.. All killer-diller tracks, no filler!

Negroni’s Trio: “Esperanza/Hopes
Pianist José Negroni was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and he was classically trained before he began to play jazz and Latin music. His versatility led him to perform at concerts around the world before settling in Miami to become a teacher at the Frost School of Music. Around 2000 he created the Negroni Trio with his son Nomar, a brilliant drummer and graduate of the Berklee School of Music and Josh Allen on bass. This new recoding reflects the trio’s positive outlook to the future despite the pandemic and continued covid threat.

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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