On Monday, March 21, at noon Arturo Gómez will treat you to these new additions (and many more) to our music library.

Adonis Rose & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra featuring Cyrille Aimée: “Petite Fleur”
The unique culture of New Orleans is frequently referred to as the “gumbo pot” instead of the usual “melting pot” because the diversity of each ingredient retains its originality instead of blending with the others. Adonis is one of the most accomplished and talented drummers and tambourinists of NOLA and is completely immersed in its history and traditions. The French-born vocalist Cyrille took up residency in “The Big Easy” in 2018 and was about to record with Mr. Rose when the pandemic hit. This coming out session for the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, over 2 years in the making represents all that New Orleans and France mean to each other culturally and musically. Let the good times roll!

Dorothy Pino: “Pino Noir”
Former Denverite and East High School educator, Dorothy Pino recently relocated to accept a teaching position in the St. Louis Public Schools District. However, before leaving she and her friends–some of the top-shelf musicians ventured to Mighty Fine Studios to record her debut album. Dorothy is a flutist and vocalist accompanied by her former colleague Keith Oxman-tenor, Derek Banach-trumpet, and the fabulous rhythm section of Jeff Jenkins, Ken Walker, and Todd Reid. Two of the stand-out tracks are “Pino Noir” a nice pun and the Latinesque “Playa Hermosa.”

Skip Walker: “tina’s contemplation-A Reflection on the Genius of Tina Brooks”
Even when long-time fans of jazz sit down to chat about great saxophonists of the past, Tina Brooks rarely if ever comes up. Harold “Tina” Brooks was from Fayetteville, NC but at age 12 the family moved to NYC where he first heard jazz on the radio and immediately began to play the saxophone. He was known for his excellent solos that were never repetitious, always imaginative, and captivating. A pure hard bop player that was highly admired and respected by his peers. Sadly Tina who was also a fine composer struggled with substance abuse and passed away at only 42 due to liver failure after only 5 recordings as a leader and several more as a sideman. Drummer and Episcopal priest Skip along with Travis Shook-piano and Essiet Okon Essiet hope that this recording will spark interest in this forgotten hero of jazz.

Every Monday starting at Noon, I debut the latest arrivals to the KUVO Jazz library, many of them are debuted ahead of their official release date. In addition to the music comments, 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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