his Week at CafeJazz.ca:
Oh thank heaven for 20-11! We're looking back at all the best from the year 2011 with our 12th annual year-end rewind and the first in a 3 part series. Featured on this edition: Michael e, Mezzoforte, Rob Tardik, and Sammy Peralta, as well as Cal Harris Jr. with the most played track for the year. Also appearing are Rocco & Rahj our top debut act; plus newcomers like Richie Cannata and Neamen Lyles; while Vincent Ingala, Oli Silk, 111 East, Fourplay, and Blake Aaron straddle the boundaries of time.
On After Hours - Part 1 in the Best of '11 (cont.):
… the continuation in our year-end review. Cued are Joey Sommerville, Blue Soul Groove, and Mark Stevens as well as Brian Hughes, Azymuth, and Daniel Domenge. Then bridging the years are the likes of Les Sabler, Brad Rambur, and David Sanchez while also appearing are Joel Rodney, Dana Robbins, and Louis Cruz Beltran.
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This Week at CafeJazz.ca:
From 2011 ... a trio of tracks from Konstantin and the cd Groove Jazz N Chill#1 on the showcase segment. In the second half, we're turning back the hands of time for the Vintage Collection - this installment is highlighted by Vangelis with one of the biggest instrumental hits of the 80s, the duo Quintana + Speer, Andrew Glover, David Garfield, and Alan King ... on the radio show that continues to explore new directions in jazz!
On After Hours: December Bossa
… from December of 2011 - all the selections in the hour have bossa in the title - so in keeping with this we've dubbed the feature December Bossa after the Gold Coast tune with that very name. There are 13 selections including Bossalectro by Marc Antoine, David Benoit with Botswanna Bossa Nova, Who's the Bossa from Patrick Yandall, and Marcos Ariel's Bossa Love!
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Another superb blend takes the airwaves as part of our Encore
SoundTraxx series .. a mid-2011 treat featuring U-Nam, Bill Ortiz,
Duncan Millar, Marc Antoine, Fourplay, Pamela Williams, Chris Geith, and
Elan Trotman, plus Toni Redd's "In The Key Of Redd" in the Album
Feature … available on-demand now ... here at JazzMatrix.com !
This Week at CafeJazz.ca:
From 2011 ... in the spotlight on this edition it's the band Watson's Riddle while the second half of the show has new music with Pete Gitlin and Rocco & Rahj. Also appearing are bassman David Hughes, Richie Cannata, and Terrence Young. But Acoustic Alchemy is first up - their cd AArt is now fully ten years old and from that effort we're ready to savor the favor of Senjo Wine!
On After Hours: It Seems to Hang On
Five shows ago, Peter White started our cover tune series with a Jr. Walker & The All Stars tune. So now 60 selections down the road we've come full circle, as today's parting track is a read on another Jr. Walker classic - from Dave McMurray it'll be Walk in the Night. Also cued are Cindy Bradley, Marion Meadows, Chuck Leavell, Stanley Jordan, and A. Ray Fuller. With 12 selections that include Scarborough Fair, So May It Secretly Begin, and Oye Como Va, we're calling the segment It Seems to Hang On for a Paul Hardcastle tune. In the meantime, we begin with a Russ Freeman tribute to the late Grover Washington, Jr.!
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