Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bertrand Renaudin – Turbulent Silence, New Album on JSM Radio

Bertrand Renaudin – Turbulent Silence on Jazz Africa program

1. Moçambique
2. Cameroun
3. Tanzania
4. Namibia
5. Maroc
6. Mauritanie
7. South Africa
8. Uganda
9. Sénégal
10. Egypte
11. Soudan
12. Malawi
13. Congo-Brazza

Keith Jarrett Trio, New album in JSM Radio

Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette: The Out-of-Towners (2004) on JSM Radio program Jazz Amerique

At this point, after more than twenty years of recording and performing as a working trio, what else can be said about the music of Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, and Jack DeJohnette? All three were master musicians when they first got together, and the longevity and constancy of their association, unprecedented in jazz, has only deepened their individual talents and the empathy of their collective interaction.

Known colloquially as the "Standards Trio" due to their repertoire, the group prefers to avoid the nether regions which the individual members have all repeatedly visited in other settings, consistently producing thoughtful but sometimes startlingly original takes on classic jazz tunes with the odd original thrown in. So the release of The Out-of-Towners , a 2001 concert recorded at the State Opera of Munich, is almost certain to elicit a positive response, but perhaps not without a certain twinge of blasé familiarity. "Ho-hum," a niggling voice at the back of the mind yawns, "yet another display of the Jarrett trio's boundless eloquence."

Familiarity-bred contempt aside, "The Out-of-Towners" does document a corking good gig. Jarrett's intro to "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me" manages to be lovely and intriguing at the same time, and the group enters so smoothly that they seem to be extensions of the pianist's own fingers. "You've Changed" demonstrates how this group can take a standard and, without deconstructing it or losing the line of the original melody, open it up in a way that allows it to swell with new invention.

The title track, an obligatory Jarrett original, is a lengthy highlight here: a funky blues with gospel touches, it features some wonderful soloing by Peacock and is as deep-down as can be. Gerry Mulligan's "Five Brothers" swings as brightly as it should, with some effectively simple playing by Jarrett. An engaging run through Cole Porter's "I Love You" is let down only by a lengthy cymbals-only solo by DeJohnette that is strangely static and spoils the flow.

For anyone living under the proverbial rock who is unfamiliar with this trio, The Out-of-Towners makes as good an introduction as any of the group's recent work. How excited others will get about this release probably depends on their level of devotion to the trio, and on how many examples of their undeniable expertise already sit on the shelf. Track Listing: Intro/I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me; You've Changed; I Love You; The Out-of-Towners; Five Brothers; It's All In The Game

Personnel: Keith Jarrett, piano; Gary Peacock, double-bass; Jack DeJohnette, drums

By JOSHUA WEINER, Published: August 24, 2004 on

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New song, New bit on JSM Radio

Some new albums on JSM Radio this week:

  • Esin Afşar – Caz Yorumlarıyla Aşık Veysel (2011)
Esin Afşar – Caz Yorumlarıyla Aşık Veysel
01.Kara Toprak
02.Güzelliğin On Para Etmez
03.Mecnunum Leylamı Gördüm
04.Hiçbir Türlü Bulamadım Ben Beni
05.N’ettin Baltayı 06.Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım
07.Keklim İdim Vurdular
08.Bir Küçük Dünyam Var İçimde
10.Parça Parça Olsun Paramı Çalan

Label: Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat Yayıncılık 
Format: CD, Album, Reissue
Country: Turkey
Released: 25 Jul 2011
Genre: Jazz
Style: Smooth Jazz

  • Miranda Sage - Both Sides Now (2011)
Miranda Sage - Both Sides Now
Based in Victoria, Miranda Sage is about to release her latest album "Both Sides Now". It's a fresh take on the jazz songbook - with a mix of familiar standards and lesser known tracks, all arranged by jazz legend Don Thompson. Miranda will join the collection of JSM Radio.

1 Dream Dancing
2 On A Slow Boat To China
3 Night Has a Thousand Eyes
4 You Go to My Head
5 That Old Black Magic
6 That Ole Devil Called Love
7 My Little Boat
8 Charade
9 Alone Together
10 Both Sides Now
11 Some Other Spring
12 East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)
13 Quiet Nights
14 Don't Ever Leave Me

  • Edgar Gabriel's String Fusion's "Not Radio Material" 
Edgar Gabriel's String Fusion's "Not Radio Material"
Edgar Gabriel's StringFusion® is an exciting new jazz fusion ensemble from Chicago. With former Cirque du Soleil electric violinist Edgar Gabriel at the helm, this group fuses elements of rock, classical and world music into its intelligent entertaining character.

While StringFusion has plenty of original material, they also play the great music of Jean-Luc Ponty, Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Cirque du Soleil and much more.

The improvisations of Edgar along with Maurice Houston (Bass), Steve Doyle (Guitar), Kevin O'Connell (Keyboards), Inderjeet Sidhu (Drums/Tabla), Sarah Alexander (Cello) and Michael Levin (Saxophone/Flute/ Clarinet), are combined with elements of jazz, funk, rock, fiddle Indian ragas, and classical music to rival any jam band.

If you want to hear innovative music highlighted by a jazz/rock/fiddler/classical violinist who has worked with some of the greatest musicians in the world such as Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, Daniel Barenboim, Andrea Bocelli, Ray Charles, The Flock and Cheap Trick, StringFusion is the band you must see.

Friday, January 6, 2012

JazzAct 54, Saturday 07 January at 1pm (Paris Time)

JazzAct wish you a happy new year 2012!

We wanted to start this first issue of the year with a record that we liked in JAzzAct: « POUR EN FINIR AVEC 69 » de LA FRITURE MODERNE. Ce grand ensemble, composé des musiciens les plus créatifs de la scène toulousaine, est surnommée « Fanfare de Luxe », ce qui rappelle que la musique proposée par la friture moderne peut investir aussi bien la scène que la rue, avec une certaine force revendicatrice d’ailleurs...