This week’s episode has a great variety of music, from sultry trumpet ballad to burnin’ guitar trio, from big band to modern jazz…something for everyone! We hope you dig it.
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- Greg Williamson Quartet – “Oo-Bop”
From the CD Oo-Bop (Pony Boy Records)
This band, featuring Alexey Nikolaev on tenor, John Hansen on piano, Jon Hamar on bass and Greg Williamson is playing twice this week. That gives you two chances to see this burnin’ group, which has been playing together for quite a few years now. This number, from Greg’s 2005 release, will give you a good idea what you’re in store for.
Upcoming gig: Fri., Feb 25th @ Hiroshi’s & Thurs., Mar. 3rd @ Boxley’s
- Milo Petersen – “Feel”
From the CD Milo Petersen Trio (self-produced)
Milo is equally adept at the drums and guitar, and you can see him around town playing both regularly. What is it with Seattle jazz musicians and their fascination with playing multiple instruments??? We’ve got Jay Thomas on trumpet and sax, Rick Mandyck on saxophone, piano and guitar and Milo as well! On this tune he plays some smokin’ guitar, backed up by Phil Sparks on bass and the great Victor Lewis on drums.
Upcoming show: Fri., Feb. 25th @ Boxley’s
- Randy Halberstadt – “Discovery”
From the CD Flash Point (Origin Records)
We’ve played tracks from Randy’s most recent CD before, and every one has been a winner! This is a gorgeous tune that showcases Mark Taylor on alto and Thomas Marriott on flugelhorn, as well as Jeff Johnson on bass, Mark Ivester holds the whole thing together on drums. This is a great band, and one we hope will play some more gigs around town soon!
Upcoming show: Wed., Mar. 2nd @ Boxley’s
- Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra – “Stomp It Off”
From the CD SRJO Live (Origin Records)
The SRJO has been a Seattle jazz scene institution for 16 years, and it’s still going strong! Their next shows are tributes to the great Benny Goodman and should be a really fun time! They sold out two shows and had to add a third. That’s what we like to see! This tune features the dearly-departed Don Lanphere on sax and many of the best players on the scene today.
Upcoming show: Sat., Mar. 5th @ Benaroya Hall & Sun., Mar. 6th @ Kirkland Performance Center (2 shows)
- Michel Navedo Quartet – “New Orleans On My Mind”
From the CD New Orleans On My Mind (Parlour Trick Records)
Michel is a trumpet player who was born in Puerto Rico and spent time in New Orleans. His debut CD is an homage to his adopted home that is filled with gorgeous ballads and waltz’s that shows Michel’s penchant for stirring melodies. He is backed by a nice rhythm section of Jason Goessl on guitar, Geoff Harper on bass and Brian Oppel on drums.
Upcoming show: Tues., Mar. 1st @ Vito’s
- Rich Pellegrin Quintet – “Maze”
From the CD Three-Part Odyssey (OA2)
We round out this week’s show with the brand new CD from Rich Pellegrin. This CD is a great representation of what has been called the “New Seattle Sound”. Pellegrin’s tunes range from swing to groove to collective improvisation, all the while telling a story. His band features some of the best young cats on the scene, including Scott Morning on trumpet, Neil Welch on sax, Evan Flory-Barnes on bass and Chris Icasiano on drums.
Tomorrow we debut our first “Live From London Bridge” podcast with music from Industrial Revelation and the Ryan Burns Trio w/Mark Taylor. We’ll also announce the date and line-up for our second “Live From London Bridge” concert and let you know how you can be in the audience for another great show!