This week we have music from quite a few artists we’ve yet to feature on the podcast, a few old favorites, and a set dedicated to our biggest fan outside of Seattle!
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- Todd DelGiudice Quartet – “Quackenbush and Pipegrass”
From the CD Pencil Sketches (OA2 Records)
Todd is a new face on the podcast, and we’re blown away by his new record! He’s currently teaching at Eastern Washington University, but came over the mountains to record with the stellar Seattle rhythm section of John Hansen on piano, Jon Hamar on bass and Byron Vannoy on drums. The record is a mix of very cool originals and some re-imagined standards, and the playing throughout is killer! This track features Hansen on Fender Rhodes and got ours toes a-tappin’!
Upcoming show: Fri., Apr. 29th @ Egan’s
- Dave Anderson Quartet – “Stalemate”
From the CD Clarity (Pony Boy Records)
Dave brings his new group Trio Real to Boxley’s this week, with Chris Symer on bass and Brad Boal on drums. They play what they call “groove-oriented jazz tunes, standards and originals”. Whatever they play, you can bet that it’ll be good! Here’s our favorite track from Dave’s awesome debut, with John Hansen, Chuck Kistler and Adam Kessler.
Upcoming show: Fri., Apr. 29th @ Boxley’s
- Marc Seales – “Rue Cler”
From the CD The Paris Suite (self-produced)
Marc Seales is one of those piano players who has truly played with everyone, and he brings his formidable expertise together with some young guns in his recording, The Paris Suite. With a busy schedule running the Jazz department at the University of Washington, it’s always great to hear him on the bandstand. This track features Thomas Marriott on flugelhorn, Evan Flory-Barnes on bass, D’Vonne Lewis on drums and Lary Barilleau on percussion.
Upcoming show: Fri. & Sat., Apr. 29th & 30th @ Tula’s
- Leah Stillwell – “I’m Old Fashioned”
From the CD So This Is Love (Pony Boy Records)
Leah is a classic jazz singer – swinging, classy, and a little bit sassy! Her debut CD has been out a while but is new to us. It features really nice arrangements of standard and killer playing by Darin Clendenin on piano, Clipper Anderson on bass and Mark Ivester on drums. She’s playing at Boxley’s this weekend with the Greg Williamson Trio, should be a great time!
Upcoming show: Sat., Apr. 30th @ Boxley’s
- Wayne Horvitz and Pigpen – “Miss Ann”
From the CD Miss Ann (Tim Kerr Records)
All hail Pigpen!!! We are so excited for the return of this amazing group. It’s been a decade since they last played together, but Wayne Horvitz, Briggan Krauss and Mike Stone return, with bassist Keith Lowe, for one show only in Seattle this Sunday. If you long for the days of the OK Hotel and Tim Kerr Records, this is your chance to relive the glory! This track features original bassist Fred Chalenor, and is an Ornette Coleman tune.
Upcoming show: Sun., May 1st @ Tractor Tavern
- Bad Luck – “Input/Output”
From the CD Bad Luck (Table and Chairs)
Saxophonist Neil Welch and drummer Chris Icasiano are Bad Luck. The duo has been playing together for a few years now, and their debut album was just re-released by Table and Chairs Music. They are playing as part of IMPFest III, going on in various venues around town this week and featuring a host of great bands from Seattle and beyond. Check out the for the full scoop and then go check out some of these shows!
Upcoming show: Tues., May 3rd @ Chapel Performance Space
- Chad McCullough & Bram Weijters – “Another Dark Ballad”
From the CD Imaginary Sketches (Origin Records)
Chad & Bram just had the CD Release party for this album at John Bishop’s lovely home last week, and it was a stunning performance! The band was playing beautifully and the setting couldn’t be beat, with high ceilings and wood floors. Bram was in town to play the Ballard Jazz Festival and this show, so he had many gigs over the course of a few days. This is one of his originals, featuring Chuck Deardorf on bass and Bishop on drums. We’re also happy to hear that Chuck is recovering nicely after a successful kidney transplant!
- Upper Left Trio – “There’s A Spoon In The Sky”
From the CD Cycling (Origin Records)
The Upper Left Trio is from Portland and is the first CD that Jan bought from Origin Records, starting his love affair with jazz from the NW and Seattle. They were recently in town to play at the Ballard Jazz Fest and threw down excellent music from their three great Origin recordings. This is from their first CD, with Clay Giberson on piano, Jeff Leonard on bass, and Charlie Doggett on drums.
- Thomas Marriott – “Human Spirit”
From the CD Human Spirit (Origin Records)
Thomas celebrates the release of his latest CD this week at Tula’s! He recorded this one with Hammond B-3 ace Gary Versace, Mark Taylor on sax and Matt Jorgensen on drums. Sadly, Versace is on tour and couldn’t make this gig, but Tom got Bill Anschell and Paul Gabrielson to fill in, so all is well! Jan said “Just play anything from Thomas Marriott, it’s all good” so we picked the title track.
Upcoming show: Thurs., May 5 @ Tula’s
The next three tunes were requested by Jan Molendijk, the biggest Seattle jazz fan not from Seattle! Jan is from the Netherlands, but has been buying CDs from Seattle musicians for years, and made the trek to our fair city for the Ballard Jazz Fest last week. We had a great time hanging out with him and told him we give him a shout-out on the podcast. Happy to play a few of his favs: