Jazz Tones with Jay Edwards

NEW MUSIC: Dexter Gordon Quartet Tokyo 1975

Jul 10, 2018

Straight-ahead Jazz fans are in for a treat with the new release from Elemental Music -- Dexter Gordon Quartet Tokyo 1975.  Elemental Music continues their great work on re-issues and archival releases with a complete previously unissued quartet performance by the great Dexter Gordon. This astonishing concert marked Gordon's first appearance ever in Japan, backed by an all-star rhythm section consisting of Kenny Drew on piano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert Tootie Heath on drums.

Join me on Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK, Sunday, June 24 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. when my guest will be Cheryl Bentyne of the Manhattan Transfer.  Their new studio release is The Junction(BMG), and they will be appearing at Atlanta Symphony Hall on Friday, June 22 at 8:00pm. The Manhattan Transfer has been performing and making music for over forty years. The late Tim Hauser formed the group in 1969, and they explore a capella, vocalese, swing, Jazz and other forms of music.

Join me for Jazz Tones on Jazz 91.9 WCLK Sunday, June 3 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  This week I'll be talking to Allan Harris, a native New Yorker and singer-songwriter, who is considered a classic romantic crooner.   

Jazz Tones Insights: Lao Tizer

May 26, 2018

Keyboardist Lao Tizer was a child prodigy and is a native of Boulder Colorado. Lao’s career spans a quarter of century and nine albums. His  latest release is Songs from the Swinghouse (Yse Records) which was recorded in three days and documented by award-winning Film Director Andy LaViolette. The Lao Tizer Quartet Featuring Eric Marienthal will be appearing at The Atlanta Jazz Festival 2018 and performing Sunday May 27 at 1pm on the Legends Stage.

Jazz Tones Insights: Morgan Guerin

May 25, 2018

Morgan Guerin was a child prodigy and was given his first pair of drum sticks at six months. He grew up within a musical family and was influenced by his father saxophonist Roland Guerin and his mother Brianna Williams, an entertainment attorney. Morgan is currently studying at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. He was also a member of the Rialto Youth Jazz Orchestra directed by Gordon Vernick. Morgan has two self-releases, The Saga and The Saga II.

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