Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Oktober Jazz Month (part 5)(Toppyjazz 358)

This week we look back to our Toppyjazz tour through Europe this Summer. We were in France at Rennes-Les-Chateau and Rennes-Les-Baines because of Kate Mosse's book Sepulchre. Pitty Kate made some mistakes in the book.(Mixing the names of Rennes-Les-Baines and Rennes-les-Chateau.-Mixing 1800 and 1900-etc.). We jump at her link with Claude Debussy.

We visited in Germany the beautiful place Göttingen, you'll hear French singer Barbara. And some talk about Carl-Johan Vallgren with his book and his band.

We got the latest cd from our friends of Blue Canoe Records. It's from The Rock Tronic these are Joseph Patrick Moore, Chris Blackwell and Wayne Viar. Buy it! Blue Canoe Records

Playlist :

01 - Prelude de Suite Bergamasque - Fred Hersch (album The French Collection)

02 - Göttingen - Barbara (album Réveuses de Parloir)

03 - Kreuzberg SO 36 - Carl-Hohan Vallgren (album Livet)

04 - Medley - Mezzoforte (album Live in Reykjavik)

05 - Joseph Patrick Moore Toppyjazz jingle (courtesy Blue Canoe Records)

06 - Surrender - The Rock Tronic (album Magnificent Obsession)

07 - Hard Eight - The Rock Tronic (album Magnificent Obsession)

08 -I Could Write A Book - Dinah Washington (album For Those In Love)

09 - Talk To Me Baby - Terrie Richards Alden (album Voice With Heart)

10 - Echoes of Harlem - Dan Barrett (album Harlem 2000)

11 - Bullett Train - Marcus Printup (album The New Boogaloo)

12 - Come Rain Or Come Shine - Sarah Partridge (album Blame It On My Youth)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Oktober Jazz Month (part 4)(Toppyjazz 357)

Still busy trying to work us through more than 500 new jazz albums.

Playlist :

01 - Last Night in Town - Erin Brazill (album Last Night In Town)

02 - Bewitched, Bothered and Bewilderd - One For All (album Incorrigible)

03 - Moments Notice - One For All (album Invades Vancouver!)

04 - Come Together - Marty Williams (album Long Time Comin' )

05 - You Took Advantage On Me - Annie Ross (album A Gasser!)

06 - If Only I Had A Brain - Tom Wopat (album Dissertation On The State Of Bliss)

07 - Sunny - Kelly Mittleman (album Kelly)

08 - Behind Blue Eyes - Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr (album Running)

09 - By Bye Love - Barbara Lahr (album Six String Call)

10 - Let's Keep It Cool - Jazz Station Big Band (album The Jazz Station Big Band)

Download :Toppyjazz 357

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oktober Jazz Month (part 3)(Toppyjazz 356)

This week some new sounds by Toppyjazz from Le London All Stars to Marlena Shaw.

Playlist :

01 -Give Me A Shot - Gisela Novals and The Blue Summers (album The Perfect One)

02 - Woman of The Ghetto - Marlena Shaw (album Anthology)

03 - little Drop of Poison - Rebekka Bakken (album Little Drop of Poison)

04 - Golden Xplosion - Marius Neset (album Lion)

05 - Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? - Lola Haag (album Heartbeats)

06 - Too Darn Hot - Lauren Shub (album Dream Dancing)

07 - More Than You Know - Laurence Hobgood & Kurt Elling (album Crazy World)

08 - image - Le London All Stars (album British Percussion)

09 - In A Mellowtone - Anne Czichowsky Quintet (album The Truth and The Abstract Blues)

10 - Limehouse Blues - Jack Cortner New York Big Band (album Fast Track)

11 - I Worry About You - Norman Mapp (album Jazz Ain't Nothin' But Soul)

Download : Toppyjazz 356

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Oktober Jazz Month (part 2) with Traces by Deborah Henriksson (Toppyjazz 355)

We´re proud to present the latest album TRACES by Deborah Henriksson. This is another fine album after The Hearts Cry from 2012. The story of this album is unique from the others in that Traces is about Henriksson’s search for her own voice, trying to figure out what she had to say musically after spending so many years gracefully interpreting everyone from Mozart to Joni Mitchell. The epiphany to start writing her own lyrics came from her frustration over trying to finding fresh outside songs that captured what she wanted to communicate as an artist. She saw this as a watershed fork in the road – either keep doing the same thing or dig deep to see what she could pen herself. She and Nyman experimented with different approaches to songwriting, but in the end, rather than simply write poems for him to set to music, she generally sat with him as he created melodies and arrangements and – filled with fresh inspiration – she would go off and start writing lyrics. Her first completed song was the dreamy, lyrical, pennywhistle infused “Eveline,” in which she encourages a girl who had lost her way to look forward to a brighter tomorrow – a perfect reflection of the general sense of optimism that infuses Deborah’s words throughout. Other key songs include the whimsical, soulful “Fallen Disguise,” a semi-autographical piece about daring to be who you truly are, and the spirited folk driven “Trains,” based on a childhood memory hearing the train from New York City pass through her hometown of Morristown, NJ in the morning. “As the album title implies, these songs are traces of life lived, echoes of feelings and experiences common to many of us,” says Deborah, shortly after returning home from a jaunt to Dublin, where she performed many of these songs at local pubs and at the You Bloom Festival. “To leave such a trace in the form of lyrics is a vital form of expression for me and I share these songs in the hopes that they will resonate and show that we’re not alone on this journey.

Other fine albums we airplay by Nikky Yanofsky, Julia Boman and JeanFrancois Prins and Judy Niemack.

Playlist :

01 -Lullaby of Birdland - Nikky Yanofsky (album Ella of Thee I Swing)

02 - Necessary Evil - Nikky Yanofsky (album Little Secret)

03 - Favourite Things - Julia Boman (album My Favourite Things)

04 - Angel Eyes - Julia Boman (album Favourite Things)

05 - Trains - Deborah Henriksson (album Traces)

06 - Only You - Deborah Henriksson (album Traces)

07 - Black Nile - JeanFrancois Prins (album El Gaucho) (with Joris Teepe)

08 - I'll Be seeing You - JeanFrancois Prins (album El Gaucho)

09 - Some Other Time - Judy Niemack (album About Time)

10 - Sometime Ago - Judy Niemack (album About Time)

11 - Round Midnight - Judy Niemack & Lee Konitz (album About Time)

Download :Toppyjazz 355

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Oktober Jazz Month (part 1)(Toppyjazz 354)

This month we have 5 Toppyjazz programs with mostly new musicians on Toppyjazz, from Teddi King. Vi Velasco to Jiggs Whigham.

Playlist :

01 - I Can't Get Started - Teddi King (album Bidin' My Time)

02 - Fascinating Rhythm - Larry Martin Band (album Everything Must Change)

03 - Recado - Vi Velasco (album Cantado Bossa Nova)

04 - Sem Saudades de Voces - Zoot Sims (album New Beat Bossa Nova)

05 - Maria Minguen - Zoot Sims (album New Beat Bossa Nova)

06 - Day In -Day Out - David Ferreira (album This Can't Be Love)

07 - I Wish I Were In Love Agin - David Ferreira (album This Can't Be Love)

08 - Heartbreak Woman - Courtney Yasmineh (album Wake Me When It's Over)

09 - Ballad To My Other Self - Courtney Yasmineh (album Wake me When It's Over)

10 - Dewey Square - Barbara Dennerlein (album Tribute To Charlie)

11 - Billie's Bounce - Barbara Dennerlein (album Tribute To Charlie)

12 - Hope - Jiggs Whigham (album Hope)

13 - The Doctor Is In - Jiggs Whigham (album The Jiggs Up!)

14 - La Vie En Rose - Lori Williams (album Eclipse of the Soul)

Download :Toppyjazz 354

Leidse Blues - en Jazzweek 2020 (Toppyjazz 565)

(foto : Cees Mentink- Tienja Hensens- Herman van der Meij ) Als gast in de studio van Radio Westerwolde, Cees Mentink muziekjournalist ui...