Jack Brandfield

Air Date: 5/2/2021

Twenty-three year old Jack Brandfield credits guitarist Randy Napoleon and bassist Rodney Whitaker with teaching him "what it means to swing, how to present a melody, and the importance of carrying the torch for this great American art form." 
You can decide how well they did for yourself by listening to their new CD I'll Never Be the Same. I think they did a pretty good job.
The CD represents Mr. Brandfield's debut. His tenor sound is big and fat, like that of his heroes, Ben Webster and Johnny Griffin. The engineering on the CD accentuates the sound. As Mr. Brandfield says:
"I have always tried to emulate their ability to sing through the horn with confidence and a sense of subtlety and beauty. On the record, I pay tribute to these inspirations by attempting to do what they did best, presenting my favorite melodies with my own voice."
This is a drumless trio - much like the 1970s Oscar Peterson trio with guitarist Joe Pass and bassist Niels-Henning ├śrsted Pedersen. You'll hear the track Vignette from the CD during the early part of hour two. We'll explore this CD further over the next few weeks.
Artists with material new to the SJB this week includes: John DePaola, Jeremy Monteiro, John Daversa, and Paul Shaw.
Thanks for tuning in to the Sunday Jazz Brunch.

HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

John DePaola\Take Two\That's All 2021
Mark Winkler & David Benoit\Old Friends\The Shadow of Your Smile 2021
Alan Pasqua-Northern Lights-06 Hope-2017
Chris Standring\Real Life\Prelude to Bach Cello Concerto #1 2020
Paul McCandless-Morning Sun-04 Wopper Dance 2017
Veronica Swift-This Bitter Earth-01 This Bitter Earth-2021
Diego Figueiredo-Antarctica-11 From Rio To Paris-2021
Georgia Mancio & Alan Broadbent-Quiet is the Star-08_If My Heart Should Love Again 2021
Tomo-I'll Always Know-06 Beautiful Evening 2006
Veronica Swift\This Bitter Earth\Prisoner of Love 2021
The Ted Rosenthal Trio-07 O Mio Babbino Caro (2010)

HOUR TWO: New For You

Jeremy Monteiro\Live at No Black Tie\Life Goes On 2021
John Daversa\All Without Words 2021 Two Steps Forward
Jack Brandfield - 02 Vignette
John DePaola\Take Two 2021\The Continental
Lauren White\Ever Since The World Ended 2021\Take Love Easy
The New Faces-New Sounds-09 Runaway-2021
Out To Dinner-Play On-11 Lew's Loose-2021
Isaiah J.Thompson-Plays The Music Of Buddy Montgomery-08 1,000 Rainbows-2020
Mark Winkler & David Benoit\Old Friends01 - I've Got Just About Everything (1)
Paul Shaw Quintet-Moment of Clarity-02 Shapeshifter-2020

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Emmet Cohen-Future Stride-10 Little Angel-2021
Diego Figueiredo-Broken Bossa-06 Si Tu Vois Ma Mere 2015
John DePaola\Take Two 2021\Samba for Poochi
The Brazilian Trio-Aguas Brasileiras-06 Baden-2020
Sam Hirsh-Quite Frankly - Inroducing Sam Hirsh-04 Lil' Mama Samba-2020
Jim Waller Big Band\Bucket List\01 Samba For Suzell 2020
Roditi Ignatzek Rassinfosse-Light In The Dark-07 The Natural Bridge 2005
Juan Carlos Quintero - Caminando - 02 - Caminando 2021
Zoe Scott\Shades of Love  2021\Once I Loved
Diego Figueiredo-Antarctica-09 My Friend Menescal-2021
Yulia Musayelyan\Oblivion 2021\Nada

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Chris Standring\Real Life\08-another-train-M 2020
Randy Brecker and Eric Marienthal-Double Dealin'-01 Double Dealin'-2020
Justin Lee Schultz-Gruv Kid-Just In, featuring Gerald Albright and Pieces of A Dream 2020
Gregory Porter-All Rise-10 Everything you Touch-2020
Lee Ritenour-dreamcatcher-03 the lighthouse-2020
John Bailey\Can You Imagine\06_Elite State Of Mind 2020
Chris Davis Big Dog\FOCUS\One Day At A Time (feat. Rick Braun)
Brian Simpson\Unified\Unified 2020
Chris Standring\Real Life\09-tell-me-a-bedtime-story-M 2020
Euge Groove\Sing My Song\The Journey Ahead 2020
Al Di Meola-Across the Universe-03 Dear Prudence-2020
Vincent Ingala-Echoes Of The Heart-06 Somewhere In Time-2020


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