Jocelyn Gould

Air Date: 5/16/2021

There just aren't very many women playing jazz guitar professionally. The first name that comes to my mind is Emily Remler, who passed in 1990. Today we have Joyce Cooling, and beyond that - well, nobody else comes to mind. But now we have Jocelyn Gould.

Ms. Gould is quite accomplished. Play the video above to hear her elegant take on I Concentrate On You. More than that, she is a leader and mentor as head of the Guitar Department at Humber College in Toronto, Canada. Check out this interview, where she talks extensively about her role in jazz education.

She has recorded with Michael Dease, Diego Rivera and Randy Napoleon, the latter being her own mentor. You may have heard these artists on the Sunday Jazz Brunch. Randy Napoleon appears on the new CD from Jack Brandfeld that I have been playing lately. Also you can hear a track from Diego Rivera's new release Indigenous toward the end of hour two. Finally, drummer Quincy Davis appears with Ms. Gould on her new album, and I've been playing tracks from his own new release Q Vision.

The new album is called Elegant Traveler, and it is her debut as a leader. During hour one you'll hear It Might as Well Be Spring, and then during hour two we have A Fleeting Moment, one of her seven original tunes on the release.

More New and Interesting Jazz

New this week is a solo recording by the talented Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Silveira. I am planning to showcase him along with some other Brazilian guitarists next week; stay tuned for that!

Also I would like to point out the new release from trumpeter John Daversa and his Jazz Orchestra. This is an exciting and creative jazz work featuring splendid arrangements that include orchestra. The sound is a marvelous integration of jazz and symphonic sound. Check it out during hour one.

Also we have the new release from Hammond B-3 artist Tony Monaco, which features Hendrik Meurkens. It kicks off Brazil/World hour.

One last thing. I really like the title of guitarist Chris Standring's track during Groove Hour, This Mess is a Place. There's always room for some humor in song titles. 


Life slowly gets back to normal here in New England, USA. 

I hope the same for you, wherever you are.


HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Ricardo Silveira\Solo 2021\My Romance
Alan Pasqua-Soliloquy-04 I See Your Face Before Me-2018
John Daversa\All Without Words 2021\Invisible Things
Eric Reed-For Such a Time as This-01 Paradox Peace-2020
Lauren White\Ever Since The World Ended 2021\Remembering the Rain
John DePaola\Take Two 2021\That's All
Roberto Magris\Shuffling Ivories\Italy 2020
Jocelyn Gould-Elegant Traveler-04 It Might As Well Be Spring-2020
Ricardo Silveira\Solo 2021\That Day in Tahiti
Veronica Swift-This Bitter Earth-09 As Long As He Needs Me-2021
Eric Reed-For Such a Time as This-09 We Shall Overcome-2020

HOUR TWO: New for You

Alan Broadbent\Quiet Is The Star Feat Georgia Mancio 2021\Night After Night
Jocelyn Gould-Elegant Traveler-06 A Fleeting Moment-2020
Lauren White\Ever Since The World Ended 2021\Some of that Sunshine
John DePaola\Take Two 2021\The One and Only
Ricardo Silveira\Solo 2021\ Eu e Brisa
The New Faces-New Sounds-02 Whistleblower-2021
Ian Charlton Big Band\A Fresh Perspective 2021
Eric Reed-For Such a Time as This-01 Paradox Peace-2020
Veronica Swift-This Bitter Earth-06 You're The Dangerous Type-2021
Isaiah J.Thompson-Plays The Music Of Buddy Montgomery-05 Ruffin' It-2020
Diego Rivera-Indigenous-10 Melina-2021
Rossano Sportiello-That's It!-13 Thou Swell-2021

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Tony Monaco\Strollin 2021\Happy Sergio
Ian Charlton Big Band\A Fresh Perspective 2021\El Otono
Zoe Scott\Shades of Love\Quiet Nights 2021
Juan Carlos Quintero - Caminando - 05 - Libre 2021
Diego Figueiredo-Antarctica-09 My Friend Menescal-2021
Rebecca DuMaine\Someday, Someday 2021\La Vie En Rose
John DePaola\Take Two 2021\Samba for Poochi
Hendrik Meurkens\Manhattan Samba 2020\One for Manfredo
Diego Figueiredo-Broken Bossa-10 Samba Dos Tres Drages 2015
Theo Hill-Reality Check-04 Afrofuturism-2020
Brian Andres Trio Latino-Mayan Suite-07 Morning Sprite-2020

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Marc Antoine - Groovy Sunday (single) 2021
Reza Khan\Imaginary Road 2021\Broken River
Andrew Neu\In Clear View\Shadow Dancing
Uptown Jazz Tentet-What's Next-02 What's Next-2020
Justin Lee Schultz\Gruv Kid 2020\Better Days
Kenny Polson\Colors of Brazil - 2021\Mariana
Marion Meadows - Twice As Nice (single)
Quincy Davis-Q Vision-Lost in Thought-2020
Chris Standring\Real Life 2020\This Mess is a Place
Euge Groove\Sing My Song 2020\Rise
Boney James-Backbone-05 Blue 1993
Brian Simpson\Just What You Need\D'Groove 2013


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