The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

Dmitry Matheny

Air Date: 7/24/2022

I first became aware of the music of Tadd Dameron when a friend lent me his vinyl disc Mating Call, recorded in 1956. At that point I was a confirmed Coltrane nut, like most jazz fans eventually become. But I had never heard him play such interesting melodies as when I heard the two artists on this release, with Mr. Dameron on piano. 

Later, Mr. Coltrane would further his exploration of the tenor saxophone in duet with song crafters like Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk. 

On this week's edition of the Sunday Jazz Brunch you'll hear one of Tadd Dameron's most well-known tunes as played by flugelhornist (love that word!) Dmitry Matheny, from his new album Cascadia. The song, On a Misty Night, did appear on that Coltrane/Dameron release as well.

Speaking of Coltrane, the show opens with Mr. Matheny performing the saxophonist's pensive After the Rain, first recorded in 1963. It is a beautiful song.

More Dameron

Book by Paul Combs
The first taste of Tadd Dameron comes during hour one. Near the end of the hour you'll hear a track from the superb Paul Combs' release Unknown Dameron, which presents songs written by the influential composer/arranger but never recorded or recorded only rarely. 

It is said that while he was relatively unknown himself, Tadd Dameron's influence was great on many well-known composer/arrangers, such as Horace Silver, Benny Golson, and Quincy Jones.

The Rest of the Story

You are going to really enjoy the first hour of the show. These tracks are just downright delicious. You'll hear a gorgeous string arrangement from Kevin Kaska. John Harrison is one of my favorite pianists, and I am still trying to find out where he plays in the New England area. We have emotional vocal numbers from Melody Gardot, Jo Harrop, Rebecca Kilgore, and Tierney Sutton. 

The second hour has some great new material, and the tempo will increase as we move through the hour. The end of the hour has a lot of energy, featuring the complex Mingus tune Peggy's Blue Skylight as well as an original from the Ben Markley Big Band.

During Brazil and World Hour, you'll hear my favorite version of Luz. Also you'll hear a sweet song by Luiz Bonfa, who I think of as "one of the original Bossa Nova guys." All good material for your Sunday morning.

All I can say about groove hour is: it grooves. I think that word includes whatever other positive adjectives I might use to describe the hour. 

I hope your summer is going well. Is it hot enough yet? 

Be careful out there.


Photo of Dmitry Matheny by Steve Korn

HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Dmitri Matheny\Cascadia 2022\After the Rain
Oscar Castro-Neves-Brazilian Scandals 1988-02 Pensando
Alan Broadbent Trio-New York Notes-07 Waltz Prelude 2019
Jo Harrop\The Heart Wants 2022\What If
Kevin Kaska Jazz Orch-Shades of Rio-07 Serenade from Rio 2018
John Harrison Trio Going Places 06 When I'm with you
Melody Gardot-The Absence-10 My Heart Won't Have It Any Other Way 2012
Joe Carter-The Samba Rio Trio-08 Sonho De Marina (Dream Of Marina) 1997
Reggie Quinerly-New York Nowhere 2021-05 Celso
Paul Combs-Unknown Dameron-06 Never Been in Love 2019 feat Danielle Wertz
Rebecca Kilgore\Trio Volume  2021\That Sunday That Summer
Tierney Sutton-Dancing In The Dark-02 Only The Lonely 200

HOUR TWO: New For You

Dmitri Matheny\Cascadia 2022\On a Misty Night
Boris Kozlov-First Things First 2022-02 Flow
Jeremy Pelt-Soundtrack 2022-10 You and Me
Jackie Messina\Necessary Arrangements 2022\Quiet Now
Bill O'Connell-A Change Is Gonna Come 2022-07 Sweet Peanut
Goldings Bernstein Stewart-Perpetual Pendulum 2022-09 Perpetual Pendulum
Blue Moods-Myth & Wisdom 2022-06 Peggy's Blue Skylight
Ben Markley\Ari's Funhouse 2022/02 BEN MARKLEY BIG BAND WITH ARI HOENIG - Lyric
BakerzMillion-Mood Point 2012-03 Baby Steps
CeCe Gable\Next Year's Song 2022\From Me to You

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Diego Figueiredo\Follow the Signs 2022 - Jobim Forever
Ed Johnson-The Other Road-04 Song for My Daughter 2007
Sergio Pereira\Finesse 2022\Give Me 5
Eliane Elias-Dance of Time-10 Na Batucada Da Vida 2017
Fernandez & Wright-Unsung-07 New Knack 2009
Flora Purim-Perpetual Emotion-04 Saudade 2001
Grégoire Maret-Wanted-08 Voo do Pássaro 2016
Luiz Bonfá-The Bonfá Magic-13 Samba Variations [Instrumental] 1992
Kenia-On We Go-09 For Donato (O Som Do Donato) 2016
Lauren Henderson-Musa 2021-06 Luz (Featuring Sullivan Fortner, Eric Wheeler & Joe Dyson)
Ivan Lins-Somos Todos Iguais Nesta Noite-04 Aparecida-2005
Holly Hofmann-Minor Miracle-07 Minha 2004

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Paul Brown\Promised Land 2022\Elegance
Paulette McWilliams\A Woman's Story\Life is The Fountain
Pieces of a Dream\Fired Up 2021\Ear Candy
Rick Braun-Crossroads-06 Me and You 2019
Paul Hardcastle-The Jazzmasters 4-10-Quiet Groove
Paul Brown\Promised Land 2022\7 and 7
Richard Elliot\Authentic Life 2021\Moon Gazer
Steve Gadd\Blue Note Live Tokyo 2021\Doesn't She Know by Now
Paul Brown\Promised Land 2022\Don't Stop
Rick Braun-Around the Horn-11-One South Beach
Rainbow featuring Will Boulware-Harmony-06 For the Love of You 2003
Brian Simpson-Unified-08 Celestial Body 2020


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