The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

New Artists, New Music

Air Date: 11/27/2022

Tito Carrillo

He plays trumpet and writes his own music. When his original Bliss Point comes on during the second hour, listen to the easy melody, how comfortable the sound. It recalls some of Lee Morgan's work with Wayne Shorter - I am thinking of the song Rio from Morgan's 1967 recording The Procrastinator

This is Mr. Carrillo's second album as a leader. The Chicago-based artist is part of a trend of excellent  releases coming from the Windy City. Must be something in the water. 

Keith O'Rourke

What do you call a trio with no chordal instrument like piano or guitar? With this release I have learned something new: It is called a chordless trio. Mr. O'Rourke plays saxophone, with rhythm section of Kodi Hutchinson on bass and Sanah Kadoura on drums. We'll hear his version of Dizzy Gillespie's bebop standard Groovin' High.

P J Perry

During Covid lockdown, Canadian saxophonist P J Perry was unable to hug or read stories to his grandson, hence the title of his new release, No Hugs. With eight original compositions, the CD features top-flight Canadian jazz artists. We'll hear the title track, a moody piece that could have been written for early '60s black and white film noir. Sweet!

Caity Gyorgy

I'm so glad I asked Ms. Gyorgy how to pronounce her name for me, because I never would have guessed "Katy George." When her songs Cover Up and Start Again come on, you'll likely have a moment of nostalgia or will recognize a certain sound from a bygone era, of witty lyrics and catchy melodies, maybe a bit of innocence as well. And now that I look through the song list I see that the final track on the CD is called It's Pronounced George. Went right over my head.

Wil Swindler

Composer/saxophonist Wil Swindler has been compared to Gil Evans and Billy May. He enjoys writing music that fits somewhere between orchestral and small-group jazz. Hence, the elevenet! With eleven pieces, Mr. Swindler is able to compose/arrange in such a way as to reap the benefits of both styles in one working unit. Listen to the result on his original Passage.

Rich Willey

I mentioned Rich Willey to a trumpet-playing friend, and he instantly perked up and mentioned that he had successfully used Mr. Willey's method books. On his new CD Puttin on the Ritz Mr. Willey performs four horn parts in front of a Chicago-based rhythm section. He says: “These small group arrangements represent how I hear jazz. I prefer taste over virtuosity. I like hearing melodies, I like hearing interesting ensembles, and I like hearing a certain amount of structure between improvised passages."

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. End the long weekend with this great jazz on your Sunday morning.



HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Chico Pinheiro-There's A Storm Inside-11 Valsa Nº 8-2010
Chris Standring-Wonderful World 2021-05 What a Wonderful World
Chris Botti-To Love Again-05 What's New 2005
Charlie Haden Quartet West-Sophisticated Ladies-06 Theme From ''Markham'' 2010
Harvie S Trio\Wondering 2022\Gentle Art of Love feat Roni Ben Hur
Sam Taylor\Let's Go 2022\Prisoner of Love
Wil Swindler\Space Bugs 2022\Little Requiem
Jerry Kalaf\Welcome to Earth 2014\Moving On
Dan Costa\Skyness\Intracycle
Caity Gyorgy\Featuring 2022\Start Again
Marcello Carelli - The Era 2022-03 Just Sit Tight

HOUR TWO: New For You

Pj Perry\No Hugs 2022\No Hugs
Tito Carrillo\UrbanEssence 2022\Bliss Point
Keith ORourke\Imperfect Perfectionist 2022\Groovin High
Harvie S Trio\Wondering 2022\What Was feat Roni Ben Hur gt
Wil Swindler\Space Bugs 2022\01 WIL SWINDLER'S ELEVENET - Passage
Rich Willey\Puttin on the Ritz 2022\I'll Be Seeing You
Caity Gyorgy\Featuring 2022\Cover Up
Eric Jacobson\Discover 2022\New Combinations
Susan Reed\Thousands of Ways 2022\Hope
Paul Marinaro\Not Quite Yet 2022\No Plan

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Dan Costa\Suite Três Rios\Aria
Hendrik Meurkens\Samba Jazz Oddysey with  WDR Big Band 2022\Samba Tonto
Tito Carrillo\UrbanEssence 2022\Momentum
Nate N\Jazz Samba Pra Sempre 2022\006  E Luxo So feat D Soldedade
Paul Marinaro\Not Quite Yet 2022\E Luxo So
Molly Flannery-Undercurrents 2022-07 Beatriz
Daniela Soledade\Pretty World 2022\004 Daniela Soledade - Beijo No Arpoador (featuring Randy Brecker)
Turtle Island String Quartet-Who Do We Think We Are 1994-05 Gypsy Eyes
Dafnis Prieto Featuring Luciana Souza-Cantar 2022-07 Amanhecer Contigo

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Grant Geissman\BLOOZ 04 Time Enough at Last with Russell Ferrante
Lindsey Webster\Reasons 2022\The Way
Tim Fitzgerald\Full House 2022\007 Fried Pies
Marion Meadows-Twice As Nice 2021-04 Step to This
Maya Rae\Unknown Sapphire Birds\Water Under Bridges
Matthew Whitaker-Now Hear This-11 Black Butterfly 2019
Gregory Porter-All Rise-11 Phoenix-2020
Groovopolis-Groovopolis-06 Say What 2002 feat Chris Cortez
Andrew Neu-Everything Happens for a Reason-01 Everything Happens For A Reason 2013
Hil St. Soul\Back in Love 2022\Party On
Chris Standring-Simple Things 2022 - 11 - And The Show Goes On
Chris Davis Big Dog\FOCUS\11 - Blue Light Special (feat. Kim Waters)


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