New Music Monday

Fred Randolph

We have a provocative blend of music to debut on this week's edition of New Music Monday, a weekly feature of Lunchtime at the Oasis. So Cal's Fred Randolph is a bassist-composer and arranger, he releases Song Without Singing that has a variety of styles in 10 originals and a cover of Sting's King of Pain.

Ramsey House

This week's edition of New Music Monday has an abundance of riches, a multi-colored explosion! NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis releases the 80th album of his illustrious career, taking another look is a return to Ramsey's electric sound of the 1970s. Moroever, this landmark recording is on Mr. Lewis' own label, Ramsey House. One of the highlights is a reunion with members of Earth Wind & Fire for a stellar new take of Sun Goddess.

LEENET Music

Since his emergence in the early 1990s, Christian McBride has not only become one of jazz's most in demand bassist and bandleader, McBride has become an ambassador of jazz around the world. Christian has used his success to rescue out of obscurity, his father-fellow bassist Lee Smith who although is a living legend in their home town of Philadelphia, was not known out side of the City of Brotherly Love and cheesesteaks.

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Jazz Notes 7-2-2015 by Norman Provizer

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The veteran, versatile pianist of note Bob James releases an in the pocket live quartet performance recorded on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College.  On LIVE at Milliken Auditorium Bob is joined by guitarist Perry Hughes, Nathaniel Phillips-bass and the drummer Clarence Penn. The Angeleno pianist of Nicaraguan descent Donald Vega's newest is a tribute to one of his piano heroes, Monty Alexander.

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