CD of the Month

When you give KUVO/KVJZ a gift of $600 or more, you become a member of our CD of the Month Club!

Each month, KUVO Music Director Arturo Gómez carefully selects an outstanding new release and then we mail the music directly to you!

To join our CD of the Month Club, make your gift of $600 or more here.

See Arturo’s reviews of past CDs of the Month below.

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September 2013 CD of the Month
12:48 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

September 2013 CD of the Month

Kenny Garrett  Pushing The World Away  Mack Avenue One of the greatest saxophonists of the post-bop era is Kenny Garrett; his newest recording Pushing the World Away for Mack Avenue Records is a testimony to his versatile skills. The title is Kenny’s way of letting us know he didn’t let his many distractions and commitments keep him from producing one of the best CDs of his splendid career. 

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August 2013 CD of the Month
12:44 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

August 2013 CD of the Month

Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts  Hang Time  Tapestry/Capri RecordsBoth groups are piano-less, Group Giz, an octet, features 2 trumpets and a trombone, while Group Gunn, a septet, has 1 trumpet and vibraphones.  Both have bass-drums-guitar-alto and tenor sax..Paul and Chris Romaine founded the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts in 1999. Their first session had 6 students meeting weekly: ending in a single performance. Since then, CCJA has grown: now operating in 3 metro Denver locations and averaging 9 youth bands each session.

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July 2013 CD of the Month
12:41 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

July 2013 CD of the Month

Wycliffe Gordon  Dreams Of New Orleans  Chesky RecordsSince exploding onto the jazz scene in 1989, Wycliffe Gordon has become a powerhouse, dominating the yearly polls for best trombonist.  Wycliffe is from the Augusta, Georgia suburb of Waynesboro and was raised listening to gospel music until the age of 13 when he heard Louis Armstrong and since then, has been a passionate player of jazz in all of its many splendid varieties.

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June 2013 CD of the Month
12:31 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

June 2013 CD of the Month

Kenny Barron and The Brazilian Knights  Sunnyside RecordsDuring the weekend of June 9th, 2012 two notable events took place for the gifted pianist Kenny Barron, he traveled to Rio de Janerio, Brazil to celebrate his 69th birthday and he went into a studio to record an album of samba/bossa jazz with an all Brazilian ensemble. The result, Kenny Barron and the Brazilian Knights for Sunnyside Records is an outstanding and authentic representation of Rio’s current “jazz brasiliero” scene. 

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May 2013 CD of the Month
12:27 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

May 2013 CD of the Month

Emily Bear  Diversity  Qwest Records/Concord MusicEvery generation produces child prodigies in various fields of endeavor, for music fans we are fortunate to have an 11 year old piano sensation Emily Bear release her first major label CD, Diversity, her previous 5 recordings have all been for charitable causes. For most, Diversity will serve as an introduction to Miss Bear who has been entertaining audiences on stage and TV since she was 5 years old.

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