The Jazz.com Blog
March 30, 2008 · 0 comments
Five days each week, jazz.com selects a premier track from a recent release, and features it as Song of the Day. Our choice of a song, rather than an entire CD, reflects jazz.com’s focus on reviewing individual tracks rather than CDs – an approach we believe encourages closer listening to the music. And, in this day of iPod-ding and MP3-ing, an increasing number of listeners are choosing their music a song at a time. So we are there to guide them in their choices.
Below is a list of the songs honored as Song of the Day during March. As you will see, we cover the newest releases by the best known jazz stars, but we also listen to the many self-produced projects, as well as to releases from small indie labels. Finally, we try to cover the best of the jazz scene overseas, refusing to accept the U.S.-centric mindset that permeates many other media outlets. As a result, you will find more than few surprises if you follow our daily picks, and you will also be exposed to some first-rate jazz that you would almost certainly have missed otherwise.
As always, our reviews include full personnel, a frank and fresh assessment of the music, a link for (legal) downloading, and a rating based on jazz.com's home-grown scoring system.
For a complete list of all the Songs of the Day since the launch of the jazz.com site, click here.
David Finck: Four Flags
Bobby Watson: Purple Flowers
Dave Samuels (and the Caribbean Jazz Project): Soul Sauce
Lionel Loueke: Skylark
Grupo Janke Randalu: Confidance
Enrico Rava & Stefano Bollani: The Third Man
Jack Reilly: All the Things You Are
The Cannonball - Coltrane Project: Fast Trak
Dafnis Prieto: Take the Soul For a Walk
John Brown: Children of the Night
Charles Lloyd: Prometheus
North Mississippi Allstars: I'd Love to Be a Hippy
Marian McPartland: Lonely Woman
Vince Seneri: Prince's Groove
Eric Bibb: New Beale Street Blues
Felipe Salles: Seven Days
Pat Metheny: Is This America?
Hans Glawischnig (with Chick Corea): Oceanography
Géraldine Laurent: I Fall in Love Too Easily
Raya Yarbrough: Early Autumn
Otis Taylor: Absinthe
Cuong Vu: Accelerated Thoughts
This blog entry posted by Ted Gioia.