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Here are the jazz new releases I played last night on Saturday Night Jazz. Times given are Pacific Standard Time.

[NOTE: We are still settling into our fantastic new quarters at Oregon Public Broadcasting. The music library, while in much better shape than it was last week, is still in a bit of disarray. Accordingly, some of the new releases below are newer than others. As time goes by, I expect the older disks will be removed from the new release shelf and merged into the main permanent music library, a task our former Music Director had trouble finding the time or inclination to do.]

TIME / ARTIST / SONG / ALBUM / LABEL

6:23 Jerry Bergonzi / Splurge / Tenor Talk / Savant
6:29 Cynthia Jones / Up From The Skies / Cynthia Jones & The West Coast Nightlights / Sweet Flame Records
6:33 Esperanza Spalding / I Know You Know / Esperanza / Heads Up
6:38 Beverly Ritz / Summertime / Lacey Mae / Goldie Mae Records
6:41 David “Fathead” Newman / SKJ / The Blessing / High Note
7:23 Joel Frahm & Bruce Katz / The House That Jack Built / Project A / Anzic Records
7:28 Trio Subtonic / Oak Smoke & Moonshine / Cave Dweller / InMusicWeTrust
7:33 Roy Hargrove Big Band / Mambo For Roy / Emergence / Emarcy
7:40 Jackie Ryan / Dat Dere / Doozy / Open Arts
8:24 Mia Vermillion / Little Bit Of Love / Alone Together With The Blues / Vermillion Music Studio
8:28 Sunna Gunnlaugs / Upp a himmins blaum boga / Songs From Iceland / Sunny Sky Records
8:33 Southside Johnny & Labamba’s Big Band / Please Call Me Baby / Grapefruit Moon / Leroy Records
8:41 Steve Hall / Crescent City Eulogy / Crescent City Rebirth / Moovealong Records
8:44 Idit Shner / Tuesday’s Blues / Tuesday’s Blues / OA2

There you have it: FOURTEEN new releases this week!

If you have any questions or comments, please either post it as a comment here or send me an email to saturdaynightjazz at yahoo dot com.

About the show:

Saturday Night Jazz is a three hour program of REAL jazz music (and a little blues too) broadcast on 89.1 FM, KMHD and streamed live on the web at kmhd.fm. Every hour I play 20 to 25 minutes of new jazz releases, beginning at approximately 22 minutes into the hour. The rest of each hour is devoted to bringing you the best older jazz… “older” in this case meaning anything that is no longer “new”. One minute you might hear David Sanborn from last year’s hit CD “Here And Gone”; the next minute you might hear a classic Coltrane track from the 1950’s.

I play mostly up-beat instrumental music interspersed with a few vocals. Saturday night is for feeling good and having fun, and Saturday Night Jazz strives to present the kind of music that will help you achieve that.

What you will NOT hear on Saturday Night Jazz (or on any KMHD programming) is so-called “smooth jazz”. Pretty much anything else is fair game though!

To see my complete playlist for last night’s show, or any previous show, for that matter, head on over to kmhd.org and click on the “Playlists” link.

About KMHD:

Jazz Radio 89.1 FM KMHD was founded in 1984 on the campus of Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. MHCC still owns the FCC license, but since August 10, 2009 the station has operated under a partnership between the college and Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB). An all volunteer on-air staff of nearly 40 jazz and blues lovers present the music, supported by the highly professional staff of OPB.

We have a new, state-of-the art broadcast studio located at OPB’s building in southwest Portland, and the music has never sounded better! (You can see photos at www.twitpic.com/photos/jazzjock. You do not need to be a Twitter memnber to view the photos. If you ARE a Twitter member, consider this an invitation to follow me!)

KMHD is the ONLY full time jazz and blues station in the Portland metropolitan area. Besides being available in a large area of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington at 89.1 FM on the radio dial, KMHD also streams live on the Internet 24/7 at kmhd.org.

THANK YOU for your support, and for listening to Saturday Night Jazz on KMHD!