The world got a nice surprise this morning with a new song from BADBADNOTGOOD. The compositional and technical maturity keyboardist Matty Tavares, bassist Chester Hansen, and drummer Alex Sowinski have shown over the last few years, particularly in their latest release, III, from earlier this year, this new song feels so much like it's out of something from the CTI catalog. If you're already cool with these guys, it's a sign the're still climbing new heights, but if you're one of those who still wonder what's the deal with these guys, this track may be the one to prove they deserve all the praise they've gotten and they're still living up to it. Check out the stream after the jump.
While the seasons have changed, the new album from Mister Barrington -- keyboardist & vocalist Oli Rockberger, bassist Owen Biddle, and percussionist Zach Danzinger -- has been cooking and simmering. Their third album continues with the same vibe as their previous albums-- 2012's II and 2011's self-titled album. The new release is just as funky and driving as their past work, though the combination of Rockberger, Biddle, and Danzinger, in this or any other formulations is always a crazy ride. The new album is just on the horizon, so check out a bit of what you're set to hear after the jump.
This week's Line-Up caps off the first day of KRTU's semi-annual membership drive, so you definitely should go to http://join.krtu.org and make sure this jazz station keeps on ticking. It's a really great place.
The Line-Up for 3 October 2014
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I met Sarah Marie Young when we were both students at Columbia College Chicago, and she was already pretty awesome. Over the last few years, she hasn't shown any signs of slowing down as she's gone on to win the 2011 Shure Montreux Vocal Competition and played some of my favorite venues here in Chicago, such as the Chicago Jazz Festival and Schuba's. With her new album Little Candy Heart coming out on Dutch label SnipRecords in October 2014, she continues her evolution and upward trajectory.
Bill Frisell's guitar wizardry is back on display in a rock-tinged new album, Guitar in the Space Age! Frisell's guitar on the album is joined by Greg Leisz, also on guitars, Tony Scherr on bass, and Kenny Wolleson on drums, and the band plays a set of music associated with or influenced by rock tunes from the 1960s, including some familiar tunes (say, The Byrds' "Turn, Turn, Turn") as well as originals from Frisell. The album is out October 7th, but is available to stream online (and in full at the CBC Music site if you just so happen to be Canadian) in the meantime. Check it out after the jump.