Tom Moon http://wrti.org en A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present http://wrti.org/post/sax-trio-taps-tradition-while-thriving-present <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AueMO4N2BLA</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:58:00 +0000 Tom Moon 7493 at http://wrti.org A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present Take 75: Great Solos In Blue Note Records History http://wrti.org/post/take-75-great-solos-blue-note-records-history Blue Note Records has been many things over the course of its 75 years: a label responsible for blinding jazz innovations, a home for the titans of hard bop and soul jazz, a place for smart, sly, jazz-inflected pop creations.<p>One constant running throughout its history is improvisation. Its records have showcased jazz soloing in every possible mood and temperament. Thu, 29 May 2014 00:36:00 +0000 Tom Moon & Patrick Jarenwattananon 7357 at http://wrti.org Take 75: Great Solos In Blue Note Records History When Donny Hathaway, Thelonious Monk And Neil Young Hit A Turning Point http://wrti.org/post/when-donny-hathaway-thelonious-monk-and-neil-young-hit-turning-point <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zP14N9ZQcE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kROre63J0Lw</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAQhtkWB0RU</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:07:00 +0000 Tom Moon 6813 at http://wrti.org When Donny Hathaway, Thelonious Monk And Neil Young Hit A Turning Point Steady And Swingin': Tootie Keeps The Tempo http://wrti.org/post/steady-and-swingin-tootie-keeps-tempo Since playing on <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15394783/john-coltrane" target="_blank">John Coltrane</a>'s first release in 1957, drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath has participated in a number of landmark jazz records. Now 78, the musician is featured in a new trio session with players nearly half his age — pianist Ethan Iverson of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15182358/the-bad-plus" target="_blank">The Bad Plus</a> and bassist Ben Street. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 20:41:00 +0000 Tom Moon 6519 at http://wrti.org Steady And Swingin': Tootie Keeps The Tempo Pat Metheny And John Zorn: A Vivid Sound World http://wrti.org/post/pat-metheny-and-john-zorn-vivid-sound-world Guitarist <a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCwQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.npr.org%2Fartists%2F15124280%2Fpat-metheny&ei=-tebUbSCINf-4APLkICAAQ&usg=AFQjCNHXjWctRNt3bG2V1msmN_686O3S0w&sig2=PZZXJTdrbtVPfD-eaYgRRw&bvm=bv.46751780,d.dmg" target="_blank">Pat Metheny</a> is revered for his bright, accessible modern jazz. Saxophonist and composer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15510102/john-zorn">John Zorn</a> is associated with much knottier, often dissonant experiments. Metheny's new <em>Tap: John Zorn's Book of Angels, Vol. Tue, 21 May 2013 21:43:00 +0000 Tom Moon 5546 at http://wrti.org Pat Metheny And John Zorn: A Vivid Sound World A 1969 Bootleg Unearths Miles Davis' 'Lost' Quintet http://wrti.org/post/1969-bootleg-unearths-miles-davis-lost-quintet After a slew of multidisc sets devoted to key points in the career of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15368370/miles-davis" target="_blank">Miles Davis</a>, you'd think Columbia Records would have unearthed every speck of consequential music by now. But not quite.<p>This week, Columbia brings out <em>Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:27:00 +0000 Tom Moon 5073 at http://wrti.org A 1969 Bootleg Unearths Miles Davis' 'Lost' Quintet Elina Duni: Love, Lust And Albanian Folk Songs http://wrti.org/post/elina-duni-love-lust-and-albanian-folk-songs The spread of formal jazz education has created a new breed of global musician: one who uses improvisation, and other devices associated with jazz, to transform folk and traditional music. The Albanian singer Elina Duni is part of this rising class. Her latest release, <em>Matane Malit </em>("Beyond the Mountain"), offers a transfixing balance of old and new.<p>When Duni was growing up, the singer and composer says she didn't pay much attention to the folk music loved by her grandparents. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:13:00 +0000 Tom Moon 4603 at http://wrti.org Elina Duni: Love, Lust And Albanian Folk Songs A Posthumous Masterpiece Adds To E.S.T.'s Legacy http://wrti.org/post/posthumous-masterpiece-adds-ests-legacy When the pianist Esbjorn Svensson died in a scuba accident in 2008, many fans of his group, the Swedish trio known as <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/88608964/e-s-t" target="_blank">E.S.T.</a>, wondered if there might be some unreleased experiments lurking in a studio vault. There were. Just out is a disc called <em>301,</em> which was recorded in 2008 during sessions for the group's final album.<p>Usually the posthumous album is a downer, a collection of scraps that don't add much to a legacy, but that's not the case with <em>301</em>. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 20:10:00 +0000 Tom Moon 4059 at http://wrti.org A Posthumous Masterpiece Adds To E.S.T.'s Legacy Melody Gardot Aims For The Space Between Notes http://wrti.org/post/melody-gardot-aims-space-between-notes The other day, I had a conversation with <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/87997625/melody-gardot">Melody Gardot</a> about space. Not outer space, but the space between notes in her music. These days, there's lots of it.<p>When she began making her new album, <em>The Absence</em>, Gardot says the thing she wanted most was a clean, uncluttered sound — something resembling Brazil's beloved bossa nova from the 1960s. She came up with coy, understated melodies and set them to rhythms that feel as natural as an ocean breeze. Thu, 31 May 2012 20:01:00 +0000 Tom Moon 3945 at http://wrti.org Melody Gardot Aims For The Space Between Notes