OKGazette.com - Jazz http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/articles.sec-57-1-jazz.html <![CDATA[Kyle Reid & the Low Swinging Chariots - “When I Was Young” - ]]> Every artist should be the star of their own creative life, which makes Kyle Reid’s steps out of the shadows of the many ensembles and supporting roles he has played in Oklahoma bands over the years to front and center on stage feel like a just journey.]]> <![CDATA[Brian Haas / Matt Chamberlain — Frames - ]]> Here’s an interesting fact about Frames, the new album from Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey mastermind Brian Haas and drummer Matt Chamberlain: If you pre-ordered the release, Haas — a Tulsa native — will record or play live at a show an improvisational piece based on your astrological chart.]]> <![CDATA[Maurice Johnson — Peace, Love & Jazz - ]]> A swanky, ’60s cocktail vibe permeates Oklahoma City jazz guitarist Maurice Johnson’s Peace, Love & Jazz, right from the opening track, “In and Out,” which could have been the theme song to a heist caper starring Steve McQueen and Natalie Wood. It sounds like Burt Bacharach meets George Benson, with smooth melodic grooves hinting at just a little bit of underlying danger.]]> <![CDATA[Michael Summers — More - ]]> This honky cat is really something else! Need proof? Just take a listen to his swingin’ version of the Elton John classic. Deep bass grooves, jaunty piano, smooth trumpet and sexy, crystalline vocals: This is the version to which all others now must live up. ]]> <![CDATA[Always Be Happy, but Stay Evil — Garage a Trois - A really jazzy post-rock outfit]]> “Always Be Happy, but Stay Evil” by Garage A Trois creates entries in “best album name” and “best band name” contests for 2011.
<![CDATA[Harry Connick Jr. — In Concert on Broadway - Connick is on fire, and his band plays like maniacs.]]> Do you miss the era where Frank Sinatra was the biggest thing around? Do you pine over the days when the musical was king in pop culture? Are you already a fan of Harry Connick Jr., who apparently never left those days? ]]> <![CDATA[Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey' Stay Gold - ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Maurice Johnson - Tonight - ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Jessica Tate - Streetlamp Symphonies - ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Dave Koz - At the Movies' Double Feature - ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Marco Benevento - Invisible Baby - ]]> <![CDATA[The Bad Plus - Prog - ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Milt Jackson - What's Up?: The Very Tall Band - ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Brotherman in the Fatherland - ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Dewey Jackson - Live at the Barrel - ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Stanton Moore-III - ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Charlie Hunter Trio-COPPEROPOLIS - ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet-Husky - ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[John Ellis-By a Thread - ]]> ]]> <![CDATA[The Baldwin Brother-Return of the Golden Rhodes - ]]>