Tom Moon http://wvasfm.org en A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present http://wvasfm.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 51480 at http://wvasfm.org A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present Take 75: Great Solos In Blue Note Records History http://wvasfm.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 48841 at http://wvasfm.org Take 75: Great Solos In Blue Note Records History Album Review: 'Morning Phase' http://wvasfm.org/post/album-review-morning-phase Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>The singer and songwriter Beck is considered one of the most innovative artists of his generation. This week, he released "Morning Phase," his first new album in six years. Critic Tom Moon says the new record returns back to the brooding pop of 2002's "Sea Change," which many consider his best work.<p>TOM MOON: We hear it constantly. Everything in this on-demand culture seems to be moving fast and getting faster. Here's an exception: The new songs from noted contrarian Beck. They're slow. Deliciously, magnificently slow. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:19:00 +0000 Tom Moon 43701 at http://wvasfm.org When Donny Hathaway, Thelonious Monk And Neil Young Hit A Turning Point http://wvasfm.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 22:12:00 +0000 Tom Moon 39672 at http://wvasfm.org When Donny Hathaway, Thelonious Monk And Neil Young Hit A Turning Point Steady And Swingin': Tootie Keeps The Tempo http://wvasfm.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 35649 at http://wvasfm.org Steady And Swingin': Tootie Keeps The Tempo Buddy Guy: 'Rhythm And Blues' Titan Channels Guitar Wisdom http://wvasfm.org/post/buddy-guy-rhythm-and-blues-titan-channels-guitar-wisdom <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vNW0oeRltg</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 20:18:00 +0000 Tom Moon 32605 at http://wvasfm.org Buddy Guy: 'Rhythm And Blues' Titan Channels Guitar Wisdom Pat Metheny And John Zorn: A Vivid Sound World http://wvasfm.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 28332 at http://wvasfm.org Pat Metheny And John Zorn: A Vivid Sound World A 1969 Bootleg Unearths Miles Davis' 'Lost' Quintet http://wvasfm.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 22114 at http://wvasfm.org A 1969 Bootleg Unearths Miles Davis' 'Lost' Quintet Elina Duni: Love, Lust And Albanian Folk Songs http://wvasfm.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 18:58:00 +0000 Tom Moon 16992 at http://wvasfm.org Elina Duni: Love, Lust And Albanian Folk Songs A Posthumous Masterpiece Adds To E.S.T.'s Legacy http://wvasfm.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 10399 at http://wvasfm.org A Posthumous Masterpiece Adds To E.S.T.'s Legacy