Tom Moon http://kgou.org en A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present http://kgou.org/post/sax-trio-taps-tradition-while-thriving-present <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AueMO4N2BLA</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:18:00 +0000 Tom Moon 33454 at http://kgou.org A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present Album Review: 'While You Were Sleeping' http://kgou.org/post/album-review-while-you-were-sleeping Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, BYLINE: A jazz singer for the hip-hop generation - that's how Jose James was described after he released his first album last year for the famed Blue Note record label. James has now released a follow-up. It's called, While You Were Sleeping. And reviewer Tom Moon says the 35-year-old shows phenomenal growth.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING")<p>JOSE JAMES: (Singing) Shadows long upon my face. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Tom Moon 31540 at http://kgou.org Take 75: Great Solos In Blue Note Records History http://kgou.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 00:58:00 +0000 Tom Moon & Patrick Jarenwattananon 30232 at http://kgou.org Take 75: Great Solos In Blue Note Records History Album Review: 'Morning Phase' http://kgou.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 21:35:00 +0000 Tom Moon 24025 at http://kgou.org Album Review: 'Sun Structures,' By Temples http://kgou.org/post/album-review-sun-structures-temples Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Finally this hour, a new perspective on the enduring influence of The Beatles. It comes from another four-piece British rock band called Temples. The group is from the town of Kettering. Critics have been raving about them since last summer. Their debut album, "Sun Structures," has now been released here in the U.S. And hearing it might whisk you away to 1960s Liverpool. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:29:00 +0000 Tom Moon 23152 at http://kgou.org When Donny Hathaway, Thelonious Monk And Neil Young Hit A Turning Point http://kgou.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 21:00:00 +0000 Tom Moon 19170 at http://kgou.org When Donny Hathaway, Thelonious Monk And Neil Young Hit A Turning Point Pop's Resident Provocateur Fizzles On 'ARTPOP' http://kgou.org/post/pops-resident-provocateur-fizzles-artpop <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP3ctBs3510</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:14:00 +0000 Tom Moon 16957 at http://kgou.org Pop's Resident Provocateur Fizzles On 'ARTPOP' Steady And Swingin': Tootie Keeps The Tempo http://kgou.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 21:15:00 +0000 Tom Moon 14560 at http://kgou.org Steady And Swingin': Tootie Keeps The Tempo Tom Odell: A Polarizing New Voice Shows Promise http://kgou.org/post/tom-odell-polarizing-new-voice-shows-promise <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rgHYP0dD_4</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:14:00 +0000 Tom Moon 13711 at http://kgou.org Tom Odell: A Polarizing New Voice Shows Promise Pat Metheny And John Zorn: A Vivid Sound World http://kgou.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 20:55:00 +0000 Tom Moon 6370 at http://kgou.org Pat Metheny And John Zorn: A Vivid Sound World