Tuesday, June 22, 2010

WJFF - Radio Catskill, Jeffersonville, NY

I had an email yesterday from the assistant station manager at WJFF out of Jeffersonville, NY:

hydropowered community radio serving the Catskills, Northeast Pennsylvania and the Upper Delaware River Valley

They were letting me know that they have been playing our CD on one of their bluegrass/stringed instrument shows, and that they were enjoying it. The show is called Jambalaya, and it airs Saturdays 1-2. Their archives are here.

As I was checking out the show, one tune caught my ear, as it featured a drone introduction with acoustic guitar playing a kind of 'alap' into a twisty melody with a punchy rhythmic arrangement. This sound seems very complementary to our approach.

It turned out to be "Scott Nygaard with Crow Molly." Here's their CD at CDBaby. From their short bio:

Original contemporary string band music by Grammy-nominated guitarist Scott Nygaard and young string virtuosos Joe Walsh (mandolin) and Lauren Rioux (violin) that combines jazz, Celtic, folk, and bluegrass influences.

I'll definitely be checking this out some more. Thanks, WJFF!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Jazz Euphorium play this week - CKUT Montreal

Jazz Euphorium on CKUT here in Montreal played our track 'Mountain' this past Wednesday June 16. Thanks!

oliver jones - one more time - body and soul
jacky terrasson - push - beat it/body and soul
christian scott - yesterday you said tomorrow - kkpd
parc x trio - s/t - witch hunt
vijay iyer trio - historicity - somewhere
dave douglas - mountain passages - summit music
arboreal quartet - s/t - mountain
robert glasper - double booked - festival
the nels cline singers - initiate - floored
evan parker - whitstable solo - solo #2
benoit delbecq unit - phonetics - the elbow room, vancouver
the vandermark 5 - the color of memory - suitcase
dave holland octet - pathways - blue jean
michael musillami trio - old tea - old tea
cecil taylor - jazz advance - you'd be so nice to come home to
thelonious monk - brilliant corners - i surrender dear

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

#2 - ChartAttack Jazz/Blues chart - June 12

ChartAttack's latest Jazz/Blues chart just appeared last night, and we're up to #2 this week.

Upcoming Montreal shows - July 11, August 17

We're playing at Divan Orange on Sunday July 11th, which is the weekend after Jazz fest, so if you're like me you'll be looking for more live music after two weeks of fun. I see they've put a splash page up on their calendar. Thanks!

Also we'll be at Casa del Popolo on Tuesday August 17th. It'll be my first time playing there, and the new room is a great addition. Looking forward to it!

Played on 'Makin' Whoopee' - CJSR Edmonton

Catching up on some radio plays.. over at CJSR in Edmonton, we were played on a program called Makin' Whoopee on May 25. They played the opening track, "Theme."

Thanks, guys!

CJAM - #15 on overall Top 30

I noticed that a couple of weeks ago (May 25) we'd entered the Top 30 on CJAM in Windsor at #26, and we moved up to #15 last week (June 8). Our other chart placements have been on Jazz or Jazz/Folk specialty charts, so this is interesting.

Added to KOOP music library - 91.7 in Austin, Texas

Most of my CD mail-outs went to radio stations in the US and I have been waiting for a reaction. This is the first I've heard -- we've been added to the music library at KOOP, in Austin, Texas. KOOP is home to an online program called "Whirled Beet" which seemed like a good match for the our CD.. it is
a multi-genre international world music program, explores an eclectic mix of vintage gems, new releases, and hand-picked rarities. Hosted by a collective of creative and diverse KOOP music programmers, Whirledbeet showcases a wide breadth of musical stylings from around the globe and our own backyard.
Hopefully it'll make it on to the show and others at the station!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

#1 - !earshot Jazz chart - June 8, 2010

Over at !earshot, last week (June 1) we'd slipped off the weekly Jazz top 10 list though appearing at:
#4 - CILU Thunder Bay
#5 - CJSW Calgary

This week, we're at #1 on !earshot's Jazz top 10 for the first time, thanks to these appearances:
#3 - CFRU Guelph
#4 - CHUO Ottawa
#4 - CILU Thunder Bay
#1 - CJAM Windsor

Indian Rasa (Blog)

I'd been exploring a blog called Indian Raga - "Classical Music for the Uninitiated" for week or so, thinking about dropping its curator a line to say hello. Just as I was considering this, they launched a companion blog, Indian Rasa - "Contemporary Music of the Subcontinent." This was the perfect opportunity to make contact, so I did, and this past Monday a nice post about our album appeared on the site. Many thanks!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Exclaim! magazine - #4 on Jazz chart, June 2010 issue

We've made into the print edition of Exclaim! magazine's jazz chart in the June 2010 issue (it's on the inside back page). This represents airplay throughout May 2010, and it's a top 5 list in the print issue. In the online version of the May 2010 chart, which is a top 20, it's worth noting that we are the only independent artist on the chart.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ChartAttack Jazz/Blues Chart -- #4 [May 16 - May 22] + #5 [May 23 - May 29]

This week (May 23 - May 29) we're at #5 on ChartAttack's Jazz/Blues chart and are listed at #4 for the previous week (May 16 - May 22).

Branching into Folk and World blogs

I noticed a bunch of web hits and downloads of the album from Turkey this morning. Looks like a Turkish world music blog called Dünya Ezgileri ("World Tunes") posted about us today. This blog is linked to by a number of other world music blogs, such as Azeri Muzik.

A couple of weeks ago I noticed that a blog from the US called Call it Folk had posted about us also. Thanks to Tunesmith, aka John O'Hara for his kind words! His mandate is to provide exposure for acoustic and folk artists.

A third blog that gave us some exposure in mid-May is Folk Yourself. I contacted them directly, and the post appeared soon after. Much appreciated!

Chart update

Some jazz chart updates for the week ending June 1, 2010:

#5 on CJSW Calgary
#4 on CILU Thunder Bay

The Topic is Jazz (CJAM Windsor/Detroit)

Over at CJAM in Windsor/Detroit, we were played this past Saturday May 29th on The Topic is Jazz.

Count Basie - Splanky
Josh Rzepka - Call Me Back
Hugh O'Connor - Triste
Mah/Goodman Quartet - Faust Arp
Marc Wagnon - Light at the End
Carol Morgan Trio - Like Someone in Love
Yuko Ito - Flor de Lis
Arturo Sandoval - Every Time We Say Goodbye
Woody Herman - Tiny's Blues
The Arboreal Quartet - Snap
Jake Hertzog - Not Blues
Grafitti = Leeway
Scott Kemp - Traits
Scott Kemp - Thanks Forgiven