Kenny picks this solo jazz piano project from keyboard genius Keith Jarrett. Rio is a 2 CD set recorded live in beautiful Rio de Janeiro in front of a packed house. Pop it in for a jazzy trip to Brazil yourself!
Sandy’s pick is Maysa’s new one Motions of Love! Stevie Wonder, who she’s worked with in the past lends a hand in the production. Dwele adds a guest vocal…and of course the magnificent Maysa magic is on full display!
Friday features a special DVD release. Kenny and his kids love Harry Potter so he’s especially into this one.
AT THE MOVIES
If you’re taking in a movie this weekend, there some pretty cool ones to check out. On the top of Kenny’s list is Leonardo DiCaprio’s J Edgar while Sandy opts for the family comedy Jack and Jill with Adam Sandler…
If you listen to the show regularly, you may know that Kenny is a big fan of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, particularly sax man Paul Desmond. So it’s no surprise he’s giving the thumbs up to this recording of their last live show. It was recorded in Pittsburgh all the way back in 1967. The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s Their Last Time Out is 2 CD’s full of great jazz–and yes, it does include the famous Take Five!
A Disney family favorite and a chick flick top this week’s picks!
Kenny got to hang with one of this movie’s stars, Ben Stiller on SNL a few weeks back and says the guy is really cool and down to earth. Sandy’s never met Ben, but loves him and his co-star Eddie Murphy in just about anything. This one looks like a real blast – and both Kenny and Sandy pick Tower Heist! Pass the popcorn!
Music can soothe, uplift and even mentally transport you to another place! What’s new and cool this week?
Kenny has chosen John Scofield’s A Moment’s Peace, a mellow album from the world renowned jazz guitarist! Scofield says “It’s an album of slow, gentle music..but at the same time, we didn’t want it to be easy listening.”. Take a listen for yourself! Sample tracks and purchase HERE
In Sandy’s shopping cart this week, Stanley Jordan Friends (featuring Charlie Hunter, Kenny Garrett, Regina Carter, Christian McBride and more) andAltair and Vega from Bob James and Keiko Matsui
Looking for a good rental, movie to add to your collection or download?
Kenny (fresh from being “starstruck” after meeting Terrance Howard at a club) is giving thumbs up to The Ledge in which Howard stars with Liv Tyler.
MMM…smell that popcorn! Heading to the movie theater?
Kenny likes Margaret with Matt Damon, Matthew Broderick and Anna Paquin
And Sandy goes for 50/50 starring Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anjelica Huston
Check out times, listings and trailers to more new movies HERE
Talk about your jazz lover’s must have! Kenny recommends this just-released gem Jazz at the Hollywood Bowl! Dating back to 1956, this was the first-ever jazz concert at the prestigious California outdoor venue. It was recorded for a 2 LP set and not on CD until now! It’s packed with mind-blowing performances from greats like Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Buddy Rich and Art Tatum!
New in the DVD department this week, Sandy suggests in Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil. This animated family friendly comedy has some big name stars doing voices like Hayden Panettiere and Glenn Close. Looks like a blast. Let’s order pizza, you in?!
Heading to the theater? If you’re looking for something new, Kenny and Sandy are both picking Spy Kids 4- All the Time in the World but for very different reasons. Sandy says it looks like a fun family flick. As for Kenny, 2 words: Jessica Alba