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BAJA Vol 9-12 to be released on Oct 1 on Jazzschool Records
(Published: September 22, 2010)

Jazzschool Records proudly announces the release of Volumes 9-12 of its ongoing Bay Area Jazz Archival (BAJA) Series, to be released on Oct 1.

WAYNE de SILVA - "Marble Park"
(BAJA 9)

Wayne de Silva, tenor sax
Mark Levine, piano
John Wiitala, bass
Eddie Marshall, drums

Wayne, a great tenor player from Hawaii, lived in the Bay Area for many years before deserting us for Las Vegas. His tunes are beautiful, and fun to play. Eddie Marshall says "this is the best recording I've ever made." 'Nuff said.

JERRY RUSCH - "Serenata"
(BAJA 10)

Jerry Rusch, trumpet and vocal
Mark Levine, piano
Vince Lateano, drums
David Belove, bass
Michael Spiro, percussion

Jerry Rusch was a gentle soul, and his music shows it. Originally from Minneapolis, he lived for many years in LA, working with every Latin band in town, including a long stint with the great Willie Bobo. A long-time girlfriend brought him up to the Bay Area often, and this demo from 1985 is a product of one such visit. He left us too soon, and is missed by his many friends.

(BAJA 11)

Woody Shaw, trumpet
Mark Isham, trumpet
Mark Levine, piano
Clarence Becton, drums
Tom Rutley, bass
Mel Martin, alto
Mike Morris, tenor
Wayne Wallace, trombone
Chuck Bennett, bass trombone

Woody's presence graced the Bay Area for a couple of years in the mid-1970s, leading a quartet that included Tom, Clarence, and Mark. He worked with Mark's nonet at a SF club called the Reunion, sharing the $100 the band got on Monday nights - $11 a man - for almost two years. One night a friend brought in a tape recorder, and the world can now hear him play "Giant Steps."

(BAJA 12)

Paul Nagel, piano
John Shifflett, bass
Jason Lewis, drums

One of the cool things about this CD is that all three members composed the tunes. Paul graced the Bay Area scene for many years before moving to Boston a few years ago. He also
worked for many years with Boz Scaggs. Jason, John and Paul mesh beautifully in this previously unreleased recording.

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