“Live from the V Lounge” get your copy today.

That’s right. The Jonathan Sanson Trio: Live from the V Lounge @ Eddie V’s.

After six years without fresh product, my new live CD is finally finished. Mixed, mastered, replicated and shrink wrapped. And it’s pretty darn good, especially Dan and Chris’ parts. Truthfully the whole thing sounds … well let’s just say that Marty Laye (recording & mixing) and Ed Littman (mastering) did a wonderful job on the sonic presentation.

It’s live. Just like you’d hear it when you come out to the gig. It’s all there; brilliance & blunders: the good, the bad and the rest. There are gaffes and goofs, and there are moments of wow! And it wouldn’t be live otherwise. This recording was a blast to make.

I am constantly thankful for Dan’s playing, friendship and guidance. Without him it would be a completely different (and lesser) project. And Chris, just listen to him play and you’ll understand.

So anyway, the CD is out. It’s available from CD Baby and at other online stores, and eventually it will be on ITunes. It’s being played on various internet radio stations and I’m working on getting it played on the airwaves. And of course now that it’s released I’ve already started work on the next recording. Which is gonna be a lot of original songs and a few original arrangements of standards.

But the important thing is, if you want a copy just let me know and I’ll see that you get one. And I hope to see you at the gig … soon.

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Live CD is finally in Production

Yes, yes, that’s right. The new “Live” CD is finally in production. All the art files and the musical content are at the replicators right now. You can get your copy at any of the live shows beginning Friday, March 11th. If you can’t make it to a show, it will be available on CD Baby, ITunes, CDDB and Allmusic. Or you can just give me a shout and I’ll send you one via good ole U.S. Postal Service.

here’s a copy of the disc and the jewel box cover.

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Welcome to the Boomtown…

One of my favorite lines from one of my favorite songs. What does it mean? I don’t pretend to know. I guess I could go either way. I mean with every boom comes a bust followed by a boom followed by a … you get my drift, but here’s to hoping we’re in the boom.

Caution: Seasonal comment follows.
For me fall is the best season of the year. And it always seems a much better time to make life changes and fresh starts than spring – probably something to do with being raised in Texas. Once the summer sun finally relinquishes its hold on us, we’re like totally refreshed by the autumn weather. What with 70° days (finally not surface-of-the-sun hot), cool nights, school starting back up, football season and of course we get to wear our tight jeans and leather jackets that have been hanging in the back of our closets since last April. I’m looking forward to Fall.

I’ve played a lot of music with my trio this year and we’ve been having a great time. I want to thank all the venues where we’ve played so I’m sending out a big hearty thank you to Eddie V’s (Fort Worth, Dallas & Austin), the Mansion at Turtle Creek, Bailey’s Prime, Grill 1709 and all the other places and people we’ve played for so far this year. And a super big THANKS to every one that came out to see us this year.

I’ll say it myself, the trio has gotten pretty tight – its amazing what playing five nights a week will do for your skill-set. Special thanks Dan and Chris for showing up every night. Also I want to thank all the fantastic subs that help out when my regular guys can’t make it; Lou Carfa, Joe Carpenter, Warren Dewey, Young Heo, Daniel Kouba and Eric Zukoski.

Now… looking to the musical future:
1) got a live album coming out soon, mix-down starts next week
2) booked pretty solid through the end of the year (yeah baby!)
3) working on a ton of old and new original songs for an upcoming all-original release
4) studying up on my Pro Tools (now Avid), gonna get certified (and none to soon)
5) upgrading my DAW software and looking forward to recording a lot this year
6) playing some new venues, not all local (nudge, nudge), see the events page for more info

So, anyway, it’s gonna be a good Autumn. You go have a great one too.

Hope to see you at one of our gigs.

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Summer’s a comin’… and quickly

Well, here it is almost summer. Seems just the other day (well actually way back in January) it was snowing – a lot (for Fort Worth) – and I don’t own a snow shovel. Oh well.

Now I know that you all have your long list of things to do this summer, but just be sure and put “go see Jonathan and his guys play jazz” on your list. We’re playing often and somewhere near you (if you live in DFW). And we’re playing at some of the coolest places in the metroplex. So come out and catch a set and grab something good to eat and cold to drink.

For those of you with planning difficulties, be sure and check the Events page for all our listings with dates, times and addresses conveniently arranged in chronological order.

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spring is here… finally… with pollen and allergies in tow…

so get yourself inside and listen to the jazz type music. specifically my trio, and we’re playing a lot. also gonna record us a live CD soon. we’re gonna give everybody we know one. and on that note, we would love to have each and everyone of you come out and be a part of our live recording. i’ll be posting more info once we set a recording date.

on the gigging front; we’re at the Eddie V’s Fort Worth every Monday and weekend.. and we start playing at the new Eddie V’s in Dallas on April 20.

also just got invited to play solo at the new Bailey’s Prime in Fort Worth. Got a couple of May dates in this beautiful new room.

so for dates and times check the events page. and drop me a line and say hi.

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Gigggingggg…. yahoooiee

Hey we’re playing a lot right now and having a blast. Come out and check us out if you can. Check the events page for locations, dates and times.

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Happy New Year Everybody

Hey it’s 2010. Wow, who’da thunk it. And if this year is only half as exciting as last year it just might be too exciting. But really, last year was great. The trio played about 80 ~ 90 gigs. We had a blast all year and we’re on course to play even more great music this year.

I’ve got plans for a couple of CD’s and new gigs and other stuff in the works and I’ll post more about that later this month. Right now I’m on my way out the door to play fast jazz and cartoon songs at Eddie V’s in Fort Worth.

So seeya…

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Been too long…

Haven’t updated in bit. Lots of stuff going on. The trio is playing at Eddie V’s every Sunday night until the end of the year. And a new Eddie V’s location is opening in Dallas soon and we will be playing there as well once it opens.

I’ve got a new project that I’m working on with some great musicians. I’ll post more info as it progresses. For a hint see the Evil Twin event listing.

By the way, if you or someone you know is looking for a good band for a holiday party… give us a shout. We can play the heck out of some Christmas tunes.

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i got a new toy (can you tell?)

I recently bought a new field recorder, the Sony PCM D50. I’m recording my gigs and posting bits of them here for your listening pleasure. The last time i did this i had just bought a new mini-disk recorder and i have hours and hours of recordings with all the great musicians I played with from 1999 until 2003. Guys like Doug Rich, Tsuyoshi Kaneko, Sam Hooper, Joe Bellomo, Bobby Mack, and many others.

My goal is to sift each gig for the very best moments and post them here. Feel free to download and/or comment on what you hear.

The following clips were recorded live at Eddie V’s on the night of  Tuesday, April 21st and feature Dan Tcheco on drums and Chris Carfa on bass.

bye bye blackbird

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green dolphin street

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witchcraft

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Eddie V’s 4.26.2009

Eddie V’s 4.26.2009 with the Jonathan Sanson Trio

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