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A Few More of My Favorite 2023 Jazz Things, Part 1


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This week we focus on the songs that have made us smile, tap our feet, reflect and keep our optimism in spite of the dire state of the world during the past two months. We hope they'll have the same effect on you.

Happy listening!


  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Alan Ferber "Brimstone Boogaloo" Up High, Down Low (Sunnyside) 0:16
  • Host talks 6:28
  • Laurent Cugny Tentet "Boogie woogie waltz" Zeitgeist (Frémeaux & associés) 8:16
  • Michael Leonhart Orchestra "Silent Night" Silent Night—Single (Liontone) 18:52
  • Host talks 21:30
  • Allison Miller "GO!" Rivers in Our Veins (Royal Potato Family) 22:32
  • Celine Bonacina "Deevella Street" Jump! (Cristal) 28:48
  • Host talks 35:40
  • Zenophilia "Ivano Bordon" Come on Down (And Follow Us) (Hora) 37:13
  • Lucas Pino "Waltz for MD" Covers (Outside In Music) 42:38
  • RDLplus "Bullfighters, Impresarios, Even Delinquents" Bay Area Bridges Compilation (Self-released) 48:36
  • Host talks 53:18
  • Wolfgang Muthspiel, Scott Colley, Brian Blade "Amelia" Dance of the Elders (ECM) 54:28
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