A Look Back at Notable Recordings Composed by Women in 2020

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Happy New Year! The broadcast begins 2021 with a look back at some of the notable 2020 releases made despite the disruption of the pandemic and all of its difficulties. Thanks for listening and please continue your support of the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of lockdown.


  • Anne Sajdera "New Year" from New Year (Bijuri) 00:00
  • Kenny Washington "The Best Is Yet To Come" from What's the Hurry (Lower 9th Records) 05:06
  • Host speaks 08:34
  • Andrea Brachfeld "Sonhos E Cores" from Brazilian Whispers (Origin) 09:40
  • Carolina Calvache (featuring Sara Serpa) "Hope" from Vida Profunda (Self released) 15:00
  • Allegra Levy "Samba de Beach" from Lose My Number (Steeplechase Records) 18:40
  • Host speaks 22:49
  • Works For Me "Le'Var" from Reach Within (Posi-Tone) 24:17
  • Tania Grubbs "Hope Is the Thing With Feathers" from Live at Maureen's Jazz Cellar (Self released) 29:14
  • Monika Herzig "Seas of Change" from Eternal Dance (Savant Records) 34:16
  • Host speaks 40:36
  • Catherine Russell "You Reap Just What You Sow" from Single (Dot Time Records) 42:01
  • Lynne Arriale Trio "The Dreamers" from Chimes of Freedom (Challenge) 45:11
  • LP And The Vinyl "I Can't Help It" from Heard and Seen (OA2 Records) 49:25
  • Host speaks 54:30
  • Alexa Tarantino "A Race Against Yourself" from Clarity (Posi-Tone) 55:44
  • Kenny Barron/Dave Holland Trio "Secret Places" from Without Deception (Dare2) 1:00:00
  • Adrian Cunningham & La Lucha (featuring Clairdee) "New Years Day" from New Holiday Classics (Arbors) 1:06:51
  • Host speaks 1:10:37
  • Carla Bley "Life Goes On: And On" from Life Goes On (ECM) 1:12:17
  • Kandace Springs "Ex Factor" from The Women Who Raised Me (Blue Note) 1:16:24
  • Lakecia Benjamin "Prema" from Pursuance-The Coltranes (Ropedope Records) 1:21:49
  • Host speaks 1:27:46
  • Paulette McWilliams "At Seventeen" from A Woman's Story (Blujazz) 1:29:05
  • Fred Hersch "All I Want" from Songs From Home (Palmetto Records) 1:34:33
  • Kat Edmonson (feat. Duchess) "In a World of My Own" from Dreamers Do (Spinnerette) 1:41:43
  • Host speaks 1:45:28
  • Artemis "Big Top" from Artemis (Blue Note) 1:46:32
  • The Royal Bopsters "Our Spring Song" from Party of Four (Motema) 1:51:27
  • Host speaks 1:56:04
  • Vivien Garry Quintet "A Woman's Place Is In the Groove" from A Woman's Place Is In the Groove (PNR) 1:57:10

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