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Radio & Podcasts

New Releases from Renee Rosnes, Steve Maddock, Andy Farber and Pat Coil

Read "New Releases from Renee Rosnes, Steve Maddock, Andy Farber and Pat Coil" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Renee Rosnes, Steve Maddock, Andy Farber & His Orchestra (featuring Catherine Russell and Pat Coil, with a reissue from Madeleine Peyroux and a single from trombonist Nabou Claerhou, plus birthday shoutouts to Teri Thornton, Akiko Tsuruga, Mark Winkler, Sinne Eeg, Sherrie Maricle, Tomoko Omura and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear on the show by purchasing their music in this time of pandemic so they can continue to distract, ...

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Radio & Podcasts

New releases & Anniversary Blue Notes

Read "New releases & Anniversary Blue Notes" reviewed by Marc Cohn


First show of the month means Blue Notes! But there's only one 50th anniversary celebration: Big John Patton's Memphis to New York Spirit. Never fear, though, there's more from Blue Note ahoy: the 60th anniversary of Back to the Tracks from saxophonist Tina Brooks; a great new band, Artemis; and classic James P. Johnson from BN-27. Along the way, Fats Waller, Jackie McLean, Bird @ 100, Omer Avital in two different ensembles, and a Young Rascals compare & contrast with ...

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The Vinyl Post

Beloved of The Sky

Read "Beloved of The Sky" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


Back in the late '80s, the life cycle of the vinyl record seemed to have run its course. Promoters of the compact disc had lulled people into the ideal that the little silver discs would offer perfect sound forever. Fast forward to today's marketplace and it's ironic to see new releases as available in both CD and vinyl formats. While the reissue concerns were the first ones to jump on board the record resurgence, several new music labels have started ...

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Album Review

Renee Rosnes: Beloved of The Sky

Read "Beloved of The Sky" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


For those not familiar with the Tyner-esque bop flourish and Horace Silver-like subtlety of Canadian pianist/composer Renee Rosnes, then the rollicking Beloved of the Sky may be the disc to begin the discovery. Recorded live at NY's Smoke club, the recording features the free-swinging quintet of Rosnes, saxophonist Chris Potter (who is especially frisky and acrobatic here), vibraphonist Steve Nelson, drummer Lenny White, and bassist Peter Washington. An alum of the 1980's Canadian jazz scene with nine Blue ...

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Album Review

Renee Rosnes: Written in the Rocks

Read "Written in the Rocks" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan


Always a major talent who has transcended the hokum that usually accompanies the precept of women jazz musicians, pianist Renee Rosnes offers a mature and individualistic touch that has been recorded on far too few occasions over the years. In fact, prior to this fabulous session, Rosnes' last U.S. release was a 2010 duo set with husband Bill Charlap on Blue Note. Around the same time she gathered together Steve Nelson, Peter Washington, and Bill Stewart for the Japanese only ...

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Live Review

The Phantom Band at Birdland

Read "The Phantom Band at Birdland" reviewed by Tyran Grillo


The Phantom Band Birdland New York, NY November 21, 2014 When pianist Renee Rosnes, trumpeter Randy Brecker, tenorist Jimmy Greene, bassist George Mraz, and drummer Al Foster took to the Birdland stage to present its “Music of Joe Henderson" program, one thing was clear: these cats understand their history--Rosnes not least of all, having played in Henderson's quartet from 1987 until illness kept his reeds at bay. Foster, too, had backed Henderson in a variety ...

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New York Beat

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola: Women In Jazz

Read "Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola: Women In Jazz" reviewed by Nick Catalano


The autumn jazz season has begun in New York and the energy at Lincoln Center continues to accelerate. This week I visited Dizzy's to catch the 3rd annual Diet Coke Women In Jazz Festival and found the club bulging with SRO crowds. Renee Rosnes (the new Mrs. Bill Charlap) debuted a new quartet and the group mirrored the excitement of what has surely become Gotham's hottest jazz venue.

This year's Women in Jazz celebration drew such veterans as ...


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