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Radio & Podcasts

Sorry To See You Go - More Holiday Music From CeCe Gable, Amanda Turre Plus Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force

Read "Sorry To See You Go - More Holiday Music From CeCe Gable, Amanda Turre Plus Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This Boxing Day broadcast presents holiday music from CeCe Gable, Andromeda Turre and Laura Wells, with new releases from Amy Engelhardt and Jazzmeia Horn, plus birthday shoutouts to Edith Piaf, Sue Maskaleris, Roberta Gambarini and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of pandemic so they can continue to distract, comfort and inspire. Playlist Dave Stryker “O Tannenbaum" from Single (Self Released ) 00:00 CeCe Gable “Next ...

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Live Review

Jazzmeia Horn at Jazz Alley

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Jazzmeia Horn Jazz Alley Seattle, WA December 7, 2021 The arrival of jazz vocalist Jazzmeia Horn in Seattle for a two-day run at Jazz Alley represented in many ways, the return of international touring jazz artists to the esteemed and historic venue, after a fall that featured resident jazz artists and r&b stars. The second set of the stay on December 7 was seemingly a comfortable fit for the quartet, as they took a focused and reposed ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Great Young Singers - Cécile McLorin Salvant, Charenee Wade, Jazzmeia Horn, Veronica Swift

Read "Great Young Singers - Cécile McLorin Salvant, Charenee Wade, Jazzmeia Horn, Veronica Swift" reviewed by Russell Perry


In 1987, the first Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Piano Competition was held. Among the winners were Marcus Roberts and Joey DeFrancesco. On a roughly annual basis, the competition is held, now focussing on a different instrument each year and renamed in 2019 the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Competition. The competitions in 2010 and 2015 celebrated vocalists and the juries which included Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Al Jarreau, Dianne Reeves and Luciana Souza recognized Cécile McLorin ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Some Girls' (Voices) Are Bigger Than Others

Read "Some Girls' (Voices) Are Bigger Than Others" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


Female vocalists take the stage this episode, with voices ranging from small and whispery to bold 'n' brassy and approaches ranging from the hardest of hardcore jazz to relatively pop-oriented (if not populist or low-brow). Most of these are brand new releases, so grab them up and support musicians stuck, with the rest of us, in lock-down mode. Pop matters trots out some obscure artists including Faun Fables, Paolo Nutini and Lorna Hunt. Playlist Discussion of Leslie ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Jazzmeia, Newk, Bird, Dave & More

Read "Jazzmeia, Newk, Bird, Dave & More" reviewed by Marc Cohn


Showtime, don't ya know? Jazzmeia Horn was scheduled to perform in Baton Rouge recently, but the gig got 'coronaed.' So, we do a mini-concert here, and hope she can reschedule when this plague dissipates. Shoot, they even cancelled the St. Patrick's Day parade here; so you know this is serious business. We also continue centennial celebrations for Dave Brubeck (Time Further Out) and Charlie Parker (recreating a Savoy 45rpm release). More Sonny Rollins, too: this time with Monk from the ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Listeners' Favorites

Read "Listeners' Favorites" reviewed by Marc Cohn


It's that time, times two. A show with a number 5 at the end. So here's a slug of recent listener favorites from Gifts and Messages shows 391 to 400. As always, we had too much music to deal with and that's a good thing. So, my selections from your favorites try to achieve some variety and balance. We've got some 21st century sounds, as well as blasts from the past. Enjoy the show. Next week the Christmas Gifts and ...

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Album Review

Jazzmeia Horn: Love & Liberation

Read "Love & Liberation" reviewed by Ian Patterson


It's a big step for any singer, the move from interpreter of jazz standards to songwriter. And when you've been Grammy-nominated for a debut album of covers, as Jazzmeia Horn was with A Social Call (Prestige, 2017), the temptation must be to carry on in the same vein. Horn, however, clearly has greater ambition, as the eight originals on her follow-up attest. Not that she's thrown the baby out with the bathwater, for swing, blues, bebop, gospel and thrilling vocal ...


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