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by Mary Foster Conklin
In the first hour, we celebrate trombonist, composer and arranger Melba Liston in honor of her birthday, and take a look at some recent trombone players making noise in the jazz world. We sample some new releases by vocalists Josephine Beavers, Lila Ammons, Virginia Schenck, flutist Andrea Brachfeld and pianist Roberta Piket, with birthday shout outs to vocalists Ruth Brown (pictured), Jessica Molaskey, trombonist Audrey Ochoa, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, pianist Kris Davis and drummer Tina Raymond, among others, plus a ...read more