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Pop Goes the Jazzbo

Read "Pop Goes the Jazzbo" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


"Going Pop" can mean many different things where jazz musicians are concerned, from adding electricity (dang it, Miles, why you do that?), to covering pop songs, to actually experimenting with writing pop songs (not too many take this path and few emerge unscathed). And then there's rare jazzer combining jazz and pop songs, as you'll soon find out. This time out we look at approaches all over the spectrum, ending with a vocal album Mike has already pegged as an ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Spring Releases From Cecile McLorin Salvant, Roxy Coss, Elsa Nilsson and Celebrating Marian McPartland

Read "Spring Releases From Cecile McLorin Salvant, Roxy Coss, Elsa Nilsson and Celebrating Marian McPartland" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from saxophonist Roxy Coss, flutist Elsa Nilsson and vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant with birthday shoutouts to Deanna Witkowski, Nat King Cole, Berta Moreno, Eliane Elias, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mark Murphy and in the second hour a salute to Marian McPartland in celebration of her 104th birthday. 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, provoke, comfort and inspire. ...

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Cécile McLorin Salvant Itai Kriss Mareike Wiening Marcin Wasilewski New Releases

Read "Cécile McLorin Salvant Itai Kriss Mareike Wiening Marcin Wasilewski New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Tune in and discover Cécile McLorin Salvant's new direction, Itai Kriss's demonstration that Middle-Eastern and Carribbean music were always meant to work together, and much more...Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Sammy Miller and the Congregation “Who's Back in Town?" Who's Back in Town? -Single (Self-released) 0:16 Host talks 6:34 Itai Kriss “Sagittarius" Supermoon (Avenue K) 7:29 Host talks 13:46 David Tixier Trio “Nutra" Because I Care (Cristal) 14:57 ...

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In Pictures

2021 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

Read "2021 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival" reviewed by Richard Conde


We didn't think it would happen but after a year of Covid lockdowns live jazz returned to Saratoga Springs New York. Celebrating it's 44th anniversary over the June 26th weekend, the 2021 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center had a small but strong lineup with a wide range of music. Saturday's performances featured the Hot Club of Saratoga, pianist Joey Alexander, the amazing voice of Dianne Reeves, and Christian McBride with his quartet. Sunday's shows added ...

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Live Review

Salvant, Skonberg, Aldana And More At Kimmel Center

Read "Salvant, Skonberg, Aldana And More At Kimmel Center" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Cecile McLorin Salvant, Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Christian Sands, Yasushi Nakamura and Jamison Ross Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Monterey Jazz Festival On TourPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania March 23, 2019 While some jazz festivals sponsor tours that highlight their more seasoned icons, Monterey was different in featuring recently matured millennial musicians at the center of newer but still mainstream developments in jazz. They performed as an ensemble specifically for this ...

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Album Review

Cecile McLorin Salvant: The Window

Read "The Window" reviewed by Chris Mosey


Cécile McLorin Salvant has one of the most powerful voices in jazz. Which doesn't make her always easy to listen to. Sometimes she instills new meaning to an old lyric, other times she tries too hard and goes over the top. Still, at least she tries. She comes from Miami, daughter of a Haitian father and a French mother. Aware of the power of her voice from an early age, she trained in classical music, but then ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Notable Songs by 21st Century Women

Read "Notable Songs by 21st Century Women" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


In this episode of A Broad Spectrum we feature some gorgeous new releases and we give birthday shout outs to Louis Armstrong, Jeri Southern, Hank Jones, Kevin Mahogany, Josh Nelson, Tony Bennett, Connie Converse, Kat Edmonson, KJ Denhart, Terri Lyne Carrington, Aaron Weinstein, and Baby Jane Dexter among others, focusing on some notable songs written by 21st Century Women. Playlist Five Play “Struttin' With Some Barbeque" from Live at the Deer Head inn (Deer Head Jazz) 00:00 Louis Armstrong “I'm ...


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