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Album Review

Kaisa’s Machine: Taking Shape

Read "Taking Shape" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian


On her captivating second release, Taking Shape, Finnish bassist Kaisa Mäensivu demonstrates her singular talents as a composer and a bandleader. She is again at the helm of her cohesive group, Kaisa's Machine. It has been six years since her debut, years during which she established herself in her new hometown of New York. Her writing has transformed as she draws inspiration from the vibrancy of the city on this set of originals. Mäensivu sets the album's mood ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Cool and Groovy Vibes for a Hot Summer Night

Read "Cool and Groovy Vibes for a Hot Summer Night" reviewed by David Brown


This week, a cool and groovy mix for a hot summer night. Sets with string quartets, vibraphone vibes, burning roller-coaster rides, and dancing with ants in your pants. Playlist Thelonious Monk “Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club--Complete (Columbia) 00:30 Valaida Snow “I Can't Dance" from Valaida Snow 1933-1936 (The Classics Chronological Series ) 01:30 Duke Ellington “Cool and Groovy" from The Private Collection Vol. 6 (Kaz Records ) 05:02 The Vandermark 5 “Money Down (For Rahsaan ...

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Radio & Podcasts

We'll Cross That Third Stream When We Come To It

Read "We'll Cross That Third Stream When We Come To It" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


Ambition can be a great thing in jazz—emphasis on the “can." We look at a mixed bag of releases experimenting with third stream music, Bach, and other elements. The results, like the music itself, are mixed. Still, our guess is that you haven't heard about at least one of these artists yet, and maybe not all four.Playlist Discussion of Rolf Kuhn and Joachim Kuhn's album Impressions of New York (Impulse!) 2:55 Discussion of Jacques Loussier's album Plays Bach ...

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Summer Releases from Sasha Berliner, Lia Booth, Vicki Burns, Sheila Jordan, Naima Shamborguer & More

Read "Summer Releases from Sasha Berliner, Lia Booth, Vicki Burns, Sheila Jordan, Naima Shamborguer & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Sheila Jordan, Lia Booth, Vicki Burns, Naima Shamborguer and the first single from vibraphonist Sasha Berliner's latest project, plus birthday shoutouts to writer Joan Whitney (Behave Yourself, Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens), trombonist Natalie Cressman, saxophonist Caroline Davis, vocalists Suzanne Pittson, Lezlie Harrison and Mavis Staples, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of pandemic so they can continue to ...


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