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New Releases By Fay Victor, Taylor Eigsti, Birthday Shoutouts To Shirley Scott, Jessica Williams & More

Read "New Releases By Fay Victor, Taylor Eigsti, Birthday Shoutouts To Shirley Scott, Jessica Williams & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Lauren White, Cliff Beach, Marta Karassawa, Fay Victor, Taylor Eigsti and Jane Scheckter, with birthday shoutouts to Noriko Ueda, Shirley Scott, Nicole Henry, Jane Irving, Mark Murphy, Giorgia Hannoush, Jessica Williams, Bobby McFerrin and Marilyn Harris, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by seeing them live and online. Purchase their music so they can continue to distract, comfort, provoke and inspire.Playlist Artemis “Step Forward" from Artemis ...

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Shirley Scott: Queen Talk: Live at the Left Bank

Read "Queen Talk: Live at the Left Bank" reviewed by Stefano Merighi


Era la “regina dell'organo." Shirley Scott ha attraversato la stagione magica del jazz degli anni d'oro affiancando l'egemonia di Jimmy Smith, proponendo uno stile sempre graffiante ma più sofisticato ed elusivo, divenendo un simbolo di quella musica di comunità che a Philadelphia ha sempre incontrato grande entusiasmo. Una musica senza progetti particolari, erede di una tradizione popolare che dal gospel arriva ad un soul-jazz articolato, ricco di palpitante energia, talvolta selvaggio, tecnicamente impeccabile. Come dimostra questo doppio CD ...

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Shirley Scott: Queen Talk: Live At The Left Bank

Read "Queen Talk: Live At The Left Bank" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Queen Talk is a fitting title for the current release from the archivist label Reel to Real Records as Hammond B-3 organist Shirley Scott had the soubriquet “Queen of the organ" at the height of her career. This limited-edition hand-numbered 180 gram 2-LP set produced by Zev Feldman and Cory Weeds presents a never-before-released live 1972 recording from the Famous Ballroom in Baltimore. Other heavyweights on this outline are tenor saxophonist George Coleman, drummer Bobby Durham and, for three tracks, ...

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New Releases Plus A Celebration Of Octogenarian Women Of Jazz

Read "New Releases Plus A Celebration Of Octogenarian Women Of Jazz" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from vocalists Susan Krebs, Tracey Yarad, Hailey Brinnel and Lizzie Thomas, with singles from drummer Cecilia Sanchietti and harpist Brandee Younger, plus birthday shoutouts to Jessica Williams, Nat King Cole, Berta Moreno, Queen of the Organ Shirley Scott, Michele Rosewoman and Mark Murphy, among others. Also a preview of a special concert featuring Octogenarian Woman of Jazz, with Carol Sudhalter, Keisha St. Joan, Bertha Hope, Paula Hampton and honorable man Bill Crow. Thanks for listening ...

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Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis with Shirley Scott: Cookin’ with Jaws and the Queen: The Legendary Prestige Cookbook Albums

Read "Cookin’ with Jaws and the Queen: The Legendary Prestige Cookbook Albums" reviewed by Mark Corroto


There is something undeniably hip about the four discs which make up Cookin' With Jaws And The Queen, the music by tenor saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis and Hammond B3 organist Shirley Scott. Recorded in three sessions between June and December 1958, at Rudy Van Gelder's studio, which happened to be in his parents' home, the music deftly recreates the soul-jazz experience heard in nightclubs and maybe more significantly on jukeboxes. Davis made a name for himself in the ...

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From Bacharach to Earscratcher with a Serving of Soul Jazz In Between

Read "From Bacharach to Earscratcher with a Serving of Soul Jazz In Between" reviewed by David Brown


This week, we “Say a Little Prayer" for Burt Bacharach (RIP) with songs performed by Cécile McLorin Salvant, Anthony Braxton and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. A soulful set of Sonny Stitt leads us into a birthday shout out to band leader Chick Webb. Things get spicy with The Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis Cookbook Vols 1-3 featuring Philly's Queen of the Organ, Shirley Scott. The evening wraps up with recent releases from James Brandon Lewis and the Messthetics, Dave Rempis' Earscratcher, and more.

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Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and Shirley Scott: Cookin’ with Jaws and the Queen: The Legendary Prestige Cookbook Albums

Read "Cookin’ with Jaws and the Queen: The Legendary Prestige Cookbook Albums" reviewed by Jim Trageser


In a sign that the art of the box set continues to evolve, and that history never runs in a straight line, a lavishly produced box set of tenor giant Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis and organist Shirley Scott is being released not only on CD but on high grade vinyl LPs and downloads as well. Compare that to Bing Crosby's 1954 set, which came out on seventeen 45s in an actual box with a locking clasp and key.


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