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Bending Towards the Light


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This week's episode includes a smattering of old and new holiday songs penned by women, a boatload of new releases from vocalists Alex Pangman, Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch and Klea Blackhurst, Alla Ray, Alison Wedding, pianists Hyuna Park, Simone Baron and Carmen Sandim, trombonist Aubrey Logan and bassist Kristen Korb, plus birthday shout outs to Ethel Ennis (pictured), Judy Barnett, Judy Carmichael, Roberta Gambarini, Holly Cole, Maria Schneider, Leigh Pilzer and Fay Claassen, among others.


  • Lioness "You Don't Say" from Pride & Joy (Posi-Tone) 00:00
  • Holly Cole "We've Got a World That Swings" from Holly (Shanachie Records) 06:47
  • Grady Tate "Bending Towards the Light" from Bending Towards the Light—A Jazz Nativity (Self released) 09:30
  • Jim Caruso, Klea Blackhurst, Billy Stritch "Manhattan in December" from Christmas At Birdland (Club44 Records) 13:20
  • Host speaks 16:20
  • Leslie Pintchik "There You Go" from Same Day Delivery (Pintch Hard Records) 19:22
  • Alla Ray "Coffee & Cake" from Coffee & Cake (Self released) 27:34
  • Margaret Whiting "My Silent Love" from Let's Fall in Love: The Lost Recordings Vol. 2 (My Ideal Music Inc.) 30:38
  • Alex Pangman "If I Didn't Mean It" from Single (self released) 33:34
  • Host speaks 36:40
  • Wayne Wallace "Take Five" from The Rhythm of Invention (Patois Records) 38:39
  • Jessica Jones (feat. Ed Reed) "Just As It Is (Ed's Song)" from Continuum (Reva) 44:13
  • Alison Wedding "What Could Be" from On the Brink (Flood Music) 48:55
  • Host speaks 53:40
  • Hyuna Park "Driving in New York" from Her Morning Waltz (Internova) 55:07
  • Andrea Petrity "Falling Out of Love with Love" from What If I (Self released) 59:57
  • Judy Barnett "Ice House" from Lust Loss Love: Judy Barnett Sings Barnett/Kooshian (Self released) 1:05:03
  • New York Voices "Cold" from Live with the WDR Big Band Cologne (Palmetto) 1:08:19
  • Host speaks 1:15:26
  • Geri Allen "Red Velvet in Winter" from Flying Toward the Sound (Motema) 1:18:22
  • Carrie Wicks "Paginas En Blanco" from Reverie (Self released) 1:24:01
  • Ethel Ennis "If Women Ruled the World" from If Women Ruled the World (Savoy Jazz) 1:28:42
  • Karrin Allyson Sextet "Columbia's Daughters" from Shoulder to Shoulder (eOne) 1:33:41
  • Host speaks 1:37:25
  • The New Standards "Do You Hear What I Hear?" from Seven Songs of Comfort and Joy (Princess Records) 1:40:07
  • Nicolas Bearde "Funny (Not Much)" from I Remember You: The Music of Nat King Cole (Right Groove Records ) 1:45:08
  • Audrey Silver "The Cold Wind's Embrace" from Very Early (Self released) 1:49:58
  • Host speaks 1:54:21
  • Michele Rosewoman's New Yor-Uba "Mountain Sky, Healthy High" from Hallowed (Advance Dance Disque) 1:55:44
  • Julia Hulsmann Quartet "Weit Weg" from Not Far From Here (ECM) 2:00:01
  • Fay Claassen "Wild Is Love" from Rhythms & Rhymes (Jazz N Pulz) 2:03:20
  • Nat King Cole "Beggar for the Blues" from Wild Is Love (Capitol) 2:08:17
  • Marianne Solivan "Spark" from Spark (Self released) 2:11:48
  • Host speaks 2:15:48
  • Maria Schneider Orchestra "Home" from The Thompson Fields (ArtistShare) 2:18:40
  • Sonia Johnson "Darkness and Light" from Chrysalis (Self released) 2:26:23
  • Beverley Church Hogan "Take My Breath Away" from Can't Get Out of This Mood (Café Pacific) 2:30:02
  • Host speaks 2:34:57
  • Simone Baron & Arco Belo "Who Cares" from The Space Between Disguises (Self released) 2:36:48
  • Judy Carmichael, Harry Allen "There Was Once a Time" from Can You Love Once More? (GAC Records) 2:39:05
  • Aubrey Logan "Airport Codes" from Where the Sunshine Is Expensive (Resonance) 2:44:14
  • Host speaks 2:50:15
  • Terri Lyne Carrington+Social Science "Dreams and Desperate Measures (Part 2)" from The Waiting Game (Motema) 2:53:20
  • Carla Bley "Drinking Music" from European Tour 1977 (Watt) 3:00:05
  • Kristen Korb "Santa Baby" from That Time Of Year (Storyville Records) 3:04:24
  • James Taylor "River" from Joni 75—A Birthday Celebration (Verve) 3:09:17
  • Lili Añel "George Bailey's Lament" from Better Days (Winding Way Records) 3:12:45
  • Host speaks 3:15:54
  • Leigh Pilzer "Look Before You Lerp" from Strunkin (Self released) 3:19:57
  • Elisabeth Lohninger "I Remember Christmas" from Ballads in Blues (JAZZsick Records) 3:25:31
  • Cyrille Aimée "Marry Me A Little" from Move On: A Sondheim Adventure (Mack Avenue) 3:30:37
  • Host speaks 3:33:43
  • Chelsea McBride's Socialist Night School "Love Is On the Line" from Aftermath (Browntasaurus Records) 3:35:53
  • Roberta Gambarini "You Must Believe In Spring" from So In Love (EmArcy Records) 3:45:32
  • Host speaks 3:51:51
  • Carmen Sandim "Aruru, Juju" from Play-Doh (Pathways to Jazz) 3:52:45

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