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Benny Goodman, Erskine Hawkins & Ben Sidran


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Pianist of lyricist Ben Sidran begins the 763rd Episode of Neon Jazz with a song off his beautiful new album Swing State. It just so happens that he was the 2,000th full interview for the program. Following Ben's take on "Tuxedo Junction," we hear Erskine Hawkins's version. From there, we present a nice crop of music from Ariane Racicot and Alex Lakusta. We also hear new material from master drummer Michael Carvin and the organist Brian Charette. Classic tunes from Oscar Peterson and Benny Goodman are also front and center. Enjoy the jazz, my friends.


  • Ben Sidran "Tuxedo Junction" Swing State (ULM) 00:00
  • Host talks 5:27
  • Erskine Hawkins and His Orchestra "Tuxedo Junction" Remastered (BMG) 7:40
  • Ariane Racicot "Bicycle Ride" Envolee (Ariane Racicot) 10:44
  • Host talks 15:56
  • Oscar Peterson "Boy Next Door" In a Romantic Mood (Verve) 16:40
  • Alex Lakusta "Trick Shot" Transmit Slow (Alex Lakusta) 18:49
  • Host talks 24:41
  • Michael Carvin Experience "This Could Be the Start of Something Big" The Michael Carvin Experience Art of the Trio (MCE Music) 25:20
  • Marcello Carelli "Nuthin' to do Blues" The Era (Marcello Carelli) 29:48
  • Host talks 34:40
  • Brian Charette "Polka Dot Pinup" Jackpot (Cellar Live) 35:35
  • Chicago Soul Jazz Collective meets Dee Alexander "Mama Are We There Yet?" On the Way to Be Free (JMARQ Records) 40:39
  • Host talks 44:52
  • Benny Goodman "Clarinetitis" The Young Benny Goodman (Timeless Records) 43:57
  • Yelena Eckemoff "Ps. 119 Gimel" I Am A Stranger in this World (Yelena Eckemoff) 48:00
  • Host talks 53:58
  • Henri Crolla All Stars "Anouman" Amazing Era (Restless Records) 54:56


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