Big Long Silidin' Thing - Celebrating Melba Liston

Mary Foster Conklin BY

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In the first hour, we celebrate trombonist, composer and arranger Melba Liston in honor of her birthday, and take a look at some recent trombone players making noise in the jazz world. We sample some new releases by vocalists Josephine Beavers, Lila Ammons, Virginia Schenck, flutist Andrea Brachfeld and pianist Roberta Piket, with birthday shout outs to vocalists Ruth Brown (pictured), Jessica Molaskey, trombonist Audrey Ochoa, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, pianist Kris Davis and drummer Tina Raymond, among others, plus a preview of who's playing around town.


  • Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen "Blue Yonder" from Infinitude (Whirlwind Recordings) 00:00
  • Alexis Cole, Bucky Pizzarelli "On the Sunny Side of the Street" from A Beautiful Friendship (Venus Records) 07:04
  • Josephine Beavers "Haven't We Met?" from Prime Time (Grand Song Media) 10:19
  • Host speaks 12:48
  • Melba Liston "Blues Melba" from Melba Liston & Her 'Bones (MetroJazz) 16:16
  • MJ Territo "We Never Kissed" from Ladies Day (Jollie Mollie Music) 22:43
  • T.K. Blue "Insomnia" from The Rhythms Continue (JaJa Records) 27:02
  • Betty Carter "Make It Last" from The Music Never Stops (Blue Engine Records) 29:51
  • Host speaks 35:34
  • Audrey Ochoa "Ant and the Grasshopper" from Afterthought (Chronograph Records/Fontana North) 38:52
  • Jennifer Wharton "Big Long Slidin' Thing" from Bonegasm (Sunnyside) 43:44
  • Svetlana & the Delancey Five "You Won't Be Satisfied" from Night at the Speakeasy (OA2) 47:10
  • Aubrey Logan (feat. Dave Koz) "Laundry" from Where the Sunshine Is Expensive (Resonance Records) 51:17
  • Host speaks 55:18
  • Hyuna Park "The Stars Fell on Seoul" from Her Morning Waltz (Internova) 56:35
  • The Count Basie Orchestra "Hello" from All About That Basie (Concord) 1:01:10
  • Ruth Brown "You Don't Know Me" from You Don't Know Me (Dobre/Essential Media) 1:05:42
  • Cathy Segal-Garcia "Shake It Down" from Straight Ahead to the UK (Dash Hoffman Records) 1:09:43
  • Host speaks 1:14:20
  • Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom "White Wolf" from Glitter Wolf (Royal Potato Family) 1:16:07
  • Geoffrey Keezer (feat. Gillian Margot) "You Stay With Me" from On My Way to You (MarKeez Records) 1:23:07
  • Mark Murphy "Life's Mosaic" from Some Time Ago (HighNote) 1:28:24
  • Host speaks 1:34:45
  • Andrea Petrity "He Said She Said" from What If I... (Self released) 1:37:25
  • Sivan Arbel "Water Song" from Change of Light (Self released) 1:42:23
  • Sara Serpa & Andre Matos "Lisboa" from All the Dreams (Sunnyside) 1:49:25
  • Host speaks 1:52:50
  • Works for Me "Salt and Vinegar" from Reach Within (Posi-Tone) 1:54:04
  • Andrea Brachfeld "Trise E Solitaria" from Brazilian Whispers (Origin) 2:00:07
  • Lila Ammons "Nica's Dream" from Geneaology (Self released) 2:05:39
  • Carmen Souza "Silver Blues" from The Silver Messengers (Galileo Music) 2:10:05
  • Host speaks 2:13:56
  • Kris Davis "Stone's Throw" from Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic Records) 2:17:24
  • Virginia Schenck "Hear My Battle Cry" from Battle Cry (Airborne Ecstacy) 2:21:39
  • Terri Lyne Carrington+Social Science "Waiting Game (feat. Debo Ray)" from The Waiting Game (Motema) 2:28:04
  • Host speaks 2:32:03
  • Lea Delaria "Suffragette City" from House of David (Ghostlight Records) 2:34:25
  • Camila Meza "This Is Not America" from Ambar (Sony Masterworks) 2:40:24
  • David Bowie (with the Maria Schneider) "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)" from Nothing Has Changed (Parlophone) 2:45:43
  • Host speaks 2:53:05
  • Rez Abbasi, Isabelle Olivier "Road Movie" from Oasis (Enja/Yellowbird) 2:54:39
  • Bill Cunliffe "Lucky to Be Me" from Sunrise Over Molokai (Metre Records) 2:59:52
  • Norah Jones "Begin Again" from Begin Again (Blue Note) 3:06:43
  • Jennifer Gammill "Ran In the Rain" from Heart Soul & Fire (Self released) 3:10:27
  • Host speaks 3:15:34
  • Hazel Scott "Git Up From There" from Relaxed Piano Moods (Original Jazz Classics) 3:18:17
  • Abbey Lincoln "Living Room" from Love Having You Around (HighNote) 3:22:44
  • Aimée Allen "Shooting Star" from Wings Uncaged (Azuline) 3:27:45
  • Host speaks 3:33:10
  • Tina Raymond "Saigon Bride" from Left Right Left (Orenda) 3:36:53
  • Jessica Molaskey "All I Want/Blue" from Portraits of Joni (Ghostlight Records) 3:43:20
  • Elizabeth Tomboulian "For What It's Worth/Mercy Mercy Mercy" from Love's In Need Of Love Today (Quantum Starsong) 3:49:29
  • Host speaks 3:54:11
  • Roberta Piket "Beautiful You" from Domestic Harmony-Piket Plays Mintz (13th Note Records) 3:55:44

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