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Celebrating Jazz Foremothers Ma Rainey, Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie and Shirley Horn

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This broadcast celebrates the first of May with new releases from the San Gabriel 7 featuring Sinne Eeg, Rebecca Martin, Sven Anderson and Jackie Messina, with birthday shoutouts to Duke Ellington, Ma Rainey, Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie and Shirley Horn, 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 distract, provoke, comfort and inspire.


  • The DIVA Jazz Orchestra "Pure Imagination" from The DIVA Jazz Orchestra Swings Broadway (Diva Jazz) 00:00
  • USAF Airmen of Note feat. Diane Schuur " Besame Mucho" from 2022 Jazz Heritage Series (Self Released) 06:35
  • Host speaks 13:47
  • Alison Shearer "On Awakening" from View From Above (Self Released) 14:55
  • Mark Winkler "In Another Way" from Late Bloomin Jazzman (Café Pacific) 20:56
  • San Gabriel 7 feat. Sinne Eeg "Rocket Blues" from Under the Stars (Self Released) 24:35
  • Host speaks 28:07
  • Duke Ellington "Trumpets No End (Blue Skies)" from Carnegie Hall Live Concert 1947 (Prestige) 29:27
  • Lorraine Feather "Imaginary Guy" from Such Sweet Thunder: Music of the Duke Ellington Orchestra (Sanctuary Records) 32:45
  • Lauren White "I'm Gonna Go Fishin" from Out of the Past: Jazz & Noir (Café Pacific) 36:05
  • Host speaks 39:32
  • Branford Marsalis "Hear Me Talking To You" from Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Music from the Netflix Film) (Milan Records) 40:24
  • Ma Rainey "Yonder Come The Blues" from Blues Masters Vol. 11: Classic Blues Women (Rhino) 44:49
  • Orquestra Jazz Matosinhos, Rebecca Martin, Larry Grenadier "Willow Weep For Me" from After Midnight (OJM) 47:50
  • Host speaks 52:59
  • Sven Anderson "Sir Tyner" from Doc's Holiday (Self Released) 54:50
  • Ella Fitzgerald "Billie's Bounce" from Montreux '77 (Original Jazz Classics) 1:00:00
  • Ella Fitzgerald "Rough Ridin'" from Rhythm Is My Business (Verve/Polygram) 1:04:46
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass "I Want a Little Girl" from Easy Living (Pablo) 1:07:34
  • Host speaks 1:10:19
  • Emily Remler "Sweet Georgie Fame" from East to Wes (Concord Jazz) 1:11:58
  • Blossom Dearie/Mike Renzi "I Don't Remember" from Tweedledum And Tweedledee (Daffodil) 1:17:21
  • Jackie Messina "Quiet Now" from Necessary Arrangements (Self Released) 1:21:11
  • Host speaks 1:25:43
  • Lynne Arriale Trio "Honor" from The Lights Are Always On (Challenge) 1:27:05
  • Shirley Horn "Forget Me" from May The Music Never End (Universal/Verve) 1:31:16
  • Shirley Horn "Come In From the Rain" from The Main Ingredient (Verve) 1:34:40
  • Host speaks 1:39:22
  • Roxy Coss "Part III The Heart" from Disparate Parts (Outside In) 1:40:18
  • Deanne Matley "If You Were Here Today" from The Alberta Lounge (Barbette Records) 1:44:55
  • The Grace Fox Big Band "Stars" from Eleven O'Seven (Self Released) 1:48:41
  • Host speaks 1:55:21
  • Vivien Garry Quintet "A Woman's Place Is In the Groove" from A Woman's Place Is In the Groove (PNR ) 1:56:37



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