Cindy Blackman Santana, Ben Wendel, Ellen Andrea Wang, Aaron Burnett and More

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In the second part of this week's review of new and upcoming releases we focus on new projects by saxophonists Ben Wendel (as leader and sideman of Tom Guarna, Nubya Garcia (revisiting Joe Henderson for the Blue Note Re:imagined project, and as member of Maisha. Also noteworthy the new project of drummers Cindy Blackman-Santana (with a guitar dream-duo of Vernon Reid and Carlos Santana), and Antoine Berjeaut as well the new trio by Norwegian bassist Ellen Andrea Wang. To bring some acoustic balance the brilliant debut of Ben Rosenblum's Nebula Project and the reading of one of Aaron Copland's piano blues by Marco Fumo

Happy listening!


  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Various Artists [Nubya Garcia] "A Shade of Jade" Blue Note Re:imagined (Blue Note) 0:16
  • Host talks 7:00
  • Tom Guarna "The Genesis Pattern" Spirit Science (Destiny) 8:05
  • Host talks 15:29
  • Ben Wendel "Burning Bright" High Heart (Edition) 16:53
  • Aaron Djuan Burnett "Io" Jupiter Connect (Fresh Sound / New Talent) 22:58
  • Antoine Berjeaut "Walk" Walk -Single (Menace) 26:50
  • Host talks 33:07
  • Ellen Andrea Wang "Closeness" Closeness (Ropeadope) 34:20
  • Cindy Blackman-Santana "Black Pearl" Give the Drummer Some (Present Future) 40:05
  • Host talks 47:38
  • Ben Rosenblum Nebula Project "Fight or Flight" Kites and Strings (One Trick Dog) 48:53
  • Marco Fumo "With Bounce" Reflections (Odradek) 53:07
  • Host talks 54:21
  • Maisha "Osiris (Live in Lille)" Open the Gates (Brownswood) 57:04

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