Close Your Eyes: Celebrating Bernice Petkere

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Included are new releases from the Maria Schneider Orchestra, pianist Nicole Zuraitis, vocal artist Jay Clayton and DuoTrio led by trumpeter Daniel Nissenbaum, with birthday shoutouts to Bernice Petkere (Close Your Eyes, Lullaby of the Leaves), George Shearing, Bill Evans, Cyrille Aimee, Pat Metheny, Lorraine Desmarais, Mary Stallings, Fostina Dixon-Kilgoe and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of lockdown.


  • La Lucha "Lullaby of the Leaves/Lullaby of Birdland" from Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Arbors) 00:00
  • Cyrille Aimée "It's A Good Day" from Cyrille Aimée Live (Mack Avenue) 05:00
  • Beth Duncan "The Band" from I'm All Yours (Saccat Records) 09:01
  • Host speaks 13:25
  • George Shearing Quintet "Don't Call Me" from The Swingin's Mutual (Capitol Jazz/EMI) 14:45
  • George Shearing & Carmen McRae "Ghost of Yesterday" from Two for the Road (Concord Jazz) 17:30
  • Eva Cortés "Out of Words" from Todos las Voces (TRRC) 22:20
  • Host speaks 26:32
  • DuoTrio (Daniel Nissenbaum) "Magic Doors" from In the Bright and Deep (Blujazz) 27:40
  • Brenda Nicole Moorer "Your Light" from Marrow (Ropedope) 30:47
  • Paulette McWilliams "If You Give More" from A Woman's Story (Blujazz) 33:23
  • Host speaks 37:44
  • Vivien Garry Quintet "A Woman's Place Is In the Groove" from A Woman's Place Is In the Groove (PNR) 39:04
  • Nicole Zuraitis "Sugar Spun Girl" from All Wandering Hearts (Dot Time) 41:40
  • Gregory Generet & Richard Johnson "Close Your Eyes" from 2 Of a Kind (Afar Music) 45:42
  • Host speaks 50:33
  • Mike Fahn "Close Your Eyes" from Close Your Eyes and Listen (Sparky 1 Productions) 51:32
  • Artemis "Goddess of the Hunt" from Artemis (Blue Note) 1:00:00
  • Jay Clayton, Fritz Pauer, Ed Neumeister "Love Is a Place" from 3 For the Road (MeisteroMusic Productions) 1:07:21
  • Mary Stallings "Stolen Moments" from Songs Were Made to Sing (Smoke Sessions Records) 1:11:42
  • Host speaks 1:16:46
  • Maria Schneider Orchestra "Look Up" from Data Lords (ArtistShare) 1:18:25
  • Jimmy Heath (feat. Cecile McLorin Salvant) "Left Alone" from Love Letter (Verve) 1:27:27
  • Host speaks 1:31:51
  • Lorraine Desmarais "Reel" from Danses, Danzas, Dances (Les Disques Scherzo) 1:33:13
  • Tony Bennett & Bill Evans "Lucky To Be Me" from Together Again (Improv) 1:38:05
  • Host speaks 1:41:48
  • Pat Metheny (feat. MeShell NdegeOcello) "From This Place" from From This Place (Nonesuch) 1:43:09
  • Vertical Voices "Travel On By" from Fourward (Self released) 1:47:42
  • Host speaks 1:53:47
  • Fostina Dixon "Struttin' Down Fulton Street" from Vertical Alignment (FossieBear Inc.) 1:55:10

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