Sherman Irby, Count Basie, Karl Denson and More

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The pandemic goes on and jazz musicians keep on finding innovative ways to stay relevant and creative. This week we focus on some of those that are doing so by releasing new material and good thoughts into the world. We start the hour with a veteran of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in Sherman Irby. We also hear new music from London-based Rick Simpson, Sara Serpa and The Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band. Enjoy!


  • Sherman Irby "Escape" Faith (Black Warrior) 00:00
  • Host talks 6:35
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra "Dali" Portrait in Seven Shades (Jazz at Lincoln Center) 8:06
  • Jim McNeely and the HR Big Band "Barefoot Dances and Other Visions" Barefoot Dances and Other Visions (CD Baby) 14:15
  • Host talks 20:58
  • Count Basie "Who Me" The Legend (World Vision) 22:41
  • Ola Onabule "Tender Heart" Point Less (Rugged Ram) 26:19
  • Host talks 31:24
  • Rick Simpson "Everything in its Right Place" Kid A to Jazz (Whirlwind Recordings) 32:45
  • Sara Serpa "Occupation" Recognition (Biophilia Records) 35:22
  • Host talks 40:01
  • Danilo Pérez "Galactic Panama" Providencia (Danilo Inc.) 41:27
  • Karl Denson and Soullive "Soul Sides" Spark (P-VINE (JAPAN)) 46:36
  • Host talks 51:20
  • The Radam Schwartz Organ Big Band "What To Do" Organ Big Band Message from Groove to Gw (Arabesque Recordings) 52:20

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