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This week we open with the music of veteran jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut and a cut off his latest CD Kaleidoscope. We explore the jazz goods of Bunky Green and the great Reginald Chapman. In honor of the holiday season of 2018, we include several festive tunes to keep everything real and moving in the right direction with the music of Kansas City singer Tavis Minner, Adam Birnbaum and Lionel Loueke, before rounding things off with a bit of a dandy drenched with horns from the band Morphine.
Cyrus Chestnut "Golliwog's Cakewalk" Kaleidoscope (Hightnote Records) 00:00
Host talks 5:20
Cyrus Chestnut "Two Heartbeats" Midnight Sessions (Smoke) 8:14
Ben Basile and Vince Tampio "Came Upon a Midnight Clear" Seasons Greetings(BV Records) 13:09
Host talks 15:36
Bunky Green "Counter Punch" Step High (Fresh Sound Records) 16:22
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