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The boys look at three recent releases including a vocal-focused celebration of Canada, a two-hander by composers of children's television soundtracks and a Swedish flutist upset with the political tides of the last few years. After a spirited, if dispiriting, discussion of jazz as "protest music" propers get paid to a pivotal recording of avant-funk-folk jazz by a co-founder of the World Saxophone Quartet. Finally, Brad Mehldau's flirtation with Bach gets a look-in during a very high-brow pop-matters segment.
Discussion of Steve Haines' album Steve Haines and the Third Floor Orchestra (Justin Time) 3:55
Discussion of Elsa Nilsson's album Hindsight (Self-Produced) 20:15
Discussion of Pat Irwin's album Wide Open Sky (Vertice) 37:00
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