Veronica Swift, Fletcher Henderson, Fred Hersch and More

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This week we open with one of the hippest jazz singers on the planet, Veronica Swift with a track off an album that is charting very well. This sets a trend of an hour of music that will look into the very rather fluid and exciting state of today's jazz as we move on to Dan McCarthy and Jeff Denson. As a measuring stick of where we have come from, we look into the old school jazz worlds with Henry Levine, Fletcher Henderson, Tempo King and Gary Burton. We also keep a current pulse on things by hearing a tune from Thom Yorke and Flea off the "Motherless Brooklyn" Soundtrack and finish things off with a new release from Kansas City piano cat Matt Villinger.


  • Veronica Swift "I'm Hip" Confessions (Mack Avenue Records) 00:00
  • Host talks 2:43
  • Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga "The Lady Is a Champ" Cheek to Cheek(Streamline/Columbia/Interscope) 4:52
  • Perry Smith Quartet "Golden Days" Live in Brooklyn (Smith Tone Records) 8:02
  • Host talks 14:37
  • Henry Levine and His Strictly from Dixie Jazz Band "Shine"Strictly from Dixie (Victor) 15:27
  • Christian Lillinger's Ground "Feldarbeit" First Reason (Clean Feed) 18:21
  • Host talks 22:10
  • Fletcher Henderson "Christopher Columbus'" Select Recordings (Werner Last's Favourites Jazz) 23:06
  • Dan McCarthy "Bleyto (For Carla Bley)"City Abstract (Origin Records) 26:10
  • Host talks 30:26
  • Gary Burton Quintet "Unfinished Sympathy" Ring (ECM Records) 31:42
  • Tempo King and His Kings of Tempo "Papa Tree Top Tall" The Best (Tempo Records) 34:42
  • Host talks 37:30
  • Thom Yorke & Flea "Daily Battles" Motherless Brooklyn (Watertower Music) 38:22
  • Jeff Denson "Nostalgic Farewell" Between Two Worlds (Ridgeway Records) 41:19
  • Host talks 45:55
  • Matt Villinger "All Day" All Day (Matt Villinger) 46:51
  • Host talks 50:20
  • Fred Hersch Trio "Dream of Monk" Alive at the Vanguard (Palmetto Records) 51:08

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