Gemini Jazz - Birthday Celebrations for Irene Higginbotham, Hazel Scott, Geri Allen and More

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Included are mid-June birthday shoutouts to Irene Higginbotham ("Good Morning Heartache"), and pianists Hazel Scott, Kenny Barron, Monika Herzig and Geri Allen, along with new releases from La Lucha, Dena DeRose, Sara Serpa and a final recording from Larry Willis. Thanks for listening and please continue to support all of these fine musicians -buy their recordings in this time of lockdown.


  • Hazel Scott "Git Up From There" from Relaxed Piano Moods (Original Jazz Classics) 00:00
  • Terri Lyne Carrington + Social Science "Bells (Ring Loudly)" from The Waiting Game (Motema) 04:28
  • Host speaks 10:40
  • La Lucha "Lullaby of the Leaves/Lullaby of Birdland" from Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Arbors) 12:24
  • Carolina Calvache (feat. Rubén Blades "Te Conici De Neuvo" from Vida Profunda (Sunnyside) 17:23
  • John Finbury, Magos Herrera "La Madre des Todos Errores" from Quatro (Green Flash Music) 20:41
  • Host speaks 26:24
  • Marlene Rosenberg "And Still We Rise" from MLK Convergence (Origin) 27:30
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant "Nothing Like You" from Dreams and Daggers (Mack Avenue) 32:10
  • Host speaks 35:41
  • Jimmy Greene "Good Morning Heartache" from While Looking Up (Mack Avenue) 37:12
  • Billie Holiday "No Good Man" from The Complete Decca Recordings (Decca) 44:44
  • Ed Reed "This Will Make You Laugh" from I'm a Shy Guy (Blue Shorts Records) 47:50
  • Host speaks 51:29
  • The Time Flies (Monika Herzig, Peter Kienle "Fly High" from Powerlines (Acme Records) 53:27
  • Alexa Tarantino "A United Front" from Clarity (Posi-Tone) 1:00:02
  • Abbey Lincoln "The World Is Falling Down" from The World Is Falling Down (Verve) 1:05:10
  • Host speaks 1:11:27
  • Akiko Tsuruga, Jeff Hamilton Graham Dechter "Mag's Groove" from Equal Time (Capri Records) 1:12:59
  • Dena DeRose "That Second Look" from Ode to the Road (HighNote) 1:18:49
  • Host speaks 1:24:08
  • Larry Willis "The Meaning of the Blues" from I Fall in Love Too Easily (HighNote) 1:25:28
  • Sara Serpa "Unity and Struggle" from Recognition (Biophilia) 1:34:00
  • Host speaks 1:39:36
  • Terri Lyne Carrington "Unconditional Love" from The Mosaic Project (Concord) 1:40:46
  • Betty Carter "Droppin' Things" from Droppin' Things (Verve) 1:46:38
  • Host speaks 1:52:33
  • Geri Allen and the Mary Lou Williams Collective "Gemini" from Zodiac Suite: Revisited (Mary Records) 1:54:54

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