George Shearing Centennial, Woodstock turns 50 and the Charlie Parker Festival

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The celebration of 1969 continued in this broadcast, which included new releases from vocalists Nicholas Bearde, The New York Voices and Quiana Lynell, pianist Alberto Pibiri & the Al Peppers, plus a special Woodstock tribute by Erik Applegate & Time Child, with birthday shout outs to Pat Metheny in the first hour, Mary Stallings (80!) and George Shearing in the third hour (100!), and Bill Evans in the final hour, among others. As always, a preview of who played in town that week with special attention to the Charlie Parker Festival, where the turnout of women artists was strong.


  • Lorraine Desmarais "Ultra Triple Swing" from Danses, Danzas, Dances (Les Disques Scherzo) 00:00
  • Gretje Angell "Them There Eyes" from ..In Any Key (Grevlinto) 05:13
  • Dolores Scozzesi "You Fascinate Me So" from A Special Taste (Café Pacific) 07:30
  • Host speaks 11:53
  • Alberto Pibiri and the Al Peppers "Spanish Flea Rag" from The Nacho Blues (Blujazz) 14:02
  • Marieann Meringolo "Love Makes the Changes" from Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: The Songs of Alan & Marilyn Bergman (Blujazz) 16:34
  • Nicholas Bearde "Funny (Not Much)" from I Remember You: The Music of Nat King Cole (Right Groove Rekkids) 20:45
  • Veronica Swift "I Hope She Makes You Happy" from Confessions (Mack Avenue) 25:36
  • Host speaks 29:55
  • The Count Basie Orchestra "My Cherie Amour" from All About That Basie (Concord Jazz) 32:45
  • Judy Niemack "Talk Awhile (It's Just Talk)" from New York Stories (Sunnyside) 36:22
  • Claire Martin "Timeline" from Believin' It (Linn) 43:24
  • Camila Meza "This Is Not America" from Àmbar (Sony Masterworks) 46:59
  • Host speaks 52:22
  • Pat Metheny "Betcha By Golly, Wow" from What's It All About (Nonesuch Records) 54:14
  • Ken Peplowski & Diego Figueiredo"Quizas, Quizas, Quizas/Besame Mucho" from Amizade (Arbors) 59:26
  • Mia "Água De Beber" from Encantada (Self released) 1:05:45
  • Sue Maskaleris "A Blast of Joy" from Bring Nothing But Your Heart (Self released) 1:10:38
  • Requinte Trio "Balancé" from Honey & Air (ArtistShare) 1:16:37
  • Host speaks 1:20:24
  • Miki Yamanaka "Stuffed Cabbage" from Miki (Cellar Live) 1: 23:40
  • Noa Fort "Just Wait" from No World Between Us (Self released) 1:29:52
  • JD Walter "You Always Hurt the One You Love" from Sirens In the C-House (Dreambox Media) 1:34:08
  • Host speaks 1:38:49
  • Pureum Jin "When Blue Gets Blue" from The Real Blue (Cellar Live) 1:40:23
  • Mary Stallings "When I Close My Eyes" from Songs Were Made to Sing (Smoke Sessions Records) 1:44:03
  • Grace Garland "Before You Fall Asleep" from Grace Garland-Lady G! (Self released) 1:47:34
  • Host speaks 1:51:53
  • Naomi Moon Siegel "Mama Sanchaba" from Live at Earshot (Slow and Steady) 1:54:35
  • George Shearing Quintet & Nancy Wilson "Don't Call Me" from The Swingin's Mutual (Capitol Jazz / EMI ) 1:59:32
  • Peggy Lee with George Shearing "There'll Be Another Spring" from Beauty and the Beat! (Blue Note) 2:02:18
  • George Shearing "November Seascape" from September In the Rain (Verve) 2:04:40
  • Nat King Cole & George Shearing "Pick Yourself Up" from Nat King Cole Sings/George Shearing Plays (Blue Note) 2:07:16
  • Host speaks 2:10:24
  • Hiroe Sekine "La Plume" from Hiroe's Spirit (Blue Canoe) 2:13:52
  • New York Voices "A Dance for Me" from Reminiscing in Tempo (Origin) 2:19:11
  • Vicki Burns "You Don't Know Me" from Live at Anna's Jazz Island (Self released) 2:23:10
  • Dee Daniels "Love Me Tender" from Jazzinit (Origin) 2:28:27
  • Host speaks 2:32:36
  • Brandee Younger "Linda Lee" from Soul Awakening (Self released) 2:37:15
  • Quiana Lynell "Just a Little Lovin'" from A Little Love (Concord) 2:41:50
  • Lakecia Benjamin "Survivor" from Rise Up (Ropedope) 2:45:05
  • Theo Croker (feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater) "I Can't Help It" from Afro Physicist (Okeh/Sony Masterworks) 2:50:14
  • Host speaks 2:55:42
  • Camille Thurman "Origins" from Origins (Hot Tone Music) 2:57:20
  • Bill Evans "You're Gonna Hear From Me" from Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest (Resonance) 3:03:20
  • Roseanna Vitro " Funkallero" from Thoughts Of Bill Evans (A-Records) 3:06:51
  • Tony Bennett "The Two Lonely People" from Together Again (Concord) 3:09:47
  • Elizabeth Tomboulian "Re: Person I Knew / Time After Time" from Love's In Need of Love Today (Quantum Starsong) 3:14:23
  • Host speaks 3:19:25
  • Lynne Arriale "Woodstock" from Give Us These Days (Challenge) 3:21:40
  • James Taylor "Woodstock" from Joni 75_A Birthday Celebration (Verve) 3:27:54
  • Erik Applegate and TimeChild "I'm A Stranger Here" from Woodstock (Artist Alliance Records) 3:32:30
  • Host speaks 3:38:41
  • Lioness "Think" from Pride & Joy (Posi-Tone) 3:40:13
  • Carmen McRae "Dream of Life" from Dream of Life (Qwest Records) 3:42:26
  • Sara Gazarek "Distant Storm" from Thirsty Ghost (MRI) 3:47:27
  • Host speaks 3:53:31
  • Yoko Miwa "Tone Portrait" from Keep Talkin' (Self released) 3:54:30

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