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Happy Birthday to Mary Lou Williams - A Formidable Jazz Mother


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This broadcast celebrates Mothers Day featuring music by several notable jazz mothers and their children, plus new releases from pianists Yelena Eckemoff Ariane Racicot, Alberto Pibiri and Jeremy Siskind, vocalists CeCe Gable and Tierney Sutton, with birthday shoutouts to Mary Lou Williams (a formidable Jazz Mother on so many fronts). Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of pandemic so they can continue to distract, provoke, comfort and inspire.


  • Mary Lou Williams "Koolbonga" from Black Christ of the Andes (Folkways Smithsonian) 00:00
  • Ron Wilkens "In the Land Of Ooh Bla Dee" from Trombocalist (Jazz Legacy) 03:19
  • Judi Silvano "Pretty Eyed Baby" from Womens Work (JSL Records) 07:30
  • Host speaks 12:05
  • David Murray, Geri Allen & Terri Lyne Carrington Power Trio "For Fr. Peter O'Brien" from Perfection (Motema) 13:28
  • Sally Terrell "Feel Alive (Alt)" from Feel Alive (Self Released) 18:59
  • Rebecca Martin, Orquestra Jazz Matosinhos, & Larry Grenadier "The Space in a Song To Think" from After Midnight (CARA/OJM) 24:37
  • Host speaks 29:31
  • Yelena Eckemoff "The Wine Of Astonishment" from I Am A Stranger In This World (L&H Productions) 30:29
  • CeCe Gable "From Me To You" from Next Year's Song (Self Released) 34:42
  • Host speaks 38:47
  • Sven Anderson "Mix-a-lotta-me" from Doc's Holiday (Self Released) 40:07
  • Stephanie Nakasian "Pent-Up House" from French Cookin' (VSOP) 43:29
  • Jeff Rupert w/Veronica Swift "Pennies From Heaven" from Let's Sail Away (Self Released) 48:29
  • Host speaks 53:08
  • Ariane Racicot "Bicycle Ride" from Envolée (Multiple Chord Music) 54:01
  • Dave Douglas "Waltz Boogie" from Soul On Soul (RCA) 1:00:00
  • Jeremy Siskind, Nancy Harms & Lucas Pino "April, the Liar" from Songs of Rebirth (Outside In) 1:04:58
  • Tierney Sutton "A Child Is Born" from Paris Sessions II (BFM Jazz) 1:11:35
  • Host speaks 1:15:54
  • Alberto Pibiri Trio "Lullaby of the Leaves" from Stardust (Self Released) 1:17:19
  • Sandy Stewart & Bill Charlap "Where Do You Start?" from Something To Remember (Ghostlight Records) 1:23:52
  • Host speaks 1:28:35
  • Deanna Witkowski "Cancer (from Zodiac Suite) /Act of Contrition" from Force of Nature (MCG Jazz) 1:29:36
  • Carline Ray & Catherine Russell "Land Beyond the River" from Vocal Sides (CarlCat Records) 1:34:59
  • Host speaks 1:37:27
  • Alice Coltrane "Lord, Help Me To Be" from A Monastic Trio (Impulse) 1:38:36
  • Michelle Coltrane "Cove Island" from Awakening (Blujazz) 1:46:11
  • Brandee Younger (feat. Ravi Coltrane) "Love's Prayer" from Soul Awakening (Self Released) 1:50:41
  • Host speaks 1:55:58
  • Vivien Garry Quintet "A Woman's Place Is In the Groove" from A Woman's Place Is In the Groove (PNR) 1:57:10

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