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Honoring Melba Liston

Mary Foster Conklin By

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This broadcast presents a special tribute to trombonist, composer and arranger Melba Liston in the third hour in honor of her 93rd birthday and also includes cuts from new releases by vocalist Roberta Donnay and pianist/composer Carol Albert, with more birthday shout outs to Elvis Presley, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ruth Brown and Ingrid Jensen.


  • Cynthia Sayer "Banjo Tango" from Attractions: With Bucky Pizzarelli (Self released) 00:00
  • Jen Hodge "Hey Let's Drink a Beer" from All's Fair in Love and Jazz (Self released) 4:05
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" from Una Noche Con Rubén Blades (Blue Engine Records) 8:24
  • Roberta Donnay & Prohibition Mob "On the Sunny Side of the Street" from My Heart Belongs to Satchmo (Blujazz) 15:05
  • Host speaks 18:21
  • Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli "Pick Yourself Up" from Live at the Vineyard (Challenge Jazz) 21:40
  • Jessica Molaskey "Chelsea Morning" from Portraits of Joni (Ghostlight Records) 24:42
  • John Pizzarelli "Candy" from P.S. Mr. Cole (RCA Victor) 29:55
  • Host speaks 35:25
  • Allison Au "Looking Up" from Wander Wonder (Self released) 37:42
  • Helen Sung "The Stars on 2nd Avenue" from Sung with Words (Stricker Street Records) 42:50
  • Barbara Fasano "Cactus Tree" from Busy Being Free (Human Child/Harbinger) 47:52
  • Host speaks 53:02
  • Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen "Hopes Trail" from Infinitude (Whirlwind Recordings) 54:50
  • Iris Ornig "Along the Main Road" from Storyteller (Self released) 1:00:22
  • Markley & Balmer "Hundred in a Dollar" from Standards & Covers (Soona Songs Inc.) 1:06:43
  • Kat Parra "Wouldn't It Be Sweet? (Au Privave)" from Songbook of the Americas (JazzMa) 1:09:54
  • Allan Harris "Lester's Trip to the Moon" from The Genius of Eddie Jefferson (Resilience Music) 1:14:08
  • Host speaks 1:17:57
  • Kait Dunton "Re-Entry" from TrioKait 2 (Real and Imagined Music) 1:21:19
  • Ruth Brown "I Feel the Earth Move" from Wonderful World (RKO Music) 1:25:18
  • Buddy Guy "Someone Else Is Steppin' In" from Buddy's Baddest: The Best of Buddy Guy (Silvertone Records) 1:29:41
  • Koko Taylor "Find a Fool" from I Got What It Takes (Alligator Records) 1:33:56
  • Host speaks 1:37:55
  • Anais Drago "Phialella Zappai I" from Anais Drago & the Jellyfish (Another Music Records) 1:40:29Time
  • Sue Palmer " Heartbreak Hotel" from Gems, Vol. 1 (Motel Swing Music) 1:47:18
  • Dee Daniels "Love Me Tender" from Jazzinit (Origin) 1:50:38
  • Host speaks 1:54:47
  • Elsa Nilsson "Crimson" from After Us (Self released) 1:56:30
  • Something Blue "Coppertone" from Maximum Enjoyment (Posi-Tone) 2:01:00
  • Mark Winkler "In a New York Minute/The Great City/Autumn in New York" from Jazz and Other Four Letter Words (Café Pacific) 2:04:47
  • Simone Kopmajer "Dig That Riff" from Spotlight on Jazz (Lucky Mojo) 2:09:56
  • Host speaks 2:13:51
  • Andrea Brachfeld "There Was a Time" from Lotus Blossom (JazzHeads) 2:16:25
  • Kellye Gray "Out Blows Me" from Rendering (Grr8 Records) 2:23:27
  • Andrea Wolper "Maple Sugar Boy" from Parallel Lives (Jazzed Media) 2:28:32
  • Host speaks 2:32:36
  • Melba Liston "You Don't Say" from Melba Liston & Her Bones (Fresh Sound) 2:34:28
  • MJ Territo "We Never Kissed" from Ladies Day (Jollie Mollie Music) 2:38:34
  • Dizzy Gillespie "Annie's Dance" from The Best of Dizzy Gillespie (Verve) 2:42:53
  • Abbey Lincoln " Rainbow" from Love Having You Around (HighNote) 2:46:16
  • Host speaks 2:50:45
  • Linda Presgrave "Insomnia" from Inspiration (Metropolitan Records) 2:52:00
  • 3Divas " The Beat Goes On" from 3divas (Self released) 3:00:58
  • Gregory Porter "Lonesome Lover" from Liquid Spirit (Blue Note) 3:07:48
  • Nicole Zuraitis "Sunny Side" from Hive Mind (Dot Time Records) 3:10:53
  • Eric Comstock "Living on Dreams" from Bitter/Sweet (Harbinger) 3:15:33
  • Host speaks 3:18:12
  • Tina Raymond "Saigon Bride" from Left Right Left (Orenda) 3:21:11
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant "A Clef" from The Window (Mack Avenue) 3:27:39
  • Marie Goudy 12tet "Lilacs" from The Bitter Suite (Self released) 3:29:40
  • Host speaks 3:37:43
  • Carol Albert "Femme Flight" from Single (Cahara) 3:39:35
  • Michelle Walker "Circus Clown" from Love Misery (Self released) 3:43:25
  • Camille Bertault "Là oú tu vas" from Pas de géant (Okeh) 3:47:27
  • Gabrielle Stravelli "Bicycle Blues" from Dream Ago (Big Modern Music) 3:52:00
  • Host speaks 3:54:51
  • Jane Ira Bloom "Big Bill" from Wild Lines: Improvising Emily Dickinson (Outline) 3:56:44


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