I Gotta Swing - Celebrating Blanche Calloway and Her Joy Boys

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This week's broadcast includes new releases from Danish sax/flute/clarinetist Sarah Elgeti, flutist Elsa Nilsson, vocalists Lizzie Thomas and Chanda Rule, pianists Lynne Arriale and Carla Bley plus the Kenny Barron / Dave Holland Trio with birthday shout outs to Blanche Calloway (sister of Cab Calloway, pictured), Dena DeRose, Sharel Cassity, Marsha Heydt, Kenny Rankin and Melissa Manchester, among others.


  • Lisa Hilton "Adventures & Alibis" from Chalkboard Destiny (Ruby Slippers) 00:00
  • Lizzie Thomas "Close Your Eyes" from New Sounds From the Jazz Age (Self released) 05:50
  • Host speaks 9:41
  • Blanche Calloway "I Gotta Swing" from Blanche Calloway (Doxy Collection) (Doxy) 14:07
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant "Growlin' Dan" from For One to Love (Mack Avenue) 16:53
  • Host speaks 21:20
  • Jazmin Ghent "Funk Junk" from The Story of Jaz (Self released) 26:50
  • Dena Derose "Don't Be On the Outside" from We Won't Forget You-An Homage to Shirley Horn (HighNote) 31:29
  • Host speaks 36:19
  • Hyuna Park "Driving in New York" from Her Morning Waltz (Internova Records) 40:50
  • Christine Ebersole, Billy Stritch "Walking in New York" from Sunday in New York (Ghostlight Records) 45:35
  • Gabrielle Stravelli "Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" from Pick Up My Pieces (Big Modern Music) 48:39
  • Host speaks 53:39
  • Sharel Cassity & Evolve "The Here The Now" from Evolve (Relsha Music) 55:29
  • Sarah Elgeti "Gather Courage" from Dawn Comes Quietly (Gateway) 1:00:37
  • Chanda Rule + Sweet Emma "Carry It Home to Rosie" from Hold On (PAO) 1:05:20
  • Host speaks 1:09:54
  • Andrea Brachfeld "Triste E Solitaria" from Brazilian Whispers (Origin) 1:14:35
  • Josephine Beavers "Haven't We Met" from Prime Time (Grand Song Media) 1:20:06
  • Sarah McKenzie "In the Name of Love" from Paris in the Rain (Universal Music Division Decca Records France ) 1:22:34
  • Host speaks 1:26:49Time Marker
  • Audrey Ochoa "Silver Linings" from Frankenhorn (Chronograph Records/Fontana North) 1:31:23
  • Kenny Rankin (feat. Rosa Passos) "Those Eyes" from Here In My Heart (Private Music) 1:36:05
  • Host speaks 1:41:30
  • John Proulx(feat. Melissa Manchester) "Stained Glass" from Say It (ArtistShare) 1:44:45
  • Carmen McRae "Come in From the Rain" from I'm Coming Home Again (Essential Media Group) 1:49:07
  • Host speaks 1:53:19
  • Lynne Arriale "Journey" from Chimes of Freedom (Challenge) 1:55:26
  • Marsha Heydt "Groovin'" from Diggin' the Day (Self released) 2:00:18
  • Raquel Cepeda "Little Gem" from Passion (Self released) 2:05:16
  • Host speaks 2:09:48
  • Elsa Nilsson "We Show Up" from Hindsight (Self released) 2:14:54
  • Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 "So Many Stars" from Greatest Hits (Concord) 2:09:48
  • Host speaks 2:24:20
  • Kathy Kosins "Can We Pretend" from Uncovered Soul (Maristar Records) 2:27:22
  • Ulysses Owens, Jr. (feat. Theo Bleckmann) "Balm in Gilead" from Songs of Freedom (Resilience) 2:32:32
  • Host speaks 2:38:28
  • MJ Territo "Everything Is Moving Too Fast" from Ladies Day (Jollie Mollie Music) 2:42:05
  • Mary Stallings "Stolen Moments" from Songs Were Made To Sing (Smoke Sessions Records) 2:45:51
  • Host speaks 2:50:55
  • Carla Bley "Copycat: After You" from Life Goes On (ECM) 2:55:03
  • Kenny Barron—Dave Holland Trio "Secret Places" from Without Deception (Dare2 Records) 3:00:31
  • Paul Jost "Shenandoah" from Simple Life (PJMusic) 3:07:24
  • Host speaks 3:11:24
  • Plucky Strum "What She Said" from Departure (Whaling City Sound) 3:16:11
  • Bill Frisell "God's Wing'd Horse" from Harmony (Blue Note) 3:20:03
  • Host speaks 3:24:07
  • Robin McKelle "Back to Black" from Alterations (Doxie) 3:30:58
  • Sachal Vasandani "Love Is a Losing Game" from Hi-Fly (Mack Avenue) 3:36:08
  • Host speaks 3:39:50
  • Mary Lou Williams "Koolbonga" from Black Christ of the Andes (Mary Records) 3:42:46
  • Virginia Schenck "Hear My Battle Cry" from Battle Cry (Airborne Ecstasy) 3:46:07
  • Host speaks 3:52:32
  • Carmen Sandim "Free Wilbie" from Play-Doh (Ropeadope) 3:53:29

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