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This week we start with the latest album by Philadelphia-based pianist Orrin Evans and his Captain Black Big Band. Then we profile a new Kansas City group, The Freedom Affair, as they hit the airwaves with strength and style. We also look at new music from Mary Stallings and Fumi Tomita, say good-bye to the mighty Ira Sullivan and thank you to Kansas City jazz vocalist Molly Hammer. Enjoy yet another hour of fine jazz.
Orrin Evans and Captain Black Big Band "Proclaim Liberty" The Intangible Between (Smoke Session Records) 00:00
Host talks 6:17
The Bad Plus "Do It Again" Inevitable Western (Sony) 8:47
Tom Tallitsch "Conscious Contact" Perspective (Origin Records) 9:24
Host talks 18:18
The Freedom Affair "Rise Up" Freedom Is Love (Sunflower Records) 19:44
Miles Bonny and Anthony Valdez "Fade Away" Fade Away (Plug Research) 22:24
Host talks 25:47
Molly Hammer "A Wonderful Day Like Today" Live at the Green Lady Lounge (Green Lady Records) 27:21
Mary Stallings "Stolen Moments" Songs Were Made to Sing (Smoke Sessions Records) 30:07
Host talks 35:07
Fumi Tomita "Bird Dreams" Celebrating Bird -A Tribute to Charlie Parker (Outside in Music) 36:28
Dena DeRose "Meditation" A Walk in the Park (MaxJazz) 42:00
Host talks 45:18
Ira Sullivan "Wilbur's Tune" Chicago Jazz (Classic Jazz) 48:01
Host talks 53:02
Joe Turner "Flip Flop and Fly" The Boss of the Blues (Bear Family Records) 53:39
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