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Orrin Evans, Ira Sullivan, Joe Turner and More


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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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