Jason Palmer, Charlie Rouse, Bennie Moten & More

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This week we start with the well-established and talented Russian-born jazz pianist Yelena Eckemoff and from there we continue to delve into new jazz releases with Jason Palmer and Native Soul. We profile the talented saxophonist Benjamin Boone with work off his CD The Poetry of Jazz Volume 2 featuring the late great poet Phillip Levine. We also keep that poetry mentality going strong with jazz singer Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein) paying homage to Cecil Taylor on the one-year anniversary of his passing. We wrap this episode up with the talented and young Kansas City drummer Tyree Johnson. Our final track christens the new 2019 baseball season with the tune "Gathering Crowds" by John Scott as the intro to This Week in Baseball.


  • Yelena Eckemoff "Indigo" Colors (L & H Records) 00:00
  • Host talks 3:24
  • Jason Palmer "Blue Grotto" Rhyme and Reason (Giant Step Arts) 6:14
  • Charlie Rouse "Social Call" Social Call(Uptown Jazz) 12:04
  • Host talks 17:47
  • Native Soul "Sleepwalk"What Is That Isn't (Cellar Live) 18:41
  • Benjamin Boone and Philip Levine "Godspell" The Poetry of Jazz Vol 2 (Origin Records) 24:05
  • Host talks 28:48
  • Chuck Mangione "To The 80s" Best Of (A&M Records) 30:00
  • Andrew Cyrille Quintet "Dakar Darkness" Ode to the Living Tree (Venus Records) 35:10
  • Host talks 40:44
  • Lisa Bernstein "I Am An Orchestra"A Tribute to Cecil Taylor (Lisa B Music) 42:10
  • Tyree Johnson with Lonnie McFadden "In the Basement (Live)" Live at the Green Lady (Jazz Daddy Records) 46:00
  • Host talks 51:02
  • Bennie Moten "Rite Tite" Kansas City Essentials (Stardust Records) 52:01
  • Host talks 52:38
  • John Scott "Gathering Crowds"This Week In Baseball Theme Song (BFM Digital) 54:12

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