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This week, The Jazz Continuum plays pretty for you. Ballads, blues, and soulful tunes from Vi Redd, Ben Webster, Joel Ross, Derek Bailey, Somi, Les McCann, and many more. Plus, a remembrance of pianist Jessica Williams.


  • Joel Ross "Prayer" from The Parable of the Poet (Blue Note) 0:01:20
  • Randy Weston African Rhythms "Prayer Blues" from Kephera (Verve Records) 0:09:06
  • Vi Redd "If I Should Lose You" from Bird Call (United Artists Jazz) 0:16:19
  • Ben Webster "Time After Time" from Ben Webster and Associates (Verve Records) 0:20:51
  • Derek Bailey "Laura" from Ballads (Tzadik) 0:25:25
  • Somi, Gregory Porter "Love Tastes Like Strawberries" from Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba (Salon Africana) 0:28:23
  • Jessica Williams "Midnight Sun" from Higher Standards (Candid) 0:33:21
  • Jessica Williams "Esperanza" from The Art of the Piano (Origin Records) 0:42:04
  • Jessica Williams Quartet "Smoking Selection" from Jessica's Blues (Jazz Focus) 0:49:02
  • McCoy Tyner "Ruby, My Dear" from Trident (Milestone) 0:54:51
  • Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio "Careless Whisper" from I Told You So (Colemine Records) 1:02:41
  • Irma Thomas "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand)" from The Irma Thomas Collection 1961 -1966 (Capital Records) 1:08:15
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry and The Upsetters "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" from Scratch The Upsetters Again (Trojan Records) 1:11:10
  • Hiromi "Someday" from Silver Lining Suite (Telarc) 1:15:07
  • Helen Sung "Songbird" from Quartet + (Sunnyside) 1:20:36
  • Les McCann "Burnin' Coal" from Much Les (Atlantic) 1:28:00
  • Benny Carter Quartet "Just Imagine" from Swingin' the 20s (Contemporary) 1:34:40
  • Catherine Russell "Going Back To New Orleans" from Send for Me (Dot Time Records) 1:37:13
  • Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force "Lover Come Back to Me" from Dear Love (Empress Legacy Records) 1:40:51
  • Ben Webster "Chelsea Bridge" from Music with Feeling, Ben Webster with Stings (Norgran Records) 1:45:30
  • The David S. Ware Quartet "Tenderly" from BalladWare (Thirsty Ear) 1:49:29

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