Steve Fidyk, Joe Magnarelli & Gregory Porter

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There was so much good music that came out in 2020, we are still catching up. The 691st Episode of Neon Jazz begins with veteran drummer Steve Fidyk with music off his new CD Battle Lines. We also look into some quality music from Stephane Spira, Mark Masters, Gregory Porter and Benny Benack III. Finally, we say good-bye to a few jazz warriors and wonderful people in both Chris Barber and Ralph Peterson. Enjoy the show, my friends.


  • Steve Fidyk "Bebop Operations" Battle Lines (Blue Canteen Music) 00:00
  • Host talks 5:49
  • Joe Magnarelli "SuperJet" If You Could See Me Now (Cellar Live) 7:59
  • Stephane Spira and Giovanni Mira "After Rain" Improkofiev (Jazzmax) 13:23
  • Host talks 17:59
  • Mark Masters "Baggage Room Blues" Night Talk: The Alex Wilder Songbook (Capri Records Ltd) 19:12
  • Jake Reed "1985 World Champions" Read Between the Lines (Jake Reed) 24:29
  • Host talks 29:00
  • Buddy Rich "Pootang Live" Rags to Riches (Phoenix USA) 29:44
  • Donna Singer "Destination Jazz" Set Your Heart Free (Emerald Baby Recording Company) 33:19
  • Host talks 35:46
  • Gregory Porter "Concorde" All Rise (Blue Note) 36:50
  • Grant Gordy "Wail" Interpreter (Tone Rogue Records) 40:49
  • Host talks 45:09
  • Chris Barber "Everybody Loves My Baby" Very Best Of (Rhino Atlantic) 46:05
  • Benny Benack III "A Lot of Livin' To Do" A Lot of Livin' To Do (Ring Road Recordings) 49:07
  • Host talks 53:03
  • Ralph Peterson Jr. "Tests of Time" Tests of Time (Criss Cross Jazz) 54:09

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