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Lester Young & Ron Wilkins


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Our 732nd hour of Neon Jazz arrives right before Christmas and is the penultimate for 2021. The most fitting musician for this episode is the mighty veteran trombonist Ron Wilkins. He survived a nasty bout with COVID and reigned on the top of the charts with a wonderful new album Trombcalist. He's the resounding testament to the strength of music in these modern 2021 times. We also hear new tunes from Helen Sung, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown, Lorraine Feather, Roland Tempelaar and the combo of Jane Ira Bloom and Allison Miller. There are some classics sprinkled throughout. Enjoy the jazz, my friends.


  • Ron Wilkins "Spring in Bennett Park" Trombocalist (Last Row Music) 00:00
  • Host talks 4:54
  • Clark Terry and Seldon Powell "Park and Ride" End Play (A&M) 7:00
  • Helen Sung with Harlem Quartet "A Grand Night for Swinging" Quartet Plus (IES) 11:01
  • Host talks 12:52
  • Charles Mingus "Conversation" East Coasting (Bethlehem) 13:55
  • Chad Lefkowitz-Brown and the Global Big Band "St. Thomas" Open World (Self Produced) 19:18
  • Host talks 26:06
  • Jay Jay Johnson's Boppers w/ Sonny Rollins "St. Thomas" World All Day (International) 26:45
  • Lorraine Feather "Jacket Weather" My Own Particular Life (Lorraine Feather) 29:04
  • Host talks 34:00
  • Ella Fitzgerald "My Last Affair" Ella & Basie (Decca Records) 35:03
  • Roland Tempelaar "Like Someone in Love" New York Chapter (Roland Tempelaar) 37:34
  • Host talks 40:58
  • Lester Young "Too Marvelous for Words" Too Marvelous for Words (Mercury) 41:50
  • Jane Ira Bloom and Allison Miller "Tues Days" Tues Days (Self Produced) 44:45
  • Host talks 49:16
  • Horace Parlan "Dexi" Happy Frame of Mind (Blue Note) 50:20


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