Mothers Day with Birthday Celebrations for Mary Lou Williams and Carla Bley

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The Mothers Day broadcast included new releases from the Posi-Tone Swingtet, bassist Anne Mette Iversen, vocalists Joan Watson-Jones, Rachelle Garniez, and Diane Schuur plus the Charles Pillow Ensemble, with birthday shout-outs to Carla Bley and Mary Lou Williams as well as a nod to a few Jazz Mothers and their children. Thanks for your continued support and please support these artists and their music.


  • Posi-Tone Swingtet "Dry Clean Only" from One For 25 (Posi-Tone) 00:00
  • Rebecca Kilgore and Rebecca Kilgore "In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee" from Not a Care in the World (Arbors Records) 06:03
  • Dizzy Gillespie & Roy Eldridge "Pretty Eyed Baby" from Roy and Diz (Polygram) 08:39
  • Host speaks 14:10
  • Mary Lou Williams "Taurus" from Zodiac Suite (Smithsonian Folkways) 16:08
  • Ella Fitzgerald "What's Your Story Morning Glory?" from Ella Swings Lightly (Polygram) 18:41
  • Lynn Cardona "Mother Earth" from Ophelia (Self Released) 21:20
  • Rhiannon Giddens "My Baby Likes Bacon" from Hopes and Dreams—The Lullaby Project (UMC-Decca Gold) 25:43
  • Host speaks 28:24
  • Anne Mette Iversen "Dancing Butterflies" from Racing a Butterfly (Brooklyn Jazz Underground) 29:55
  • Joan Watson-Jones "Here's to Life" from Choices (Eye of Samantha Productions) 35:22
  • Host speaks 39:35
  • Lakecia Benjamin "Affinity" from Pursuance-The Coltranes (Ropedope) 40:51
  • Michelle Coltrane "Same Ole Love" from Awakenings (Blujazz) 47:54
  • Host speaks 51:32
  • Connie Han "For the O.G" from Iron Starlet (Mack Avenue) 52:50
  • Cory Weeds "The Shining Sea" from Day by Day (Cellar Music) 59:50
  • Rachelle Garniez "My Sister and I" from Gone to Glory (Storysound Records) 1:05:31
  • Host speaks 1:09:57
  • Monika Herzig "Dear Geri" from Eternal Dance (Savant) 1:11:30
  • Jessica Molaskey "Big Yellow Taxi" from Portraits of Joni (Ghostlight Records) 1:18:30
  • Diane Schuur "Way Over Yonder" from Running on Faith (Jazzheads)
  • 1:21:20
  • Host speaks 1:25:35
  • Charles Pillow Ensemble "Don't Explain" from Chamber Jazz (Summit) 1:26:58
  • Stephanie Nakasian "Control Yourself" from Show Me the Way to Get Out of This World (Capri Records) 1:34:47
  • Veronica Swift "I Hope She Makes You Happy" from Confessions (Mack Avenue) 1:37:53
  • Host speaks 1:42:10
  • John Scofield "Ida Lupino" from East Meets West (3D) 1:44:03
  • Carla Bley "Dining Alone" from Dinner Music (Watt/ECM) 1:48:42
  • Host speaks 1:53:14
  • Carla Bley "Beautiful Telephones" from Life Goes On (ECM) 1:54:50

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