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Music Is The Magic - Birthday Celebrations for Dorothy Ashby, Abbey Lincoln, Louis Armstrong And More


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This broadcast presents new releases from Mike Clark & Leon Lee Dorsey, vocalist Lauren Henderson and saxophonist Jessy J, with birthday shoutouts to jazz greats Dorothy Ashby, Tony Bennett, Louis Armstrong, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Abbey Lincoln among others, plus a celebration of Joni Mitchell's remarkable performance at the Newport Folk Festival. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of pandemic so they can continue to distract, comfort, provoke and inspire.


  • Dorothy Ashby "Afro-Harping" from Afro-Harping (Universal/Verve) 00:00
  • KJ Denhert "Chanson Baz Bar" from Album No. 9 (Motema) 02:55
  • Tony Bennett / Bill Evans "When In Rome" from The Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Album (Fantasy) 06:09
  • Host speaks 08:59
  • Mike Clark & Leon Lee Dorsey feat. Mike LeDonne "Willow Weep For Me" from Blues On Top (Jazz Avenue 1) 10:17
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong "Learnin' The Blues" from Ella And Louis Again (Verve) 15:54
  • Host speaks 23:04
  • Artemis "Step Forward" from Artemis (Blue Note) 24:08
  • Vicki Burns "You Don't Have To Believe" from Lotus Blossom Days (ViBu Jazz) 30:25
  • Host speaks 36:57
  • Rachel Z Trio "Circle Game" from Moon At The Window (Tone Center) 37:56
  • Ian Shaw "Shine" from Shine Sister Shine (Jazz Village) 43:08
  • Joni Mitchell "Just Like This Train" from Court and Spark (Asylum) 48:17
  • Host speaks 52:36
  • David Murray, Geri Allen & Terri Lyne Carrington "Geri-Rigged" from Perfection (Motema) 53:20
  • Jenny Klukken "Chapters" from Color In Motion (Self Released) 1:00:00
  • Lauren Henderson "Asi" from La Bruja (Brontosaurus Records) 1:04:32
  • Kat Parra "Veinte Aňos" from Songbook Of The Americas (Self Released) 1:09:52
  • Host speaks 1:15:10
  • Jessy J "Dance Beat" from Blue (Changi Records) 1:16:14
  • Betty Davis "Special People" from They Say I'm Different (MPC Limited) 1:20:01
  • Leslie Odom Jr. "The Party's Over" from Leslie Odom, Jr. (S-Curve Records) 1:23:17
  • Host speaks 1:26:23
  • Jean Fineberg "Unfinished Business" from Jean Fineberg & Jazzphoria (Self Released) 1:27:23
  • Peter Eldridge "Out There Holding On" from My Museum (Self Released) 1:32:00
  • Kat Edmonson "A Voice" from Old Fashioned Gal (Sony Records International) 1:36:23
  • Host speaks 1:40:40
  • Marc Cary "Throw It Away" from For the Love Of Abbey (Motema) 1:41:46
  • Gregory Porter "Lonesome Lover" from Liquid Spirit (Blue Note) 1:47:31
  • Abbey Lincoln "Music Is The Magic" from Devil's Got Your Tongue (Verve) 1:50:35
  • Host speaks 1:56:13
  • Vivien Garry Quintet "A Woman's Place Is In the Groove" from A Woman's Place Is In the Groove (PNR) 1:57:06

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