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New Releases From Catherine Russell Plus Jazz Birthday Celebrations For Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, Dorothy Donegan & More


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This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Catherine Russell, Katriona Taylor and pianist Lisa Hilton with birthday shoutouts to Dorothy Donegan (100!), Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae, Barbara Lea and Marilyn Maye (going strong at 94) among others. 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, provoke, comfort and inspire.


  • Dorothy Donegan "Donegan's Blues" from The Explosive Dorothy Donegan (Audiophile) 00:00
  • Abbey Lincoln (feat. Stan Getz) "Up Jumped Spring" from You Gotta Pay the Band (Verve) 05:49
  • Elizabeth Tomboulian "Exactly Like You" from Love's In Need of Love Today (QuantumStarsong) 10:20
  • Host speaks 14:29
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant "Trail Mix" from Ghost Song (Nonesuch) 15:52
  • Catherine Russell "Make It Last" from Send For Me (Dot Time Records) 18:11
  • Barbara Lea "I Dream Too Much" from Fine and Dandy (Challenge) 22:46
  • Marilyn Maye "Take Five" from Sounds of Maye (Collectables) 25:12
  • Host speaks 27:34
  • Leonor Falcón "Nita" from Imaga Mondo (Imaginary World) Vol. II (FalconGumba Records) 28:50
  • Katriona Taylor "Things Have Changed" from Blind Passion (Self Released) 34:14
  • Host speaks 38:56
  • Idit Shner & Mhondoro "Step By Step" from Heat Wave (OA2) 39:40
  • Carol Lipnik "Hope Street" from Goddess of Imperfection (Mermaid Alley Music) 46:58
  • Host speaks 51:32
  • Roxy Coss "Mabes" from Disparate Parts (Outside In) 52:49
  • Jimmy Greene "Good Morning Heartache" from While Looking Up (Mack Avenue) 1:00:00
  • Cassandra Wilson "Billie's Blues" from Coming Forth By Day (Legacy Recordings) 1:07:30
  • Billie Holiday "Now Or Never" from The Complete Decca Recordings (Decca) 1:12:23
  • Host speaks 1:15:37
  • Ian Hendrickson-Smith "Don't Explain" from The Lowdown (Cellar Live) 1:16:41
  • José James "Fine and Mellow" from Yesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday (Blue Note) 1:23:25
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater "Lady Sings the Blues" from Eleanora Fagan: To Billie with Love From Dee Dee Bridgewater (EmArcy) 1:28:27
  • Host speaks 1:31:54
  • Lisa Hilton "Too Hot" from Life Is Beautiful (Ruby Slippers Productions) 1:32:57
  • Carmen McRae "Get It Straight" from Carmen Sings Monk (RCA) 1:37:28
  • Carmen McRae "Last Time For Love" from Nina Simone and Her Friends (Bethleham) 1:41:19
  • Host speaks 1:44:19
  • Vanessa Perica Orchestra "Saint Lazare" from Love Is a Temporary Madness (Self Released) 1:45:15
  • Tina May & Nikki Iles "For Jan" from Change of Sky (33 Jazz) 1:52:42
  • Host speaks 1:56:06
  • Vivien Garry Quintet "A Woman's Place Is In the Groove" from A Woman's Place Is In the Groove (PNR) 1:57:10

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