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New Releases, Jazz Birthdays With A Celebration of the 48th Anniversary of Joni Mitchell's Court And Spark


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This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Irene Jalenti, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch, Sasha Dobson, saxophonist Azar Lawrence, trumpeter Thomas Heflin, and pianist Deanna Witkowski's tribute to Mary Lou Williams, plus birthday shoutouts to Dolly Parton, Barbara Carroll, Etta James, among others. In the second hour, a celebration of the 48th anniversary of Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark. 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 and inspire.


  • Antonio Adolfo "Estrada Do Sol" from Jobim Forever (AAM Music) 00:00
  • Irene Jalenti "That's How the Story Goes" from Dawn (Antidote Sounds) 04:50
  • Nicole Zuraitis "Jolene" from Hive Mind (Dot Time) 08:50
  • Host speaks 13:06
  • Rhoda Scott "City of the Rising Sun" from Lady Allstars (Sunset Records) 14:33
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong "A Fine Romance" from Ella and Louis Again (Verve ) 19:10
  • Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch "A Doodlin' Song" from Sunday Set (Club44 Records) 22:57
  • Host speaks 25:39
  • Cecilia Sanchietti "Postcard From Gamla Stan" from Postcard From Gamla Stan (Blujazz) 26:48
  • Stacy Sullivan "Ice On the Hudson" from Tornado Alley (LML Music) 33:42
  • Lucy Yeghiazaryan & Vanisha Gould "Love Isn't Everything" from In Her Words (Self Released) 36:57
  • Host speaks 38:13
  • Azar Lawrence "Birds Are Singing" from New Sky (Trazar Records) 39:32
  • Thomas Heflin (feat. Mavis "Swan" Poole) "Self-Esteem" from Morning Star (Blue Canoe) 45:18
  • Host speaks 52:49
  • Barbara Carroll "Sweet Lilacs" from This Heart of Mine (DRG Records) 54:18
  • Pureum Jin "Trembling Forward" from The Real Blue (Cellar Live) 1:00:00
  • Etta James "A Sunday Kind of Love" from At Last (Argo Records) 1:07:06
  • Sasha Dobson "Better Days" from Girl Talk (Self Released) 1:10:20
  • Host speaks 1:13:42
  • Deanna Witkowski "Intermission" from Force of Nature (MCG Jazz) 1:14:51
  • Gary Burton & Rebecca Parris "Good Enough" from It's Another Day (GRP) 1:20:57
  • Host speaks 1:24:49
  • Pete Malinverni "Lonely Town" from On the Town, Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein (Planet Arts) 1:25:52
  • Teri Roiger & Sharp 5 "Wholly Earth" from Shine A Bright Light (Valley Jazz Records) 1:31:45
  • Host speaks 1:37:26
  • Colin Steele Quartet "Down To You" from Joni-Jazz Interpretations of the Joni Mitchell Songbook (Marina Records) 1:38:32
  • Karrin Allyson "Help Me" from Wild For You (Concord) 1:43:50
  • John Pizzarelli "Free Man in Paris" from Double Exposure (Telarc) 1:49:09
  • Joni Mitchell "Twisted" from Court and Spark (Elektra/Asylum) 1:53:11
  • Host speaks 1:55:31
  • Vivien Garry Quintet "A Woman's Place Is In the Groove" from A Woman's Place Is In the Groove (PNR) 1:56:38

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