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New Releases Plus Birthday Celebrations for Charles Mingus, Bessie Smith and More


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This broadcast presents a burst of new releases from saxophonists Jessy J and Bill Kirchner (a 2013 live concert featuring Carol Fredette), vocalists Deanne Matley (her tribute to Oscar Peterson), Mark Winkler and a single from Robin McKelle, pianist Lynne Arriale and the USAF The Airmen of Note featuring Diane Schuur, with birthday shoutouts to Charles Mingus, Bessie Smith, Pete Malinverni, Judy Wexler, Haruna Fukazawa and Carol Fredette 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.


  • Jessy J "Dig It" from Single (Blue) (Changi Records) 00:00
  • Deanne Matley "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" from The Alberta Lounge (Barbette Records ) 03:32
  • Giacomo Gates "Exactly Like You" from You (Savant) 08:38
  • Robin McKelle "I Must Have That Man" from Single (Doxie Records) 11:05
  • Host speaks 16:09
  • Lisa Hilton "More Than Another Day" from Life Is Beautiful (Ruby Slippers Productions) 17:29
  • Jesse Palter "Thought It Through" from Nothing Standard (Palter Trail Music) 23:18
  • Mark Winkler "I Always Had a Thing For You" from Late Bloomin' Jazzman (Café Pacific) 27:16
  • Host speaks 30:57
  • Roxy Coss "Sunburn" from Disparate Parts (Outside In) 31:55
  • Eugenie Jones "As Long As" from Players (Open Mic Records) 37:40
  • Host speaks 41:59
  • Elsa Nilsson "Fairy Rings" from Coast Redwoods 41°32'09.8"N 124°04'35.5"W' (ears&eyes) 43:02
  • Joni Mitchell "Dry Cleaner From Des Moines" from Mingus (Asylum) 48:06
  • Host speaks 51:26
  • Mingus Big Band "Sweet Sucker Dance" from Tonight At Noon: Three of Four Shades of Love (Dreyfus) 52:21
  • Pete Malinverni "Lucky To Be Me" from On the Town, Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein (Planet Arts) 1:00:00
  • Judy Wexler "Up On the Roof" from Back To the Garden (Jewel City Jazz) 1:05:33
  • Angela Verbrugge "Love For Connoisseurs" from Love For Connoisseurs (Gut String Records) 1:10:06
  • Host speaks 1:14:23
  • Haruna Fukazawa "Contact" from Departure (Summit) 1:15:25
  • Bill Kirchner with Carol Fredette & Marc Copland "Some Other Time" from For All We Know (Jazzheads) 1:21:31
  • Host speaks 1:30:28
  • Lynne Arriale Trio "The Nortorious RBG" from The Lights Are Always On (Challenge) 1:31:28
  • Meschiya Lake And the Little Big Horns "'Lectric Chair Blues" from Bad Kids Club (Continental Records Services) 1:36:01
  • LaVern Baker "Young Woman's Blues" from Lavern Baker Sings Bessie Smith (Atlantic) 1:39:55
  • Airmen of Note (feat. Diane Schuur) "Alright Okay You Win" from 2022 Jazz Heritage Series (Self Released) 1:42:45
  • Host speaks 1:47:29
  • Deanna Witkowski "Taurus" from Force of Nature (MCG Jazz) 1:48:44
  • Esperanza Spalding "Formwela 10" from Songwriters Apothecary Lab (Concord) 1:52:17
  • Host speaks 1:55:39
  • 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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