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RADIO

All-Female Bands Are a Riot!

Read "All-Female Bands Are a Riot!" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

As much as we favor a complete integration of the jazz sexes, this week we feature twenty-four bands or projects with not a single man in sight, actually in hearing. After all, how much jazz radio have you listened to (not on Mondo Jazz) with playlists made exclusively of all male bands? Here's a small contribution to rebalancing that statistical abherration. Happy listening! Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 ...

RADIO

From C to Shining C

Read "From C to Shining C" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The broadcast fell after Independence Day but included sparkling new releases from vocalists Rachelle Garniez, Lucy Yeghiazaryan, Isabel Crespo (For Now) and saxophonist Bob Sheppard, with birthday shout outs to Louis Armstrong, organist Rhoda Scott, vocalists Claudia Acuna, Melissa Walker and trombonist Natalie Cressman among others. Playlist Rhoda Scott “From C to Shining C" from From C to Shining C (Doodlin Records) 00:00 Alyssa Allgood “Exactly Like You" from Exactly Like You (Cellar Live) 04:44 Freddy Cole “Where ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Rhoda Scott: Encore, Encore, Encore

Read "Encore, Encore, Encore" reviewed by Stephen Latessa

Few instruments are as fascinating to listen to as the Hammond B-3 organ. Sliding from the sweetest buttery swirls to the deepest, darkest tones whose vibrations ominously shake whatever glass might be in the area, the B-3 is like an orchestra unto itself. Born in New Jersey but based in Paris, organist Rhoda Scott is an often overlooked master of the instrument who puts on a wild, ebullient show of her skills on her fiftieth release, Encore, Encore, Encore.

ALBUM REVIEW

Rhoda Scott: The Hammond Organ Of Christmas

Read "The Hammond Organ Of Christmas" reviewed by Celeste Sunderland

Hammond-heads have a new reason to hail the holidays this season: Rhoda Scott's The Hammond Organ Of Christmas , a collection of 17 classic yuletide tunes that combines French faire with African-American spirituals. Scott recorded most of the album in Paris in 1977 alongside drummer Bill Elliott. But two tracks feature Houston Person on tenor saxophone, Steve Phillips on drums and percussion, and Scott's deep, finely textured voice. As a minister's daughter, Scott elicits a natural spirituality ...


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