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You Reap Just What You Sow - New Releases to Benefit the Jazz Foundation

Read "You Reap Just What You Sow - New Releases to Benefit the Jazz Foundation" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This week we feature music that is trying to raise funds to support the Jazz Foundation, by Catherine Russell and the Fred Hersch—Esperanza Spalding duo. We also focus on new releases from Sue Maskaleris, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Alexa Tarantino, W. Allen Taylor, Swingadelic, John Finbury and Magos Herrera, with birthday shoutouts to trumpeter Valaida Snow, guitarist Memphis MInnie, flutist Jamie Baum, vocalist Dakota Staton and Prince. Thanks for listening and please continue supporting all these fine musicians, buying their recordings in ...

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Moon Songs and The Rhythm of Life

Read "Moon Songs and The Rhythm of Life" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Much to celebrate this week with new releases from MaryJo Mundy and Ken Peplowski and Diego Figueiredo, plus birthday shout outs to the great Dorothy Fields in the first hour, Phoebe Snow in the second hour, vocalists Margaret Whiting, Ruben Blades, Rufus Wainwright, Jimmy Scott, Helen Merrill and guitarist Mary Osborne, among others, with a collection of moon songs penned by women to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Playlist Aaron Weinstein, John Pizzarelli “Diga Diga ...

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You've Got a Friend - Happy Birthday to Carole King!

Read "You've Got a Friend - Happy Birthday to Carole King!" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast fell on the day of the Grammy awards and included new releases from vocalists Catherine Russell and Tierney Sutton respectively, composer Miho Hazama, pianist Beegie Adair and trombonist Jennifer Wharton, with birthday shout outs to Natalie Cole, Anne Marie Moss, plus a few jazz treatments of songs by Carole King in the fourth hour in honor of her recent birthday. Playlist Iris Ornig “25" from Storyteller (self released) 00:00 Anne Marie Moss “Don't You Know Me" ...

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Catherine Russell: Bring It Back

Read "Bring It Back" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

New York City vocalist Catherine Russell is the brilliant eutection of two bright tones. Her father, the late Luis Russell, collaborated with Louis Armstrong as his bandleader and arranger. Russell's mother was the inestimable Carline Ray who concluded her seven decade career with her debut as a leader Vocal Sides (Self Produced, 2013) before passing away at aged 88 July 27, 2013). Russell was intimately involved in the project with her mother. These spirits mixed to create the formidable talent ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Catherine Russell: Inside This Heart Of Mine

Read "Inside This Heart Of Mine" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

Singer Catherine Russell covers a lot of jazz territory on her new CD--performing material from vaudeville, Tin Pan Alley, New Orleans, Delta blues, the Swing Era and the Django-esque '30s. Accompanying her on this journey is a full battery of musicians that replicate the sounds of each of the styles covered: musical director Matt Munisteri (guitar and banjo), Mark Shane (piano), Lee Hudson (bass), Brian Grice (drums), Jon-Erik Kellso (trumpet), John Allred (trombone) and Dan Block (saxophone and clarinet) complete ...

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Catherine Russell: Sentimental Streak

Read "Sentimental Streak" reviewed by Karen Hogg

Sentimental Streak, the sophomore effort from singer Catherine Russell, is a paean to both her musical and familial heritage. For Russell, the two are inextricably intertwined; her father, the late pianist Luis Russell, was the long-time musical director for Louis Armstrong while Carline Ray, Russell's mother, is an accomplished guitarist, bassist and vocalist who has performed with Doc Cheatham and Wynton Marsalis, among others.

Produced by multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell, the CD has a warm, live feel ...


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