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Saluting the 2019 Jazz Masters Maria Schneider and Bob Dorough

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This broadcast includes new releases from vocalist Lauren White, pianist Sarah McKenzie and saxophonist Cory Weeds with birthday shout outs to Carmen McRae, Herbie Hancock, Marie Goudy, Marilyn Maye and Barbara Lea, among others, with a nod to the upcoming Jazz Masters Bob Dorough and Maria Schneider. Also who's in town this week and playing the clubs.Playlist David Murray, Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington Power Trio “Geri-Rigged" from Perfection (Motema) 00:00 Marilyn Maye “You're Gonna Hear From ...

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Bob Dorough: NEA Jazz Master & More

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We salute the late Bob Dorough, play a game, celebrate Newk with Miles from 1954, and have Tatum and Bud face off on “Yesterdays." There's recent music and a few gems from the vault, too. Enjoy the show. Playlist Carl Allen, Rodney Whitaker “What's Going On" from Work To Do (Mack Avenue) 00:00 Jeff Coffin “The Evil Boweevil" from Live! (Ear Up) 05:33 Thomas Marriott “The Tale Of Debauchery" from Urban Folklore (Origin) 15:18 Melissa Aldana “Visions" from ...

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For Today, Tomorrow and Always - A 2018 Retrospective

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The final broadcast of the year remembered some of the great artists that left us in 2018, with birthday shout outs to Una Mae Carlisle, Cab Calloway, Rebecca Parris, Nancy LaMott and Annie Lennox, among others, plus a nod to more Grammy nominees. Happy New Year! Playlist Janice Friedman “Get Set" from Live at Kitano (Self released) 00:00 Tom Waits “New Year's Eve" from Bad As Me (Anti) 03:45 Una Mae Carlisle “Oh I'm Evil" from Divas, Vol. ...

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Bob Dorough Trio featuring Michael Hornstein: But For Now

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When But For Now first landed in 2015, it was a reminder of the good-natured brilliance behind the artistry of one of America's greatest living treasures. But with Bob Dorough's passing in April of 2018, the album's second coming plays more like a parting gift. Recorded in 2014, when Dorough was already a spry nonagenarian, this drummer-less trio date emphasizes his craggy cool. Right from the start, on an attractive “Baltimore Oriole," he matches those beloved pitted ...

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Bob Dorough: 1923-2018

Read "Bob Dorough: 1923-2018" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

"The South is what we started out with in this bizarre, slightly troubling, basically wonderful country--fun, danger, friendliness, energy, enthusiasm, and brave, crazy, tough people." --Bill Maxwell The American South has always existed in a most peculiar and conflicted dimension culturally. I believe that this state of being is what has enabled the South to act as that fecund and creative environment for developing every major popular music genre: jazz, blues, county, R&B, soul, and rock; each being ...

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Jazz Bursts Forth in Delaware Water Gap, PA

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The following is an excerpt is from Chapter 1 of The Poconos in B Flat by Debbie Burke (Xlibris, 2011). All Rights Reserved. The iconic image of your approach from Interstate 80 coming from New York City and going west is of the negative space between two massive mountains that form a backdrop behind the Delaware River. Delaware Water Gap--the first stop on the Pennsylvania side of the Interstate coming from New Jersey and NYC- ...

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Bob Dorough: Eulalia

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Cherry Hill Township is located in Perry County about 50 miles west of Little Rock. Cherry Hill is also the birthplace of singer Bob Dorough, born December 12, 1923. Dorough left Arkansas soon after, his family moving to Texas, where he would begin his musical education that, 70 years later would bring him to Eulalia, his follow-up to last year's Duets (Self Produced). While Dorough's music smacks of East Coast sophistication, his voice retains the rural grace of his home ...

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Bob Dorough: Eulalia

Read "Eulalia" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Hipness springs eternal from the mind, mouth and hands of Bob Dorough. The cool-as-can be Schoolhouse Rock! songsmith who's worked with everybody from trumpeter Miles Davis to precocious singer-songwriter Nellie McKay may have turned ninety in December of 2013, but age hasn't slowed him down too much; his wit is still razor-sharp and he still has a way of charming and disarming with his work. This collection of music, recorded a couple years before the aforementioned milestone ...

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Bob Dorough: Duets

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Is vocalist/pianist/composer Bob Dorough the Mose Allison of Cherry Hill, Arkansas or is Mose Allison the Bob Dorough of Tippo, Mississippi? The two are famously linked by geographic origin: the country South, time period: '50s to the present, and vocation: singing, songwriting jazzmen. The two also share timeless voices, full of Southern dry dust and humus. Jason Isbell wrote in “Outfit": ..."don't worry about losing your accent, a southern man tells better jokes." And ...

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Bob Dorough & Friends: Through the Years

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There was a sense of familiarity when I listened to the late night jazz radio concert introduced as Three Duos and a Trio circa 1983-84. The voices seemed stunningly familiar. Upon further investigation, I came to realize that those voices had been a part of my life for years, influencing an entire generation. The voices and piano riffs were those of Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, and Blossom Dearie, accompanied by Bill Takas on bass. Those voices also ...

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Bob Dorough: Small Day Tomorrow

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At a party to celebrate his 100th birthday, pianist Eubie Blake, a glass of whiskey in one hand, a cigar in the other, is reported to have observed: “If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself." Way to go. (Blake died five days later--but he'd made his point.)

At 82, it sounds like Bob Dorough really has taken care of himself. He's lived in the fast lane since the ...

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Bob Dorough: Sunday at Iridium

Read "Sunday at Iridium" reviewed by Jack Bowers

If a singer doesn't have a great voice, he (or she) would be well-served by having a keen sense of humor. Singer/songwriter Bob Dorough doesn't have a great voice, but he has a good one, which he uses ingeniously, and as for the sense of humor--well, he once served for two years as music director for boxer Sugar Ray Robinson, and if that's not funny, I don't know what is. (Sugar Ray actually enjoyed a brief career as a singer/entertainer ...


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