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Cardigans Off!

Read "Cardigans Off!" reviewed by Patrick Burnette

Special guest Keri Johnsrud enlivens the first part of the podcast as we discuss her career in music and new collaboration with pianist Kevin Barnes, Welcome to the Neighborhood, an album devoted to the music of one Mr. Fred Rogers. Mike investigates as to whether Fred really served as a Green Beret in 'Nam because you can count on the Jazz Bastard to ask the hard-hitting questions. The rest of the show is devoted to vocal albums with at least ...

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Jazzing Up Childhood Memories

Read "Jazzing Up Childhood Memories" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Jazz musicians today sometimes draw on all sorts of popular culture for inspiration, including the television shows they grew up with. Here are two fine examples. The Flying Horse Big Band The Bat Swings! Flying Horse Records 2018 The University of Central Florida's Flying Horse Big Band presents a set of big band jazz based on soundtrack cues from the 1966 Batman TV show. That is no stretch at all since that music ...

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Keri Johnsrud: This Side Of Morning

Read "This Side Of Morning" reviewed by Ben Scholz

For her sophomore effort This Side Of Morning, vocalist Keri Johnsrud presents a collection of original material co-written with pianist Kevin Bales. Featuring a powerhouse band of jny: Chicago musicians including guitarist Neal Alger, bassist Larry Kohut, drummer Jon Deitemyer, and vibraphonist Stephen Lynerd, Keri explores a range of emotions in what amounts to a book of poetry set to music. Much of the album evokes a sense of hope in times of loss. Keri describes difficult situations ...


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