by Mary Foster Conklin
Our Halloween broadcast is full of musical mischief, spirits and sweet stuff, with new releases from Giacomo Gates, Ayn Inserto, Alyssa Allgood and Vivian Sessoms, plus birthday shout outs to Milton Nascimento, Jazz Master Dianne Reeves, Jay Clayton, Cleo Laine and Andy Bey. Playlist Amanda Monaco The Mean Reds" from Glitter (Posi-Tone Records) 00:00 Alyssa Allgood Exactly Like You" from Exactly Like You (Cellar Live) 05:24 Dizzy Gillespie & Roy Eldridge Pretty Eyed Baby" from Roy and Diz ...read more
by Mathew Bahl
Dame Cleo Laine and her husband, reed player John Dankworth, have been working together since the 1950s and have enjoyed a good deal of success in the United States as well as in their native Great Britain. Although Dame Cleo’s career has included stints in the West End and on Broadway as well as dalliances with the classical repertoire, she has generally been classified as a jazz singer.
Live in Manhattan, recorded in 1998, represents the Dankworths third live recording ...read more