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Richie Goods, Ron Carter, McCoy Tyner and More

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This week we start with an interview with veteran bassist Richie Goods, before delving into new music from Christopher Hollyday and hear about his adventures at the Village Vanguard. Finally, we honor the late great McCoy Tyner. Playlist Richie Goods “Eastern Joy Dance" My Left Hand Man: A Tribute to Mulgrew Miller (Richman Music) 00:00 Host talks 6:01 Mulgrew Miller “Elation" The Sequel (MAXJAZZ) 7:49 Ron Carter “Telephone" Heart & Soul (Timeless) 13:05 Host talks 16:14 Jimmy Mundy ...

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John Vanore, Benny Carter, Duke Ellington and more

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Our hour of music begins with an interview with trumpeter and composer John Vanore, about his latest release. Then, we hear from his music hero and mentor Oliver Nelson before moving on to Danish musicians Alex Jonsson and Mette Juul. We also profile the Canadian group The Shuffle Demons, The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and Kansas City's Guitar Elation. Enjoy the show. Playlist John Vanore “Lady" Primary Colors (Acoustical Concepts Inc.) 00:00 Host talks 5:39 John Vanore and Abstrct ...

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Miles Davis & Erroll Garner

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This week we open with an illuminating conversation with legendary percussionist Munyungo Jackson in which we also touched upon his mentor Miles Davis. We then feature music by Kansas City saxophonist Todd Wilkinson and new releases by Michael Wolff and Kat Vokes, whom we interviewed a few days ago. Thanks for listening! Playlist Munyungo Jackson “4 AM" Morning Sun (Djembe Music) 00:00 Host talks 5:57 Miles Davis “Dr. Jackle" Milestones (Columbia/Legacy) 6:50 Senri Oe “Re_Vision" Hmmm (Sony Music ...

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Matthew Whitaker, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Squirrel Nut Zippers and More

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This week we caught up with young pianist Matthew Whitaker who was in our studios. In this episode we also feature clips from the February 2020 Kansas City shows of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and The Squirrel Nut Zippers. We also spoke with both Ron Burris and Sam Hirsh and showcase their new music. Thanks for listening. Playlist Matthew Whitaker “Tranquility" Now Hear This (Resilience Music) 00:00 Host talks 5:54 Cory Henry “Giant Steps" The Revival (GroundUp ...

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Randy Napoleon, Dave Brubeck, Troy Roberts and More

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This episode features a number of artists interviewed by host Joe Dimino. We begin with guitarist Randy Napoleon and his mentor Donald Walden. Then, we look into the music of Canadian cat Eric St-Laurent and we profile Australian-born saxophonist Troy Roberts . Finally, we pay our respects to the great Lyle Mays and his contributions to the world of jazz. Playlist Randy Napoleon “Wouldn't It Be Nice" Common Tones (Detroit Music Factory) 00:00 Host talks 5:57 Donald Walden ...

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Tomas Janzon, Charlie Parker, Art Tatum and More

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The focus of this hour is on three musicians that have new music charting well, along with the musicians that inspired them. First, we have guitarist Tomas Janzen followed by music from Charlie Parker. Secondly, we have pianist Jen Allen and music from her mentor Jackie McLean. Finally, we profile Indianapolis-based saxophonist Amanda Gardier followed by music from Cannonball Adderley. Playlist Tomas Janzon “Somewhere Over Stockholm" 130th & Lenox (Changes Music) 00:00 Host talks 5:37 Charlie Parker “Cool ...

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Jonathan Kreisberg, Clifford Jordan, John Clayton and More

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This week we open with a live recording from Jonathan Kreisberg off Capturing Spirits and then we honor the spirit of Kobe Bryant with music by John Williams and celebrate the Kansas City Chiefs on their Super Bowl run for ending their 50-year drought and making it to Super Bowl LIV by playing a 1960's jazz tune from the Kansas City Chiefs band. We profile Yvonnick Prene and Andy Bianco. Enjoy the Super Bowl and the jazz, kids.


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