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Ring in the New

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This is our first podcast of 2019 and, to celebrate, we're discussing albums by up-and-coming artists released in the last few months. From angular art-jazz with post production flourishes to hard-core live free-form blowing and experimental bass clarinet thrusting, we've got it all--even post bop with a Christian bent! Stay tuned for Mike dissecting Bab's holiday album and Pat apologizing for his vinyl addiction. Playlist Discussion of Telepatia Liquida's self-titled album (577 Records) 4:30 Discussion of Gabriel ...

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Matana Roberts, the Organ in Jazz, and New Releases

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This week a focus on Matana Roberts, a preview of the new album from Dave Douglas, other new releases and a focus on the organ, Hammond and otherwise, in jazz. Playlist Dave Douglas “Showing Up" from Engage (Greenleaf) 00:00 Chicago Edge Ensemble “A Pontificators Tale" from Insidious Anthem (Trost) 08:31 Matana Roberts, Josh Abrams, Chad Taylor “Hannibul" from Sticks and Stones (482 Music) 17:27 Matana Roberts “Love Call" from The Chicago Project (Central Control International) 24:50 Matana Roberts ...

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Favourite Releases of 2018

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This episode (and the next) features music from some of the great albums released and played on One Man's Jazz in 2018. You'll hear tracks from recordings by Sean Conly, Quin Kirchner, Mario Costa, Benoit Delbecq, Cene Resnik, First Gig Never Happened, Sound & Fury, Samuel Blaser, Albert Beger & Shay Hazan, Michael Formanek, Devin Gray, Sylvie Courvoisier, Marty Ehrlich and Andrew Cyrille. New releases debuting this week come from Nate Wooley, Kresten Osgood and Ricardo Toscano.

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Kenny Werner on his Life and Career

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Kenny Werner might try to talk you out of becoming a jazz musician. “Please don't become a jazz musician just because you think you should. That's like saying you think you should become a typewriter salesman. Nobody needs you. I would do everything I could to talk them out of it and if they couldn't be talked out of it then I would say go for it. It's got to be a thing of extreme love because it doesn't make ...

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Kansas City and the Territory Bands

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Outside of the Chicago--New York nexus, jazz thrived during the late 1920's and 1930's in Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas, with its center in Kansas City. Under the careful control of Boss Pendergast, Kansas City was a wide open town with a thriving night club music scene, nurturing musicians like Joe Turner, Mary Lou Williams, Count Basie, Ben Webster, Lester Young and Charlie Parker. Working the urban centers and roadhouses in the region were a slew of “territory bands" only a ...

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Cyrus Chestnut, Reginald Chapman and More

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This week we open with the music of veteran jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut and a cut off his latest CD Kaleidoscope. We explore the jazz goods of Bunky Green and the great Reginald Chapman. In honor of the holiday season of 2018, we include several festive tunes to keep everything real and moving in the right direction with the music of Kansas City singer Tavis Minner, Adam Birnbaum and Lionel Loueke, before rounding things off with a bit of a ...

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Shai Maestro Trio At BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Shai Maestro began playing classical piano at the age of five an,d after discovering Oscar Peterson at the age of eight, he fell in love with jazz. After turning down offers from prestigious American music schools, at 19 he joined the band led by bassist Avishai Cohen featuring Mark Guiliana on drums. With that trio he toured with great success all over the world. A few years back he moved to Brooklyn, where he formed his own trio in 2011. ...

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A Conversation with Trumpeter Gil Defay

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Gil Defay's new album, It's All Love draws from his background in jazz, soul, and hiphop to create a collection of rich and accessible tunes that are all crafted with a generous dose of love. Join me and Gil as we talk about Mariah Carey, growing up a preacher's son, playing all F's on the trumpet, and a bunch of other related stuff. It's All Love features Ansy Defay on tenor/soprano saxophones and vocals, Rakiem Walker on ...

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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, ...

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Maria’s A Winner & Sonny Is Too

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Sometimes in this business, you get so saturated with new music that your ears are paralyzed. The blues to the rescue, including Dexter Gordon singing with his voice, not just the saxophone. We also salute and celebrate Maria Schneider's receipt of a Jazz Masters' Award this spring from the National Endowment for the Arts. The first 2019 segment of our Sonny Rollins retrospective precedes Maria, with the 1951 Dig sessions with Miles. Then we turn reflective at this start of ...

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A Focus on Mario Pavone & More

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This week a focus on master bassist Mario Pavone who, after a life of partnerships with the likes of Paul Bley, Bill Dixon, Thomas Chapin, Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, Marty Ehrlich and others of similar status, has come to the fore in recent years with his own releases as leader. In addition a selection of new releases, and some picks from the archive. Playlist Brom “Plunge Into an Ice Hole" from Sunstroke (Trost) 00:00 Burak Bedikyan “Magic Carpet" from ...

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Trios, Trios, Trios and Vlek

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This final show of 2018 is highlighted by trios of the usual piano-bass-drums (Simon Nabatov-Barry Guy-Gerry Hemingway and Elias Stemeseder-James Banner-Ugo Alunni), bass-saxophone-drums (Gonçalo Almeida-Yedo Gibson-Vasco Furtado), and trumpet/saxophone/drums (Flavio Zanuttini-Piero Bittolo Bon-Marco D'Orlando). Pianist Yuko Yamaoka performs the music of Satoko Fujii from Fujii's eleventh release in 2018, and the eclectic Dutch Ensemble, Vlek, makes its debut on One Man's Jazz. As always, there's plenty more to hear, and there will be plenty more to come in 2019. If ...