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ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Ten Artists: January 2019

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I am adopting my “Bailey's Bundle" format as sole vehicle for my music reportage. Moreover, I am sharpening my focus to three segments of the jazz universe, in this order: (1) Jazz Vocals, (2) Archival Releases, and (3) Everything Else. I have changed the title to the more inclusive “Ten Artists," better reflecting how I have ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Joni Mitchell Turns 75; Remembering Roy Hargrove

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This post-election broadcast celebrates the new wave of women in the House and Senate -also remembering Roy Hargrove (1969-2018) in the second hour plus a special 75th birthday tribute to Joni Mitchell in the third hour.

Playlist Roxy Coss “Nevertheless She Persisted" from The Future Is Female (Posi-Tone) 00:00 Ethel Ennis “If Women Ruled ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Halloween Mischief, Spirits and Sweet Stuff

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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 ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Birthdays Make Strange Bedfellows

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Many common birthdays in this broadcast. In the second hour, Laura Nyro shares her day with hipster Bobby Troup, who celebrates his centennial this month; followed by a shout-out to Dizzy Gillespie, born the same day as Beat poet Fran Landesman, whose songs will be highlighted in the final hour.

Playlist Miggy Augmented Orchestra ...

Seven Women 2018 – Part VI

Read "Seven Women 2018 – Part VI" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Jazz vocals remains a vibrant and productive subgenre as evidenced by this spate of recent releases.

Diane Marino
Soul Serenade: The Gloria Lynne Project
M&M Records
2018

Singer Gloria Lynne had a long and productive career, one that remained unjustly in the shade, deserving of the attention that ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Lauren Henderson Comes Into Her Own As Both Vocalist And Composer On "Ármame," Set For Release March 30 On Her Brontosaurus Records Iimprint

Lauren Henderson Comes Into Her Own As Both Vocalist And Composer On "Ármame," Set For Release March 30 On Her Brontosaurus Records Iimprint

On her lovely and coolly sensual new recording, Ármame, vocalist Lauren Henderson delivers an eclectic set of jazz, Latin jazz, and other styles in a program reflecting her African-American and Caribbean heritage and her omnivorous musical tastes. Produced by veteran broadcaster and Sirius/XM jazz host Mark Ruffin, the CD will be released March 30 on her ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Lauren Henderson

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Meet Lauren Henderson:

Lauren Henderson is a Massachusetts-born singer and songwriter. With eclectic vocal influences and a style that spreads across genres, she produces a distinct yet versatile sound. Her diverse musical background is rooted in jazz and expands to rhythm and blues, Latin, soul, gospel, classical, fusion, neo-soul, pop, Nuevo-flamenco and many other forms. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Lauren Henderson - Debut Album

Lauren Henderson - Debut Album

New York based jazz vocalist releases her self-titled debut album, Lauren Henderson. The highly anticipated recording includes eleven beautiful jazz and Latin jazz standards in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Swedish. An eclectic mix, the vocalist demonstrates vocal versatility, while capturing the listener with her colorful tones and phrasings. The album features Sullivan Fortner (piano), Ben Leifer (bass) ...