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ARTICLE: RADIO

Popsicle Illusion and Sweet Summer Love

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This midsummer broadcast Included new releases from vocalists Lori Williams, Barb Jungr and Lisa Rich, pianists George Cables, Hiroe Sekine, and a 10th anniversary reissue from bassist John Miller, with birthday shout outs to Jazz Masters Annie Ross and Joanne Brackeen, plus vocalists Lainie Cooke, Janis Siegel, Nnenna Freelon, Karrin Allyson and Carla Hassett, among others. ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Honoring Melba Liston

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This broadcast presents a special tribute to trombonist, composer and arranger Melba Liston in the third hour in honor of her 93rd birthday and also includes cuts from new releases by vocalist Roberta Donnay and pianist/composer Carol Albert, with more birthday shout outs to Elvis Presley, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ruth Brown and Ingrid Jensen.

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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.

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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

John di Martino: Piano Man In/On Demand

Read "John di Martino: Piano Man In/On Demand" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

John di Martino is a New York area based pianist, composer, arranger and Venus recording artist. He is a sought after musical director and is in demand by many singers as an accompanist, having accompanied such singers as Jon Hendricks, Sylvia Sims, Diane Schuur and Billy Eckstine. His talents as a pianist and arranger can be ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Barbara Fasano: Written In the Stars

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Nel sovraffollato settore del canto jazz femminile l’italoamericana Barbara Fasano ha trovato un suo spazio di pubblico grazie al successo avuto con l'interpretazione delle canzoni di Harold Arlen, compositore di capolavori senza tempo come “My Shining Hour" o “Come Rain or Come Shine". Il tour partito nel luglio del 2004 ha avuto il culmine alle Carnegie Hall l'anno dopo (in cui ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Barbara Fasano: Written In The Stars

Read "Written In The Stars" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Singer Barbara Fasano is the real deal! In a perfect world, if this was forty years ago, Fasano could have been a world-class pop singer/star on par with Streisand.

Does this sound far-fetched? It's not, if you consider that Streisand's eponymous album (in 1963) was comprised of tunes largely from Broadway and the Great American Songbook; ...