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A Musical Tribute to Laziness

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I was feeling too lazy to come up with a theme for this week until I suddenly realized that I...well, I'm sure you're way ahead of me now so I'll stop there. Below is the playlist of the laziest songs, laziest excuses, and laziest fantasies I could squeeze into two hours, though I'm sure you'll agree ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Salutes to Ma Rainey, Ella Fitzgerald and Blossom Dearie

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Winding up Jazz Appreciation Month with special birthday shout outs to the Mother of the Blues Ma Rainey, pianist Dorothy Donegan, vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Streisand and Blossom Dearie, among others, with new concept recordings from Nancy Kelly (a tribute to Mark Murphy) , Christina Morrison (duets with five other women vocalists) and Ellynne Rey (a ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Notable Songs by 21st Century Women

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In this episode of A Broad Spectrum we feature some gorgeous new releases and we give birthday shout outs to Louis Armstrong, Jeri Southern, Hank Jones, Kevin Mahogany, Josh Nelson, Tony Bennett, Connie Converse, Kat Edmonson, KJ Denhart, Terri Lyne Carrington, Aaron Weinstein, and Baby Jane Dexter among others, focusing on some notable songs written by ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz this week: Kat Edmonson, Houston Person, Dave Dickey Big Band, and more

Jazz this week: Kat Edmonson, Houston Person, Dave Dickey Big Band, and more

While goblins, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and zombies may rule the upcoming Halloween weekend, there's also plenty of live jazz and creative music to be found in and around St. Louis over the next few days. Here's a brief look at some of the most noteworthy shows... Wednesday, October 28 Multi-instrumentalist Lamar Harris and singer Anita Jackson will team up ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: February 22, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 2 1 Steve Hobbs Vibes, Straight Up (Challenge) 233 247 -14 0 56 1 7 2 1 3 Ahmad Jamal A Quiet Time (Dreyfus) 221 257 -36 4 63 1 5 3 3 8 John Stein Raising The Roof (Whaling City Sound) 194 182 +12 2 51 2 6 4 9 47 Jeremy Pelt Men Of Honor (HighNote) 189 142 +47 8 51 4 3 5 5 4 Joe Locke For The Love Of You (E1 Entertainment) 164 159 +5 3 47 4 4 6 4 9 Don Braden & Mark Rapp The Strayhorn Project (Premium Music Solutions) 160 170 -10 1 45 4 5 7 8 6 Pat Metheny Orchestrion (Nonesuch) 148 144 +4 1 52 6 4 7 7 7 Gail Pettis Here In The Moment (OA2 Records) 148 151 -3 1 46 5 5 7 12 11 Hadley Caliman Straight Ahead (Origin) 148 126 +22 9 44 7 4 10 40 33 Roberto ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: January 4, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 5 11 Gerald Wilson Orchestra Detroit (Mack Avenue) 182 124 +58 0 44 1 15 2 6 8 Houston Person Mellow (HighNote) 162 122 +40 0 43 2 11 3 8 5 Jeff Hamilton Trio Symbiosis (Capri) 151 112 +39 0 37 1 14 4 3 8 Eric Alexander Revival Of The Fittest (HighNote) 137 140 -3 1 38 1 14 5 48 — Christian McBride & Inside Straight Kind Of Brown (Mack Avenue) 127 44 +83 0 50 1 30 6 13 6 Joey DeFrancesco Snapshot (HighNote) 126 90 +36 0 42 1 11 7 19 4 Oliver Jones & Hank Jones Pleased To Meet You (Justin Time) 125 76 +49 0 44 4 8 8 12 7 Steve Davis Eloquence (Jazz Legacy) 121 91 +30 1 38 7 15 9 6 3 Poncho Sanchez Psychedelic Blues (Concord) 117 122 -5 0 38 1 15 10 15 15 Roy Hargrove Big Band Emergence (Emarcy) 114 82 +32 0 40 1 20 11 15 18 The Mike Longo ...

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The Jazz Session #107: Kat Edmonson

The Jazz Session #107: Kat Edmonson

Kat Edmonson is making a name for herself as both a smart interpreter of popular songs (both old and new) and as a musician who puts her values into practice in her art. Edmonson's debut CD, Take To The Sky (Convivium Records, 2009) features creative reworkings of tunes by Carol King, The Cure and The Cardigans, ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

No "Vanity" Here: Jackie Ryan, Denise Donatelli, Lisa Sokolov, Kat Edmonson

Read "No "Vanity" Here: Jackie Ryan, Denise Donatelli, Lisa Sokolov, Kat Edmonson" reviewed by J Hunter

One of the whinier columns ever to appear in a major jazz publication concerned “Vanity Projects"--that is, sessions bankrolled by rich men for their marginally talented spouses/girlfriends/siblings/whatever. Unfortunately, those kind of recordings do exist, and in far greater numbers than desirable. However, the author's implication was that most female vocal projects could be categorized in this ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Kat Edmonson at Jazz Standard

Kat Edmonson at Jazz Standard

Kat Edmonson
Set to Perform at Jazz Standard, November 11

Austin-based vocalist Kat Edmonson will perform with her sextet--tenor saxophonist John Ellis, pianist Kevin Lovejoy, bassist Danton Boller, drummer JJ Johnson and percussionist Chris Lovejoy--on Wednesday, November 11 at Jazz Standard. Edmonson made her debut at the venue in May while on a northeast tour ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Jazz Honors The Beatles

Read "Jazz Honors The Beatles" reviewed by Michael Ricci

When The Beatles first emerged at the forefront of The British Invasion, few could have predicted the impact they'd have beyond the world of rock and pop. Early albums, and songs like “Love Me Do," “She Loves You" and “I Want to Hold Your Hand," were hardly the grist for something more.

But by ...