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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

Dinah Washington, Teri Thornton and a Cornucopia of New Releases

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In this episode we celebrate some heavyweight jazz birthdays --Dinah Washington, Teri Thornton and Alice Coltrane, to name a few. Plus a bumper crop of new releases as summer winds down.

Playlist The Diva Jazz Orchestra “The Rhythm Changes" from The Diva Jazz Orchestra: 25th Anniversary Project (ArtistShare) 00:00 Madeleine Peyroux “On a ...

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Love Songs for August

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"What fresh Hell is this?" We begin with songs by Dorothy Parker, who, though best known for her sharp wisecracks, turned out several luscious standards in her day. In the second hour, we salute the great Count Basie then usher in the Leonard Bernstein centennial celebration; plus there is a bumper crop of new releases to ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Celebrate songwriters Abbey Lincoln and Bernice Petkere

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Many special birthdays in this episode of A Broad Spectrum as we honor the great Abbey Lincoln and remember Bernice Petkere, named the “Queen of Tin Pan Alley" by Irving Berlin for her songs “Close Your Eyes" and “"Lullaby of the Leaves."

Playlist Linda Dachtyl “A Late One" from A Late One (Chicken ...

NEWS: RECORDING

2nd CD "Caravan" Released By Dave Chamberlain's Band Of Bones

2nd CD "Caravan" Released By Dave Chamberlain's Band Of Bones

Caravan, the latest release by Dave Chamberlain's Band of Bones, is getting considerable airplay around the country following its March release. As of May 2, it has climbed to #26 on the Jazz Week charts! Featured as guest artists are STEVE TURRE and Hendrik Meurkens. Turre contributes an original composition, “V.O.", and plays both shells and trombone on it. Meurkens plays ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kat Gang: Kat Gang

Read "Kat Gang" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Vocalist Kat Gang must have been thinking of the old show business adage, “always leave them wanting more," when she conceived of and recorded this four-song EP; this sub-sixteen-minute musical appetizer whets the appetite, as Gang inhabits each song with a world-wise voice and delivery, and certainly leaves room for a larger portion to fill the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

The Band of Bones at the Zinc Bar on August 24th

The Band of Bones, led by Dave Chamberlain, returns by popular demand to the Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village. The date is Wednesday August 24th at 7 PM (one set only.) They'll be playing tunes from their new self-titled CD, as well as some new material. The band has recently added vocalist Kat Gang to their ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Every Monday Night, Performing Live Acoustic Jazz Set at Arcane in NYC's East Village

Every Monday Night, Performing Live Acoustic Jazz Set at Arcane in NYC's East Village

Every Monday night from 9-11pm Kat Gang will be performing standards, swing and bossa for a delightful evening of French-Carribean inspired food and drinks at ARCANE - 111 Avenue C between East 7th and East 8th streets. Come join us if you find yourself in New York with nothing to do on a Monday night!

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