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Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall

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This week we feature new releases from flutist Haruna Fukazawa, vocalists Svetlana, Emma Frank and Jazzmeia Horn, soprano saxophonist and flutist Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, plus a rediscovered Miles Davis recording, with birthday shout outs to Doris Tauber (composer of “Them There Eyes"), Claire Martin, Tom Wopat, Alyssa Allgood and Lorraine Feather, among others.

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Here Is The Best Part - You Have a Jazz Heart

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The final August broadcast included new releases from saxophonists Houston Person and Roxy Coss, pianist Eliane Elias, and The Time Flies featuring Monika Herzig, with birthday shout outs to Dorothy Parker, Carolyn Leigh (pictured), Jimmy Rowles, Wayne Shorter, Mimi Fox and Linda May Han Oh, among others. Also a preview of who was playing in NYC ...

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George Shearing Centennial, Woodstock turns 50 and the Charlie Parker Festival

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The celebration of 1969 continued in this broadcast, which included new releases from vocalists Nicholas Bearde, The New York Voices and Quiana Lynell, pianist Alberto Pibiri & the Al Peppers, plus a special Woodstock tribute by Erik Applegate & Time Child, with birthday shout outs to Pat Metheny in the first hour, Mary Stallings (80!) and ...

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Love Song for August

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The first broadcast in August included new releases from Veronica Swift, John Storie, Wendy Kirkland, Gretje Angell, Sara Gazarek and Wayne Wallace and Moy Eng, with birthday shout outs to Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, pianists Diane Moser and Josh Nelson, plus vocalists Kat Edmonson, KJ Denhart, Kevin Mahogany, Baby Jane Dexter, and ...

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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: ALBUM REVIEWS

Hiroe Sekine: After The Rainfall

Read "After The Rainfall" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Pianist Hiroe Sekine's graceful touch and pleasant musical disposition are apparent from the first downbeat on After The Rainfall, but they don't make this an underwhelming affair. The record certainly has its share of gentle aural pleasantries, but that isn't the end of the story. Fusion-laced revisions of Thelonious Monk, swinging, up-tempo blues, and Brazilian getaways ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist-Composer, MS. Hiroe Sekine to Release Her Second CD on March 20

Pianist-Composer, MS. Hiroe Sekine to Release Her Second CD on March 20

Pianist-composer-arranger (and vocalist) Hiroe Sekine's second album, After the Rainfall (March 20, 2012 Release on Sekai Music), is a collection of her unique originals plus Brazilian songs, jazz standards, and a Beatles tune. The title suggests a sequel to her 2010 debut CD A-m (Rain), but Hiroe takes a new approach to this set of songs. Without ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: August 16, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks121Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)228267-3906115232Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri)201190+11046193541Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)195151+4415633427—Amina Figarova Sketches (Munich)17183+88347425112Fred Hersch Whirl (Palmetto)147282-13504418644Michael Dease Grace (JLP)139154-1515545775Yotam Resonance (JLP)133134-103441181213Steve Davis Images (Posi-Tone)130127+30483891115Lee Ritenour’s 6 String Theory 6 String Theory (Concord)125128-3042381096Jason Moran Ten (Blue Note)123130-703819111926Cory Weeds The Many Deeds of Cory Weeds (Cellar Live)122104+1813611312106Stanley Clarke Stanley Clarke Band (Heads Up)120129-90302913153Dr. Lonnie ...

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Hiroe Sekine - A-me (2010)

By Pico

Even as a small child growing up in Japan, jazz pianist Hiroe Sekine loved to pick out melodies she heard, such as the Japanese folk tunes emanating from her Mom's pedal organ. Today represents a culmination of that life long passion with the release of her debut album A-mé, which means “rain" in ...

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Pianist Hiroe Sekine Releases "a-me", New CD Featuring Peter Erskine, Bob Sheppard, Et Al.

Pianist Hiroe Sekine Releases "a-me", New CD Featuring Peter Erskine, Bob Sheppard, Et Al.

A talented musician, a gifted jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, Hiroe Sekine (Hee-ROE-ay Say-KEE-Neh) approaches jazz standards and her compositions using her very original voices and colors -- modern and fresh, yet classic. She has been writing and performing for nearly 20 years both in Japan and the U.S. Being a dedicated and truly professional musician, ...