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The Empress of the Blues

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This broadcast opened with a celebration of the music of Bessie Smith, the Empress of the Blues in honor of her birthday, with new releases from saxophonist Melissa Aldana, vocalists Emma Larsson, Marc Jordan, Joanna Wallfisch and Claire Martin, plus more birthday shout outs to Dusty Springfield and Carline Ray (member of the International Sweethearts of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vein Trio al Piccolo Teatro di Milano

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Vein Trio
Jazz al Piccolo--Orchestra Senza Confini-XXI Edizione
Piccolo Teatro Strehler
Milano
21.1.2019

Il concerto di apertura della ventunesima rassegna Orchestra Senza Confini ha visto salire sul palco del Piccolo Teatro Strehler gli svizzeri Vein Trio, al secolo Michael Arbenz al pianoforte, Thomas Lähns al contrabbasso, ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Contemporary Carols by Women and Grammy nominations

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This Christmas Eve's broadcast included new releases by Allison Au, Camille Thurman and John Daversa Big Band, with a first look at some Grammy nominees, plus birthday shout outs to Edith Piaf, Bob Brookmeyer and Lil Green , among others.

Playlist Geri Allen “Joy and Wonder" from The Gathering (Verve) 00:00 Champian Fulton “Merry ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

That Special Time of Year

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This broadcast gets into the swing of the season, which includes holiday releases by Duchess and Laura Dickinson plus a new recording by pianist Kelly Green, with birthday shout outs to Gloria Lynne, Etta Jones, Arthur Schwartz, Johnny Mandel, June Christy and Hoagy Carmichael, among others.

Playlist Geri Allen “In Appreciation" from Geri Allen ...

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

My Kinda Love - Remembering Ann Richards

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In the first hour, a special birthday shout out to vocalist Ann Richards, whose brief career and mysterious death could be a film noir; along with new releases from Grammy nominated lyricist Lorraine Feather, a collection of new songs by pianist Renee Rosnes and writer David Hajdu and more.

Playlist Dotti Anita Taylor “The ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

George Gershwin, Frank Foster & Late September New Releases

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Birthday shout-outs to George Gershwin (with a nod to Ann Ronnell and Kay Swift, women writers that he encouraged) and saxophonist/arranger Frank Foster, along with new releases to round out the month of September.

Playlist Lou Caputo “Busy Busy Busy" from Uh Oh! (Self-released) 00:00 Danny Bacher “Joy Spring" from Still Happy! (Whaling ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Downhearted Blues and Music in the Air

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Happy 90th birthday to alto saxophonist Vi Redd, who opens the broadcast, along with Downhearted Blues from fellow Libra Lovie Austin. In the third hour, some hurricane inspired music followed by tributes to John Coltrane, Jon Hendricks and Leonard Cohen with a reminder from Willie Nelson to stay “Young at Heart."

Playlist Vi ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Them There Eyes & Songs for the New Year

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Welcome September and happy New Year! In the first hour, a celebration of songs by Doris Tauber (composer of “Them There Eyes" and “Drinking Again"), followed by artists covering songs by Maria Schneider, and new releases to herald the change of season.

Playlist Rachel Z “All I Want" from Moon at the Window ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Cecilia Sanchietti: La Terza Via

Read "La Terza Via" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Italian drummer Cecilia Sanchietti is an elegant musician and thoughtful composer. Both attributes are amply demonstrated on her second release as a leader La Terza Via, loosely translated as “The Third Side of the Coin." Of the ten captivating pieces that comprise the album seven are Sanchietti's originals and the other three seamlessly fit within the ...