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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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2018 Jazz Surprises

Read "2018 Jazz Surprises" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The end of the year is the time when we usually look back and take stock. To celebrate the continuous growth and expansion of the music we love, we've decided to look back at the music that, for a reason or another, has surprised us the most this year. It features mostly young musicians, artists we ...

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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 ...

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Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die

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Frank Zappa may have said “jazz is not dead, it just smells funny" but looking at his life and music one does not get the impression that he really believed that jazz was decomposing or dying a slow death.

On Freak Out, one of the most impressive debut albums of all times, he ...

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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 ...

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Joni Mitchell Turns 75; Remembering Roy Hargrove

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This post-election broadcast celebrates the new wave of women in the House and Senate -also remembering Roy Hargrove (1969-2018) in the second hour plus a special 75th birthday tribute to Joni Mitchell in the third hour.

Playlist Roxy Coss “Nevertheless She Persisted" from The Future Is Female (Posi-Tone) 00:00 Ethel Ennis “If Women Ruled ...

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Anais Drago Interprets Zappa

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This episode features the debut album from Italian Violinist Anais Drago who interprets and builds on the music of Frank Zappa. In addition there is music from Frank himself and also jazz and other interpretations of his music from a variety of different ensembles.

Playlist Anais Drago “Phialella Zappa 1" from Anais Drago ...

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Ben Allison, Anais Drago, Reinier Baas and Other Great New Releases

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The new albums bonanza goes on! And we happily oblige, revelling in some gorgeous new releases, some of which will definitely end up on the “Best of 2018" lists of many critics. Surprises, confirmations, re-releases, unexpected collaborations and much more make up this week's playlist full of aural pleasures...

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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Anais Drago & The Jellyfish: Anais Drago & The jellyfish

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Tra i giovani talenti che si affacciano alla ribalta della scena jazzistica merita attenzione la giovane (classe 1993) violinista piemontese Anais Drago, che in questi giorni pubblica il suo CD d'esordio per la label francese Another Music Records. Il lavoro rappresenta lo sviluppo della sua tesi di laurea in composizione jazzistica e consiste nella rielaborazione di ...

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Open Papyrus Jazz Festival 2018

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Teatro Giacosa, Sala S. Marta, Caffè del Teatro
Ivrea
22-24.03.2017

Dopo l'anteprima del 17 marzo con Enten Eller e danza al Museo Garda, ancora la danza abbinata alla musica ha aperto in Sala S. Marta (i cui endemici problemi di acustica non sembrano purtroppo risolvibili) la tre giorni finale ...