Salutes to Ma Rainey, Ella Fitzgerald and Blossom Dearie
June 4, 2019
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, Barbara Streisand and
, among others, with new concept recordings from
(a tribute to Mark Murphy) ,
(duets with five other women vocalists) and
(a study of birds).
Playlist "Strutting With Some Barbecue" from Toots Thielemans Smooth and Easy (Smith & Co.) 00:00 "Waiting On the Moon" from Cat Conner Cat House (Cat Tales Records) 04:30Time Marker "Timeline" from Claire Martin Believin' It (Linn) 06:58 Host speaks 10:32 "See See Rider" from Regina Carter Southern Comfort (Sony Masterworks) 12:30 Ma Rainey "See See Rider Blues" from An Introduction to Ma Rainey (Fuel 2000) 17:43 Ma Rainey "Countin' The Blues" from Blues Masters, Vol. 11, Classic Blues Women (Wea Corp) 21:00 Carmen Twillie "Prove It On Me" from Bessie-Music from the HBO Film (Sony Legacy) 24:19 Host speaks 27:04 Dorothy Donegan "Donegan's Blues" from The Explosive Dorothy Donegan (Audiophile) 29:26 Double Bass/Double Voice "Woke Up This Morning/This Little Light Of Mine" from Ribbon In the Sky (Self released) 35:18 "Queen Mab" from Becca Stevens Regina (Ground Up Music LLC) 40:38 & Rebecca Martin "To Make the Most of Today" from Guillermo Klein The Upstate Project (Sunnyside) 46:05 Host speaks 51:50 "Game Set and Match" from Ellen Rowe Momentum-Portraits of Women In Motion (Smokin Sleddog Records) 53:20 "Peachie" from Akiko Tsuruga So Cute, So Bad (Self released) 1:00:03 "Court and Spark" from Norah Jones Joni 75-A Birthday Celebration (Decca) 1:07:32 "The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines" from Carol Bach-y-Rita Minha Casa/My House (Self released) 1:10:49 "A Chair in the Sky" from Joni Mitchell Mingus (Elektra Off Roster) 1:13:55 Host speaks 1:20:34 "Steppin'" from Andrea Brachfeld If Not Now, When? (Jazzheads) 1:23:17 Nancy Kelly "Again" from Remembering Mark Murphy (SubCat Records) 1:26:40 & Kendra Shank "There Is a Balm In Gilead" from Deanna Witkowski Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns (Tilapea) 1:38:24 "No One After You" from Hilary Gardner The Great City (Anzic) 1:42:44 "Paris" from Luciana Souza The Book of Longing (Sunnyside) 1:45:56 Host speaks 1:49:07 "Circles" from Five Play Live at the Firehouse (5Play2019) 1:51:40 Lioness "Think" from Pride & Joy (Posi-Tone) 1:59:44 Ella Fitzgerald "Joe William's Blues" from Ella at Zardi's (Verve) 2:01:57 Ella Fitzgerald "I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues" from Montreux '77 (Pablo) 2:04:19 Ella Fitzgerald & "Learnin' the Blues" from Louis Armstrong Ella and Louis Again (Verve) 2:08:44 Host speaks 2:15:57 "Urban Fado" from Mary Ann McSweeney Urban Fado (Self released) 2:18:23 (featuring Lara Downes ) "Arrorro Mi Nina" from Magos Herrera Holes In the Sky (Sony Masterworks) 2:22:43 Cristina Morrison "Dos Gardenias" from Impredecible-Voces de Mujer (Baroness Records) 2:26:18 & Natalie Cressman "Mandingueira" from Ian Faquini Setting Rays of Sun (Self released) 2:31:36 Host speaks 2:35:28Time Marker "Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp" from Leni Stern Time and Love: the Music of Laura Nyro (Astor Place) 2:38:00 Barbara Streisand "Time And Love" from Stoney End (Columbia) 2:42:45 "And When I Die" from Mark Winkler The Laura Nyro Project (Café Pacific) 2:46:22 Host speaks 2:51:37 "Jeannine's Joy" from Naomi Moon Siegel Live At Earshot (Slow and Steady) 2:52:57 "Sweet Georgie Fame" from Emily Remler East To Wes (Concord) 2:59:50 Blossom Dearie "Hey John" from Blossom's Own Treasures (Daffodil Records) 3:05:28 "Inside a Silent Tear" from Ed Reed Born to Be Blue (Blue Shorts) 3:08:41 Ellynne Rey "I Thought I Heard a Hummingbird" from The Birdsongs Project (Self released) 3:14:02 Host speaks 3:20:10 "Oh Freedom" from Ulysses Owens, Jr. Songs of Freedom (Resilience) 3:22:18 "Evenin' Wearies" from Bob Dorough Small Day Tomorrow (Candid Productions) 3:26:43 "Sparkle and Shine" from Kat Edmonson Old Fashioned Gal (MRI) 3:31:45 "A Peaceful Kingdom" from Lorraine Feather Such Sweet Thunder (Sanctuary) 3:35:07 Host speaks 3:38:59 "Thread Suite 3" from Kait Dunton Planet D'earth (Real and Imaginary Music) 3:40:53 "Slow Down" from Lauren White Life In the Modern World (Café Pacific) 3:43:55 & Jeanne Lee "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" from Ran Blake The Newest Sound You Never Heard (A-Side Records) 3:48:03 Host speaks 3:53:48 "Against the Grain" from Mimi Fox This Bird Still Flies (Origin) 3:56:25
Winding up Jazz Appreciation Month with special birthday shout outs to the Mother of the Blues