Greg Tardy, Sammy Nestico & Elvin Jones

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From modern day saxophonist Greg Tardy, we swing into the 685th Episode of Neon Jazz. This show features a host of songs from artists who released music during 2020. We also talked to quite a few musicians during that pandemic year for their wisdom and insights into survival during an era of no live music. They include David Sills, Sara Caswell and Michelle Lordi. Finally, we say farewell to prolific composer Sammy Nestico.


  • Greg Tardy "I Swing Because I'm Happy" If Time Could Stand Still (WJ3 Records) 00:00
  • Host talks 7:19
  • Elvin Jones "Bro John" Harmonique (Quicksilver Records) 11:01
  • David Sills "Outside Corner" Natural Lines (Gut String Records) 15:22
  • Host talks 19:19
  • Michelle Lordi "Loverman" Break Up with the Sound (CD Baby) 20:21
  • Heisenberg Uncertainty Players "Subject Verb Object" Gradient (Heisenberg Uncertainty Players) 24:01
  • Host talks 30:00
  • Ray Miller & His Orchestra "Just a Little Drink" Moonlight & Roses (Brunswick Records) 32:10
  • Sara Caswell "Bye Bye Blackbird" But Beautiful (Arbors Records) 34:25
  • Host talks 39:34
  • Sammy Nestico "Samantha" Dark Orchid (SWR Classic) 34:25
  • Host talks 39:34
  • Peripheral Vision "Whistle Up a Rope" Irrational Revelation and Mutual Humiliation (Peripheral Vision) 44:15
  • Host talks 49:06
  • Akira Tana "Caravan" Keepin' in the Groove (Classic Riff Recordings) 51:11

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