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Sisters from Another Jazz Mother? Part 1


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Music geekery is at the heart of this week's edition. Over the years, time and time again I have come across songs that left me thinking... "Wait... there's a melody in this chorus or this solo that really reminds me of another song... but I can't quite put my finger on it... " And every time I'd play that song the same question would pop in my head at that same chorus or solo!

I'm sure you're all familiar with that feeling.

Here's a playlist featuring pairs of songs, usually a jazz and pop or rock song, which, to my delight, I was able to connect because of what seem to be short and random similarities... at least to my ears!

Happy listening!


  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Jovanotti "Il Ballerino" Lorenzo 1994 (Mercury) 0:16
  • Sarah Tandy "Bradbury Street" Infection in the Sentence (jazz re:freshed) 3:01
  • Host talks 9:24
  • The Rolling Stones "Start Me Up" Tattoo You (Polydor) 10:49
  • Kevin Eubanks, Orrin Evans "I Don't Know" EEE (Eubanks-Evans-Experience) (Imani) 14:18
  • Host talks 19:03
  • Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra "Mount Harissa" Far East Suite (RCA Victor) 20:20
  • Paolo Conte "Aguaplano" Paolo Conte live (CDG) 27:55
  • Host talks 31:43
  • Charles Mingus "Devil Blues" At Bremen 1964 & 1975 (Sunnyside) 33:10
  • Sting "Down So Long" Bring On the Night (A&M) 44:19
  • Host talks 49:06
  • Dionne Warwick "A House Is Not a Home" The Complete Scepter and Warner Albums (Warner) 49:59
  • Lee Ritenour "Isn't She Lovely" Captain Fingers (Epic) 53:04

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