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Stephanie McKay, Timo Lassy, Alexander Hawkins, Kit Downes & Other New Releases


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Welcome back to our weekly tasting menu of the best new jazz delicacies the international scene has to offer. This week we highlight two releases that draw attention to historic developments with stellar rosters of contributing artists, Music for Ukraine and Black Lives—from Generation to Generation, and on the brand new album by the Michael Leonhart Orchestra.

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  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Michael Leonhart Orchestra "The Normyn Suite No. 1: Denial" The Normyn Suites (Sunnyside) 0:16
  • Host talks 2:48
  • Yul "Higher (feat. Stephanie McKay)" Black Lives -from Generation to Generation (Jammin'colorS) 4:58
  • Host talks 9:25
  • Immanuel Wilkins "Praying" Black Lives -from Generation to Generation (Jammin'colorS) 10:24
  • Immanuel Wilkins "Lighthouse (Live)" The 7Th Hand (Blue Note) 13:59
  • Host talks 22:44
  • Designers "For Robert Lockwood Jr." Music for Ukraine (WeJazz) 25:30
  • Alexander Hawkins Mirror Canon "Stamped Down, or Shovelled" Break a Vase (Intakt) 29:34
  • Host talks 36:14
  • Kit Downes, Petter Eldh, James Maddren "Sandilands" Vermillion (ECM) 37:34
  • Ryan Keberle, Frank Woeste, Vincent Courtois "Sisters of Mine" Reverso: Live (OutNote) 42:04
  • Luca Weege "Ziggy" Ziggy -Single (Self-released) 46:47
  • Host talks 51:32
  • Timo Lassy Trio "Better Together (Live at Savoy Theatre)" Music for Ukraine (WeJazz) 52:13

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