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With her sublime new album, Akua’s Dance, cellist Akua Dixon brings her sumptuous sound to the foreground on an array of material encompassing exquisite balladry, the music’s deepest roots in African and African-American culture, and instrumental pieces gleaned from Dixon’s opera-in-progress. Her label Akua’s Music will release the new CD on February 10. “The music moves forward from where I was to where I’m going,” says Dixon, who notes that her last release, 2015’s critically hailed album Akua Dixon, was a string- centric recording that featured her “in a sectional way,” Dixon says

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts, 50th Anniversary of Court and Spark & More

Read "New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts, 50th Anniversary of Court and Spark & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Rose Mallett, Tony Jones and Jessica Jones, Ian Shaw, Lisa Hilton,{Kristen R. Bromley, Jo Harrop plus preview singles from Kelly Green and Andrea Wolper, with birthday shoutouts to Max Roach (100!), Cheryl Bentyne, Kate McGarry, Peter Eldridge, Chelsea McBride and Sade , among others. At the close of the 2nd ...

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New Releases Plus Summer Birthday Shoutouts To Lyricist Dorothy Fields, Mavis Staples, Akua Dixon, Hey Rim Jeon & More

Read "New Releases Plus Summer Birthday Shoutouts To Lyricist Dorothy Fields, Mavis Staples, Akua Dixon, Hey Rim Jeon & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Benny Benack III, Nanny Assis, Daryll Dobson and Heidi Martin, plus birthday shoutouts to lyricist Dorothy Fields, ((Hey Rim Jeon}}, Lauren Sevian, Akua Dixon, Gayelynn McKinney, Lauren Lee, Mavis Staples and Carol Morgan, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by seeing them live and ...

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Article: Interview

Monika Herzig: Both Sides of Joni with Janiece Jaffe

Read "Monika Herzig: Both Sides of Joni with Janiece Jaffe" reviewed by Jane Kozhevnikova


It is always challenging to create an album based on songs by someone as great as Joni Mitchell. Monika Herzig, pianist and composer, went for this challenge inspired by vocalist Janiece Jaffe. Although they recorded the project together, Jaffe passed away unexpectedly after heart surgery in November 2022. Shocked and devastated by the passing ...

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Cecile McLorin Salvant, Melanie De Biasio, Mary Halvorson and More

Read "Cecile McLorin Salvant, Melanie De Biasio, Mary Halvorson and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This is a show of varied moods with provocative vocals by Cecile McLorin Salvant and Melanie De Biasio, piano music from Bill Evans and Peter Madsen, some vintage Mary Halvorson and a lot more. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry ...

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New Releases Plus Birthday Celebrations For Dorothy Fields, Phoebe Snow & More

Read "New Releases Plus Birthday Celebrations For Dorothy Fields, Phoebe Snow & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from pannist Joy Lapps, a Carla Bley tribute by Steve Cardenas, Ben Allison & Ted Nash, the WJ3 All Stars, saxophonist Jean Fineberg, vocalist Sylvia Brooks plus a single from pianist Lauren Lee, with birthday shoutouts to Mary Osborne, lyricist Dorothy Fields, Phoebe Snow, Gayelynn McKinney, Akua Dixon, Lauren Sevian and ...

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New Releases Plus a Celebration of Jazz Capricorns Sade, Melba Liston and More

Read "New Releases Plus a Celebration of Jazz Capricorns Sade, Melba Liston and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Pete Malinverni, Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly of Shadows and the Yellowjackets. In the first hour, songs by Sade and in the second hour a set of tunes honoring composer, arranger trombonist Melba Liston to celebrate their birthdays. Other Capricorn shoutouts include Rachel Z, Chelsea McBride, Christine Tobin, Ingrid Jensen, Andrea ...

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Ladies Don't Write Lyrics - Celebrating the Words of Dorothy Fields

Read "Ladies Don't Write Lyrics - Celebrating the Words of Dorothy Fields" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The broadcast begins with several Dorothy Fields standards to celebrate her birthday. Although the daughter of vaudeville star Lew Fields who coined the phrase “That was no lady—that was my wife," he did not approve of her vocation, saying “Ladies do not write lyrics." She retorted “I'm no lady—I'm your daughter!" The rest is herstory. Also ...

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New Releases and A Celebration of Mary Lou Williams

Read "New Releases and A Celebration of Mary Lou Williams" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Our Mothers Day broadcast highlights new releases from Jennifer Wharton's Bonegasm, vocalists Dee Daniels, Bill Kwan, Roxana Amed and saxophonist Alexa Tarantino with birthday shoutouts to Mary Lou Williams (a formidable Jazz Mother on so many fronts), Andrea Brachfeld and Tania Maria, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing ...

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Eternal Dance

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Label: Savant Records
Released: 2020
Duration: 7:03


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