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Dee Bell

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A dusky vocalist whose warm sound evokes the breezy sophistication of ‚50s West Coast jazz, Dee Bell first came to the public‘s attention with her 1982 debut, Let There Be Love, featuring legendary saxophonist Stan Getz. A regular presence in the Bay Area, Bell spent several years away from performing before returning to consistent work in the 2010s. In 2014, she debuted her ongoing collaboration with Brazilian pianist Marcos Silva on Silva Bell Elation. Born in 1950 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bell was encouraged to play music from a young age, and started out on clarinet. She also sang, and from age ten onward performed in an a cappella trio

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

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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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Remembering Pianist Beegie Adair: 1937-2022

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The broadcast includes new releases from pianists Sharp Radway, Addison Frei, vocalists Giacomo Gates, Shawnn Monteiro and Wild Blue Herons, with birthday shoutouts to Lil Hardin Armstrong, Bettye LaVette, Ed Reed, Melody Gardot, Jen Allen plus a special remembrance for pianist Beegie Adair, a jazz master in the country capital of jny: Nashville for over sixty ...

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Jazz And Poetry Plus Notable 2021 Releases, Part 2

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This broadcast presents new releases from Dee Bell and The Greenaway Group featuring vocalist Carla Cook, with a focus in the second hour on the heady combination of Jazz with spoken word featuring recent recordings by Sara Serpa, Jazzmeia Horn, a preview single from Javon Jackson's latest album plus part 2 of a look back to ...

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

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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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This Will Make You Laugh - Famous Jazz Fathers and Their Children

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The Fathers Day broadcast included new releases from Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Roxy Coss, Anat Cohen and Camila Meza, with birthday shout outs to the songwriters Irene Higgenbotham, Ivan Lins and Cy Coleman, pianists Geri Allen, Monika Herzig and Daryl Sherman, vocalists Nancy King, Alicia Olatuja, and harpist Carol Robbins, among others. Plus we hear from some ...

Album

Lins, Lennox, & Life

Label: Laser Records, LLC
Released: 2018
Track listing: 1 By Chance (Acaso) 5:24 2 After the Storm (Depois dos Temporais) 5:38 3 Crying of the Waters (Choro das Aguas) 3:35 4 Boa Nova 5:15 5 Evolution 4:50 6 Believe What I Say (Daquilo Que Eu Sei) 3:30 7 What Might Have Been (Voce Ainda Existe ) 4:41 8 Stay By Me 4:21 9 That Old Black Magic 3:06 10 Primitive 5:33

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George Gershwin, Frank Foster & Late September New Releases

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Birthday shout-outs to George Gershwin (with a nod to Ann Ronnell and Kay Swift, women writers that he encouraged) and saxophonist/arranger Frank Foster, along with new releases to round out the month of September. Playlist Lou Caputo “Busy Busy Busy" from Uh Oh! (Self-released) 00:00 Danny Bacher “Joy Spring" from Still Happy! (Whaling ...

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Dinah Washington, Teri Thornton and a Cornucopia of New Releases

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In this episode we celebrate some heavyweight jazz birthdays --Dinah Washington, Teri Thornton and Alice Coltrane, to name a few. Plus a bumper crop of new releases as summer winds down. Playlist The Diva Jazz Orchestra “The Rhythm Changes" from The Diva Jazz Orchestra: 25th Anniversary Project (ArtistShare) 00:00 Madeleine Peyroux “On a ...

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Celebrate songwriters Abbey Lincoln and Bernice Petkere

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Many special birthdays in this episode of A Broad Spectrum as we honor the great Abbey Lincoln and remember Bernice Petkere, named the “Queen of Tin Pan Alley" by Irving Berlin for her songs “Close Your Eyes" and “"Lullaby of the Leaves." Playlist Linda Dachtyl “A Late One" from A Late One (Chicken ...


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