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Etta Jones

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Etta Jones - vocalist, recording artist (1928-2001) Etta Jones was a fine jazz singer who made the most of her vocal talents. She retained a loyal following wherever she sang, and was held in the highest regard by her fellow musicians. Her last three decades were her most productive, in both the quantity and artistic quality of her work. She was born in South Carolina, but brought up in Harlem. She entered one of the famous talent contests at the Apollo Theatre as a 15 year old, and although she did not win, she was asked to audition for a job with the big band led by Buddy Johnson, as a temporary replacement for the bandleader's sister. Johnson's band was popular on the black touring circuit of the day, and the experience provided a good grounding for the singer

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Fall Harvest - New Releases From Veronica Swift, Hannah Gill, Marike van Dijk, The Diva Jazz Orchestra (Celebrating 30 Years) & More

Read "Fall Harvest - New Releases From Veronica Swift, Hannah Gill, Marike van Dijk, The Diva Jazz Orchestra (Celebrating 30 Years) & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Thomas Fonnesbaek & Justin Kauflin, The DIVA Jazz Orchestra (a celebration of 30 years going strong), Veronica Swift, Hannah Gill and Marike van Dijk, with birthday shoutouts to Doris Tauber (Them There Eyes, Drinking Again), Helen Sung, Giacomo Gates, Libby York, Amy Winehouse, Champian Fulton, Francesca Remigi and Wesla Whitfield, ...

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Randy Weston, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter

Read "Randy Weston, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter" reviewed by David Brown


This week, our featured artist is pianist, composer and seeker of his ancestral African connection, Randy Weston; a set featuring one of the most recorded drummers in jazz history, Roy Haynes, from Coltrane to Etta Jones will follow. The show continues with a set of tracks recorded live at San Francisco's fabled night club the Blackhawk ...

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Eric Ineke 75: Swinging, Boppin' and Burnin'

Label: Daybreak
Released: 2022
Track listing: Hershey Bar; I Thought About You; Ornithology; Easy Living; Thou Swell; Tangerine; Eric's Blues; The Theme; Jotosco.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Terri Lyne Carrington's Latest Project Sets New Standards For Women Composers

Read "Terri Lyne Carrington's Latest Project Sets New Standards For Women Composers" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Sweet Megg & Ricky Alexander, Celia Berk, Connie Han, trio Daniel Carter, Kelly Green & Luca Soul, a live 2017 concert recording featuring Wayne Shorter, Terri Lyne Carrington, Leo Genovese, Esperanza Spalding, plus Terri Lyne Carrington's groundbreaking New Standards Vol. 1 project highlighting women composers, with birthday shoutouts to Doris ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Late Fall Releases, New Holiday Music Plus A Birthday Shoutout to Bertha Hope

Read "Late Fall Releases, New Holiday Music Plus A Birthday Shoutout to Bertha Hope" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Paul Jost, Elena Maque, Carn Davidson 9, Amanda Ekery with a single from Duchess, plus holiday music from The Moore McColl Jazz Society and June Bisantz, with birthday shoutouts to Bertha Hope, Maria Schneider, Etta Jones, Ethel Ennis, Gloria Lynne, and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists ...

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Article: Interview

Samara Joy: Ascension Into Jazz

Read "Samara Joy: Ascension Into Jazz" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


When Samara Joy performs, she takes her place, stands confidently and sings. Immediately the strength and richness of her voice—which is natural—grabs the attention of the listener. There are no gyrations. It's refreshing that a young artist doesn't see the need for unnecessary vocal gymnastics. Too often, those can miss the mark. Her style ...

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Article: Under the Radar

Women in Jazz, Pt. 3: The International Women in Jazz Organization

Read "Women in Jazz, Pt. 3: The International Women in Jazz Organization" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


In part 1 and part 2 of the Women in Jazz series, we looked at the historical marginalization of women in jazz from Lil Hardin Armstrong and Blanch Calloway in the 1920s to Tia Fuller in 2019. Part 2 focused on several prominent pioneering artists including the all-female International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Marian McPartland, and Melba ...

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A Soulful Sunday - Live At The Left bank

Label: Reel to Real
Released: 2019
Track listing: Theme From Love Story; Vernon Welsh Intro; Sunday; This Girl's In Love With You; If You Could See Me Now; For All We Know; Exactly Like You; You Better Go Now; Blow Top Blues; Love Nest; Don't Go To Strangers.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Never Forget to Say Thank You

Read "Never Forget to Say Thank You" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This week we feature Grammy nominees and finalists from the Hot House/Jazzmobile NYC Readers Jazz Awards, a new release from Alice Ricciardi and Pietro Lussu, plus birthday shout outs to June Christy, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mandel, Etta Jones, pianist Geoffrey Keezer and Michelle Ann May of Musique Noire, among others. Playlist Musique Noire “Pretty ...


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