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Jeremy Siskind

Pianist, composer, and educator Jeremy Siskind is “a remarkable pianist” and “a rising star on the jazz scene” according to legendary pianist Marian McPartland. Siskind, from Irvine, California, began playing the piano at a very young age. By his early teens, he was performing original compositions all over the country through Yamaha’s Junior Original Concert program; twice, Siskind was even flown to Tokyo, Japan to represent the United States in front of Japanese audiences. Both his playing and composing quickly thrived upon beginning to study jazz with pianists Linda Martinez and Tamir Hendelman: he won first place in the soloist competition at the Fullerton College Jazz Festival, “Most Outstanding Rhythm Section Player” in the Reno Jazz Festival, and received scholarships from the “Friends of Jazz,” “O.C

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The Color of Angels

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: The Color of Angels; Limitless; Mosaic; Tinder and Spark; You Are Brave Enough; Imaginal Cells; The Everything; Arabesque; The Source of the Longest River.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Happy Birthday to Mary Lou Williams - A Formidable Jazz Mother

Read "Happy Birthday to Mary Lou Williams - A Formidable Jazz Mother" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast celebrates Mothers Day featuring music by several notable jazz mothers and their children, plus new releases from pianists Yelena Eckemoff, Ariane Racicot, Alberto Pibiri and Jeremy Siskind, vocalists CeCe Gable and Tierney Sutton, with birthday shoutouts to Mary Lou Williams (a formidable Jazz Mother on so many fronts). Thanks for listening and please support ...

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Doug Scarborough: The Color of Angels

Read "The Color of Angels" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The Color of Angels, an engaging album by trombonist Doug Scarborough's sextet, blends music with a jazz heart and Middle Eastern temperament. Scarborough, who teaches at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, has worked toward expanding the jazz idiom to encompass rhythms and harmonies from countries and regions not usually associated with the music.

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My Patsy Cline Songbook

Label: Staci Griesbach
Released: 2019
Track listing: "My Patsy Cline Songbook" Track Listing: 1. Crazy 2. Sweet Dreams 3. Blue Moon of Kentucky 4. Why Can’t He Be You 5. So Wrong 6. Leavin’ On Your Mind 7. Walkin’ After Midnight 8. I Fall to Pieces (intro) 9. I Fall to Pieces 10. Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey 11. She’s Got You 12. Strange 13. He Called Me Baby 14. Always 15. You’re Stronger Than Me 16. Faded Love

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My George Jones Songbook

Label: Staci Griesbach
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Grand Tour (Norro Wilson, Carmol Taylor, and George Richey); He Stopped Loving Her Today (Bobby Braddock and Curly Putnam); A Good Year For The Roses (Jerry Chesnut); He Thinks I Still Care (Dicky Lee and Steve Duffy); Walk Through This World With Me (Sandy Seamons and Kaye Savage);. A Picture of Me Without You (Cole Porter, Norro Wilson and George Richey); Golden Ring (Bobby Braddock, Rafe Vanhoy); Bartender’s Blues (James Taylor); Why Baby Why (Darrel Edwards, George Jones); Take Me (George Jones, Leon Payne); White Lightning (Jiles Perry Richardson); You’re Still On My Mind (Luke McDaniel); Tender Years (Tes Tendres Années) (George Jones, Darrell Edwards); The Race Is On (Don Rollins).

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Label: Origin Records
Released: 2022
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Staci Griesbach: My George Jones Songbook

Read "My George Jones Songbook" reviewed by William H. Snyder


Some might question why write an All About Jazz review of an album featuring songs made popular by George Jones? Duke Ellington had the answer when he said, “There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind ... the only yardstick by which the result should be judged is simply that of ...

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Makram Aboul Hosn: Transmigration

Read "Transmigration" reviewed by Ian Patterson


It is testament to bassist/composer Makram Aboul Hosn's tenacity that Transmigration has seen the light of day at all. Awarded a grant from the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture at the end of 2019, the Lebanese bassist had been all set to record the album in Europe with an international line-up. Then Covid-19 struck, adding ...

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Ahmed Abdullah, Jimmy Cobb, Jill Barber and More

Read "Ahmed Abdullah, Jimmy Cobb, Jill Barber and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


The show must always go on. We have been reaching out to the jazz community to discuss the loss of live jazz due to COVID-19 and, with our programming we offer our contribution to keeping the jazz flame alive in these trying times. We profile new music from Ahmed Abdullah, Dave Liebman, Johnny Summers and Jill ...


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