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Singing a mixture of blues, ballads, popular songs, and jazz standards, Joe Williams was an elegant and sophisticated baritone known for his clear pronunciation and jazz styling. His name may not as well known to the general public as it should be, but Joe Williams is nevertheless counted among the masters of jazz and blues singing; he has, in fact, earned the title "Emperor of the Blues." His singing style, which he developed over a long and consistently successful career, contributed to the success of the Count Basie Orchestra and influenced the style of many younger singers. Joseph Goreed was born in the small farming town of Cordele, Georgia, on December 12, 1918

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Large Jazz Ensembles, Past And Present

Read "Large Jazz Ensembles, Past And Present" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show on jazz orchestras and big bands begins and ends with Duke Ellington. In between, it includes Michael Gibbs, Count Basie, the Either/Orchestra, Chico O'Farrill, George Russell and several others. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Songs of the Heart Plus Birthday Celebrations for Carole King and Blanche Calloway

Read "Songs of the Heart Plus Birthday Celebrations for Carole King and Blanche Calloway" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents songs of the heart for Valentines Day, new releases from vocalists Eugenie Jones and Hinda Hoffman plus birthday shoutouts to Carole King (80 years young) and Blanche Calloway, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of pandemic so they can continue ...

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Article: Interview

Bill Goodwin: Not Less Than Everything

Read "Bill Goodwin: Not Less Than Everything" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Bill Goodwin is like a breath of fresh air blowing through jazz. From the time around 1954 when he was in jny: Los Angeles and just learning the drums, and inspired by Shelly Manne, to today, around his 80th birthday, he has loved jazz and the musicians unconditionally. He has befriended and worked with so many ...

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Article: Live Review

Mary Ellen Desmond: Comfort and Joy 2021

Read "Mary Ellen Desmond: Comfort and Joy 2021" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Mary Ellen Desmond Comfort and Joy Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany Philadelphia, PA December 12, 2021 Mary Ellen Desmond is one of the most treasured Philadelphia-based vocalists, and for more than a decade she has provided the inspiration for and fronted the same top ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Another Collaboration Of Anat Cohen With Marcello Gonçalves, A New Single From The Royal Bopsters Plus More October Releases

Read "Another Collaboration Of Anat Cohen With Marcello Gonçalves, A New Single From The Royal Bopsters Plus More October Releases" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Anat Cohen & Marcello Goncalves, vocalists Deborah Silver, Trineice Robinson, trombonist Ron Wilkins plus a single from The Royal Bopsters, with birthday shoutouts to Nelly Lutcher (Hurry On Down, He's A Real Gone Guy), Eve Sicular, Nancy Kelly, Amy London, Jean Baylor and more. Thanks for listening and please support ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Posthumous Debut Plus New Releases by Miki Yamanaka, Lena Bloch & Feathery, Brasuka, Teri Roiger and More

Read "A Posthumous Debut Plus New Releases by Miki Yamanaka, Lena Bloch & Feathery, Brasuka, Teri Roiger and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Miki Yamanaka, Teri Roiger, Lena Bloch & Feathery, new Texas group Brasuka and a posthumous debut recording of Canadian vocalist and educator Shannon Gunn produced by Renee Rosnes with birthday shoutouts to pianists Abelita Mateus, Hyuna Park, Emily Takahashi, trumpeter Pam Fleming, vocalists Melissa Stylianou, Amy Cervini, Lee Wiley, Tania ...

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Article: Album Review

Steve Maddock: The Blues Project

Read "The Blues Project" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


In the mid 1960's, there was a Greenwich Village, NYC pop band called The Blues Project which was primarily informed by folk, rhythm & blues, jazz and pop music of the day. One of their early success was entitled “Flute Thing," a tune from the group's 1966 album Projections (Verve / Folkways). Keyboardist / vocalist Al ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Don Ellis, Joe Williams & Ira B. Liss

Read "Don Ellis, Joe Williams & Ira B. Liss" reviewed by Joe Dimino


The heat of summer has Neon Jazz thinking about big bands and orchestras. For the 705th show on June 16, we start off with big band leader Ira B. Liss and the Big Band Jazz Machine with a cut from his 2020 release Mazel Tov Kocktail. We also hear from a sextet with Joseph Herbst off ...

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Article: Interview

Kenny Washington: From the Ninth Ward to the World Stage

Read "Kenny Washington: From the Ninth Ward to the World Stage" reviewed by Mark Robbins


As a result of past visits to jny: Norfolk, Kenny Washington has amassed a large following of fans here, so it was no surprise that tickets sold out when the Virginia Arts Festival announced that he would be the first guest of the post-Covid season. As one of the best male jazz vocalist singing today, Kenny ...


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