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Close Your Eyes: Celebrating Bernice Petkere

Read "Close Your Eyes: Celebrating Bernice Petkere" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Included are new releases from the Maria Schneider Orchestra, pianist Nicole Zuraitis, vocal artist Jay Clayton and DuoTrio led by trumpeter Daniel Nissenbaum, with birthday shoutouts to Bernice Petkere (Close Your Eyes, Lullaby of the Leaves), George Shearing, Bill Evans, Cyrille Aimee, Pat Metheny, Lorraine Desmarais, Mary Stallings, Fostina Dixon and more. Thanks for listening and ...

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George Shearing Centennial, Woodstock turns 50 and the Charlie Parker Festival

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The celebration of 1969 continued in this broadcast, which included new releases from vocalists Nicholas Bearde, The New York Voices and Quiana Lynell, pianist Alberto Pibiri & the Al Peppers, plus a special Woodstock tribute by Erik Applegate & Time Child, with birthday shout outs to Pat Metheny in the first hour, Mary Stallings (80!) and ...

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Honoring Aretha & Timeless Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh

Read "Honoring Aretha & Timeless Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This week we remember the legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in the second hour and enjoy a sampling of standards with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh plus songs by women who wrote with pianist Jimmy Rowles whose centennial is being celebrated this year. Playlist Lynne Arriale “Woodstock" from Give Us These Days ...

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On The Local Scene At The 2018 Montreal International Jazz Festival

Read "On The Local Scene At The 2018 Montreal International Jazz Festival" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4The Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (FIJM) is a magnificent celebration of jazz as well many other musical genres. The festival celebrated its 39th anniversary this past year. I have had the distinct pleasure of attending over 30 of them. FIJM has been ...

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2018: Part 1

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2018: Part 1" reviewed by John Kelman

Part 1 | Part 22018 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Various Venues, Montréal, Canada June 29-July 3, 2018 Every return to Montréal for the city's annual Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is much-anticipated. Closing off six square blocks in the downtown core is rare enough; but, over ...

Love

Label: Les Disques Scherzo
Released: 2002
Track listing: 1) When I fall in love (Young) 2) Bluesy Busy Lovers 3) Jeux d'ombres 4) Sous les

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Lorraine Desmarais Trio: Love

Read "Love" reviewed by Jorg Knobloch

When I first received Lorraine Desmarais' new CD Love I was taken by the gorgeous picture of the pianist on the cover and the pretty artwork. Since the arrival of fellow Canadian Diana Krall good looks have been a strong marketing tool. But make no mistake, Lorraine Desmarais has been on the scene for a long ...

Bleu Silence

Label: Les Disques Scherzo
Released: 2001
Track listing: 1) Clair de Lune 2) Oscar 3) Lover Man 4) Serge (*) 5) Up 26 (*) 6) My Romance (*) 7) Bossa del Ni

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Lorraine Desmarais Trio and winds: Bleu Silence

Read "Bleu Silence" reviewed by Jorg Knobloch

Bleu Silence is the third album of Montréal based pianist/composer/arranger Lorraine Desmarais on her own label “Les Disques Scherzo". Before founding the label in 1995 Ms. Desmarais recorded three CDs for Radio-Canada as a leader and others as a “side-woman". The material on this CD consists of six original compositions and two standards. Six tracks are ...


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