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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Classic Jazz, Past and Present

Read "Classic Jazz, Past and Present" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


From May 2021, a show of all pre-bebop classic jazz, performed by musicians from that era as well as more recent players. Some of the performers on the show are Ethel Waters, Artie Shaw, Manhattan Transfer, Maryann Price, Louis Armstrong and Turk Murphy with Lord Buckley. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till ...

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Article: Album Review

Naama Gheber: You're Driving Me Crazy

Read "You're Driving Me Crazy" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Vocalist Naama Gheber continues to release singles from her upcoming recording, If I Knew Then, presently due to drop in November 2022. She has previously released the singles “Old Mother Hubbard" and I'm A Fool To Want You. Staying in the same orbit with The Great American Songbook, Gheber affords us the 1930 Walter Donaldson composition, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Taylor Ho Bynum, Manhattan Transfer, Andrew Hill and others

Read "Taylor Ho Bynum, Manhattan Transfer, Andrew Hill and others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show features music from a wide range of artists including Taylor Ho Bynum, Nicole Mitchell, Andrew Hill and Manhattan Transfer among others. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Kenny Wessel Quartet “Bone Dance" from ...

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Article: Album Review

Steve Million featuring Sarah Marie Young: Jazz Words

Read "Jazz Words" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Evocative. Soulful. Regretful. Plaintive. But in no sense downbeat. Oddly edifying, joyful in places. Steve Million's compositions and Sarah Marie Young's voice were plainly intended to blend. And they do so in an emotionally stirring landscape of the heart which is powerfully affecting. You find yourself conjuring up quiet journeys, emotional and otherwise, from the past. ...

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Article: Interview

Danny Scher: Back To School With Thelonious Monk

Read "Danny Scher: Back To School With Thelonious Monk" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer


A high-stakes election season. Streets filled with rage and protest. Cries for racial justice and equity. The latest news from summer 2020? Of course, but that also describes the American Scene in the summer of 1968, when a high school student in Palo Alto, California, first got the idea to book Thelonious Monk to play his ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Alice Soyer: A Tale of Two Wings

Read "Alice Soyer: A Tale of Two Wings" reviewed by Jim Worsley


To think of Alice Soyer is to immediately get in touch with your feelings. Soyer is a most accomplished composer, pianist, and vocalist, who also brilliantly shares her distinct impressions through her drawings and paintings. Born and raised just outside of jny: Paris, Soyer's art, in any form, denotes the cherished moments and adventures of her ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

My Dear Acquaintance - A Happy New Year

Read "My Dear Acquaintance - A Happy New Year" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


My last broadcast of the decade included several women-penned songs for New Years Eve, with new releases by Boogaloo Joe Jones, Kris Davis and Cathy Segal-Garcia, plus birthday shout outs to Cab Calloway, Una Mae Carlisle, Chris McNulty, Katie Bull, Annie Lennox and Janice Friedman, among others. Also remembering those artists lost in 2019 with a ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Bob Sheppard: The Clark Kent of Jazz

Read "Bob Sheppard: The Clark Kent of Jazz" reviewed by Jim Worsley


An unassuming bespectacled man in his mid-sixties walks on to the stage. In a band with stellar, famous, and maybe flashier musicians, one could be forgiven if they didn't even notice him right away. But as soon as Bob Sheppard presses a saxophone, clarinet, or flute onto his lips, he is super, man! An incredible musician ...

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Article: Album Review

Atlantico: New Easter Island

Read "New Easter Island" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Atlantico is co-lead by French jazz pianist Sebastien Paindestre and U.S. reed and woodwind player Dave Schroeder. They made their recorded debut with En Rouge (La Fabrica'son, 2016). On this sequel--the second in a planned triptych--they are again joined by acoustic bassist Martin Wind and drummer Billy Drummond, along with two guests. Schroeder's “The ...

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Article: SoCal Jazz

Peter Erskine: Up Front, In Time, and On Call, Part 1

Read "Peter Erskine: Up Front, In Time, and On Call, Part 1" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Part 1 | Part 2Peter Erskine is affable, engaging, and humorous. He, of course, is also one of the finest drummers of his generation. He has left his mark on the jazz and fusion world for nearly fifty years now. An icon, whose name is mentioned with the greats of all time, Erskine continues ...


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