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Mark Zaleski

Internationally touring musician, Mark Zaleski, has distinguished himself as a uniquely dynamic soloist, mulit-instrumentalist, and band leader. He has performed with a diverse group of notable artists including Dave Brubeck, Christian McBride, Ian Anderson, Connie Francis, Mahmoud Ahmed, Rakalam Bob Moses, the Either/Orchestra, Jason Palmer, and Matt Savage. Growing up in the small town of Boylston, MA, Zaleski was influenced by the musical tastes of his friends, family, and teachers. His parents were fans of rock and pop music from the 1960’s and 1970’s like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder

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Our Time: Reimagining Dave Brubeck

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: Blue Rondo à la Turk; The Duke; Softly, William, Softly; Unsquare Dance; They Say I Look Like God; The Golden Horn; Fujiyama.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Joy and Wonder: New Holiday Releases

Read "Joy and Wonder: New Holiday Releases" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new holiday releases from harpist Jacqueline Kerrod, vocalists Alexis Cole, Norah Jones, Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet, Jose James plus seasonal singles from Elisabeth Lohninger, and flutist Ragan Whiteside, with birthday shoutouts to Dave Brubeck, Bob Dorough, Cory Weeds, Diane Schuur and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by ...

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New Spins On Old Masters

Read "New Spins On Old Masters" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Dave Brubeck and Charlie Parker were two of the most influential jazz figures of their eras. Many musicians have interpreted their work over the years but these two albums take more liberties than usual with their compositions to good effect. Mark Zaleski Band Our Time: Reimagining Dave Brubeck Origin Records

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Speed Dating

Read "Speed Dating" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


Trying out CDs by unfamiliar artists is a little like speed dating. You've got minutes to decide if you're compatible, if you're likely to be in a relationship for the long term, or if you're just ships passing in the night. Or something like that. Mike and Pat listen to four 2021 releases by unfamiliar artists ...

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Blue Rondo à la Turk

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Label: Origin Records
Released: 2021
Duration: 06:30

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Blue Note 50ths and a Tad More

Read "Blue Note 50ths and a Tad More" reviewed by Marc Cohn


Happy New Year! First show of the month and 2020—it's time for Blue Note albums that are celebrating their 50th anniversary, being from January 1970! Lou Donaldson, Grant Green, Lonnie Smith, Andrew Hill and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra! Bassist and saxophonist Mark Zaleski will be in Baton Rouge at Chorum Hall on Wednesday, January 8th, ...

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Days Months Years

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017

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Mark in the Park

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Duration: 9:12

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Article: Album Review

Matt Savage: A Bigger Celebration

Read "A Bigger Celebration" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Pianist / composer Matt Savage's career has been on an upward curve since he recorded his first album--before his tenth birthday! Now twenty-one and a recent graduate of Boston's Berklee School of Music, Savage and his trio have released their tenth album, A Bigger Celebration, this one employing the services of some heavy-swinging guest artists including ...


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