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Steps Ahead, Mike Mainieri, Steve Khan, Metro and Mitchell Forman

Read "Steps Ahead, Mike Mainieri, Steve Khan, Metro and Mitchell Forman" reviewed by Len Davis


On today's show, we feature Steps Ahead and music from their Magnetic release, plus Mike Mainieri, Mitchell Forman and John Scofield.Playlist Steps Ahead “Beirut" from Magnetic (Elektra) 00:00 Mike Mainieri “Flying Colours" fromWanderlust (NYC) 06:12 Steve Khan “Guy Lefleur" from Eyewitness (Antilles) 12:27 Metro “Bing Bam Boom" from Tree People (Lipstick) 18:42 Mitchell Forman ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Weather Report, Frank Gambale, Alec Machacek and more

Read "Weather Report, Frank Gambale, Alec Machacek and more" reviewed by Len Davis


New releases from Chris Potter, Oz Noy and Scott Jones, plus old favourites from John McLaughlin and Weather Report. Playlist Weather Report “Freezing Fire" from Live and Unreleased (Columbia) 00:00 Paradox “Twistedology" from The First Second (Tip Toe records) 07:57 Metro “Earthplak" from Metro (Lipstick Records) 15:51 Frank Gambale “Smug" from Raison D'Etre (Wombat ...

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BACHanalia

Label: Metro
Released: 2017
Track listing: Sleepers Wake; Afluencia; Piano Concerto No. 3, 1st Movement; Solfeggietto; Blame It on My Youth; Goldberg Contraption; The Three-Cornered Hat; I’ve Got You Under My Skin.

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Sleepers Wake

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Label: Metro
Released: 2017
Duration: 7:01

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Article: Album Review

Bill Cunliffe: BACHanalia

Read "BACHanalia" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This is another entry in the durable “jazz meets the classics" subgenre with pianist and bandleader Bill Cunliffe leading a large ensemble through a fun program featuring mostly classical works and familiar standards.The classical adaptations start off with Johann Sebastian Bach's “Sleepers Awake" played with crisp, muscular drive by the band. Cunliffe and trombonist ...

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Bill Cunliffe: BACHanalia

Read "BACHanalia" reviewed by Jack Bowers


As the title denotes, pianist Bill Cunliffe and his ensemble take a swing (literally) at the great Johann Sebastian on BACHanalia, pivoting as well toward the music of C.P.E. Bach, Sergei Prokofiev, Manuel de Falla, Cole Porter, Oscar Levant and Cunliffe himself. In spite of its classical veneer, this is at its core a jazz session, ...

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Eileen

Label: Metro
Released: 2005
Track listing: On a Clear Day; I've Got You Under My Skin; Unforgettable; 'S Wonderful; People; Some People's Lives; Desperado; My Funny Valentine; Aspettami; Summertime; I Got Rhythm; Over the Rainbow; You've Got a Friend; In This Life.

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Eileen Bertsch: Eileen

Read "Eileen" reviewed by Jim Santella


With her program of popular songs and show tunes, Eileen Bertsch brings back memories. They're the songs that we've come to know and to love. Her strong voice, backed by a studio orchestra and strings, forces itself through with a powerful will. As if acting on stage during a musical drama, the singer projects ...

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Metro

Label: Blue Moon
Released: 2001
Track listing: 1. Nit 2. New and Old 3. One Way Ticket 4. Like Henry 5.

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Alexis Cuadrado: Metro

Read "Metro" reviewed by David Adler


Bassist Alexis Cuadrado (he’s a guy) leads a quintet on this fine all-original session. Kicking off with “Nit," based on “Night In Tunisia" changes, pianist Pete Rende and guitarist Steve Cardenas trade buoyant 8-bar statements over a dancing 6/8 groove, ultimately yielding the floor to an eloquent solo by Cuadrado himself. Cardenas and alto saxophonist Kris ...


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