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Article: Interview

Dave McMurray: Blowing on the Edge of Grate-ness

Read "Dave McMurray: Blowing on the Edge of Grate-ness" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer


Saxophonist Dave McMurray's discography is reflective of the musical melting pot of his hometown jny: Detroit. Dave came up playing with everyone from bluesman Albert King, pianist Geri Allen, even Kid Rock. He is most known for his decades-long association with eclectic producer, and Blue Note label President, Don Was. Through Was, ...

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News: Recording

'New Shapes' Joint Album By Guitar Virtuosos Roman Miroshnichenko & Henrik Andersen Featuring Percussionist Trilok Gurtu

'New Shapes' Joint Album By Guitar Virtuosos Roman Miroshnichenko & Henrik Andersen Featuring Percussionist Trilok Gurtu

Prominent guitar virtuosos Roman Miroshnichenko and Henrik Andersen to release new joint album «New Shapes» they recorded latest February-July in duo and joined by special guests: World’s most Influential percussionists Trilok Gurtu (John McLaughlin), Bickram Ghosh (George Harrison), Frank Colon (Manhattan Transfer), Gumbi Ortiz (Al Di Meola) and Grammy-winning violinist Charlie Bisharat (Shadowfax). New Shapes is ...

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Article: Radio

Miguel Zenon: El Arte del Bolero

Read "Miguel Zenon: El Arte del Bolero" reviewed by David Bixler


2021 has been a busy year for alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon. He released two recordings, El Arte del Bolero with pianist Luis Perdomo, and Law Years, a recording of the music of Ornette Coleman featuring an international quartet. In this episode of LINER NOTES Miguel speaks of the redirection of his artistic pursuits during quarantine.

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Article: Radio

New Releases by Esperanza Spalding and Altoizm Plus A Jazz Celebration of the Songs of Joan Whitney

Read "New Releases by Esperanza Spalding and Altoizm Plus A Jazz Celebration of the Songs of Joan Whitney" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from bassist Esperanza Spalding, new group Altoizm (Greg Ward, Sharel Cassity, Rajiv Halim), flutist Ragan Whiteside and vocalists Queen Esther, Ann Hampton Callaway with birthday shoutouts to songwriter Joan Whitney (Candy, Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickiens), trumpeter Carol Morgan, vocalists Lezlie Harrison and Mavis Staples, among others. Thanks for listening ...

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Article: Radio

New Releases and A Jazz Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Joni Mitchell's Blue

Read "New Releases and A Jazz Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Joni Mitchell's Blue" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The broadcast presents new releases from Frankie Valli, saxophonist Jasmine Lovell-Smith, vocalist Noa Fort, guitarist Paul Silbergleit and trumpeter Colin Steele, with birthday shoutouts to Rhoda Scott, Melissa Walker and Tierney Sutton. In the second hour—a special jazz celebration for the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell's iconic album Blue. Thanks for listening and please support the ...

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Article: Interview

Veronica Swift: A Musical Journey

Read "Veronica Swift: A Musical Journey" reviewed by Mark Robbins


It should be no surprise that Veronica Swift is recognized as one of the top jazz singers on the scene today. Her father was jazz legend Hod O'Brien, a true master of bop and swing piano. Her mother is renowned jazz singer and educator Stephanie Nakasian. Veronica recorded her first album at the age of 9, ...

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Article: In Pictures

2021 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival

Read "2021 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival" reviewed by Richard Conde


We didn't think it would happen but after a year of Covid lockdowns live jazz returned to Saratoga Springs New York. Celebrating it's 44th anniversary over the June 26th weekend, the 2021 Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center had a small but strong lineup with a wide range of music. Saturday's performances ...

Article: Radio

New Vocal Releases Plus Birthday Shoutouts To Dave Grusin, Kenny Barron, Brandee Younger And More

Read "New Vocal Releases Plus Birthday Shoutouts To Dave Grusin, Kenny Barron, Brandee Younger And More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Judy Wexler, Angela Wrigley and Tanya Dennis, with birthday shoutouts to honorable men Dave Grusin and Kenny Barron, as well as harpist Brandee Younger and vocalists Madeline Eastman, Aubrey Johnson, Allison Adams Tucker, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music. ...

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News: Recording

Ann Hampton Callaway's 'The Moon Is A Kite' - New Single - Just Released!

Ann Hampton Callaway's 'The Moon Is A Kite' - New Single - Just Released!

Tony nominee and Platinum selling songwriter, Ann Hampton Callaway, releases the latest in a string of singles called “The Moon is a Kite." The song originated from a poem she wrote in her #ahcpoemaday series on June 10, 2021. Arts Angel Debra DeMartini commissioned Ann to create a song and the result was an enchanted jazz ...

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Article: Radio

Life Is A Groove: Celebrating Nancy King, Fathers Day and Summer Solstice

Read "Life Is A Groove: Celebrating Nancy King, Fathers Day and Summer Solstice" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The Fathers Day broadcast includes new releases from trumpeter Sarah Wilson, vocalist Kayle Brecher and pianist Dave Bass, with birthday shoutouts to Nancy King, Daryl Sherman, Carol Robbins, Jaimie Branch, Lolly Allen and Alicia Olatuja, among others. Also a few music collaborations of jazz fathers with their children. Thanks for listening and please support the artists ...


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