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Musician

Rachel Z

Rachel Z is a keyboardist with a long history of award-winning performances in the worlds of jazz and rock. She co-wrote the Grammy-winning song ‘Tokyo Blue’ with saxophonist Najee. In addition to her 13 albums as bandleader and her work in internationally acclaimed bands such as Steps Ahead, Vertú, the Omar Hakim Experience, and OZmosys, she has played and toured with artists like Wayne Shorter (on the Grammy-winning album High Life), Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Terri Lyne Carrington, Al Di Meola, and Regina Carter. She also co-wrote the Grammy-winning song, 'Tokvo Blue' with saxophonist Najee Rachel came to worldwide prominence in the rock world in the Peter Gabriel concert films Growing Up Live and Still Growing Up Live.

Album

Sensual

Label: Dot Time Records
Released: 2024
Track listing: Save My Soul; What I Fear; Bodhisattva; Forgive Me; What About the Kids; Inamorata; Shepard’s Lullaby; Sensual; These Days.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Sun Ra, Rachel Z, and Mark Masters

Read "Sun Ra, Rachel Z, and Mark Masters" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show features newly-discoverd live Sun Ra, Duke Ellington tributes from Linda Tate and Mark Masters, and new music from Rachel Z and Nicola Caminiti. 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 Linda Tate “Caravan" from ...

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New Music From Lizz Wright, Nick Finzer, Monty Alexander, And More

Read "New Music From Lizz Wright, Nick Finzer, Monty Alexander, And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


Featured on this show are new releases from Lizz Wright, Nick Finzer, Monty Alexander, Remy Le Boeuf's Assembly of Shadows, Stuart Mack, Rachel Z, Michael Wolff Mike Clark and Leon Lee Dorsey, David Benoit, Christian McBride & Edgar Meyer, Cassie Kinoshi's Seed, Trio HLK, John Lurie, Julieta Eugenio, Die Beren Gieren, and Rajesh Mehta's Sky Cage ...

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Diggin' Me Diggin' You - Celebrating Blossom Dearie's Centennial, Ella Fitzgerald, Ma Rainey & More

Read "Diggin' Me Diggin' You - Celebrating Blossom Dearie's Centennial, Ella Fitzgerald, Ma Rainey & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast concludes Jazz Appreciation Month with new releases from Jacqui Naylor, Amina Figarova, Irina Zubareva and Gabrielle Stravelli, with birthday shoutouts to Ella Fitzgerald, Ma Rainey, Blossom Dearie (100!), Kendra Shank and Lara Downes, among others. Happy listening and please support the artists you hear by seeing them live and online. Purchase their music so ...

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New Spring Releases, More Celebrations For Sarah Vaughan Plus Shoutouts To Aretha Franklin, Hiromi, Mimi Jones, Tracey Chapman & More

Read "New Spring Releases, More Celebrations For Sarah Vaughan Plus Shoutouts To Aretha Franklin, Hiromi, Mimi Jones, Tracey Chapman & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast concludes Womens History Month with new releases from Ragan Whiteside, Kristin Korb, Nick Finzer, Abena Koomson--Davis, Julie Kelly, Lori Bell and Rachel Z, with birthday shoutouts to Karen Hammack, Aretha Franklin, Stacey Kent, Hiromi, Mimi Jones, Rachel Therrien, Sarah Vaughan (100!), Norah Jones and Tracey Chapman, among others. Thanks for listening and please support ...

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Article: Album Review

Rachel Z: Sensual

Read "Sensual" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Whatever her impetus--be it the loss of her parents or peans to a shared sense of hearth, home and heaven--pianist/composer Rachel Z's thirteenth full length album, Sensual, bares a sincere, hopeful humanity. Buoyed by a sense of survival, Sensual opens as if it were a letter, closing with the Foo Fighters' crotch-kick raise-the-roof-'n-rile-'em-up “These ...

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New Releases And Birthday Shoutouts To Nina Simone, Ida Cox, Nancy Wilson & More

Read "New Releases And Birthday Shoutouts To Nina Simone, Ida Cox, Nancy Wilson & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Jill McCarron, Lynne Arriale, Mamiko Watanabe, Debby Wang, Sara Michaels, Natalie Douglas, a digital release for Nina Simone's Back and a second single from Rachel Z plus birthday shoutouts to Nina Simone, Patti Wicks, Ida Cox, and Nancy Wilson, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you ...

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New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts, 50th Anniversary of Court and Spark & More

Read "New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts, 50th Anniversary of Court and Spark & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Rose Mallett, Tony Jones and Jessica Jones, Ian Shaw, Lisa Hilton,{Kristen R. Bromley, Jo Harrop plus preview singles from Kelly Green and Andrea Wolper, with birthday shoutouts to Max Roach (100!), Cheryl Bentyne, Kate McGarry, Peter Eldridge, Chelsea McBride and Sade , among others. At the close of the 2nd ...

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New Year, New Releases, Part 2 -- Review of 2023 Recordings & More

Read "New Year, New Releases, Part 2 -- Review of 2023 Recordings & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The first broadcast of 2024 includes new releases from Mark Winkler plus a single from Rachel Z, Part 2 of my favorite recordings of 2023 with birthday shoutouts to Naama Gheber, Myra Melford, Carol Sudhalter, Georgia Mancio, Christine Tobin, Susannah McCorkle and Rachel Z, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear ...


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