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Rebecca Coupe Franks is a talented trumpet player from California who has paid her dues in New York. She has worked with her friend and mentor, the late Joe Henderson, as well as Javon Jackson, Ben Riley, Herb Ellis, and Bill Cosby. Her 2004 recording, "Exhibition: Tribute to Joe Henderson," is a showcase of ten original tunes she penned in remembrance of saxophonist Henderson's spirit, personality, and music. Jazz journalist Scott Yanow has stated, "Joe Henderson would have enjoyed hearing this program and would have loved playing these pieces." Rebecca Coupe Franks' trumpet style can most be likened to that of Chet Baker, as she plays with a relatively sparse, relaxed style, and she favors playing in the middle and lower registers of her instrument

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New Releases, Grammy Nominations Plus Celebrating Etta Jones and Gloria Lynne

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This broadcast features new releases from Mariana Zwarg, Billy Stritch and Seth MacFarlane with a peek at the Grammy nominations plus birthday shoutouts to Etta Jones, Ethel Ennis, Leigh Pilzer, June Christy, Judy Carmichael, Maria Schneider and Gloria Lynne (pictured) among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music ...

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Label: RCF Records
Released: 2020
Duration: 3:49

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Romance in the Dark - Celebrating Bettye LaVette's Latest Release

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Included are new releases from Bettye LaVette (pictured), Champian Fulton, Nubya Garcia, The Moore-McColl Jazz Society and Kenny Washington plus singles from Emilie-Claire Barlow & Bocana and Sue Maskaleris with more birthday shoutouts to Charlie Parker (100!), Hilary Gardner, Naomi Moon Siegel, Russ Kassoff, Jimmy Rowles and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists ...

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A Pride of Jazz Leos - Louis Armstrong, Abbey Lincoln, Dorothy Ashby & More

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Lots of Jazz Leos to celebrate on today's broadcast. Included are new releases from Beth Duncan, Regina Carter, Ken Steele plus a special pandemic single from Lauren Lee, with birthday shoutouts to Abbey Lincoln, Louis Armstrong, KJ Denhert, Hendrik Meurkens, Kat Gang, Dorothy Ashby, Kat Edmonson, Roberta Piket, Terri Lyne Carrington and more. Thanks for listening ...

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Rebecca Coupe Franks - New Release - Every Little Thing Counts - With Sheryl Bailey, Jessica Jones & More!

Rebecca Coupe Franks - New Release - Every Little Thing Counts - With Sheryl Bailey,  Jessica Jones & More!

Rebecca Coupe Franks (aka Coupe) was born and raised in Aptos, California and currently resides in Gardiner, New York after living in New York City for 10 years. Coupe's new release Every Little Thing Counts is a blend of styles; blues, jazz and singer/songwriter. It consists of 15 original songs/lyrics. All the songs are sung by ...

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The Way You Look Tonight - Celebrating Dorothy Fields

Read "The Way You Look Tonight - Celebrating Dorothy Fields" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The first hour celebrates the birthday of legendary lyricist Dorothy Fields in addition to new releases from Susan Tobocman, Emilie-Claire Barlow and Bocana, Callum Au and Claire Martin plus an instrumental by Mimi Fox of “Better Times Will Come," part of Janis Ian's Better Times Project. Birthday shout-outs to guitarist Mary Osborne, baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian, ...

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Nice 'n' Easy Does It - A Celebration on the Centennial of Lew Spence

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In the first hour, a celebration of the centennial of Lew Spence, best known for his hit “Nice 'n' Easy," plus new releases from trumpeters Rebecca Coupe Franks and Carol Morgan with birthday shoutouts to Joan Whitney, Della Reese (pictured), Mavis Staples and Caroline Davis. In the second hour there is a tribute to Johnny Mandel. ...

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Rebecca Coupe Franks "Every Little Thing Counts" Release Date: July 1st

Rebecca Coupe Franks "Every Little Thing Counts" Release Date: July 1st

Rebecca Coupe Franks (aka Coupe) was born and raised in Aptos, California and currently resides in Gardiner, New York after living in New York City for 10 years. Coupe's new release Every Little Thing Counts is a blend of styles; blues, jazz and singer/songwriter. It consists of 15 original songs/lyrics. All the songs are sung by ...


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