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Way North

Way North is a cross-border mash-up of North American artists born out of the joy of playing together. Formed in Brooklyn in 2014 by three Canadians and a New Yorker, the band features saxophonist Petr Cancura (Down Home - JUNO nominee), trumpeter Rebecca Hennessy (2018 Toronto Emerging Jazz Artist/Women’s Blues Revue bandleader), bassist Michael Herring (Peripheral Vision - JUNO nominee) and American drummer Richie Barshay (Herbie Hancock/Chick Corea/Esperanza Spalding). The quartet brings together four composers who love to explore folk and world music with a backbone in jazz improvisation

Album

New Dreams, Old Stories

Label: Roots2Boot
Released: 2022
Track listing: Play; I'm Here to Stay; New Dreams, Old Stories; Château Gonflable; Pajarillo Verde; If Charlie Haden couldn't write a song to bring world peace, what hope is there for me?; Dr Good; Lonely Hearts; New Way Through; Come Over to Our House; Dig; When You Say Goodnight to Me.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases From Turner, Downes, Amba, Halvorson, And More

Read "New Releases From Turner, Downes, Amba, Halvorson, And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this week's show we have all new releases from Kit Downes, Mark Turner, Orquestra Inorgánica, Way North, Yves Léveillé, and Zoh Amba featuring William Parker and Francisco Mela, plus a preview of an excellent new suite of music from Mary Halvorson. Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Kit Downes “Minus Monk" from Vermillion (ECM) 00:41 ...

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Article: In Pictures

Sonic Explorations and Creative Improvisations at The Guelph Jazz Festival

Read "Sonic Explorations and Creative Improvisations at The Guelph Jazz Festival" reviewed by Dave Kaufman


In North America, there are over 100 annual jazz festivals. Only a small number of these festivals are devoted to the avant-garde, adventurous, and freely improvised music. The Vision Festival in jny: New York City is perhaps the best known festival with its celebration of improvised music, dance, and poetry. There are a few others that ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Birthday Celebrations for Shirley Horn and Judy Collins

Read "Birthday Celebrations for Shirley Horn and Judy Collins" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast celebrates songs about birds in the second hour plus birthday songbirds Judy Collins (who just turned 80) and the legendary Shirley Horn. New releases included vocalists Kalya Ramu, Holly Cole, Laurie Antonioli, Charles Ruggiero & Hilary Gardner, bassist Anne Mette Iversen, pianists Amina Figarova and Eric Reed, with more birthday shout outs to Bing ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Funk in a Deep Freeze

Read "Funk in a Deep Freeze" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


For the Sunday of the Women's March we played new releases by pianist Judy Night, flutist Magela Herrara, Judy Bisantz, Bob Levy and saxophonist Carol Sudhalter with birthday shout outs to Eartha Kitt, Irene Kral, Jose James, Cheryl Bentyne, Peter Eldridge, Sade, and Dolly Parton, among others. Playlist Pam Fleming “Keep It Movin" from ...

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Song of the Day

Boll Weevil

Album:
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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018
Duration: 05:12

Album

Fearless And Kind

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2018
Track listing: Boll Weevil; Lagoon; Airport To Knowhere; Buddy Bolden's Blues; King Porter Stomp; Inchworms; You Know A Song; Ready Or Not; Birds For Free; Fearless And Kind; The River's Flow.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

That Special Time of Year

Read "That Special Time of Year" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast gets into the swing of the season, which includes holiday releases by Duchess and Laura Dickinson plus a new recording by pianist Kelly Green, with birthday shout outs to Gloria Lynne, Etta Jones, Arthur Schwartz, Johnny Mandel, June Christy and Hoagy Carmichael, among others. Playlist Geri Allen “In Appreciation" from Geri Allen ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

November New Releases and Revisiting Alice in Wonderland

Read "November New Releases and Revisiting Alice in Wonderland" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Happy November! Time to bundle up, run a Marathon, vote and enjoy the last weeks of Fall. In this broadcast, there are birthday celebrations for Roger Kellaway, Clifford Brown and singer Ethel Waters, among others. Also exciting new releases from pianists Myra Melford, Larry McDonough and bassist Alexander Claffy. Playlist Carol Robbins “The ...


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