Take Me Downtown, It's a Hot Summer Night

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The first broadcast of the Summer includes hot new releases from saxophonists Pureum Jin and Stan Getz, flutist Ragan Whiteside, pianist Yoko Miwa, vocalist Lauren Henderson, and the Ed Palermo Big Band, with birthday shout outs to Sammy Cahn, Manny Albam, Jaimie Branch, Cyndi Lauper, Sue Raney and Deborah Weisz, among others. Happy Solstice !


  • Kait Dunton "Summer Solstice" from trioKAIT (Real, Imagined Music) 00:00
  • Charles Ruggiero, Hilary Gardner "Come As You Were" from Play the Bird and the Bee (Self released) 06:12
  • Ellynne Rey "Song to a Seagull" from The Birdsongs Project (Self released) 10:50
  • Host speaks 17:17
  • Pureum Jin "Trembling Forward" from The Real Blue (Cellar Live) 19:45
  • Patricia Barber "High Summer Season" from Higher (ArtistShare) 26:54
  • Camila Meza "Awaken" from Ámbar (Sony Music Masterworks) 30:22
  • Host speaks 36:53
  • Linda May Han Oh "Cancrizan" from Aventurine (Biophilia) 38:45
  • Beat Kaestli "Missing-Here Comes the Rain Again" from Live In Europe (B+B Productions) 41:04
  • Marianne Solivan "I Wanna Be Around" from Spark (Self released) 47:16
  • Host speaks 50:26
  • Amina Figarova "Cool Breeze" from Road to the Sun (Sunnyside) 52:47
  • Brandee Younger "Blue Nile" from Soul Awakening (Self released) 59:53
  • Baby Jane Dexter "Until the Real Thing Comes Along" from I Got Thunder (Elba Records) 1:07:23
  • Meredith d'Ambrosio "Spring In Manhattan" from Little Jazz Bird (Sunnyside) 1:11:24
  • Host speaks 1:14:46
  • Alexa Tarantino "Undercurrent" from Winds of Change (Posi-Tone) 1:17:42
  • E. J. Decker "It's Too Late Baby Too Late" from Bluer Than Velvet-The Prysock Project (Candela Records) 1:23:46
  • Brianna Thomas "Bree's Blues" from You Must Believe in Love (Sound on Purpose) 1:27:34
  • Host speaks 1:35:36
  • Ragan Whiteside "Jam It" from Five Up Top (Self released) 1:37:07
  • Helen Sung "Hot Summer Nights" from Sung With Words (Stricker Street) 1:41:05
  • Mary Stallings "Stolen Moments" from Songs Were Made to Sing (Smoke Sessions Records) 1:44:38
  • Host speaks 1:49:40
  • Yoko Miwa "Conversation" from Keep Talkin' (Self released) 1:52:22
  • Stan Getz "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most" from Getz at the Gate (Verve) 1:59:57
  • Elizabeth Tomboulian "For What It's Worth/Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" from Love's In Need of Love Today (Quantum Starsong) 2:06:55
  • Tierney Sutton "Arrow" from ScreenPlay (BFM Jazz) 2:11:39
  • Host speaks 2:14:27
  • Pete Malinverni "Eili, Eili" from Heaven (Saranac Records) 2:17:41
  • Laurie Antonioli "Moonbirds" from The Constant Passage of Time (Origin) 2:23:27
  • Lauren Henderson "Dream" from Alma Oscura (Brontosaurus Records) 2:28:49
  • Host speaks 2:32:47
  • Jaime Branch "Theme 001" from Fly or Die (International Anthem) 2:35:47
  • Nancy Marano / Manny Albam with the Metropole Orchestra "The Peacocks" from If You Could See Us Now (Koch Jazz) 2:39:41
  • Cyndi Lauper "Romance in the Dark" from To Memphis With Love (Megaforce) 2:47:09
  • Host speaks 2:51:54
  • The Bad Plus "Time After Time" from It's Hard (Okeh Records) 2:53:32
  • Anat Cohen "Miri" from Triple Helix (Anzic) 2:59:55
  • Andy Bey "I'll Remember April" from Tuesdays In Chinatown (N-Coded Music) 3:04:10
  • Sue Raney "The Bad and the Beautiful" from Listen Here (Rhombus) 3:09:42
  • Host speaks 3:14:14
  • Ed Palermo Big Band "Gargoyles" from A Lousy Day in Harlem (Sky Cat Records) 3:16:13
  • Mark Murphy, the Metropole Orchestra" So Many Stars" from The Dream (1995 Jive Music) 3:23:57
  • Nancy Kelly "Song for the Geese" from Remembering Mark Murphy (SubCat Records) 3:28:23
  • Host speaks 3:33:28
  • Melissa Aldana "Perdon" from Visions (Mack Avenue) 3:36:24
  • Judy Wexler "The Last Goodbye" from Crowded Heart (Jewel City Jazz) 3:41:00
  • Kate Williams, Georgia Mancio "Last Boy on Earth" from Finding Home (KW Jazz) 3:45:55
  • Host speaks 3:51:28
  • Deborah Weisz "The Crossing" from Grace (For Will) (Self released) 3:53:20

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