Matthew Whitaker, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Squirrel Nut Zippers and More

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This week we caught up with young pianist Matthew Whitaker who was in our studios. In this episode we also feature clips from the February 2020 Kansas City shows of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Squirrel Nut Zippers. We also spoke with both Ron Burris and Sam Hirsh and showcase their new music. Thanks for listening.


  • Matthew Whitaker "Tranquility" Now Hear This (Resilience Music) 00:00
  • Host talks 5:54
  • Cory Henry "Giant Steps" The Revival (GroundUp Music LLC) 8:07
  • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band "Charlie Dozen" This Is Jazz (Columbia/Legacy) 14:44
  • Host talks 19:32
  • Herb Geller Quartet "Silver Rain"Silver Rain (Verve Records) 20:44
  • Ron Burris "Mr. Cool" Mr. Cool (Ron Burris) 23:41
  • Host talks 29:20
  • Gene Ammons "Stompin at the Savoy" The Jazz Collection (Prestige) 30:00
  • The Squirrell Nut Zippers "Put a Lid on It" Lost at Sea (Mammoth Records) 33:25
  • Host talks 36:48
  • Ben Bernie and His Hotel Roosevelt "Orchestra Hindustan" Hits of '25 (Roaring Jazz) 38:8
  • Sam Hirsh "Quite Franly" Quite Frankly -Inroducing Sam Hirsh (Sam Hirsh) 41:20
  • Host talks 46:54
  • Benny Green "Way Cross Town" Source (Jazz Legacy Productions) 48:00
  • Host talks 51:50
  • Joe Gordon "Rifftide"Introducing Joe Gordon (Blue Note) 52:30

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