These Leos Are Jazz Lions

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Some heavyweight birthdays in this mid-August broadcast, which included new releases from saxophonist Ben Flocks, songwriter Mark Winkler and guitarist Paul Silbergleit with celebratory shout outs to songwriter Bernice Petkere, Benny Carter and organist Trudy Pitts in the first hour, Roberta Piket, Jeri Southern, Howard Johnson and Regina Carter in the second hour, Abbey Lincoln in the third hour and Dorothy Ashby for the final hour.


  • Zoot Sims with Bob Brookmeyer "Lullaby of the Leaves" from Morning Fun (1201 Music) 00:00
  • Leslie Odom Jr. "The Party's Over" from Leslie Odom Jr. (S-Curve Records) 05:11
  • Marty Elkins "Walkin' by the River" from Walkin' by the River (Nagel Heyer) 8:15
  • Host speaks 14:10
  • Trudy Pitts "When Lights Are Low" from Live at the Great American Music Hall (Doodlin Records) 16:51
  • Deborah Pearl "Happy Feet (At the Savoy)" from Souvenir of You (Self released) 26:16
  • Mary Foster Conklin "Key Largo" from Photographs (MockTurtle Music) 30:39
  • Host speaks 34:03
  • Bob Sheppard "Close Your Eyes" from Close Your Eyes (Imports) 37:13
  • Darmon Meader "Close Your Eyes" from And So Am I (Import) 43:27
  • Wendy Kirkland "West Coast Blues" from The Music's on Me (Blue Quaver Records) 48:36
  • Host speaks 53:27
  • Ben Flocks "Dream of Life" from Mask of the Muse (West Cliff Records) 55:35
  • Roberta Piket "Windmills of Your Mind" from West Coast Trio (Thirteenth Note Records) 1:00:10
  • Jeri Southern "I Don't Know Where to Turn" from The Southern Style (Cool Note) 1:06:17
  • Cyrille Aimee "Being Alive" from Move On: A Sondheim Adventure (Mack Avenue) 1:09:39
  • Host speaks 1:13:51
  • Linda Dachtyl "Happy to Be" from A Late One (Summit) 1:17:09
  • Mark Winkler "Please Belong to Me" from I'm with You (Café Pacific) 1:23:21
  • Cynthia Scott "Shades of Ray" from Dream for One Bright World (Self released) 1:27:20
  • Host speaks 1:31:40
  • Howard Johnson "Natural Woman" from Testimony (Tuscarora Records) 1:34:58
  • Karrin Allyson "Some of that Sunshine" from Some of That Sunshine (kasrecords) 1:39:48
  • Andrew Distel "Into Each Life" from It Only Takes Time (Jeru Jazz) 1:44:40
  • Roberta Donnay "Sugar (That Sugar Baby O' Mine" from My Heart Belongs to Satchmo (Rainforest Productions) 1:48:40
  • Host speaks 1:51:53
  • Meg Okura "Tomiya" from Ima Ima (Self released) 1:53:47
  • Abbey Lincoln, Hank Jones "Angel Face" from When There Is Love (Verve ) 2:01:23
  • Abbey Lincoln "Living Room" from Love Having You Around (HighNote) 2:06:54
  • Host speaks 2:11:52
  • Ulysses Owens, Jr. (feat. Rene Marie) "Driva' Man" from Songs of Freedom (Resilience) 2:14:48
  • Freddy Cole "Brother, Where Are You?" from The Cole Everybody Knows (Audiophile) 2:18:40
  • Mary Stallings "Blue Monk" from Songs Were Made To Sing (Smoke Sessions) 2:23:27
  • Gregory Porter "Lonesome Lover" from Liquid Spirit (Blue Note) 2:29:49
  • Host speaks 2:32:53
  • Kendra Shank "I Got Thunder, and It Rings" from A Spirit Free: An Abbey Lincoln Songbook (Challenge) 2:34:45
  • Sachal Vasandani "Throw It Away" from Shadow Train (GSI Records) 2:41:06
  • Ellynne Rey "Bird Alone" from The Birdsongs Project (Self released) 2:45:26
  • Host speaks 2:50:17
  • Eric Reed "Up Jumped Spring" from Everybody Gets the Blues (Smoke Sessions) 2:51:47
  • Dorothy Ashby "It's a Minor Thing" from In a Minor Groove (New Jazz) 3:00:18
  • Jane Irving "Sunshower" from Beams (Self released) 3:04:14
  • Sara Gazarek "Easy Love" from Thirsty Ghost (MRI ) 3:08:27
  • For Now "Of Things Learned and Forgotten" from The Turning (Self released) 3:12:41
  • Host speaks 3:17:13
  • Lioness "Funky Girl" from Pride & Joy (Posi-tone) 3:20:59
  • Calabria Foti "Goodbye" from Prelude to A Kiss (MoCo Records) 3:27:54
  • Veronica Swift "Forget About the Boy" from Confessions (Mack Avenue) 3:31:22
  • Host speaks 3:36:17
  • Paul Silbergleit "The Summer Knows" from January (Blujazz) 3:38:22
  • Amanda McBroom "Southbound Train" from Voices (Gecko Records) 3:43:39
  • Shakers N' Bakers "New Generation" from Heart Love (Little i Music) 3:48:07
  • Host speaks 3:53:27
  • Brandee Younger "Games" from Soul Awakening (Self released) 3:54:40

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