We've Just Begun - A Review of Recent Recordings

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Despite the pandemic, it has been a great year for new music. Today's broadcast includes new releases from cellist Tomeka Reid and pianist Carol Welsman, plus a review of various recordings that are on this year's preliminary Grammy ballot. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during this time of lockdown.


  • The DIVA Jazz Orchestra "Slipped Disc" from Diva & the Boys (MCG Jazz) 00:00
  • Kenny Washington "The Best Is Yet to Come" from What's the Hurry (Lower 9th Records) 05:28
  • Sinne Eeg & the Danish Radio Big Band "We've Just Begun" from We've Just Begun (BFM Jazz) 08:55
  • Host speaks 12:55
  • Jane Bunnett & Maqueque "On Firm Ground" from On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme (Linus Entertainment) 14:52
  • John Finbury, Magos Herrera "La Madre De Todos Los Errores" from Quatro (Green Flash Music) 19:36
  • Carol Welsman "Dance with Me" from Dance with Me (Self released) 25:23
  • Host speaks 29:49
  • Diane Schuur "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" from Running on Faith (Jazzheads) 30:53
  • Dena DeRose "Nothing Like You" from Ode to the Road (HighNote) 34:20
  • Rachelle Garniez "100 Days, 100 Nights" from Gone to Glory (Storysound Records) 39:47
  • Host speaks 43:30
  • Lolly Allen "Little Hummingbird" from Coming Home (OA2 Records) 44:56
  • Carmen Lundy "Affair Brazil" from Modern Ancestors (Afrasia Productions) 48:43
  • Host speaks 53:15
  • Carla Bley "Copycat: After You" from Life Goes On (ECM) 54:16
  • Tomeka Reid Quartet "Niki's Bop" from Old New (Cuneiform Records) 1:00:00
  • Brenda Nicole Moorer "Catch Me Falling" from Marrow (Ropedope) 1:04:54
  • Host speaks 1:09:07
  • Kris Davis "Sympodial Sunflower" from Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic Records) 1:10:29
  • Terri Lyne Carrington (feat. Debo Ray) "Love " from The Waiting Game (Motema) 1:14:42
  • Host speaks 1:20:44
  • Carmen Sandim "Waiting for Art" from Play Doh (Self released) 1:21:43
  • Bettye LaVette "Romance in the Dark" from Blackbirds (Verve) 1:28:19
  • Lakecia Benjamin "Prema" from Pursuance-The Coltranes (Ropedope) 1:32:28
  • Host speaks 1:38:24
  • Jimmy Heath (feat. Cecile McLorin Salvant) "Left Alone" from Love Letter (Verve) 1:39:53
  • Maria Schneider "The Sun Waited for Me" from Data Lords (ArtistShare) 1:44:16
  • Carolina Calvache "Let Me Come with You" from Vida Profunda (Sunnyside) 1:51:34
  • Host speaks 1:55:47
  • Vivien Garry Quintet "A Woman's Place Is in the Groove" from A Woman's Place Is in the Groove (PNR) 1:57:09

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