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Besides a cursory review of some of the preliminary Grammy ballot submissions, this broadcast included new releases from trumpeter Wallace Roney, vocalists Lili Añel, Lynn Cardona and Heather Bambrick, guitarist Bill Frisell, pianists Hiromi, Lauren Lee and Brenda Earle Stokes, with birthday shout outs to vocalists Ann Richards (pictured) Lauren White, Melissa Stylianou plus pianists Abelita Mateus and Emily Takahashi among others.


  • Haruna Fukazawa "Contact" from Departure (Summit) 00:00
  • Lauren White "In a New York Minute" from Life in the Modern World (Café Pacific) 06:07
  • Kelly Green "I Sing" from Life Rearranged (KG Music) 10:41
  • Host speaks 15:42
  • Roxy Coss "Mr. President" from Quintet (Outside In Music) 19:34
  • Heather Bambrick "You've Got to Be Carefully Taught" from Fine State (Self released) 26:27
  • Chelsea McBride's Socialist Night School "House on Fire" from Aftermath (Browntasaurus Records) 30:18
  • Host speaks 38:37
  • Jessica Jones "Higher Than" from Continuum (Reva Records) 40:27
  • Brenda Earle Stokes "Consequences of Falling" from Solo Sessions Vol 1 (Self released) 47:34
  • Host speaks 52:38
  • Melissa Aldana "La Madrina" from Visions (Motema) 53:55
  • Duke Ellington "Trumpets No End (Blue Skies)" from Carnegie Hall Concert 1947 (Prestige) 1:00:03
  • Dizzy Gillespie "In the Land of Oo-Bla-Dee" from 1953-1954 The Very Best Of (Stardust) 1:03:40
  • Louis Armstrong "Them There Eyes" from Live In Europe (Dot Time) 1:06:17
  • Giacomo Gates "But Not for Me" from Fly Rite (Sharp Nine) 1:10:38
  • Host speaks 1:15:05
  • Yoko Miwa "Conversation" from Keep Talkin' (Self released) 1:17:58
  • Laurie Antonioli "Harry's House_The Arrangement" from The Constant Passage of Time (Origin) 1:25:23
  • Rufus Wainwright "All I Want" from Joni 75_A Birthday Celebration (Verve) 1:31:46
  • Host speaks 1:35:31
  • Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller "Michigan" from Parlour Game (Royal Potato Family) 1:37:39
  • Lili Aňel "Number One" from Better Days (Winding Way Records) 1:42:53
  • Audrey Silver "You Knew" from Let Me Know Your Heart (Messy House Productions) 1:47:18
  • Host speaks 1:52:11
  • Hiromi "Yellow Wurlitzer Blues" from Spectrum (Telarc) 1:54:13
  • Abelita Mateus "Vamo N'eca" from Mixed Feelings (Self released) 2:00:00
  • Lauren Lee "Get Off Me" from Windowsill (Eyes & Ears Records) 2:04:04
  • Lynn Cardona "A Little Too Late" from Ophelia (Self released) 2:10:27
  • Host speaks 2:14:48
  • Alexa Tarantino "Calm" from Winds of Change (Posi-Tone) 2:18:00
  • Wayne Wallace, Moy Eng "You Put a Spell on Him" from The Blue Hour (Patois Records) 2:23:08
  • Ann Richards "The Morning After (The Night Before)" from Two Much ! (Capitol) 2:29:19
  • Host speaks 2:33:19
  • Jane Bunnett & Maqueque "Reëncuentro (Re-united)" from On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme (Linus) 2:35:50
  • Melissa Stylianou "Swansea" from Silent Movie (Anzic Records) 2:42:19
  • Sara Gazarek (feat. Kurt Elling) "Distant Storm" from Thirsty Ghost (MRI) 2:48:13
  • Host speaks 2:54:20
  • Amina Figarova "Road to the Sun" from Road to the Sun (Sunnyside) 2:55:33
  • Ellen Rowe "Ain't I a Woman" from Momentum-Portraits of Women in Motion (Smokin' Sleddog Records) 3:00:38
  • Rene Marie "Little Pearl" from Ice on the Hudson (SMK Jazz) 3:08:41
  • Bill Frisell "God's Wing'd Horse" from Harmony (Blue Note) 3:15:07
  • Host speaks 3:19:10
  • Wallace Roney "Why Should There Be Stars" from Blue Dawn-Blue Nights (HighNote) 3:21:38
  • Kelley Johnson "Some Other Time" from Something Good (Origin) 3:27:04
  • Claudia Villela "Em Paz" from Encantada Live (Taina Music) 3:32:07
  • Host speaks 3:39:09
  • Emily Takahashi "Beloved" from Not Spoken (Self produced) 3:41:50
  • Michelle Walker "Kiss of Life" from Slow Down (JGP Records) 3:45:19
  • Christine Tobin "When You Are Old" from Sailing to Byzantium (Trail Belle Records) 3:48:54
  • Host speaks 3:53:08
  • Mimi Fox "The Bird Still Flies" from This Bird Still Flies (Origin) 3:54:59

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