Women in Jazz: Pianists / Composers

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Until recently, women in jazz were predominantly singers and pianists. While women have expanded their contributions, women players still excel in both roles and there are an amazing group of women pianists enriching the music today, many of whom are top-flight composers. In our final program dedicated to women in jazz, celebrating an extended Women's History Month, we'll hear from some great pianist / composers.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Kris Davis / Terri Lyne Carrington Duo "Sympodial Sunflower" from Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic Records) 3:58
  • Kris Davis Quartet "Stone's Throw" from Diatom Ribbons (Pyroclastic Records) 8:09
  • Bill Charlap / Renee Rosnes Duo "The Saros Cycle" from Double Portrait (Blue Note) 12:22
  • Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow Trio "Andando El Tiempo: Camino Al Volver" from Andando El Tiempo (ECM) 16:44
  • Host speaks 25:07
  • Kait Dunton and TrioKait "Nude" from Triokait 2 (Real and Imagined Music) 27:41
  • Lisa Hilton Trio "Adventure Lands" from Oasis (Ruby Slippers Productions) 32:55
  • Host speaks 37:48
  • Carmen Sandim Septet "Hear the Trees" from Play-Doh (Pathways Jazz) 40:54
  • Helen Sung Septet "Brother Thelonious" from Anthem For A New Day (Concord Jazz) 50:26
  • Host Outro 55:59

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