Monday, February 27, 2017

Music and Talk with Lorraine Feather

My guest on the DuPlex Mystery Jazz Hour of 2.23.17 was Lorraine Feather, a multiple Grammy and Emmy-nominated lyricist and vocalist. Lorraine grew up in a jazz hothouse-daughter of Leonard Feather and god-daughter of Billie Holiday-but traveled her own road to become the creator of a diverse, impressive body of work.
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PLAYLIST

From AGES, Jazzed Media, 2010
A Lot to Remember
Scrabble
I Forgot to Have Children

From ATTACHMENTS, Jazzed Media, 2013
I Hope I Never Leave This Place (ballad)
I Thought You Did

From FOURTEEN-Nouveau Stride, w. Stephanie Trick, Jazzed Media, 2012
Pour on the Heat

From FLIRTING WITH DISASTER-Jazzed Media 2015
Flirting with Disaster
Feels Like Snow
Disastrous Consequences

Monday, February 20, 2017

Phil Sims Live on the DuPlex

Phil Sims was my guest on the 2.16.17 DuPlex Mystery Jazz Hour, WZBC.ORG, 90.3 FM. Phil is a fabulous trombonist, composer and arranger active on the very happening Buffalo jazz scene. He had some great stories about life on the road with the Dorsey Band and writing for and conducting the Buffalo Philharmonic  He played live and I joined him on Au Privave.

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PLAYLIST

Tommy Dorsey- "Well Git It" V Disc, 1943

JJ Johnson‬ "Time After Time"  1954 on Blue Note;

PHIL PLAYS LIVE: "Pennies From Heaven"

Carl Fontana "This is Always" from "The Great Fontana" 1987 on Uptown

Lawrence Brown w. Duke Ellington, "Blue Cellophane" 1945, on Circle

PHIL AND STEVE PLAY LIVE: "Au Privave"

Buffalo Brass "Song For Alexa" from ""It's Time"" 1988 on Mark Records

Bill Watrous and Manhattan Wildlife Refuge, "Spain" 1974 on Columbia

Buffalo Brass "Take The A Train" from "It's Time" 1988 on Mark Records

Buffalo Brass "I Got It Bad" from "It's Time" 1988 on Mark Records

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Music and Talk w. Kordalewski and Naidoo

On 2/2/17, the DuPlex Mystery Jazz Hour, WZBC.ORG, welcomed guests pianist/bandleader/arranger John Kordalewski and Kesivan Naidoo, drummer from South Africa. Kordalewski is the founder of the Makanda Project, which performs world premieres of music by Makanda Ken McIntyre. Naidoo was a first-call drummer in South Africa, now making it happen in the U.S. Both have interesting stories to tell-including how Ken McIntyre became Makanda Ken McIntyre-and brought great music to play.
 
                          
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Playlist 

The Gorgeous Ones, The Makanda Project. Private Recording
Mellifluous, Stone Blues. Prestige Records
Tafattala, from "Skyjack' Werkstatt Records
Struttin', The Makanda Project. Private Recording