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Syndication

JT editor Evan Haga sits in for Rene Marie, who is in NYC recording her new album. Evan previews new albums from Marc Ribot & Ceramic Dog and Colin Stetson, both of which owe as much to rock as jazz.  Lee riffs on how the alt-rock community seems indifferent to jazz and improvisational music.  This episode sponsored by DC Jazz Festival.

Direct download: Episode_12_final.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

New York Voices album previewed. Rene and Lee talk about longevity and the challenges of keeping a group together for a long time. They talk about the vocalese tradition and the popularity of vocal groups in college music programs. Rene riffs on the stories behind the songs, including "Nature Boy," "Blue in Green," and "Strange Fruit."

Direct download: Episode_11_final.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST

Kevin Eubanks' new album "The Messenger" gets previewed. Lee & Rene talk about the conundrum of a musician being famous on TV for one thing when he may be something different entirely. They talk about the tradition of the sidekick on TV talk shows and Rene confesses that she would take the gig and do her best to laugh at the host's jokes. Just for the money. She says she could do it for a year. Lee thinks a week or two, tops. Rene riffs on fame vs. artistic authenticity.

Direct download: Episode_10_final.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Albums by Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran and Ben Wendel/Dan Tepfer are spun. Rene and Lee talk about duets and what makes them challenging. Rene gets on her soapbox to riff and rail about music in schools or the lack thereof.

Direct download: Episode_9_final.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00am EST

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