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Co-host Rene Marie returns to listen and discuss two new great vocal jazz albums from Kurt Elling ("Passion World") and Dee Dee Bridgewater ("Dee Dee's Feathers").  The two very happily married hosts then riff on the institution of marriage.  This episode sponsored by The Jazz Cruise.

Direct download: Episode_36_final_2.m4a
Category:Jazz -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Jazz writer and author Bob Blumenthal sits in as guest co-host and reacts to spins of new releases from pianists Benny Green and Kenny Werner.  Bob and Lee then riff on Bob's involvement with the Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington, Vermont. And they talk about whether having non-jazz acts makes a jazz festival better or worse. This episode sponsored by the Newport Jazz Festival.

Direct download: Episode_35_final.m4a
Category:Jazz -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Co-host Rene Marie returns to check out Cassandra Wilson's latest album "Coming Forth By Day" and listen to her version of "Strange Fruit" on that recording as well as on her earlier "New Moon Daughter" album for Blue Note. Rene and Lee riff on the recent events in Charleston, how the President is viewed by different people, the public display of the Confederate flag, the ubiquity of guns and violence and the many facets of racism.  This episode is sponsored by the Newport Jazz Festival.

Direct download: Episode_34_final.m4a
Category:Music -- posted at: 7:00am EST

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