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Syndication

Long-time jazz industry exec Don Lucoff sits it to spin some contemporary jazz cuts from guitarist John Scofield’s “Past Present” album and the “Love and Soul” album from drummer Terri Lyne Carrington & the Mosaic Project.  Don, who produces the Biamp PDX Jazz Festival in Portland, riffs with Lee about the Portland jazz scene and how it’s developed over the years into one of the more important regional scenes outside of NYC.  This episode sponsored by the Berks Jazz Fest.

Direct download: Episode_38_final.m4a
Category:Jazz -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Russ Davis of MOJA Radio joins Lee on-site at the Detroit Jazz Festival to spin albums from trumpeter Randy Brecker and the band Snarky Puppy.  Russ and Lee riff on the rising stars on the jazz scene.  Who among the younger jazz artists will reach large audiences while moving the music forward. Episode sponsored by Scullers Jazz.

Direct download: Episode_37_final.m4a
Category:Jazz -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

Guest co-host Bob Blumenthal joins Lee at the JazzTimes office in Braintree, Mass for a saxophone-heavy session.  They spin cuts from new albums by JD Allen and Jon Irabagon and then riff on the legacy of Ornette Coleman.  This episode is sponsored by ECM Records.

Direct download: Episode_33_final.m4a
Category:Music -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

JazzTimes publisher Lee Mergner and guest co-host bassist Gerald Veasley preview new releases from Chris Washburne and Jason Miles/Ingrid Jensen and talk about the perils of redoing songs from iconic artists such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. The two riff on the challenges and rewards of teaching adults how to play an instrument, with Gerald talking about his experiences with his Bass Boot Camp. This episode sponsored by the Syracuse Jazz Festival.

Direct download: Episode_32_final.m4a
Category:Music -- posted at: 4:30pm EDT

Lee and guest co-host Gerald Veasley preview some funky jazz cuts from new albums by Marcus Miller and Steve Gadd.  They riff on jazz and music in South Africa. Episode sponsored by the Newport Jazz Festival.

Direct download: Episode_31_final.m4a
Category:Music -- posted at: 8:29pm EDT

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