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What’s New: April 2010

Pianist Luke Gillespie's unexpected CD, a new love-songs compilation from Jackie Ryan, and a solo outing from Kurt Elling collaborator Laurence Hobgood.

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New music on Afterglow this week from jazz pianist and Indiana University professor Luke Gillespie.

New music on Afterglow this week from jazz pianist and Indiana University professor Luke Gillespie (listen to his account of the CD’s unexpected origins), vibraphonist Joe Locke (including a cover of Neil Young’s “Birds” sung by Kenny Washington), vocalist Jackie Ryan, and pianist Laurence Hobgood–accompanied by longtime collaborator Kurt Elling.

Music Heard On This Episode

Daydream
Laurence Hobgood — When the Heart Dances (Naim, 2009)
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Daydream
Laurence Hobgood — When the Heart Dances (Naim, 2009)

Notes: With Kurt Elling on vocals.

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When I Grow Too Old to Dream
Jackie Ryan — Best of Love Songs (OpenArt, 2010)
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Birds
Joe Locke — For the Love of You (Koch, 2010)

Notes: Neil Young song, with Kenny Washington on vocals.

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Con Alma
Luke Gillespie — Live at the Station (Watercourse, 2010)
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Some Day My Prince Will Come
Luke Gillespie — Live at the Station (Watercourse, 2010)

Notes: Midpoint music bed.

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Stairway to the Stars
Laurence Hobgood — When the Heart Dances (Naim, 2009)

Notes: With Kurt Elling on vocals.

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Make It Last
Jackie Ryan — Best of Love Songs (Openart, 2010)
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Cheesecake
Luke Gillespie — Live at the Station (Watercourse, 2010)
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Cinema Paradiso
Joe Locke — For the Love of You (Koch, 2010)
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David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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