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Where or When With Buselli-Wallarab

Standards from the Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra, and Lieutenant Uhura takes a turn as a jazz singer.

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The Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra's recent CD, "Where Or When" is featured this week on Afterglow.

Music from a recent CD by the Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra this week on Afterglow, featuring trombonist Brent Wallarab’s stellar arrangements of some classic American popular songs like Alec Wilder’s “I’ll Be Around” and Lerner and Loewe’s “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” with Everett Greene taking vocal honors on some tracks.

There’s also music from singer Nichelle Nichols–better known to most people as the first Lieutenant Uhura on the original Star Trek television series of the late 1960s. In 1968 she put out an album called Down to Earth (how did they ever come up with that title?).

Ballads from saxophonists Charles McPherson and Joe Lovano as well as singer Melody Gardot round out the show.

Music Heard On This Episode

I'll Be Around
Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra — Where Or When (Owl Studios, 2008)
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I'll Be Around
Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra — Where Or When (Owl Studios, 2008)
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I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra — Where Or When (Owl Studios, 2008)
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Wonderland
Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra — Where Or When (Owl Studios, 2008)
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Deep Within the Corners of My Mind
Melody Gardot — My One and Only Thrill (Verve, 2009)
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Emperor Jones
Joe Lovano — Symphonica (Blue Note, 2008)
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Divertimento: 1st Movement
Red Norvo — Music to Listen to Red Norvo By (OJC, 1957)
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Avalon
Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra — Where or When (Owl Studios, 2008)
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My Romance
Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra — Where or When (Owl Studios, 2008)
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Tenderly
Nichelle Nichols — Down to Earth (Collector's Choice, 1968)
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If He Walked Into My Life
Nichelle Nichols — Down to Earth (Collector's Choice, 1968)
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I'll Never Stop Loving You
Charles McPherson — New Horizons (Xanadu, 1977)
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Where or When
Buselli-Wallarab Orchestra — Where or When (Owl Studios, 2008)
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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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