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What’s New: February 2010

New music from two performers from different ends of the generational spectrum, as well as an interview with pianist Ben Neuman and music from his debut CD.

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This episode of Afterglow features an interview with pianist Ben Neuman and music from his debut CD Introductions.

This week on Afterglow I’ll feature new music from two performers from different ends of the generational spectrum—26-year-old singer Kat Edmonson and 91-year-old bandleader Gerald Wilson – as well as an interview with pianist Ben Neuman and music from his debut CD Introductions.

“What’s New” highlights Edmonson’s covers of modern pop-rock artists like John Lennon and the Cure, Wilson’s tribute to his Detroit high school that produced several jazz greats, and Neuman’s swinging, melodically-charged take on tunes from the Great American Songbook.

Read or listen to interviews with Kat Edmonson.

Watch the Gerald Wilson big band in the studio recording “Before Motown” from his new CD Detroit:

Music Heard On This Episode

Peace
Ben Neuman — Introductions (OA2, 2009)
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Peace
Ben Neuman — Introductions (OA2, 2009)

Notes: Horace Silver composition.

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Just Like Heaven
Kat Edmonson — Take to the Sky (Convivium, 2009)

Notes: Cure song.

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Angel Eyes
Kat Edmonson — Take to the Sky (Convivium, 2009)
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Casstech
Gerald Wilson — Detroit (Mack Avenue, 2009)

Notes: Based on Benny Golson's "Along Came Betty."

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26-2
Ben Neuman — Introductions (OA2, 2009)

Notes: Midpoint music bed. John Coltrane tune.

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(Just Like) Starting Over
Kat Edmonson — Take to the Sky (Convivium, 2009)

Notes: John Lennon song.

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I Fall in Love Too Easily
Ben Neuman — Introductions (OA2, 2009)
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Blame It On My Youth
Ben Neuman — Introductions (OA2, 2009)
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Riot
Ben Neuman — Introductions (OA2, 2009)

Notes: Herbie Hancock composition.

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A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Ben Neuman — Introductions (OA2, 2009)
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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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    Thanks for the link, David!

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