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What’s New: July 2011

Singers add words to hardbop classics, plus Son of Mel.

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Karrin Allyson RoundMidnight

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Getting vocal, late at night: Karrin Allyson's latest is one of the featured releases on this week's show.

Pianists and singers are at the forefront this week on Afterglow, as I feature recent releases from Karrin Allyson, Luke Gillespie, Eliane Elias, and more, playing music by Wayne Shorter, Hoagy Carmichael, and other jazz and songwriting greats. Other highlights include saxophonist Joe Lovano’s tribute to Charlie Parker, and singer James Torme following in the footsteps of his father Mel.

Music Heard On This Episode

Pannonica
Eric Reed — The Dancing Monk (Savant, 2011)
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Pannonica
Eric Reed — The Dancing Monk (Savant, 2011)
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Stay Cool
Eliane Elias — Light My Fire (Concord Picante, 2011)
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Turn Out the Stars
Karrin Allyson — Round Midnight (Concord, 2011)
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Juju
Gretchen Parlato — The Lost and Found (Obliqsound, 2011)
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Stardust
Luke Gillespie — Third Base Line (Watercourse, 2011)
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Light Blue (midpoint music bed)
Eric Reed — The Dancing Monk (Savant, 2011)
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Donna Lee
Joe Lovano — Bird Songs (Blue Note, 2011)
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Reminiscing in Tempo
James Torme — Love for Sale (Entertainment One, 2011)
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Round Midnight
Karrin Allyson — Round Midnight (Concord, 2011)
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April Come She Will
Karrin Allyson — Round Midnight (Concord, 2011)
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I'll Never Be the Same
Luke Gillespie — Third Base Line (Watercourse, 2011)
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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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