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What’s New: June 2013

Recent releases from singers Madeleine Peyroux and Barbara Morrison, saxophonists Joshua Redman and Eric Alexander, and a surprise cover from a 1980s teen icon.

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Sunday Kind of Love

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Singer Barbara Morrison revisits 1940s classics associated with Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday on her latest release.

Madeleine Peyroux pays tribute to the country-and-western recordings of Ray Charles, saxophonist Joshua Redman offers up his first all-ballads CD, and Barbara Morrison covers two 1940s standards on this new-releases edition of Afterglow, topped off by a back-to-the-future concluding set from 1980s icons Bryan Ferry and actress Molly Ringwald.

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Pretty Girl
Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran — Hagar's Song (ECM, 2013)
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Pretty Girl
Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran — Hagar's Song (ECM, 2013)
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Take These Chains From My Heart
Madeleine Peyroux — The Blue Room (Decca, 2013)
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I Can't Stop Loving You
Madeleine Peyroux — The Blue Room (Decca, 2013)
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Central Park West
Eric Alexander — Touching (HighNote, 2013)
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Mr. Lucky
Harold Mabern — Mr. Lucky (HighNote, 2013)
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I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So
Barbara Morrison — A Sunday Kind Of Love (Savant, 2013)
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Good Morning Heartache
Barbara Morrison — A Sunday Kind Of Love (Savant, 2013)
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Stop This Train
Joshua Redman — Walking Shadows (Nonesuch, 2013)
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Let It Be
Joshua Redman — Walking Shadows (Nonesuch, 2013)
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Slave To Love
Bryan Ferry Orchestra — The Jazz Age (BMG, 2013)
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Don't You Forget About Me
Molly Ringwald — Except Sometimes (Concord, 2013)
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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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