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What’s New: October 2012

New and recent releases from Kurt Elling, Melody Gardot, Curtis Stigers, and a never-before-issued 1968 nightclub recording of pianist Bill Evans.

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Live piano jazz 1968

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New in a manner of speaking: TOP OF THE GATE gives us a fresh look at pianist Bill Evans 44 years later.

When it comes to contemporary jazz and popular song vocalists, Cassandra Wilson and Kurt Elling are two of today’s most critically-acclaimed performers. We’ll be hearing new music from them, as well as recent releases from singers Melody Gardot and Judi Silvano, pianist Eric Reed and vocalist Jose James’ duet take on Thelonious Monk’s “Round Midnight,” and a previously unreleased nightclub performance by pianist Bill Evans, recorded in New York City in 1968.

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Things Have Changed
Curtis Stigers — Let's Go Out Tonight (Concord, 2012)
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Things Have Changed
Curtis Stigers — Let's Go Out Tonight (Concord, 2012)
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No More Blues
Cassandra Wilson — Another Country (Entertainment One, 2012)
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I Only Have Eyes For You
Kurt Elling — 1619 Broadway (Concord Jazz, 2012)
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So Long
Melody Gardot — The Absence (Verve, 2012)
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Emily
Bill Evans — Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate (Resonance, 2012)
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In A Sentimental Mood
Bill Evans — Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top Of The Gate (Resonace, 2012)
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So Far Away
Kurt Elling — 1619 Broadway (Concord Jazz, 2012)
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A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
Judi Silvano — Indigo Moods (Jazzed Media, 2012)
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The Man I Love
Gregoire Maret/Cassandra Wilson — Gregoire Maret (Entertainment One, 2012)
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Round Midnight
Eric Reed/Jose James — The Baddest Monk (Savant, 2012)
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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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