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Recent Releases 2017, Part 1

A look at new releases by Diana Krall, Jazzmeia Horn, and Chris Thile.

Diana Krall's latest album "Turn Up The Quiet" features the singer and pianist performing the music of the Great American Songbook.

This week on the program, I’ll be doing something I do about every six months on the show, and bringing you a roundup of the best new releases in the world of vocal jazz and the Great American songbook. We have a handful of great new recordings, including new albums by Diana Krall, Eliane Elias, and a duo between mandolinist Chris Thile and jazz pianist Brad Mehldau. We’ll also hear the latest Great American Songbook offering from Bob Dylan. Plus we’ll hear from a brand new artist, the winner of the latest Thelonious Monk jazz vocal competition, a singer by the name of Jazz Horn.

And check out Recent Releases, Part 2, exploring new records by Gregory Porter, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and more.


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Mark Chilla

Mark Chilla, originally from Atlanta, GA, is the Production Director at WFIU, where he also hosts Ether Game and Afterglow. He studied music theory at Indiana University and taught various music theory courses at IU and Butler University. He enjoys film, woodworking, learning new instruments and the Beatles.

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