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Recent Releases 2019, Part 1

The latest album from Norah Jones called “Begin Again” features all originals in a variety of styles. (Photo credit: Album Cover)

This week, we take a look at some recent releases in the world of vocal jazz. We’ll hear from a new (and short) record by Norah Jones, featuring all original songs in a variety of styles. The Tierney Sutton Band has a new album of all songs from classic American films, including many songs by Alan and Marilyn Bergman. (You can listen back to my interview with Tierney Sutton here). 

We’ll also hear from a couple of recent winners of the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition: Quiana Lynell and Arianna Neikrug. Two vocal jazz albums this year pay tribute to songwriter Joni Mitchell. And Gregory Porter has a new live album recorded at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Stay tuned for part two, later this year!

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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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