Jazz America with Russ Davis

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This Week…SHOWS #2063-2064…18-19 MAY 2019

Feature…2019 JAZZ JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATON AWARDS!

Join Russ Davis as we honor the many artists who’ve just been named winners in the 2019 JAZZ JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION AWARDS. We’ll hear the comments of four living legends who won this year, WAYNE SHORTER, AHMAD JAMAL, KENNY BARRON & DR. LONNIE SMITH and hear music by as many of the winners as we can on the next JAZZ AMERICA from VOA1.

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JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #2063…18-19 MAY 2019

BOBBY SANABRIA MULTIUNIVERSE BIG BAND…america (west side story reimagined)

KURT ELLING…lonely town (the questions)

* Wayne Shorter Interview

WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET…orbits (without a net)

INGRID JENSEN…captain jon (at sea)

LINDA OH…yoda (sun pictures)

BILL FRISELL…rumble (guitar in the space age)

* Ahmad Jamal Interview

AHMAD JAMAL…poinciana (Poinciana-1963)

ORRIN EVANS CAPTAIN BLACK BIG BAND…presence (presence)

HOUR TWO… 

JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #2064…18-19 MAY 2019

NICOLE MITCHELL…ice (renegades)

CECILE McLORIN SALVANT…one step ahead (the window)

ANAT COHEN…das neves (rosa dos ventos)

* Kenny Barron Interview

KENNY BARRON…l’s bop (concentric circles)

CHRIS POTTER…snake oil (traveling mercies)

JOHN COLTRANE…impressions (both directions at once: the lost album)

PEDRITO MARTINEZ…travelling riverside blues (the pedrito martinez group)

* Dr. Lonnie Smith Interview

DR. LONNIE SMITH…zimbabwe (jungle soul)

MIGUEL ZENON…entre las raices (tipico)

JOE LOCKE…last ditch wisdom (love is a pendulum)

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Next Week…SHOWS #2065-2066…25-26 MAY 2019

Feature…NEW AND NOTABLE JAZZ RELEASES!

Join Russ Davis as we give you a look at and listen to some of the newest releases that have just come out helping define what the second century of jazz is like today. We’ll talk to four of the current artists with brilliant new work and hear lots of new flavors of jazz for the 21st century on the next JAZZ AMERICA from VOA1.