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Al Daniels

Notes for the Sunday Jazz Brunch Radio Show

Tune in: Sunday September 20, 2020 8am - 12pm EDT 90.5 FM in Central Mass USA. Live Stream Here. Missed the show? Replay from Archives.

For several weeks now I have been playing the new release Brasiliana from Al Daniels. This CD fits in all segments of The Sunday Jazz Brunch. There are a few rather mellow tracks, some straight ahead numbers, some groove, and of course, Brazilian jazz. Daniels, a fine piano player, has two other CDs that we have here at WICN: Grand Piano Stories and Life in the Balance.‍
On this week's installment of the Sunday Jazz Brunch you'll hear three tracks from Al's new CD. One of them - an original tune from Daniels called Change the World - features vocalist Lynne Fiddmont. Normally a backup singer for such artists as Stevie Wonder and Lou Rawls, Fiddmont here is center stage. As with just about all of the tracks on Brasiliana, the sound is fresh and appealing. You'll like it.
It does seem that Brazil is claiming a larger share of really good jazz artists than usual! We have new releases from the likes of Antonio Adolfo, Chico Pinheiro, and Miguel de Leon - all superb artists with equally superb releases. You'll hear from these guys not just during Brasil/World hour, but throughout the show. Their music is that good.
I have a new addition to this list of Brazilian artists - drummer Graciliano Zambonin. We just received his new CD Angico, and it is very good as well. I will be programming more of his music during the following weeks.
Scan the playlist below and you'll notice that the amount of new material is increasing. Yes it is! Aside from the great Brasilian artists I just mentioned, we have a slew of really good releases from drummer Jeff Hamilton, trumpeter Mark Masters, and vocalists Orice Jenkins, Paulette McWilliams, and Mon David. The Mon David CD features Josh Nelson on piano.
During Groove Hour I have brand new material from Hiroshima, Brian Bromberg, Norman Brown, Euge Groove, and Chris 'Big Dog' Davis.
As always stay safe and enjoy some great jazz every Sunday morning on WICN!

HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

  1. Raphaël Pannier\Faune\09-Fauna 2020
  2. Dan Costa-Live in San Francisco-Love Dance 2020
  3. Ashley Locheed & Chris Rottmayer-So In Love-07 Summer Wind-2020
  4. Paulette McWilliams\A Woman's Story\Chasing the Sun 2020
  5. Antonio Adolfo - Bruma - Celebrating Milton Nascimento - 05 - Encontros e Despedidas 2020
  6. Jeff Hamilton\Catch Me If You Can\02 Helen's Song 2020
  7. Mark Masters\Night Talk\ 03 Ellen 2020
  8. Armagos\The Lonely Piano\The Lake 2020
  9. Raphaël Pannier\Faune\08-Ravel_ _Forlane_ 2020
  10. Mon David & Josh Nelson\DNA\ Always and Forever 2020
  11. Chris Botti-To Love Again-06 Good Morning Heartache (feat. Jill Scott) 2005
  12. Nat King Cole-Nat King Cole Sings The George Shearing Plays-01 September Song 1961
  13. Judy Wexler - Crowded Heart - It's Only Smoke 2019

HOUR TWO: New and Newer, Plus

  1. Raphaël Pannier\Faune\09-Midnight Blues 2020
  2. Paulette McWilliams\A Woman's Story\07 - In The Name Of Love 2020
  3. Mark Masters\Night Talk\Moon and Sand 2020
  4. Orice Jenkins\Centennial Cole\07 The Very Thought Of You 2019
  5. Al Daniels - Brasiliana - 11 Change The World (feat. Lynne Fiddmont) 2020
  6. Event Horizon Jazz Quartet\Event Horizon\08 Evening Mist 2020
  7. Antonio Adolfo - Bruma - Celebrating Milton Nascimento - Caxanga 2020
  8. Graciliano Zambonin - Angico - For Flesh and Bone 2020
  9. I.P.A. - Bashing Mushrooms -promo- - 04 Horus Øye 2020
  10. What A Wonderful World 2020
  11. Saltman Knowles\Its About The Melody\The_Shadow_In_My_Mind 2020

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

  1. Otmaro Ruiz, Bruno Mangueira\Essência\05 Tu Mi Delirio 2020
  2. Miguel De Leon\Malandro\05 A Voz do Morro 2020
  3. Chico Pinheiro\City Of Dreams\03 Long Story Short 2020
  4. Antonio Adolfo-Tema-10 Variations on a Tema Triste 2015
  5. Event Horizon Jazz Quartet\Event Horizon\05 Black Samba 2020
  6. Al Daniels - Brasiliana - 05 Dao Dao 2020
  7. Claudia Villela & Ricardo Peixoto-Inverse Universe-10 In Your Name-2003
  8. Graciliano Zambonin\Angico\08 Frevo Brasil Grande (Frevo Big Brazil) 2020
  9. Antonio Adolfo - Bruma - Celebrating Milton Nascimento - 07 - Cais 2020
  10. Chico Pinheiro\City Of Dreams\03 Long Story Short 2020

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

  1. Hiroshima - Someday Soon - 2020 (single)
  2. Brian Bromberg - Changes - 2020 (single)
  3. Karl Sterling\Karl Sterling\05 For A Child
  4. Chuck Loeb-All There Is-03 True or False 2002
  5. Al Daniels - Brasiliana - 04 Samba de Romanza 2020
  6. Chris Standring\ten\01-ready-steady-flow-m
  7. Planet Zu\In The Light Of Day\In_The_Light_Of_Day
  8. Norman Brown\Heart To Heart\02 She's Mine 2020
  9. Euge Groove\Sing My Song\08 The Journey Ahead 2020
  10. Chris Big Dog Davis - FOCUS - Blue Light Special (feat. Kim Waters) 2020
  11. Andrew Neu-Everything Happens for a Reason-05 What Would I Do 2013


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