Mon David + Josh Nelson = D+N+A

Notes for the Sunday Jazz Brunch Radio Show

Tune in: Sunday October 11, 2020 8am - 12pm EDT 90.5 FM in Central Mass USA. Live Stream Here. Missed the show? Replay from Archives.

I recall hearing Pat Metheny play his original Always and Forever on the 1992 release Secret Story. The instrumental on that CD is a serene contemplative number. 
In the voice and hands of Mon David and Josh Nelson, the song remains mellow, except that when you hear Mon sing, you are struck by his forceful emotion. And so his version, with his own lyrics, has all the beauty of the original, but also has a power unique to the singer.
The new CD entitled D+N+A has a really nice mix of older standard material along with newer compositions, such as John Lennon’s Imagine as well as a tribute/medley for Bill Evans. 
I’m not sure if the letters D N A are meant to indicate anything beyond the idea that David and Nelson do indeed find agreement on these twelve songs. I like to think it does, based on the interesting cover art. Maybe one could say that playing wonderful jazz resides in the DNA of these two fine artists.
Our new music bin is overflowing here at WICN, and I’m really glad about that. New to the Sunday Jazz Brunch are tracks from Lafayette Gilchrist, Jorge Garcia, SaltmanKnowles, Snorre Kirk Artist Page, Michael Landin, Andy Snitzer, and Jarrod Lawson
We continue exploring the new CD from Gregory Porter. I am not at all surprised at the response to this CD. Many newcomers to his music are simply blown away, and that is reflected in the email and texts that I have received. Plenty more GP in this edition of the SJB!
You’ll also hear great songs from the current crop of new releases from Kandace Springs, Orice Jenkins, Chico Pinheiro, Dan Costa, Eddie Daniels, Antonio Adolfo, Graciliano Zambonin, Al Daniels, John Fedchock, and Paulette McWilliams Music.
Groove hour features new and recent material from NAJEE The Official Page and Euge Groove. I am very impressed with the fine guitar work from Norman Brown on his new CD Heart to Heart.
As always, peace and good health to you and yours.

HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

  1. Dan Costa\Skyness\02 Tempos Sentidos 2018
  2. Kandace Springs-The Women Who Raised Me-12 Strange Fruit-2020
  3. Mon David & Josh Nelson\10 Blame It On My Youth MFiT 2020
  4. Orice Jenkins\Centennial Cole\04 Nature Boy 2019
  5. Lafayette Gilchrist\Now\Disc 2 - 02 The Wonder Of Being Here 2020
  6. Chico Pinheiro-There's A Storm Inside-03 There's A Storm Inside-2010
  7. Dan Costa\Skyness\09 Skyness 2018
  8. Gregory Porter-All Rise-09 Modern Day Apprentice-2020
  9. Eddie Daniels-Night Kisses-10 Lembra-2020
  10. Johnny Hartman-The Voice That Is!-02 The More I See You-1994
  11. Antonio Adolfo - Bruma - Celebrating Milton Nascimento - 09 - Tristesse

HOUR TWO: New and Newer, Plus

  1. Jorge Garcia\Crossover\03 Living In The Past 2020
  2. Kandace Springs-The Women Who Raised Me-09 The Nearness of You-2020
  3. Graciliano Zambonin\Angico\06 The Other Song 2020
  4. Al Daniels -Grand Piano Stories - 08 Tones for Joans Bones
  5. Gregory Porter-All Rise-11 Phoenix-2020
  6. Paulette McWilliams\A Woman's Story\09 - Life Is The Fountain 2020
  7. John Fedchock\Into The Shadow\Manaus 2020
  8. Saltman Knowles\Its About The Melody\Brighter Days 2020
  9. Snorre Kirk Quartet With Stephen Riley-Tangerine Rhapsody-04 West Indian Flower-2019
  10. Chico Pinheiro-There's A Storm Inside-11 Valsa Nº 8-2010
  11. Kandace Springs\Soul Eyes\1 Talk to Me
  12. Gregory Porter-All Rise-12 Merry Go Round-2020
  13. Mon David & Josh Nelson\DNA\05 Here's To Life MFiT 12020

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

  1. Diego Figueiredo-Compilation-02 Vivencia-2020
  2. Graciliano Zambonin - Angico - Frevo Brasil Grande (Frevo Big Brazil) 2020
  3. Dan Costa\Live in California\Garota De Ipanema (Girl from Ipanema) 2020
  4. Miguel De Leon\Malandro\08 Lamento para um Malandro 2020
  5. Chiara Civello-Canzoni-16 Mentre tutto scorre 2014
  6. Leo Blanco-Roots & Effect-02 Tonada De La Luna-2003
  7. Vanderlei Pereira\Vision for Rhythm\02 - Ponto de Partida 2020
  8. Antonio Adolfo - Bruma - Celebrating Milton Nascimento - 02 - Nada Sera Como Antes 2020
  9. Chiara Civello-Last Quarter Moon-07 Nature Song 2005
  10. Joanne Tatham-out of my dream-04 Vivo Sonhando 2015
  11. Danilo Pérez & Claus Ogerman-Across The Crystal Sea-04 The Purple Condor 2008
  12. Thalma De Freitas-Sorte!-06 Surrealismo Tropical 2019
  13. Chiara Civello-Last Quarter Moon-09 Sambaroma 2005

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

  1. Norman Brown\Heart To Heart\05 Just Groovin' 2020
  2. Gregory Porter-All Rise-11 Phoenix-2020
  3. Michael Landin\On A Clear Day\Four on Six
  4. Brian Simpson-Something About You-09 Speechless 2018
  5. Euge Groove\Sing My Song\03 Rise 2020
  6. Andy Snitzer\Higher (single) 2020
  7. Jarrod Lawson - 01 - Be the Change (Radio Edit 3.47) 2020
  8. Chuck Loeb-When I'm With You-03 Uppercut 2005
  9. Najee-Center of the Heart-10 Tonight We Say Goodbye 2019
  10. Gregory Porter-All Rise-05 Faith in Love-2020
  11. Norman Brown\Heart To Heart\Just Groovin 2020
  12. Wes Montgomery-Down Here on the Ground-02 Georgia On My Mind 1968



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