Yulia Musayelyan

Air Date: 3/21/2021

When I want to hear some good flute playing, I'll often turn to folks like Lori Bell or Andrea Brachfeld. Now we can add Yulia Musayelyan to that list!

Her new CD Oblivion is that good.  Sunday's edition of the SJB opens with the title track, a piece written by Astor Piazzolla in 1982. “Its understated yet dark and powerful melody captivated me from the first time I heard it as a teenager on an orchestra tour in Havana, Cuba,” says Ms. Musayelyan. 

If you are familiar with the tango, then you'll instantly recognize the songs on the new CD.  One old favorite, Flor De Lino, appears in Brazil/World hour. This song is considered to be written in a style called tango vals, which generally means that it is a tango with a waltz (3/4) time signature.

We'll be hearing more from Yulia Musayelyan in the coming weeks.

Some other items of note:

  • You'll hear another couple of tracks from the delightful Death Of Expertise, Bruce Brown's new CD. I am looking forward to exploring this CD further.
  • Listen to the guitar playing on the George Kahn number during hour one. It's very sweet.
  • We have a couple in a row from piano master Alan Pasqua during hour one.
  • Zoe Scott's version of the Beatles' Baby It's You had me doing a search and then listening to the original, which I barely remembered from 1963. And it sounds so different. A great song.
  • Hour two opens with the Steve Gadd Band's Doesn't She Know By Now from their latest release Blue Note Live Tokyo. This track, with its Steely-Dan-esque sound, is hard to get out of your head, and it is one of three originals never before recorded by the band. It sounds like it was a hit number at some point earlier in time.
  • Brazil/World hour opens with a song written by Toninho Horta and played by Kenny Polson from his new CD. After that I have Toninho Horta himself playing one of his own songs.
  • During groove hour I decided to take a bit of a detour to the past, with older songs from Spyro Gyra and Earl Klugh. Also I've got something from Mike Ricchiuti - Chuck Loeb's former keyboard player.

Good health to you, and a wish that we might return to normal very soon.



HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Yulia Musayelyan\Oblivion\Oblivion 2021
Mark Winkler & David Benoit\Old Friends\12 - Thirty Years (Only Sunshine Days)
Putter Smith-Lotus Blossom-08 Lotus Blossom-2014 Feat Jeff Colella
Jane Monheit-Surrender-01 If You Went Away 2007
Bruce Brown\Death of Expertise\The Music Plays Again 2021
George Kahn Quartet-DreamCatcher-10 EVA-2020
Alan Broadbent\Songbook Feat Georgia Mancio\7. Hide Me From The Moonlight 2015
Alan Pasqua-Soliloquy-08 Girl From The North Country-2018
Alan Pasqua-Northern Lights-04 The Riptide-2017
Zoe Scott\Shades of Love\Baby It's You 2021
The 14 Jazz Orchestra\Cartoon Bebop\Duende 2020
Gregory Porter-Be Good-Painted on Canvas

HOUR TWO: New For You

Steve Gadd\Blue Note Live Tokyo\Doesn't She Know By Now 2021
Bruce Brown\Death of Expertise\03 Find Three Things to Be Grateful For 2021
Vinnie Riccitelli Octet\For the Record\Dolphin Dance 2020
Janis Siegel\Janis Siegel - Crying In My Whiskey\Always On My Mind 2021
Mark Winkler & David Benoit\Old Friends\I've Got Just About Everything 2021
The Brazilian Trio-Aguas Brasileiras-09 Manhattan Style-2020
Andrew Neu\Catwalk\Juggernaut 2020
Stacey Kent-Tenderly-01 Only Trust Your Heart 2015
Jeff Ellwood\The Sounds Around the House\03_Old School Blues 2020
Steve Gadd\Blue Note Live Tokyo\03_Timpanogos 2021
Yoko Miwa Trio\Songs of Joy\09 Inside A Dream 2021

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Kenny Polson\Colors of Brazil\Bicycle Ride (composed by Toninho Horta) 2021
Toninho Horta-To Jobim with Love-02 Portrait in Black and White 2008
Zoe Scott\Shades of Love\Wave 2021
Hendrik Meurkens-Celebrando-04 Odessa In April 2012
The Brazilian Trio-Aguas Brasileiras-10 Vila-Madalena-2020
Vinicius Cantuaria-13 Voce vai ver (2015)
Joao Gilberto-Joao voz e violao-03 Eclipse-2000
Yulia Musayelyan\Oblivion\Flor De Lino 2021
Chiara Civello-Last Quarter Moon-11 Outono 2005
The Brazilian Trio-Aguas Brasileiras-08 Aguas Brasileiras-2020
The 14 Jazz Orchestra-The Future Ain't What It Used To Be-04 Triste 2018
Jim Waller Big Band\Bucket List\01 Samba For Suzell 2020

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Richard Elliot\Richard Elliot - Authentic Life - Walk With Me 2021
Andrew Neu\Try Something Neu\The Way Forward
Zoe Scott\Shades of Love\02 I'll Stand By You 2021
Chris Standring-Real Life-In Other Words 2020
Wayne Alpern - Jukebox - All The Things You Are - 2020
Randy Brecker and Eric Marienthal-Double Dealin'-01 Double Dealin'-2020
Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance-07 It Doesn't Matter 1979
Earl Klugh-Peculiar Situation-07 Desert Paradise 1999
Mike Ricchiuti-06 Just So You Know (2003)
Chris Standring-Real Life-What Goes Around 2020
Brian Culbertson-Dreams-02 No Limits 2012
Al Jarreau All I Got 01 Random Act Of Love 2002
Bobby Caldwell-Soul Survivor-09 Until You Come Back To Me 1995


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