Guitarists and Female Vocalists 

Air Date: 11/21 & 11/28 2021

I cannot think of a better way to kick off an hour of great guitarists and female vocalists than with Randy Napoleon. We open with When They Go from his new CD Rust Belt Roots. It swings. And it has that sweet tone that I just love from Mr. Napoleon. An auspicious beginning to a delicious mix of the latest releases from these sub-genres. It begins during the second hour of the show.

Wait until you hear the nice intro, and then a swingin' bass line accompanying Karen Marguth on another pulsating tune for you during the hour, Close Your Eyes from her latest CD Until. Kudos to Dan Feiszli for his bass work. And Ms. Marguth for her singing!

I always thought of Royce Campbell as a protege of Kenny Burrell. But here on Cool School, his latest CD, he sounds more like Wes. Fine with me either way.

The first set ends with Stacey Kent's new CD, and I picked my favorite track here. Then we kick off the next set with the brandest, newest CD of the lot, from Rosana Eckert and her band Brasuka. The CD is heavily Brazilian and Brazilian-influenced, and so we have a track both here and a couple in Brazil/World hour. Based on her prior release, I knew this would be a good one when I got it in a few days ago.

Then we have guitarist Pasquale Grasso. The guy is amazing. There is nothing else to say, just listen.

Nicole Henry
In terms of style, Nnenna Freelon's new CD Time Traveler could have been released soon after the prior one, which was oh, about eleven years ago. Been a long time! But those familiar with the singer will be pleased to hear her sounding as powerful as ever.

Speaking of powerful singers, don't miss Nicole Henry's version of It's Time for You To Go from her new CD Time to Love Again. The old cliche has always been applicable to this fine singer: she has pipes! I have heard that Ms. Henry is involved in a musical about Whitney Houston. Yes, I could imagine her singing that part.

Check out the rest of the roster for the hour; you'll see some familiar names and some not-so-familiar ones. You'll have a sweet guitar sampling from Greg Skaff, Chris Standring, and Graham Dechter. And Elena Maque, singer and saxophonist, is the new kid on the block.

I felt inspired putting this show together for you. If that comes through in the great jazz, it will be a tasty hour indeed.



HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Doug Lofstrom\Music for Strings 2021\Music for Strings I
Randy Napoleon\Rust Belt Roots 2021\The Man Who Sells Flowers
Alan Broadbent\Broadbent Plays Brubeck 2021\One Moment
Armagos\Promises 2021\The End
Dan Siegel-Faraway Place 2021-06 Faraway Place
Dan Dean\Fanfare for the Common Man 2021\11 Khachaturian - Gayane's Adagio
Rosana Eckert-Sailing Home-03 Someone Else's Life 2019
Nnenna Freelon\Time Traveler 2021\You Make Me Feel Brand New
Nicki Parrott-If You Could Read My Mind 2021-04 Vincent
Susan Krebs With Mixed Remotions-Daybreak 2021-04 Inside A Silent Tear
Mike Scott-Collecting Things 2020-08 Rondo
Perry Smith-Peace 2021-07 A Child Is Born

HOUR TWO: New For You - Guitarists and Female Vocalists, New Releases

Randy Napoleon\Rust Belt Roots 2021\When They Go
Karen Marguth\Until 2021\Close Your Eyes
Royce Campbell\Cool School 2021
Stacey Kent\Songs From Other Places 2021\I Wish I Could Go Traveling Again
Rosana Eckert\Brasuka - A Vida Com Paixao 2021\Reina's Song
Pasquale Grasso-Pasquale Plays Duke 2021-02 Blue Rose
Nnenna Freelon\Time Traveler 2021\Just You
Greg Skaff Feat. Ron Carter & Albert Tootie Heath-Polaris 2021-11 Ill Wind
Chris Standring-Wonderful World 2021-06 Green Dolphin Street
Elena Maque\Feel Again 2021\Autumn Rain
Graham Dechter-Major Influence 2021-03 Major Influence
Nicole Henry\TIME TO LOVE AGAIN. 2021\Until It's Time For You to Go

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Antonio Carlos Jobim-Composer of Desafinado Plays 1997-10 Jazz Samba (So Danco Samba)
Susan Krebs Chamber Band - Simple Gifts - 03 So Many Stars
June Bisantz-Love's Tango-02 11 Note Samba 2018
Nicole Henry-The Very Thought of You-04 Waters of March 2008
Antonio Carlos Jobim-Composer of Desafinado Plays 1997-05 Favela
Eliane Elias\Eliane Elias Plays Jobim\02 Sabia (1990)
Rosana Eckert\Brasuka - A Vida Com Paixao 2021\Samba Jiji
Cory Weeds\O Sole Mio! 2021\Estate
Mafalda Minnozzi-CinemaCity 2021-08 E La Chiamano Estate
Joey DeFrancesco-40-09 Caruso 2011
John Stein-Serendipity 2021-05 Insensatez (How Insensitive)
Rosana Eckert\Brasuka - A Vida Com Paixao 2021\Deusa Do Meu Carnaval

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Brian Simpson\All That Matters 2021\Sunlit Sea
Vincent Ingala-Personal Touch-08 Can't Stop The Rain From Falling 2018
Ray Obiedo\Latin Jazz Project Vol 2 2021\Big World
David Finck-Future Day-02 New Valley 2008
Marc Antoine-Something About Her 2021-02 Something About Her
Nnenna Freelon\Time Traveler 2021\Marvin Medley
Larry Carlton\Soul Searchin 2021\Miles and Miles to Go
Charles Langford-Powerless 2021-10 New Day
Joey DeFrancesco-More Music 2021-02 Lady G
David Finck - 01 Bassic Instinct 2021\Bassic Instinct
Royce Campbell-Cool School 2021-10 Skyline Silhouette
The Tiki Collective-Muse-13 The Wanderer 2018


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