The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

Shiny New Jazz to Close Out the Year

Air Date: 12/18/2022

Say goodbye to 2022. 

I remember when the movie 2001: A Space Oddysey came out, I thought, "wow, imagine the year 2001 - the future!" What a disappointment. We never did go to Jupiter.

Oh well, we still have not landed on Jupiter, or even back on the moon. Nonetheless, I think I will finally accept that we are really in the future now. 😎

I have reviewed and programmed the best of 2022 final releases for you, and here they are. Highlights below.

Brian Lynch

The trumpeter won a Grammy in 2006 for Best Latin Jazz Album. Back in the day, he was a member of the Horace Silver Quintet as well as the final version of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. His latest release Songbook Vol. 2: Dance the Way U Want To takes some of his older original compositions recorded on various labels, and updates them for his own label, Hollistic MusicWorks.

Cyrus Chestnut

In tribute to his father McDonald Chestnut, who taught him to play and passed away in 2021, Cyrus Chestnut released My Father's Hands in 2022. With the superb Peter Washington (b) and Lewis Nash (d), Mr. Chestnut treats us to a mix of jazz standards, originals, latin, and gospel works. Tune in early to hear a song that is, well, But Beautiful.

Ron Carter

Nothing less than a legend, bassist/cellist Ron Carter has won three Grammy awards during his sixty-plus-year career, and counting. Recently the subject of a PBS documentary titled Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes, Mr. Carter is the most recorded jazz bass player of all time. The new release is the soundtrack to this documentary.


Here we have a young female vocalist who, like Samara Joy, won the Sarah Vaughn Vocal Jazz Competition (first place tie) just two years later, in 2021. This is her debut CD, self titled, and filled with refreshing and original interpretations of songs old and new.  Check out her medley of Smile/I'm All Smiles during the second hour.

Samara Joy

Listeners are just crazy about her voice, and with good reason. She won the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition in 2019. Her first album was released in 2021 while she was still in college, in collaboration with guitarist Pasquale Grasso. Her latest release Linger Awhile features Mr. Grasso as well as pianist Ben Paterson. Besides her voice and superb accompaniment, I am thrilled to hear songs whose melody I am familiar with, without having known the titles. Now I know the titles!

Jocelyn Gould

Way back in May 2021 I wrote about her debut CD, and now the native of Winnipeg Canada has released her second, Golden Hour. Her sound is warm and intimate, with a beautiful tone coaxed from her Benedetto 16-B guitar. With this release, Ms. Gould introduces us to her vocal work as well. The lineup features Rodney Whitaker (b), Quincy Davis (d), Will Bonness (p), and Jon Gordon (s).


Best wishes to you and your loved ones during this 2022 holiday season. 

Although it is quite chilly outside for most of us, we keep you warm here at WICN. 

Thanks so much for tuning in and for all your support during the year.

WICN will be playing holiday music on Christmas day next Sunday. See you in 2023!



"Winter night" by Dreamy Pixel is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.


HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Jocelyn Gould-Golden Hour 2022-09 Tides are Turning
Cyrus Chestnut-My Father's Hands 2022-09 But Beautiful
David Bloom\Shadow of a Soul 2022\Lushness For Life
Amina Figarova-Joy 2022-04 Morning Dew
Dave Brubeck-In Their Own Sweet Way 1997-07 We Will All Remember Paul
Ron Carter-Finding the Right Notes 2022-09 A Nice Song
Tawanda-Smile 2022-Bridges
Lenore Raphael-A Beautiful Friendship 2004-05 We'll Be Together Again
Gregory Porter-Nat ''King'' Cole & Me-03 Nature Boy 2017
Steve Million-Remembering the Way Home 2008-04 The Way Home
Samara Joy-Samara Joy 2021-08 If You's Stay

HOUR TWO: New For You

Bruce Barth-Dedication 2022-03 In Memoriam - for George Floyd & so many others
Tim Fitzgerald\Full House 2022\Four on Six
Tawanda-Smile 2022-01 Smile,I'm All Smiles
Geoffrey Keezer-Playdate 2022-03 Her Look, Her Touch
Amina Figarova-Joy 2022-Muse
Samara Joy-Linger Awhile 2022-01 Can't Get Out Of This Mood
Brian Lynch-Songbook Vol. 2- Dance The Way U Want To 2022-04 Across The Bridge
Sinne Eeg (Voc), Thomas Fonnesbæk (B)-Staying in Touch 2021-08 Just One of Those Things
Emmet Cohen-Uptown in Orbit 2022-10 Venus de Milo
Samara Joy-Linger Awhile 2022-06 Social Call
Gail Pettis-Here in the Moment-06 Day in Day Out 2010
Sam Taylor\Let Go 2022\Philly New York Junction feat Terrell Stafford

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Mafalda Minnozzi-CinemaCity 2021-07 Anonimo Veneziano
Gal Costa-Minha Voz, Minha Vida 2001-12 Falsa Baiana
Lauren Henderson-The Songbook Session-05 Meditacao-
Lyambiko-Lyambiko-01 Summer Samba 2005
Eliane Elias-Quietude 2022-06 Bahia Medley- Saudade Da Bahia - Você Já Foi Á Bahia
Dafnis Prieto Featuring Luciana Souza-Cantar 2022-07 Amanhecer Contigo
Eliane Elias-Quietude 2022-10 Brigas Nunca Mais (No More Fighting)
Daniela Soledade\Pretty World 2022\002 Daniela Soledade - Como E Gostoso Sonhar
Arturo Sandoval-Rhythm and Soul 2022-07 Someone Like You
Paul Marinaro\Not Quite Yet 2022\02-02 Someone to Light Up My LIfe
Claudio Roditi-Brazilliance x4-05 Rapaz De Bem 2007

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Kim Waters-That Special Touch 2022-01 Joy Dance
Lindsey Webster\Reasons 2022\Just the Night
Tim Fitzgerald\Full House 2022\Twisted Blues
Norman Brown-Let It Go-08 The North Star 2017
Kim Waters-That Special Touch 2022-04 That Special Touch
Gregory Porter-All Rise-10 Everything you Touch-2020
Hil St. Soul\Back in Love 2022\Fingerprints
Marion Meadows-Twice As Nice 2021-03 Pandora
Lou Pomanti & Friends-Lou Pomanti 2022-03 2001- A Space Odyssey
Najee\Savoir Faire 2022\Modern Lovers
Lindsey Webster\Reasons 2022\12 -  Stay With Me (Soul Jazz Mix) (feat. Randy Brecker)
Brian Simpson-Unified-04 Fired Up 2020


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