The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

Amina Figarova

Air Date: 1/8/2023 on 90.5 WICN 8am-12pm ET

She was born in the town of Baku in the country of Azerbaijan, studied in Denmark and at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and has toured the world with her sextet that has been together for 24 years. Her musical training began with classical music, progressed to folk and then jazz. 

Joy, Ms. Figarova's new CD, is a “post-pandemic release and a celebration of life, hope, and new beginnings” says the pianist, composer, arranger, and producer.

This is an artist that I first heard maybe ten or fifteen years ago, and I was impressed with the CD we had at the time. Fast forward to today, many CDs later, and she is better than ever. The new release features 10 original compositions, all excellent. The second hour opens with a track from Joy.


Now that the holiday hoopla has hopefully died down, we can relax and listen to great jazz. I'm here for you.



Photo of Amina Figarova by Tom Beetz, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Marcello Carelli - The Era 2022-03 Just Sit Tight
David Janeway\Distant Voices 2022\
Wes Montgomery-Wes Montgomery with Melvin Rhyne-15 For All We Know 1959
Craig Davis\Tone Paintings  2022\Dary Departs
Brian Lynch-Songbook Vol. 2- Dance The Way U Want To 2022-08 Que Seriá La Vida Radio Version
Caity Gyorgy\Featuring 2022\Tis Autumn
Tierney Sutton-Dancing In The Dark-Where or When 2004
Frank Kimbrough\Frank Kimbrough 2003-2006 2022\Beginning 2
Danny Green Trio Plus Strings-One Day It Will-09 Snowy Day in Boston 2018
Sinne Eeg (Voc), Thomas Fonnesbæk (B)-Staying in Touch 2021-10 Those Who Were
Arturo Sandoval-Rhythm and Soul 2022-11 Cancion Para Mimi

HOUR TWO: New For You

Amina Figarova-Joy 2022-10 Muse
Samara Joy-Linger Awhile 2022-06 Social Call
Dmitri Matheny\Cascadia 2022\Perfect Peaches
Marcello Carelli - The Era 2022-04 New Dawn
Peter Bernstein-What Comes Next-01 Simple As That-2020
Randy Napoleon\Rust Belt Roots 2021\Lyresto
Emmet Cohen-Uptown in Orbit 2022-10 Venus de Milo
Rich Willey\Puttin on the Ritz 2022\Song for Janet
Paul Marinaro\Not Quite Yet 2022\Make Me Rainbows

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Daniela Soledade\Pretty World 2022\Nothing Compares
Eliane Elias-Quietude 2022-11 Saveiros
Earl Klugh-The Best Of Earl Klugh Vol. 1-08 Heart String 1991
Ivan Lins-Live at MCG-11 Henrysville (Dedicated to Henry Mancini) 1999
Jackie Ryan-Doozy (CD 2,2)-03 Brigas Nunca Mais, A Felicidade 2008
Andrea Bocelli-Amore-06 Solamente Una Vez 2006
Antonio Adolfo & Carol Saboya-Lá E Cá , Here & There-12 Toada Jazz
Antonio Carlos Jobim-Composer of Desafinado Plays 1997-11 Chega De Saudade
Claudio Roditi-Brazilliance x4-09 Quem Diz Que Sabe 2007 Ashleigh Smith-Sunkissed-07-Into the Blue
Clara Moreno-Meu Samba Torto-13 Ela Vai Pro Mar 2006
João Gilberto-João-03 Little Rose (Rosinha) 1991
Antonio Carlos Jobim-Composer of Desafinado Plays 1997-11 Chega De Saudade

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Ken Navarro-All the Way-05 Learning to Dance 2003
Marion Meadows-Twice As Nice 2021-03 Pandora
Andrew Neu\Try Something Neu 2009\South by Southwest
Brian Simpson-Unified-03 What the Wind Knows 2020
Carmen Lundy-Soul to Soul-05-Daybreak
Chuck Loeb-Presence-05 Llevame 2007
Doc Powell-Doc Powell-05 Cab Ride 2006
Earl Klugh-The Best Of Earl Klugh Vol. 1-03 Magic In Your Eyes 1991
Herb Alpert-Second Wind-10 Rendezvous 1996
Maysa-Metaphorphosis-06 Higher Love - Featuring Najee & Nick Colionne 2008
Najee\The Morning After\Rendezvous
Andrew Neu\In Clear View 2019\Babe


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