The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

Rachael & Vilray

Air Date: 2/12/2023 on 90.5 WICN 8am-12pm ET

Watch the video below and tell me that isn't the most gentle, heartwarming, and sweet performance of an original song that you've heard in a long time. One listener wrote "So good this brings tears to your eyes!"

Yes, their sound recalls an earlier time. You might feel like you just came in on a cold day and everyone is gathered around the big solid-walnut radio shaped like part of a church. The news is about to come on, and everybody's anxious to hear how our boys are doing. Rachael & Vilray play softly in the background while folks settle down.

Listen to the perfectly simple guitar accompaniment, the restrained and respectful reed/horn arrangement, the sweet lyrics and melody, the vocal work and nice harmony. Delicious!

We'll hear a song from the new CD I Love a Love Song as well as from their prior release.

Mafalda Minnozzi & Paul Ricci in Worcester

International recording star Mafalda Minnozzi will appear with her music director/guitarist Paul Ricci on February 23 at Club 321 in Mechanics Hall, Worcester MA. Don't miss this show. These are two artists who put all their emotion into their music. It's a great venue and the price is right. Click here for details.

Introducing Musician's Corner

During the first hour you'll hear a new segment for the Sunday Jazz Brunch: Musician's Corner. The idea is to have an artist talk to you about a song before it plays. For today's show we have saxophonist Jeff Ellwood from his excellent CD The Sounds Around the House featuring Alan Pasqua on piano, Darek Oles on bass, and Joe Labarbera on drums. Check out the video below or click here.

Just a reminder, WICN will replay a few recent shows during the next few weeks during my winter break.

Stay warm.


HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Nicholas Payton\Couch Sessions 2023\Blossom feat Buster and Lenny
Fred Hersch-Songs from Home-08 Sarabande-2020
Dave Stryker\As We Are 2021\Dreams Are Real
Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, Brian Blade-Chlidren of the Light-05 Within everything 2015
Dan Siegel-Faraway Place 2021-06 Faraway Place
Rachael and Vilray-I Love a Love Song 2023-07 Join Me in a Dream
Ben Wolfe-Unjust 2022-07 Eventually
Rosana Eckert-Sailing Home-03 Blue Flower 2019
Jeff Ellwood\The Sounds Around The House 2020\The Sounds Around The House
Lucy Wijnands & John Di Martino-Call Me Irresponsible 2022-09 Only The Lonely
Armagos\7 Times in America 2023\Endless Sky
Rachael & Vilray-Rachael & Vilray (Disc 1)-01 Without a Thought for My Heart 2019

HOUR TWO: New For You

Ed Cherry\Are We There Yet 2023 - Lawns
Sam Kirmayer-High and Low-03 Nancy (Laughing Face) 2018 feat Ben Patterson
Skip Grasso\Becoming 2023\Three Simple Truths feat Harvie and B Drummond
Michael Morreale\Stories of Recent Vintage 2023\11 'Bill Must Have Played This'
Jesse Davis\Live at Small's 2023\Street of Dreams
Darmon Meader\Losing My Mind 2023\Lovely Day
Julian Lage-Squint -01 Etude
Heavy Hitters\The Heavy Hitters 2023\New Day
Nicholas Payton\Couch Sessions 2023\Along Came Betty
Libby York\DreamLand 2023\Throw It Away

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Daniela Soledade\Pretty World 2022\Down in Brazil
John Bailey\Time Bandits 2023\Groove Samba
Mafalda Minnozzi\Sensorial 2020\Vivo Sonhando
Diego Figueiredo\Follow the Signs 2022\Samba in New Orleans
Hendrik Meurkens\Samba Jazz Oddysey with  WDR Big Band 2022\07 Bolero Para Paquito (H. Meurkens)
Hubert Laws-In The Beginning-03 Gymnopedie #1 1974
Jackie Ryan-For Heaven's Sake-10 Samba Del Rei 2000
João Gilberto-João-11 Smiled At Me (Sorriu Para Mim) 1991\
Jacky Terrasson-Smile-06 The Dolphin 2002
Chiara Civello\Chansons 2022\09 - I WISH YOU LOVE (Que reste-t-il de nos amours)
Mafalda Minnozzi-CinemaCity 2021-08 E La Chiamano Estate
Lyambiko-Out of This Mood-03 Chega de Saudade 2002
Diego Figueiredo-Compilation-06 Peqauena Valso-2020

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Andrew Neu-Everything Happens for a Reason-04 Orchestral Prelude to What Would I Do 2013
Andrew Neu-Everything Happens for a Reason-05 What Would I Do 2013 feat Bobby Caldwell
Yellowjackets-Parallel Motion 2022-02 Challenging Times
Lindsey Webster\Reasons 2022\ I'm Ok (feat. Nicholas Payton)
Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance-05 Starburst 1979
Paul Brown 7 And 7 (feat. Euge Groove)
The Sax Pack-Power of 3-08 When Morning Comes 2015
Bob James Trio-Espresso-05 Mister Magic 2018
Andy Narell-The Long Time Band-02 Jenny's Room 1995
Antonio Faraò-Eklektik-07 Quiet 2017
The Wes Montgomery Trio-A Dynamic New Sound- Guitar,Organ,Drums-02 Yesterdays 1959
Tal Babitsky-Moments-12 Diagonal Stride 2010


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