The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

Musician's Corner: Gaea Schell

Air Date: 8/20/2023 on 90.5 WICN 8am-12pm ET


Coming up on the Sunday Jazz Brunch we have a special guest, the young artist Gaea Schell, a multi- instrumentalist, composer, and vocalist. Originally from Canada, and now residing in the San Francisco bay area, she decided long ago that piano and flute would be her main instruments, although she had studied saxophone and harp as well. 

Of course, if you like to consider voice as an instrument, then perhaps that is really her main thing. The point here is that Ms. Schell is wonderfully talented, and this is amply illustrated by her new CD In Your Own Sweet Way

We'll hear two tunes from the CD, the title track by Dave Brubeck, as well as one of her originals, Summer Sea.

When I first listened to the Brubeck song, I could hear that something was a bit different. I thought maybe it is in an unusual key. But as Ms. Schell explains, it is the time signature that changes throughout the song, and you'll hear a snippet of the song that perfectly illustrates this transition.

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to hear this edition of Musician's Corner.

As for her original number, Summer Sea, you'll hear how the artist's subconscious urged her to write this tasty bossa nova!

As with all Musician's Corner segments on the Sunday Jazz Brunch, we'll go behind the scenes and get into the mind of a talented artist who represents the best in jazz. 

I hope you enjoy listening to Ms. Schell's talk and music as much as I do.



Top photo by Crosby Byers. Beach photo by Mariam Abdelkabder.


HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Jessica Williams-Freedom Trane-05 Prayer and Meditation 2011
John Harrison Trio Going Places 09 Alone Too Long
Judy Wexler\Crowded Heart 2019\Stars

Mason Razavi\Six String Standards 2023\02 MASON RAZAVI - You Stepped Out of a Dream
Wayne Escoffery - Like Minds 2023 - Idle Moments
Steve Smith\Time Flies 2023\Ugly Beauty
Anthony E Nelson Jr\Swinging Sunset 2023\On A Misty Night

Kait Dunton\Keyboards 2023\DeLacey
Robin McKelle\Impressions of Ella 2023\Robbin's Nest
Gabriel Espinosa-Songs of Bacharach & Manzanero 2016-06 What the World Needs Now feat Tierney Sutton
Benny Benack III\Third Times the Charm 2023\Giselle

HOUR TWO: New For You

Musician's Corner: Gaea Schell\In Your Own Sweet Way 2023\In Your Own Sweet Way
Musician's Corner: Gaea Schell\In Your Own Sweet Way 2023\Summer Sea
Benny Benack III\Third Times the Charm 2023\002 Benny Benack III - I'll Never Fall In Love Again

Chris Hazelton\After Dark 2023 - Watch What Happens
Robin McKelle\Impressions of Ella 2023\Robbin's Nest
RAY VEGA & THOMAS MARRIOTT\East West Trumpet Summit 2023 - Quarter Nelson
Louis Hayes-Exactly Right! 2023-09 Scarborough Fair

Louis Hayes-Exactly Right! 2023\Is That So
Nick Green\Green On The Scene 2023 - The Song Is You
Paul Marinaro\Not Quite Yet 2022\On a Wonderful Day Like Today

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Gabriel Espinosa\Bossas and Boleros 2023\08 Nosotros
Luiz Millan\Brazilian Match 2023\Andar Descalco
Diego Figueiredo\My World 2023\

Frank Potenza-The Legacy-09 Rio 2003
Flora Purim-Perpetual Emotion-11 Carinhoso 2001
Fabiano de Castro-La Do Alto Do Morro-09 De Fa em Fa-2011
Fahir Atakoğlu-For Love 2020-01 For Love - Por Amor feat Concha Buika

Lori Bell-Lori Bell-05 Joybell
Leo Blanco (World Jazz Ensemble)-roots & effect-02 Tonada de la Luna (Simon Diaz) 2010 feat Luciana Souza
Lori Bell-The Music Of Djavan-05 Liberdade (Liberty) 2008
Luciana Souza-Luciana Souza-09 Samba Pra Cantar-1992

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Brian Simpson\Soul Connection 2023\Barcelona
Bobby Caldwell-Where Is Love-05 Love Lite 1993
Caribbean Jazz Project-Afro Bop Alliance-05 Picture Frame 2008

Charles Langford-Powerless 2021-01 Better Days Ahead
Cassandre McKinley-Til Tomorrow- Remembering Marvin Gaye-10 After the Dance 2006
Chieli Minucci-Night Grooves-03 Foolin' Around Again 2003
Chris Standring\ten\Magic Carpet Ride

Chuck Loeb-In a Heartbeat-10 Sway 2001
David Sanborn-Time And The River-02 Ordinary People 2015
Dianne Reeves-Beautiful Life-02 Feels So Good (Lifted) 2014
Brian Simpson\Soul Connection 2023\See You Again


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