The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

Happy Jazzy New Year

Air Date: 12/31/2023 on 90.5 WICN 8am-12pm ET

It's coming. I'm working on it - the best of 2023 show! One of my favorite shows to do all year. Fun but difficult. Some tracks have to be omitted. So sad. But tomorrow is another day, and there will be an absolute TON of great jazz coming your way with this, as with any, Best OF (BOF) show.

Meantime, what do we have for our last show of the year 2023? (That sounds odd, doesn't it?).

Well, I'm digging the new CD from guitarist Joceyln Gould, who features Randy Napoleon - see if you can tell who's who just by listening.

I like the Affinity Trio with Eric Jacobson on trumpet. His tone is so clean.

Roberto Menescal - what can I say? He is brilliant. Look at the last set of Brazil hour.

Robin McKelle - great vocalist and sure to be in the best of 2023 with her tribute to Ella.

Bianca Rossini - new artist!

You're going to dig groove hour especially this week. See if you can listen for all four hours. I dare you!



Photo by Jernej Furman from Slovenia, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.


HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Joshua Redman\where are we 2023\013 Featuring Gabrielle Cavassa - Where Are You
Chris Botti\Vol 1 2023\Two for the Road
Michael Morreale-The Piano Album Vol VI 2023-06 I Have Dreamed
Sarah McKenzie\Without You 2023\The Voice of Rio

Joe Locascio\November The Music of Phil Gurlik 2023\The Goodbye Place
Roberto Menescal-Nosd Eo Mar 2023-05 Noe E O Mar
Jocelyn Gould-Sonic Bouquet 2023-02 Tender is The Night
Silva & Steini\More Than You Know 2023\Every Time We Say Goodbye

Affinity Trio\Hindsight 2023\Fitzroy
Miki Yamanaka\Shades of Rainbow 2023\Early Morning
Pierre Chambers\Shining Moments 2023\The Way You Look Tonight

HOUR TWO: New For You

Dare to Love-Mercedes Nicole 2023-08 Rio De Janeiro Blue
Jocelyn Gould-Sonic Bouquet 2023-Napoleon's Prelude
Richard Baratta-Off The Charts 2023-03 Blackberry Winter
Chris Botti\Vol 1 2023\Paris

Joe Locascio\November The Music of Phil Gurlik 2023\Lost River Waltz
Ron Blake-Mistaken Identity 2023-07 Benny Golson
Haver Hellmaier\X-Man in New York 2023\Books Bossa

Nicholas Payton\Couch Sessions 2023\Along Came Betty
Robin McKelle\Impressions of Ella 2023\I Won't Dance feat Kurt Elling
Joshua Redman\where are we 2023\Manhattan
Sofia Rubina-I am Soul 2023-Stay True
Silva & Steini\More Than You Know 2023\Try Your Wings

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Roberto Menescal-Nosd Eo Mar 2023-08 A Morete De Um Deus De Sal-
Bianca Rossini\Apaixonada 2023\Maringa
Margo Sergent-Douce\France Sweet France 2023\i Wish You Love
Gabriel Espinosa\Bossas and Boleros 2023\New Year
Sarah McKenzie\Without You 2023\Modinha

Janet Evra\Meet Me In Paris 2023\Paris (Encore)
Eliane Elias\Made in Brazil\Incendiando
Ivan Lins\My Heart Speaks 2023\E Isso Acontece (And This Happens)
Antonio Adolfo-Bossa 65 2023-08 Rio

Roberto Menescal-Nos Eo Mar 2023-Barquinho
Roberto Menescal-Nos Eo Mar 2023-Voce
Roberto Menescal-Nos Eo Mar 2023-Bye Bye Brasil
Roberto Menescal-Nos Eo Mar 2023-Nos Eo Mar

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Rick Braun-Around the Horn-07-I Love You More
Rosana Eckert-Sailing Home-09 Lovely Ever After 2019
Sade\Lovers Rock\Somebody Already Broke My Heart
The Sax Pack-Power of 3-01 Sooner Or Later 2015

William Woods-Every Part of Me-08 Under the Radar 2005
The 3 Keys-We 3 Keys 2023-10 Summerdance
Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance-07 It Doesn't Matter 1979
Sheléa-Pretty World-04 Make Me Rainbows 2018

Thom Rotella Street Talk
The Jeff Lorber Fusion-Impact-10 Valinor 2018
Phil Perry-Breathless-10-Moments inthe Houst of Love
Steve Gadd\Blue Note Live Tokyo 2021\Doesn't She Know By Now


Popular posts from this blog