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89.1 Jazz with Linda Yohn Linda Yohn Mar 18, 2013
9:00AM - 12:30PM
With "Signs Of Life", singer Rondi Charleston breathes new life into jazz classics and shares highly personal yet universal reflections on life. During Women’s History Month we are focusing on women of jazz and blues past and present. Rondi Charleston’s "Signs Of Life" is one of the most powerful and personal discs to be premiered this March. In her notes, Rondi Charleston credits two important mentors: Abbey Lincoln and Betty Carter. Following in their footsteps, Charleston writes songs that inspire us to consider the beauty and fragile nature of our world and songs that question our very genesis and future. Rondi also displays significant musical courage by covering Thelonious Monk’s “Reflections” with the John Hendricks lyrics first interpreted by Abbey Lincoln and Carmen McRae as well as a touching new lyric to Wayne Shorter’s “Footprints”. Abbey Lincoln was often quoted saying “unrequited love is a bore”. There is nothing boring about Rondi Charleston’s "Signs Of Life". It’s nothing new for us to premiere a singer-songwriter session on 89.1 Jazz, but "Signs Of Life" brings new energy, passion and deep thought to questions and concerns of life couched in flowing melodies. It was a very memorable premiere today.

NameSong TitleName of CDTrack LabelOn-Air Time
Mike Longo TrioMilestonesA Celebration of Diz and MilesConsolidated Artist Productions8:59:00AM
NPR NEWS9:01:00AM
Wolff & Clark ExpeditionMercy, Mercy, MercyWolff & Clark ExpeditionRandom Act Records9:07:00AM
Cannonball AdderleyOne for Daddy-OSomethin' ElseBlue Note Records9:13:00AM
Champian FultonIt's Too Late (Baby, Too Late)Champian Sings and SwingsSharp Nine Records9:23:00AM
Eric AlexanderTouchingTouchingHigh Note9:28:00AM
Hank MobleyTake Your PickThe Best of Hank Mobley: The Blue Note YearsBlue Note Records9:35:00AM
Nilson MattaFrevo De OrfeuNilson Matta's Black OrpheusMotéma Music9:43:00AM
Paula Morelenbaum/SWR Big Band/Ralf SchmidMas, Que NadaBossarenovaObliqSound9:48:00AM
Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian SextetLa PuertecitaCiudad de Los Reyes (City of Kings)Saponegro Records9:52:00AM
Paul Keller TrioStraighten Up and Fly RightWe Like To Riff: A Toast to The Nat King Cole TrioPKO Records9:58:00AM
NPR NEWS10:01:00AM
Giacomo GatesLong Come TutuMiles Tones: Giacomo Gates Sings the Music Of Miles DavisSavant Records10:08:00AM
Christian ScottWho They Wish I WasChristian Atunde Adjuah (Disc 1)Concord Jazz10:14:00AM
Long Tall DebMarried To The BluesRaise Your Handswww.longtalldeb.com10:21:00AM
Etta JamesThe Blues Is My BusinessLet's RollPrivate Music10:25:00AM
OrganissimoDoctor FunkDedicatedBig O Records10:29:00AM
Rondi CharlestonDNASigns of LifeMotéma Music10:39:00AM
Abbey LincolnThrow It AwayAbbey Sings AbbeyVerve10:44:00AM
Next CollectiveAfricaCoverArtConcord Jazz10:49:00AM
Bobby WatsonGood Queen BessThe Year of the RabbitEvidence Music10:56:00AM
NPR NEWS11:01:00AM
Kevin EubanksLed BootsThe MessengerMack Avenue Records11:07:00AM
Quincy Jones and Bill CosbyHikky-BurrThe Original Jam Sessions 1969Concord Records11:12:00AM
Clark TerryMumblesHaving FunDelos11:16:00AM
Kendrick Scott And OracleApolloConvictionConcord Jazz11:24:00AM
Dave ValentinPure ImaginationPure ImaginationHigh Note11:30:00AM
AguankóElizabethElementalPKO Records11:35:00AM
Rondi CharlestonBabe's BluesSigns of LifeMotéma Records11:41:00AM
Betty CarterJazz (Ain't Nothin' But Soul)I Can't Help ItImpulse!11:44:00AM
Aaron DiehlThe CylinderThe Bespoke Man's NarrativeMack Avenue Records11:46:00AM
Mel TorméSomething's Gotta GiveThe Mel Tormé Collection (1944-1985) (Disc 2)Rhino Records11:51:00AM
Robert HurstPicked From NickBob: A PalindromeBebob Records11:56:00AM
NPR NEWS12:01:00PM
The Fabulous ThunderbirdsDiamonds Won't Kiss You BackOn The VergeSevern Records12:07:00PM
Little WalterHate To See You GoLittle Walter : His Best - The Chess 50th Anniversary CollectionChess Records12:11:00PM
Larry CoryellThe LiftThe LiftWide Hive12:13:00PM
Chico HamiltonFor Mods OnlyThe DealerMCA/Impulse!12:18:00PM
Winard Harper and Jeli PosseSomething SpecialCoexistJazz Legacy Productions12:24:00PM

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