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89.1 Jazz with Linda Yohn Linda Yohn Jun 11, 2013
9:00AM - 12:30PM
Pianist and singer Freddy Cole gets better and better. If it’s possible, there is greater warmth and depth in his husky voice. His phrasing is even more subtle and sly. His sense of rhythm – just slightly behind the beat feels more suspenseful yet playful than before. His chemistry with the band seems to be more organic, tighter and empathetic. This could be due to the longevity of Freddy’s current accompanists: drummer Curtis Boyd, bassist Elias Bailey and guitarist/arranger Randy Napoleon. We have watched Randy Napoleon’s musical star rise from the Ann Arbor Public schools to the University of Michigan to New York and now to world-wide acclaim for his tasteful, melodic arrangements for Freddy Cole. Randy might have had something to do with the repertoire on Freddy Cole’s newest High Note CD, “This And That”. The songs have deep meaning, distinctive melodies and possibilities for rearrangement. Randy Napoleon has an ear for catchy melodies and I’m assuming that Freddy takes full advantage of Randy’s gifts in finding refreshing new tunes. Who would think that anyone but Harry Nilson could own “Everybody’s Talkin’”? Now the song belongs to Freddy Cole as does “You And Me Against The World”, “For The Love Of You” and “I Saw Stars”. “This And That” by Freddy Cole was a perfect Tuesday morning premiere on 89.1 Jazz.

NameSong TitleName of CDTrack LabelOn-Air Time
Erwin HelferBig JoeErwin Helfer WayThe Sirens Records8:59:00AM
NPR NEWS9:01:00AM
Bernard PurdieSeñor BluesBernard Purdie's Soul To JazzACT9:07:00AM
Christian McBride & Inside StraightGang GangPeople MusicMack Avenue Records9:14:00AM
Deborah LatzS'WonderfulFig TreeJune Moon Productions9:23:00AM
Herb Ellis/Ray Brown SextetBlues For MinnieHot TracksConcord Jazz9:30:00AM
Molly RingwaldExactly Like YouExcept SometimesConcord Records9:34:00AM
(Various Artists) Taj MahalMailbox BluesTrue BluesTelarc9:39:00AM
Shari Kane & Dave SteeleRag Mama RagFour Hand BluesBig Bones Music9:42:00AM
Hot Club Of CowtownDouce AmbianceRendezvous In RhythmProper9:47:00AM
Christian HowesCubano ChantSouthern ExposureResonance Records9:50:00AM
The Art Pepper QuartetBesame MuchoThe Art Pepper QuartetTampa9:57:00AM
NPR NEWS10:01:00AM
Mulgrew MillerEastern Joy DanceGetting To Know YouNovus10:07:00AM
Kenny Barron & The Brazilian KnightsChorinho CariocaKenny Barron & The Brazilian KnightsSunnyside Communications10:14:00AM
Freddy ColeEverbody's Talkin'This And ThatHigh Note10:21:00AM
Madeleine PeyrouxGentle On My MindThe Blue RoomDecca Records10:25:00AM
Aaron DiehlMoonlight In VermontThe Bespoke Man's NarrativeMack Avenue Records10:32:00AM
Howlin' WolfThe Red RoosterHis BestMCA/Chess10:41:00AM
Erwin HelferBaby, Won't You Please Come HomeWayThe Sirens Records10:44:00AM
James CottonWrapped Around My HeartCotton Mouth ManAlligator Records10:48:00AM
Magic SamI Need You So BadWest Side SoulDelmark10:52:00AM
Nate NajarSingle Petal Of A RoseBlues For Night PeopleCandid10:58:00AM
NPR NEWS11:01:00AM
Sonny ClarkMelody For CLeapin' And Lopin'Blue Note11:07:00AM
Michigan State University Professors Of JazzDon' The ThingBetter Than AlrightMichigan State University College Of Music11:15:00AM
Amp TrioRippled ReflectionFlowwww.amptrio.com11:24:00AM
Miles Davis QuintetFootrpintsMiles SmilesColumbia/Legacy11:30:00AM
Freddy ColeSometimes I'm HappyThis And ThatHigh Note11:42:00AM
George BensonI'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A LetterInspiration: A Tribute To Nat King ColeConcord Records11:49:00AM
Diana KrallHit That Jive JackAll For YouImpulse!11:52:00AM
4 JacksPainkillerDeal With ItEllerSoul Records11:58:00AM
NPR NEWS12:01:00PM
The Holmes BrothersI'll Fly AwayJubilationRealworld12:06:00PM
Preservation Hall Jazz BandAlgiers StompSongs Of New OrleansPreservation Hall Recordings12:10:00PM
Monty AlexanderWhen The Saints Go Marching InUplift 2Jazz Legacy Productions12:16:00PM
Matt Kane TrioMinor MutinySuit Up!Bounce-Step Records12:24:00PM

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