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Modern Jazz Today Episode #130, this week our new discoveries and unearthed gems was particularly fun.

In the unearthed gem category, we dipped into the vault and pulled out Charles Mingus’ “E’s Flat Ah’s Flat Too” off his Blues & Roots album on Atlantic Records. When in College I read his biography, that was certainly a page turner. Mingus knew how to create drama in music and text. The man had one foot in the traditions and one foot that is still not fully dropped into the future of jazz.

In the new discoveries category, this week it is guitarist Leni Stern. The album was released in the Spring of this year; but I just had the privilege of hearing it and certainly wanted to share it with all of you! We featured a cut off her album simply titled 3, the track was “Barambai.” There is something rapturous about Stern’s playing, her use of jazz embellishments and chromatics to chord tones paired with world beats and phrasing is a fascinating listen.

Let’s dig in and thank you again for supporting Modern Jazz Today and all the wonderful artists and radio stations that make this show possible. Keep it tuned, we have more content coming your way very soon!

MJT Episode 130 Playlist July 30 2018.

Hour #1
Artist/Group NameSong TitleAlbumRecord LabelYear
James Austin, Jr. Another StarSongs in the Key of WonderJCA Records2018
Russ MillerArrivalArrivalR.M.I. Records2008
Charles MingusE's Flat Ah's Flat TooBlues & RootsAtlantic Records1959
Robert HurstAlbert Collins (Bonus Track)Black Currant JamDot Time Records 2018
Paul BedalAuraMirrorsBace Records 2018
Michael WaldropSheath and SwordOrigin SuiteOrigin Records2018
Autorickshaw*Horn Ok Please Meter Tala-Wallah Records2018
Troy RobertsJack the SipperNu-Jive PerspectiveInner Circle Records2018
MelbreezeThe IslandAnimazoniaBlue Canoe Records2018
Hour #2
Dayramir GonzalezMoving ForwardThe Grand ConcourseMachat Records2018
Lynne Arriale TrioOver and OutGive Us These DaysChallenge Records2018
Joshua RedmanUnanimityStill DreamingNonesuch Records2018
Monday OrchestraBoth Sides of the CoinNever AloneBarnum For Art 2018
Peter Lin the LinetSweet As HoneyWith RespectLintet LLC2018
Rick Hirsch's Big Ol' BandGiddyup!Pocono Git-DownSelf-Released2017
TribuNite WorkEl MatadorMandala Records2018
Michael Kaeshammer*Scenic RouteSomething NewLinus Entertainment2018
Edu RibeiroBrincando Com TheoNa Calada do DiaTratore2017
John Pittman*Ties that BindKinshipSlammin Media2018
Leni SternBarambai3Self-Released2018
* Indicates Canadian Content
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