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7:44 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

Jazz Junction Review: INTRODUCING KATIE THIROUX – BassKat Records

Bassist and vocalist Katie Thiroux has released an attractive album that combines delightful repertoire and musicianship on this introductory recording. She was recipient of the Shelly Manne New Talent Award at age 17 and has won awards for bass and voice. She has attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and later received a Masters of Music at CSU Long Beach. She has performed with numerous prominent jazz artists and has worked at jazz festivals and venues in the Big Apple.

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7:08 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

KIOS Jazz CD Of The Month: JOSHUA BRUNEAU – BRIGHT IDEA – Cellar Live Records

From the opening beat you're in for an exciting musical ride when you take trumpeter Joshua Bruneau's new release “Bright Idea” out for a spin. This enthusiastic and crackling session features compositions and soloing that lure the listener in and perhaps make one more than a little bit jealous of those fortunate to be in attendance at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City when this live session was recorded.

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7:04 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

KIOS Jazz CD Of The Month: Charles Lloyd / Manhattan Stories / Resonance

Resonance Records has released a number of historic jazz recordings in the last few years. In 2014 the label released the roof-raising John Coltrane: Offering two disc set, featured on Last Call and reviewed on these webpages. The companion recording on the label is the immediately more accessible Charles Lloyd: Manhattan Stories.    

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5:00 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Last Call: Best of 2014

For fans of adventuresome jazz, 2014 certainly had a rich grab bag of audio gems to choose from. Here are the finest releases of the year.  Thank you for listening!

Miles Davis / Miles At The Fillmore /Columbia-Legacy: It is a thrilling experience to hear Miles Davis and his band achieve the impossible over and over again in this rollercoaster ride of four nights of performances from June, 1970 at the Fillmore East In New York City.

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8:32 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Jazz In The Afternoon Tuesday & Thursday Best of 2014

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8:06 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Mike's Top 12 Jazz CDs of 2014

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3:24 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

JAZZ JUNCTION – BEST of 2014

Once again we're back with this year's edition of our respective picks for top albums of the year. Inhabiting our three hours on Saturday nights we have been hearing a lot from the albums listed below, all of which should also prove attractive recordings to which we'll return over the years. Dispensing with all pretense of maintaining a rigorous limit in deference to this year's bountiful array of releases, here are a number of eminently worthy recordings:

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11:01 am
Mon December 1, 2014

KIOS BLUES CHART: NOVEMBER 2014

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10:52 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Mike's Top 12 Blues CDs of 2014

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1:37 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Last Call Review: Pablo Masis / Rubicon / Independent Release

Jazz Trumpeter/ Composer Pablo Masis has released an invigorating new release of musical conversations, Rubicon.

Masis, based in New York City, is joined by fellow area musicians bassist Aidan Carroll and Drummer Jared Schonig for this new release.

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