*Denotes New Release

Lots of newer music this week, including tracks by Bob Dorough, Carol Morgan, Jumane Smit, the Native Jazz Quartet, Lalama Brothers, Alfredo Rodriguez, and Jamaze. Today’s 45 of the Week was Sonny’s Back, by the Art Farmer/Benny Golson Quartet.

Episode #449 – He’s got such a supple wrist

Nuala Kennedy Band, Live at The Cedar, Feb 22, 2014

3/13 in a nutshell…

The “Ooh” was pretty evenly split between being “Worldwide Women of Ska Part 2” and simply being a good ole Opening Oldies Hour (and 20min.) On the archive, you can hear records by Rita Marley, Jenny Taylor, Dawn Penn, and classic ska duets by Fay & Gabby, Sugar & Dandy, Derrick & Patsy and more. The set was rounded out with some choice instros by Raymond Harper, Roy Richards and Roland Alphonso as well as a few goodies by guys like Robert Marley (pre-Wailers), Lord Brynner and Desmond Dekker. Sherwood got one of his CATs (calendar-album tracks) on, this week by the psychedelically percussive Hal Blaine, and spent some more time in his “GALaxy” (spinning Lydia Lunch, Eartha Kitt, Perfume, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Nina Hagen and, of course Shiina Ringo) and also made room for Kev Hopper, Señor Coconut and The Beepers (who all happen to be named Giorgio Moroder, btw) to ease us into The Home Stretch. And guess what? The regular features were back! Jazz Jamaica All Stars launched the GotchaSAKvered Ska Cover-of-the-Month selection for March, the Don D classic “Confucious.” We had a 5@5:05 of ska bands playing things that aren’t strictly-speaking ska (perhaps furthest-afield, or perhaps not, were cumbias by Melbourne Ska Orchestra and Cabernet Deneuve), and Runa Miyoshida, St. Petersburg Ska-Jazz Review and Begoña Bang Matu took us to the wrap-up, but not before Sara McAllister covered Stephen Stills… and in fine style, for what it’s worth! If ya want more fine styles, ska-wise and otherwise next week, tune in… and stay tuned!

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