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Jihye Lee Orchestra – Daring Mind – Motéma Music link: https://motema.com/As a follow up to her widely-acclaimed 2017 debut April, “Daring Mind” presents selections from Lee’s ‘Mind’ Series, including her BMI Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize-winning “Unshakable Mind” and her Manny Albam Commission “Revived Mind.” The album reflects her struggles, doubts, joys, and hopes while...
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  Hello dear listener!I’m gushing as I write this week’s entry. As always, I am overwhelmed by the generous support and bounteous comments from the Jazz 88 listening family. Working remotely for the last three pledge drives as I have, I’ve spent more time on the phones. While I miss the volunteers, it’s been a...
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Album covers for new Jane Monheit and Jazz Is Dead releases
When vocal and piano powerhouse Diana Krall burst on to the jazz scene in the mid-nineties, the form was getting a bit long in the teeth. Most of the legends had passed on or exceeded their peak as far as female vocalists go. In walked Diana: Great vocal and piano chops, a reverence for the...
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Jill Mott is a sommelier at Henry & Son in Minneapolis. She talks about wines that are stored and/or fermented in clay vessels. Tchotiashvili Mtsvane (orange wine)| Kakheti, Republic of Georgia Tchotiashvili Saperavi (red wine) | Kakheti, Republic of Georgia Sant’Or Santameriana (orange wine) | Patras, Greece Pearl Morissette Irreverence (white wine) | Niagara Peninsula, Canada...
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State Climatologist Luigi Romolo covers a lot in this conversation with the Morning Show. Volunteer weather observers can help with precipitation observations through CocoRaHS, and you can also train online to become a Skywarn Spotter. If you have climate- or weather-related questions for Luigi, you can reach him here. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20210330065645-LuigiRomoloTheRainCame.mp3 Originally aired Tuesday, Mar. 30,...
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