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Colorful Spring Garden, wikimedia
  Luigi Romolo spoke with Patty Peterson about why the weather pattern has felt so cool this spring. This interview occurred May 4th, 2021 during the Morning Show with Patty Peterson. More Posts for Show: The Morning Show
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Sprig Of That
  If you are a regular listener to KBEM, hopefully you’ve heard Phil Nusbaum’s informative and entertaining feature Twin Cities This Week/Twin Cities Weekend. On a recent playback, I was intrigued by a new band, Sprig Of That, who discussed in-depth a new recording, Eight Threads.Like Phil’s featurette, the group had received an endowment from...
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Jihye Lee Orchestra – Daring Mind – Motéma Music link: 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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