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Full Moon Hacksaw

Ultra mel­low we start with a trib­ute to Nica with an under­ly­ing Thelo­nious Monk theme. We start the new decade by review­ing the bet­ter releas­es of 2019. Alyssa All­go­od and Mon­ty Alexan­der rep­re­sent Monk, Art Blakey rep­re­sents Pan­non­i­ca de Koenigswarter, or Nica. Trum­peters Bob­by Shew and Chuck Find­ley con­clude the mel­low half hour, then there is vocal­ist Lucy Yeghi­azaryan and pianist Eric Reed. Michael Reed, no rela­tion we know of, leads a quar­tet from the drums. A dab of sal­sa then blues from Vir­gini­a’s Kurt Kran­dall fol­lowed by SOCALs Adri­an­na Marie, jazz bal­lad time with Ken­ny Gar­ret, Nan­cy Wil­son and Can­non­ball Adder­ley. The bal­ance is ded­i­cat­ed to vari­ety from new­com­er Chris­t­ian Jacob, dynam­ics from the Thad Jones/​Mel Lewis Orches­tra, anoth­er trum­pet duo of Tim Hagan’s and Mar­cus Print­up. Wood­winds con­clude this episode, clas­sic flute from James Moody and Van­cou­ver tenor sax from Mike Allen. Tune in so you can Approve the groove, we’ve got a long way to go and a Hack­saw to get there.