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Jimmy Heath in the Doodlin' Lounge
January 20, 2020 05:26 AM PST
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The Jazz World lost one of its greatest artists this last weekend when Jimmy Heath passed. He was a giant - not in stature - but in the talent and humanity he brought to the stage. A historian, educator, big band leader, well the list could go on and on... Let's just say he will be sorely missed and forever loved for his contributions. In this 2016 conversation (just prior to his 90th birthday) I asked him about his associations with folks in the jazz organ world - after all, this IS the Doodlin' Lounge. I hope this will, in some way, add to the on-going tribute to Jimmy Heath's life and times.

Jimmy Cobb in the Doodlin' Lounge
January 17, 2020 07:24 AM PST
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The great drummer, Jimmy Cobb was a guest in my Doodlin' Lounge broadcast from KCSM on Wednesday, January 15th. I tried to ask him some questions that weren't the type that he's been asked all through the years but questions about his association with Miles Davis were unavoidable! Jimmy turns 91 years old on January 20th and his mind is as sharp as ever with near perfect recall of the illustrious life he has been living in music. I hope you enjoy this as I did...

Sherrie Maricle & DIVA Jazz Orchestra in the Doodlin' Lounge
January 08, 2020 11:13 PM PST
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Drummer Sherrie Maricle just might be the busiest drummer on the planet! Besides heading the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, she is involved in any number of educational activities and small group ensembles. Five Play (her quintet) is just one example... While their latest CD rides high on the Jazz charts, the DIVA Jazz Orchestra continues to break new ground in jazz music with the renewed concept that "the future is female". Enjoy this hour of conversation and music with one of our most interesting and enthusiastic jazz artists on the scene today.

Tony Monaco in the Doodlin' Lounge
January 01, 2020 11:15 PM PST
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Tony Monaco returns to my Doodlin' Lounge on New Year's Night 2020. Tracks are lifted from several of his recent recordings and great responses are elicited from Tony having to do with his 'formula' for a successful performance; the gratification from his instructional videos and online coursework; and his thoughts on 'clonewheel' technology vs the 'real deal' Hammond organ. The music is great and Tony is in rare form. Enjoy!

Dee Dee Bridgewater in the Doodlin' Lounge
December 25, 2019 11:11 PM PST
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Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater joins me in this episode (which happens to be on Christmas Night 2019). Her most recent release, 'Memphis, Yes I'm Ready' is spot-lighted as well as a track from her daughter, China Moses', rapidly developing songbook. Dee Dee talks about whaat today's women in jazz can do to improve their status and generally opens up her heart and mind to us. Dee Dee continues to be one of our most important jazz contributors. Enjoy...

Dr. Lonnie Smith in the Doodlin' Lounge
December 11, 2019 11:33 PM PST
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Dr. Lonnie has been a frequent visitor to my Doodlin' Lounge over the last thirty years. This episode, however, is particularly important, I feel, because of the worldwide concern for his health and well-being. Knowing that Lonnie still plays and has the desire to make people happy (which he feels is his sole purpose in this life) is most assuring. Enjoy his conversation and his wisdom along with selected tracks from his discography in this episode of my Doodlin' Lounge