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DAVE DOUGLAS—Kyrie—Media Pix BOB MINTZER—Meeting of the Mind—Media Pix ERROL GARNER—Watermelon Man—Octave Music—2020 JAZZ AT LINCOLN ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS—Good Morning Blues—Big Band Holidays—Blue Engine Records—2015 JOHN COLTRANE—Nature Boy—Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album—Impulse!—2018 THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET—Blue Rondo a la Turk—Time Out Takes—Brubeck Edition—2020 TREVOR GIANCOLA—Retrospect—Sonnet 18—TQM Records—2019 ARTEMIS—Goddess of the Hunt—Artmemis—Blue Note—2020 […]

CHARLIE CHRISTIAN—Air Mail Special—Media Pix WES MONTGOMERY—Four on Six—Media Pix CHARLIE PARKER—Koko—Media Pix FRED JACKSON—Minor Exposure—Media Pix DJANGO REINHARDT—Japanese Sandman—Media Pix MILT JACKSON —Three Little Words—Media Pix THELONIOUS MONK—Well, You Needn’t—Palo Alto—Impulse!—2020 ELLA FITZGERALD—Mack The Knife—The Lost Berlin Tapes—Verve—2020 JOSHUA REDMAN & BROOKLYN RIDER—Flash—Sun on Sand—Nonesuch Records—2019 TODD MARCUS—Plummeting—Trio+–Stricker Street Records—2019 BRIA SKONBERG—I Want To […]

Yay, it’s Saturday and another weekend of the Homegrown Music Show (SAT & SUN noon-3pm ET) on The LION 90.7fm (WKPS) – Penn State Radio streamable via Sister Sylvie was going to start the Doors Morrison Hotel 50th anniversary giveaway closer to Jim Morrison’s 77th bday, but last weekend listener David heard me mention […]

Getting psyched for today’s Homegrown Music Show (SAT & SUN noon-3pm Eastern Time) on The LION 90.7fm (WKPS) – Penn State Radio – streamable via Celebrating Joni Mitchell’s 77th birthday and it’s great that the volume 1 of her archival recordings was recently released on Rhino:…/joni-mitchell-archives-vol-1…. Sylvie is celebrating with by offering listeners […]

November 1, 2020 is the 50th anniversary release date of the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty. The 50th anniversary deluxe is out on a 3CD set, which contains a live 1971 show; also released is a vinyl picture disc; more info on Sister Sylvie is celebrating; tune in to the Homegrown Music Show (SAT & […]

Halloween 2020 is a special day; it was 25 years ago today, The Lion 90.7FM WKPS went on the air to play music and have talk radio – our own way! To have our 25th birthday/anniversary during this pandemic (and on a blue moon – the rare second full moon in a month) is poignant. […]

CHARLIE CHRISTIAN—Royal Garden Blues—Media Pix BOB MINTZER—Meeting of the Minds—Media Pix CHARLIE PARKER & DIZZY GILLESPIE—Toccata for Trumpet—Media Pix BILLIE HOLIDAY—What A Little Moonlight Can Do—Media Pix LESTER YOUNG & THE OSCAR PETERSON TRIO—I’m Confessin’—Media Pix DIZZY GILLESPIE —Shaw ‘Nuff—Media Pix MCOY TYNER—Search for Peace—Quartet—Half Note Music—2007 JOEY DEFRANCESCO—Awake and Blissed—In the Key of the […]

Song (Time) Artist [Album] 1. Gate pass to your heart (3:48) Freddie Mcgregor [Anything for You] 2. Stand firm (6:13) Peter Tosh [Bush Doctor] 3. Third World keeps turning (4:46) Third World [More Work To Be Done] 4. Too long in slavery (3:34) Culture [The Frontline-Reggae] 5. Weeping Pirates (6:44) Groundation [Hebron Gate] 6. Darling (3:31) Mo’kalamity [Warriors Of Light] 7. […]

LOUIS ARMSTRONG—There’s a Boat…—Media Pix RODNEY JONES—Tears of a Forgotten…—Media Pix DJANGO REINHARDT—Japanese Sandman—Media Pix JOE HENDERSON—Lush Life—Media Pix LESTER YOUNG—Almost Like Being…–Media Pix WES MONTGOMERY—D-Natural Blues—Media Pix BILL STEWART—Happy Walk—Space Squid—Pirouet Records—2015 MATT WILSON’S BIG HAPPY FAMILY—Schoolboy Thug—Palmetto Records—2015 MONICA RAMEY AND THE BEEGIE ADAIR TRIO—Oh! Look At Me Now—Adair Music Group—2013 AKIKO TSURUGA—Tanabata—So […]

I heard the sad news this morning from a post late Thursday night… musician, songwriter, teacher, local legend Arthur Goldstein has passed on. I have memories of drawing him at arts fest before I knew him, of a friend telling me he took lessons from Arthur back in my very early days in State College. […]

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