January 2015 Rhythm and Grooves Archives

It was a look back at 2014 Releases, with the exception of the 45 of the Week – Fortuosity, by Count Basie. I played music from Akiko, Jason Marsalis, Sean Jones, The Cookers, Connie Evingson, Tom Harrell, Pipi Ardennia, The Adam Meckler Orchestra, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Chris Lomheim Trio, and Steve Kenny's Group 47.

There was a bit of an international flavor to today's show as I started out with two jazz songs based on reggae rhythms by charled Kynard and Monty Alexander, closed with African music from Dobet Gnahore, Hugh Masakela, and Olatunji, and played a couple of bossanovas by Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra in between. Also played music from Clifford Brown, Bill Carrothers, Mary Louise Knutson, the Dakota Combo, and the SF Jazz Collective. The 45 of the week was from an EP by the Finnegan-Sauter Band.