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Wednesday, December 12 2012

The World Can't End Today, I Don't Have My Bills Paid Yet! - Tom Pethic

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Tuesday, December 11 2012

The latest holiday gift idea is now here!
From a friend. I think they meant "assorted."
You big stinker!

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Tuesday, December 11 2012

Did anyone see the coverage of Dave Brubeck's death this past Sunday on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood? The late Ed Bradley must have left his mark on CBS News, as he was a huge champion for jazz music and its history. Refreshing to say the least.

          9:00 - 10:30 AM ET


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Wednesday, December 05 2012

I am very saddened by the news that Dave Brubeck passed away today. God bless him, as he lived 1 day shy of living 92 full years on this earth! Over the years, he has had a love affair with Rochester, New York. I'll never forget when I interviewed him several years ago after his performance at the Rochester International Jazz Festival. He talked about how he felt when he made it on the cover of Time magazine before Duke Ellington did. I remember him saying during my interview with him, "It made me sad. He should have been first. He was my mentor." What a self-less human being he was. Thanks for ALL the years of your great music. Rochester will miss you Mr. Brubeck! RIP Maestro

I'll be airing a special 2 hour tribute to Dave Brubeck and his music on Artistry in Jazz, starting at 6 pm on Saturday, December 8th, streaming at and broadcasting on Jazz 90.1 FM - WGMC.

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Monday, February 27 2012

Enjoy this recent release on Challenge Records by traditional tenorist, Harry Allen.  Rhythm On The River has a river theme and a supporting cast of bassist Joel Forbes, drummer Chuck Riggs, and cornetist Varren Vache. Allen swings harder than ever, but the highlight on this recording for me is the wonderful playing of Italian pianist Rossano Sportiello. Rossano is a very much in-demand pianist in the studio. Last year, Rossano put on quite the show at our beloved Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival's Jam Session, as he sported his prowess with stride-piano playing! Any time one can hear  stride piano, it is truly a treat!
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