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'DCB Jazz 2015 "Host Favorites"

January 11th, 2016

Every year, WDCB presents new jazz recordings from hundreds of currently active artists, young and old. During 2015, plenty of well-known jazz veterans made excellent music. Lots of rising young stars also made music that grabbed our ears. WDCB’s hosts offer short lists here of some of their personal favorites from 2015.


Jay Greene, host of ‘DCB Jazz, Saturdays, 7am

Ryan Truesdell & The Gil Evans Project: Lines Of Color
Dave Stryker: Messin’ with Mister T
Kurt Elling: Passion World
Maria Schneider: The Thompson Fields
John Wojciechowski: Focus


Bes Nievera, host of ‘DCB Jazz, Sundays, 9am

Vijay Iyer: Break Things
Jack DeJohnette: Made in Chicago
Jose James: Yesterday I Had the Blues – The Music of Billie Holiday
Weather Report: The Legendary Live Tapes 1978-1981
Pat Martino & Jim Ridl: Nexus
Chris McNulty: Eternal
Lyn Stanley: Interludes
Stanley Clarke/Bireli Lagrene/Jean-Luc Ponty: D-Stringz
Christian Scott: Stretch Music
Chris Potter: Imaginary Cities
Solitaire Miles: Susie Blue & The Lonesome Fellas


Leslie Keros, host of ‘DCB Jazz, Fridays, 6-10am

Terell Stafford: Brotherlee Love
Mary Stallings: Feeling Good
Frank Catalano and Jimmy Chamberlin: God’s Gonna Cut You Down
Dave Stryker: Messin’ with Mr. T
Andy Brown: Soloist
Sam Burckhardt: Fly Over
Don Braden: Luminosity
Ben Paterson: For Once in My Life
Chris Foreman: Now Is the Time
George Cables: In Good Company


Dan Bindert, WDCB General Manager

Mike LeDonne: AwwlRight!
Mary Stallings: Feelin’ Good
George & Chico Freeman: All in the Family
George Cables: In Good Company
Cecile McLorin Salvant: For One To Love
Dave Stryker: Don’t Mess With Mr. T
Jose James: Yesterday I Had The Blues
Dee Dee Bridgewater & Irvin Mayfield: Dee Dee's Feathers
Rajiv Halim: Foundation
Charles McPherson: The Journey
Honorable Mention: (Reissue) Erroll Garner: The Complete Concert By The Sea


Bruce Oscar, host of ‘DCB Jazz, M-F, 2-7

Terell Stafford: Brotherlee Love
Dee Dee Bridgewater & Irvin Mayfield: Dee Dee's Feathers
Vincent Herring: Night And Day
Jeb Patton: Shades And Tones
Jacques Lesure: Camaraderie
Doug Webb: Triple Play
Louis Hayes: Live at Cory Weeds' Cellar Jazz Club
John Fedchock New York Big Band: Like It Is
Jeff Hamilton Trio: Great American Songs
Erroll Garner: The Complete Concert By The Sea


Barry Winograd, host of ‘DCB Jazz, M-F, 10-2

Michael Brecker: Live In Helsinki 1995
Various Artists : Complete Bee Hive Sessions (Mosaic box set)
George Cables: In Good Company
Lorin Cohen: Home
Miles Davis: The Bootleg Series, Volume Four, Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975
Chuck Israels: Joyful Noise
Harold Mabern: Afro Blue
Arturo O'Farrill: Cuba - The Conversation Continues
Chris Potter: Imaginary Cities
Ryan Truesdell & The Gil Evans Project: Lines Of Color


Paul Abella, WDCB Music Director and host of ‘DCB Jazz, M-Th, 6-10

Christian McBride: Live at the Village Vanguard
Vijay Iyer: Break Stuff
Dave Stryker: Messin’ with Mister T
Cory Weeds & The Jeff Hamilton Trio: This Happy Madness
Jose James: Yesterday I Had the Blues
Corbin Andrick: Olmstead’s Whistle
Gary McFarland Legacy Ensemble: Circulation – The Music of Gary McFarland
Robert Glasper: Covered
Paul Marinaro: One Night in Chicago
John Scofield: Past Present
Honorable Mention – Brad Mehldau: 10 Years Solo Live


Paul Abella, host of Notes from the Jazz Underground, Fridays, 10pm

Dave Douglas: High Risk
Donny McCaslin: Fast Future
The Kandinsky Effect: Somnambulist
Christian Scott: Stretch Music
Bjork: Vulnicura
Jonah Parzen-Johnson: Remember When Things Were Better Tomorrow
John Scofield & Gov’t Mule: Sco-Mule
Larry Coryell: Heavy Feel
Joshua Abrams: Natural Information
Rajiv Halim: Foundation
Honorable Mention – Antonio Sanchez: The Meridian Suite