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WDCB’s favorite 2017 releases!

December 22nd, 2017

Every year, WDCB presents new music from hundreds of artists, young and old. Over the past year, many well-known veterans made excellent music, and lots of rising young stars also made music that grabbed our attention!. Check out what our hosts have identified as some of their personal favorites from 2017.

 

Leslie Keros, Host of ‘DCB Jazz at Daybreak, 5-7am, M-F

Jazzmeia Horn: A Social Call
Alexis Lombre: Southside Sounds
Michel Camilo: Live in London
Cory Weeds: Let’s Groove: The Music of Earth, Wind & Fire
Ernest McCarty Jr,: A Reunion Tribute To Erroll Garner
John Vanore: Stolen Moments
Ben Markley Big Band: Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton
Christian McBride Big Band: Bringin’ It
George Freeman & Mike Allemana: Live At The Green Mill
Orbert Davis: Paradise Blue
Organissimo: Live At The SpeakEZ
Theo Hill: Promethean
Jeff Rupert & Richard Drexler: Imagination
…and a blues disc, too…
Oscar Wilson: One Room Blues

 

Paul Abella, Music Director and host of ‘DCB Jazz, 7-10am, M-F

Jazzmeia Horn: A Social Call
Dave Douglas & The Westerlies: Little Giant Still Life
Craig Taborn: Daylight Ghosts
Maurice Brown: The Mood
Typhanie Monique: Call It Magic
Dave Stryker: Strykin’ Ahead
Eddie Palmieri: Sabiduria
Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far From Over
Chick Corea: The Musician
Cory Weeds: Let’s Groove: The Music of Earth, Wind & Fire

 

Barry Winograd, Host of ‘DCB Jazz 10am-2pm, M-F

Bill Evans: On A Monday Evening
Ben Markley: Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton
Dave Liebman & Martial Solal: Masters In Bordeux
Bill Cunliffe: Bachnalia
John Beasley: Monk’estra Vol. 2

 

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

Heads Of State: Four In One
Cecile Mcloren Salvant: Dreams & Daggers
Akiko Tsurgura: So Cute So Bad
Greg Abate: Road To Forever
Chicago Jazz Orchestra: Live From Space
Greg Abate & Phil Woods: Kindred Spirits
Doug McDonald: Jazz Marathon 2
George Freeman: 90 Going On Amazing
Ernest McCarty, Jr: Reunion Tribute To Erroll Garner

 

Matthew Hermes, Host of ‘DCB Jazz Midnight-5am, M-F

Nick Finzer: Hear & Now
Gerald Clayton: Tributary Tales
DeJohnette, Medeski, Grenadier & Scofield: Hudson
Ariel Pocock: Living in Twilight
Sarah Mckenzie: Paris in The Rain
John Beasley: Monk’estra Vol. 2
Gregory Porter: Live in Berlin
Various Artists: The Passion of Charlie Parker
Blue Note All Stars: Our Point of View
Kamasi Washington: Harmony of Difference

 

Jay Greene, Host of ‘DCB Jazz, 7-10am, Saturday

John Beasley: Monk'estra Vol. 2
Alan Broadbent: Developing Story
Frank Caruso: Chosen
Christian McBride Big Band: Bringin' It
Joe Policastro Trio: Screen Sounds

 

Bes Nievera Jr., Host of ‘DCB Jazz, 9am-Noon, Sunday

Clark Sommers Lens: By A Thread
Jeannie Tanner: Words & Music
Stanton Moore: With You in Mind: The Songs of Allen Toussaint
Jazzmeia Horn: A Social Call
Eliane Elias: Dance of Time
Joe Policastro Trio: Screen Sounds
Cecile McLorin Salvant: Dreams and Daggers
Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau: Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau
Monika Ryan: Windmills
DeJohnette, Grenadier, Medeski & Scofield: Hudson

 

Neil Tesser, Host of Wednesday Night Jazz 11pm-Midnight

Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far From Over
Eddie Palmieri: Sabiduria
John Beasley: Monk’estra Vol. 2
Matthew Shipp: Piano Song
Kirk Knuffke: Cherryco
Miguel Zenon: Típico
Chris Potter: The Dreamer Is the Dream
Satoko Fujii: Invisible Hand
Gerald Clayton: Tributary Tales
Chuck Owen: Whispers On the Wind

 

Dan Bindert, WDCB’s Station Manager

Peter Bernstein: Signs Live!
Maurice Brown: The Mood
George Freeman & Mike Allemana: Live at the Green Mill
Louis Hayes: Serenade for Horace
Chris Hazelton’s Boogaloo 7: Soul Jazz Fridays
Vincent Herring: Hard Times
Christian McBride Big Band: Bringin’ It
Typhanie Monique: Call it Magic
Randy Porter with Nancy King: Porter plays Porter
Cory Weeds: Let’s Groove: The Music of Earth, Wind & Fire
…and a blues disc, too…
Oscar Wilson: One Room Blues

 

Maryann Keifer, Host of Ireland Tonight, 9-10pm, Monday

The Recollective: The Recollective
Open The Door For Three: The Joyful Hour
Niall Murphy, Cathal & Stephen Hayden: The Bow Brothers
Joanna Hyde & Tadhg O'Meachair: One For The Foxes  
Caroline Keane & Tom Delaney: Never Say Goodbye, Say Good Luck  
Stephen Doherty & Seana Davey: The Esdee Sessions 
Old Blind Dogs: Room With A View  
Talisk: Abyss
Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, et al.: Usher's Island  
Kevin Crawford, Dylan Foley & Patrick Doocey: The Drunken Gaugers 
The Jeremiahs: Femme Fatale Of Maine 
Liam O'Brien: The Lane 
Jig Jam: Live From Tullamore 
The Martin Hayes Quartet: The Blue Room  

 

Bill Margeson, Co-Host of House Party, 10pm, Monday

The Henhouse Prowlers: Separation Man                                               
Infamous Stringdusters: Laws of Gravity                                               
Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers: Rambler's Call