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The Beat: May 20, 2017

David Nicholas, host of The Beat

Lots of new releases in the last couple of weeks on The Beat -- a few more this week as we debut CDs from Sylvia Brooks, Tigran Hamasyian, Ray Mantilla and Yoko Miwa.


If it’s a show with not all new material, like for this one, I changed up the feel from Yoko Miwa and her piano trio to the Simone vocal and that flowed to Miles and Gil and on to Ellington and Basie.  And that just led nicely into vocal with big band and back to another new disc from vocalist Sylvia Brooks.


Some pretty easy creative turns – just how part of this week came together!