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New Batiste, Scofield & Bennett/Krall recordings make 92.5TheX 'jazz programmer top 10s for 2018'

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Jon Batiste is an internationally acclaimed musician, bandleader and composer, and with his band Stay Human, currently appears nightly on national television as the bandleader and musical director for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." HOLLYWOOD AFRICANS, a nod to the 1983 Jean Michel Basquiat painting by the same title, is both an indictment and reclamation of the long history of discrimination faced by artists of color in the entertainment industry, and in American society at large.  

Grammy Award-winning jazz guitarist, band leader and composer, John Scofield Combo 66 via Verve Records, marking the guitarist's 66th birthday. The album, which features long-time drummer Bill Stewart, bassist Vincente Archer and pianist/organist Gerald Clayton, combines jazz with genre-defying elements, allowing Scofield to find new modes of expression.

Tony Bennett and Diana Krall celebrate their shared love of the music of George and Ira Gershwin on their new collaborative album, LOVE IS HERE TO STAY, on Verve Records/Columbia Records.  Tony Bennett, who celebrated his 92nd birthday in 2018 has been friends with Diana Krall for over 20 years. The two released 'LOVE IS HERE TO STAY' just in time for the 120th Anniversary of George Gershwin's birthday on September 26th. of last year.

All 3 recordings have made 92.5TheX 'jazz programmer top 10s for 2018.'         SEE ALL PICKS