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John D'Agostino
John D'Agostino
John D'Agostino likes to add color, dimension, and fun to the listening experience by sharing the illuminating anecdotes and trivia scribbled in the margins of jazz history. He also enjoys programming shows around unifying themes- instrumentation, subject matter, special events, the seasons, great songwriters. On "Johnny D's Jazz Journal", he does all that and more.
Latest Blog by John D'Agostino

Suenos: The Cinco de Mayo Show

The theme for the May 4, 2014 edition of Johnny D’s Jazz Journal is “Sueños: The Cinco de Mayo Show”. “Sueños” is Spanish for “dreams,” and in this case it refers to 19th-century Mexico’s dreams of freedom following centuries of domination by Spain and France; coincidentally, the word sueños also kept popping up in the titles of the songs I was auditioning for this show, so it became a recurring motive.
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Here are the 30 most recent tracks played on this show:
April 10th at 11 AM Hour
11:42 AM Avishai Cohen “Ballad For An Unborn” — From Darkness
December 28th at 4 PM Hour
4:38 PM Pat Senatore Trio “Con Alma” — Ascensione
4:32 PM Dana Stephens “Zingaro” — Peace
4:31 PM Bill O'Connell “Missing Mr. Berrios” — Imagine
4:16 PM Eddie Palmieri “Caribbean Mood” — Arete
4:14 PM Clarence Penn & Penn Station “I Mean You” — Monk: The Lost Files
4:06 PM Chet Baker “Born To Be Blue” — The Best of The Definitive American Songbook I - Z
4:00 PM Eric Reed “Groovewise” — Groovewise
December 28th at 3 PM Hour
3:48 PM Greg Abate Quartet “Snowfall” — Motif
3:36 PM Jeff Hamilton Trio “I Thought About You” — American Song
3:32 PM Clare Fischer Big Band “Cotton Tail ” — Pacific Jazz
3:31 PM Thomas Marriott “Living on the Minimum” — Urban Folklore
3:28 PM John McLaughlin “Acid Jazz” — The Heart of Things
3:27 PM Frank Kimbrough “Afternoon in Paris” — Quartet
3:13 PM Chet Baker “Almost Like Being In Love” — Riverside Profiles: Chet Baker
3:04 PM Ben Wanicur “Bsamba” — The Excluded Middle
November 9th at 4 PM Hour
4:56 PM Bobby Darin “The Curtain Falls” — The Legendary Bobby Darin
4:48 PM Diane Roblin “Renewed On Thanksgiving Day” — Reconnect
4:39 PM Anthony Branker and Word Play “Forgotten Peoples” — The Forward (Towards Equality) Suite
4:30 PM Roger Kellaway Cello Quartet “Jorjana #2” — Roger Kellaway Cello Quartet
4:23 PM Thelonious Monk Quartet “'Round Midnight” — Misterioso
4:13 PM Chick Corea “Australia” — The Continents: Concerto For Jazz Quintet & Chamber Orchestra [Disc 1]
4:13 PM Myra Melford “Dance Beyond The Color” — Dance Beyond The Color
4:04 PM Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble “El Moreno” — Sketches of Spain (Revisited)
4:00 PM Marin Alsop and The Concordia Ensemble “Victory Stride (1944)” — Victory Stride: The Symphonic Music Of James P. Johnson
November 9th at 3 PM Hour
3:56 PM Darrell Katz and the Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra “Wheelworks II: What Did Albert Einstein Say?” — Why Do You Ride?
3:52 PM Duke Ellington “Night Creature (Third Movement): Dazzling Creature” — The Symphonic Ellington
3:48 PM Michael Eaton “Individuation I” — Individuation
3:41 PM Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra “Solita” — Shrimp Tale
3:35 PM Hush Point “Blues and Reds” — Blues and Reds

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