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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 a few CD selections featured most recently:

Here are the 30 most recent tracks played on this show:
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
3:25 PM Billy Childs Ensemble “Into the Light” — Lyric – Jazz-Chamber Music, Vol. 1
3:09 PM George Gershwin “Rhapsody in Blue” — Gershwin Plays Rhapsody in Blue
November 9th at 2 PM Hour
2:59 PM Clare Fischer Big Band “Ornithardy (Featuring Bob Sheppard)” — Pacific Jazz
November 2nd at 4 PM Hour
4:58 PM Tim Laughlin And Connie Jones “Si Tu Vois Ma Mere” — If Dreams Come True
4:53 PM Joe Chambers “Clave De Bembe, Part II: 4th Movement” — Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Orchestra
4:47 PM Freddy Cole “An Old Piano Plays the Blues” — Singing the Blues
4:41 PM Alex Mercado Trio “Nothing Changes” — Symbiosis
4:35 PM Esbjörn Svensson Trio “A Picture Of Doris Travelling With Boris” — Viaticum
4:30 PM Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio “Too High” — We're Back
4:25 PM Chick Corea Trio “Work” — Trilogy [Disc 1]
4:20 PM Bill Evans Trio “Gloria's Step” — The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings [Disc 1]
4:14 PM Oscar Peterson Trio “C-Jam Blues” — Night Train
4:10 PM Marianne Solivan “This Is New” — Spark
4:05 PM Toshiko Akiyoshi “Interlude” — Interlude
4:00 PM Pat Senatore Trio “Minority” — Ascensione
November 2nd at 3 PM Hour
3:55 PM Peter Hand Big Band “The Elevator” — Out of Hand

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