News

In this issue:

-Bob’s comment on domestic terrorism and Republican politics

-The July Artist of the Month and my weekly Just Jazz Presents feature hour schedule

-The Quote of the Month by Hank Aaron

-New & Recommended CDs by Samuel Blaser, Steve Davis, Steve Turre, and Wayne Wallace

-Recommended Internet radio programs, area jazz events, and more

Calan, a young band from Wales, will play the Minstrel at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship on Friday, July 3 as part of its first North American tour.  This quintet has won acclaim for its fresh arrangements of traditional Welsh folk melodies and for their original songs in the folk style.  Bill Nutt speaks with Bethan Rhiannon, accordionist for the band, about the group’s origins and the differences between Welsh music and other traditional folk music.   For more information about the concert, visit www.folkproject.org.

The collective excitement surrounding a major album release is infectious, but the satisfaction of turning friends on to a great new album by an unknown artist is true joy. That's why, for next week's All Songs Considered, we will play songs from our favorite debut albums of 2015 (so far).

We also want to give you a chance to share your own discoveries.

Using the form below, tell us your favorite song by an artist you've discovered this year. We'll compile and share a playlist of your picks in the coming weeks.

Richard Thompson's 16th solo album Still closes with an unusual homage to his longstanding sources of inspiration. It's called "Guitar Heroes," and though it's predominantly a standard jump blues, it's laced with extended interludes in which Thompson — arguably the most under-appreciated guitar hero currently recording — tips his hat to Django Reinhardt, Les Paul and other titans.

During all of June Just Jazz host Bob Bernotas will feature the music of his Artist of the Month, Kenny Barron.

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