New tracks on All That Jazz: Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard’s ‘Chano Y Dizzy’

This week KPLU’s music director Nick Francis has added tracks from Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard’s newest album “Chano Y Dizzy” into the All That Jazz rotation. This album, heavily influenced by Latin and South American jazz, includes fierce soul and infectious melodies and rhythms.

“Dizzy’s Dashiki” and “Harris’ Walk” are new to the cycle this week.

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3 new tracks in KPLU’s All That Jazz rotation

Sarah Vaughan in 1946


Introducing Nick’s Picks. This weekly contribution to Groove Notes features tracks new to KPLU’s All That Jazz rotation exclusively picked by KPLU’s music director Nick Francis.

This week’s picks are three tracks from Sarah Vaughan’s (1924-1990) first long-play album “In Hi-Fi.”

Nick says, these three classic standard tunes consist of exceptional arrangements, great singing stretching from true female baritone lows to mezzo-soprano highs by the young Sarah Vaughn, and accompaniments from Miles Davis.

The first track “Nice Work If You Can Get It” recorded in 1950 features back-up instrumentals and a solo from Miles Davis.

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Happy Thursday from Robin Lloyd

Here are some fun videos from KPLU’s Midday Jazz Host Robin Lloyd. Have a great Thursday, and be sure to tune in to and hear Robin today from noon-3 PST!

Otis Redding, Ray Vega and Thomas Marriott, and Steve Turre playing shells with Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nations Orchestra