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Jazz is often thought of as a musical as opposed to lyrical endeavor, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, jazz and its ancestral idiom (the blues) can lay down the facts rather bluntly although at times with a good dose of humor. The jazz lyricist shares a common heritage with the stand-up comic, kiddin' on the square in plain view for those who pick up on it. In this hour, we explore several jazz performances that are layin' it down.
|Dave Tull||Clapping on One and Three||Texting and Driving|
|Dave Frishberg||El Cajon||Live at Vine Street|
|Bria Skonberg||Penny in Your Pocket||So Is the Day|
|Diana Krall||I Love Being Here with You||Only Trust Your Heart|
|Giacomo Gates||I Told You I Love You, Now Get Out||Centerpiece|
|Karrin Allyson||Give Me a Break (Unit 7)||Footprints|
|Mose Allison||Natural Born Malcontent||The Earth Wants You|
|Hip Sista||Tokyo Blues||Hip Sista Meets Horace Silver|
|Alyssa Allgood||Noticing the Moment (Moment's Notice)||Out of the Blue|
|Annie Ross||Twisted||King Pleasure Sings, Annie Ross Sings|
|The Manhattan Transfer||Airegin||Vocalese|
|Mark Murphy||Stoppin' the Clock||Rah|
|Tom Lellis||Tell Me a Bedtime Story||Double Entendre|