This week’s edition of Strictly Jazz Sounds features Part 2 of the 69th DownBeat Critics Poll Show, playing selections from winners Christian McBride (bass), Thelonious Monk’s “Palo Alto”, winner of the best Historical Album, Regina Carter for best violin and Mary Halvorson as she racks up another win for best guitar. As usual, Steve’s Picks has exciting new releases all of which are pre-released recordings including saxophonist Nicole Glover, trumpeter Terence Blanchard, Madison saxophonist Tony Barba and Miles Davis alum, Kenny Garrett. Join host Steve Braunginn 2-5 PM (CDT) on Strictly Jazz Sounds. WORT, your place for jazz (streaming at wortfm.org).
Photo of Christian McBride by Stephen Braunginn © 2018