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WRTI Jazz Hosts Select Their Favorite New Jazz Releases from 2015...So Far!

To kick off our Jazz Appreciation Month festivities here at WRTI, our hosts presented their favorite new jazz releases of 2015 from March 30 - April 4. Our on-site experts have tastes that span the spectrum of jazz, and they have taken the time to explain how these selections caught their attention, and made it into their personal collections.

Below, listen to WRTI jazz hosts discuss the new releases from 2015 they appreciate most.

Bob Craig: Katie Thiroux - "There's A Small Hotel" – Introducing Katie Thiroux

Bob Perkins:

Dave Stryker: "Messin' With Mr. T." -  Pieces Of Dreams

BP uncovers the connection between guitarist Dave Stryker and legend Stanley Turrentine

Jeff Duperon: "Eddie Henderson Morning Song" - Collective Portrait

Jeff Duperon celebrates a long awaited release from former jazz fixture, Eddie Henderson

J. Michael Harrison: Derrick Graves - "Bass Metaphors" - Altered Natives Project II

J. Michael Harrison introduces a tune by Derrick Graves that features 2 Philly jazz legends who have since left this earth

Maureen Malloy: Jacky Terrasson: "November" – Take This

Maureen Malloy falls in love with Jacky Terrasson all over again

  Zivit: Steve Turre: "Spiritman/All Blues" – Spirit Man

Zivit describes Steve Turre's unconventional way to make a classic jazz tune sound brand new

Be sure to check in with us next week as we take a walk down memory lane with our favorite vintage jazz tunes!