Dave Fries http://wfit.org en Singer/Songwriter Maddy Winer On A Taste Of Jazz http://wfit.org/post/singersongwriter-maddy-winer-taste-jazz <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Singer/songwriter Maddy Winer will join me&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_2061858009" tabindex="0">next Monday</span>&nbsp;on A Taste of Jazz. Winer toured as a headliner in the stage show “North Carolina Is My Home,” written by and starring Loonix McGlohon and Charles Kuralt, which NPR aired as a television special.</p><p>Performing contemporary selections from the Great American Songbook she has become known for her effortless interpretation of jazz styling and has developed a loyal following.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:45:58 +0000 Dave Fries 34154 at http://wfit.org Singer/Songwriter Maddy Winer On A Taste Of Jazz Dave Fries' Jazz Pick- Bill McBirnie Trio http://wfit.org/post/dave-fries-jazz-pick-bill-mcbirnie-trio <p>Consummate Canadian jazz and Latin flutist Bill McBirnie has released a new album (his sixth) which departs, in a significant way, from all three of his previously acclaimed acoustic jazz projects (<em>Mercy with Robi Botos</em>; <em>Paco Paco</em> with Bernie Senensky; and <em>Nature Boy</em> with Mark Eisenman). On<em> Find Your Place</em>, Bill has placed the flute in a very unlikely setting—as part of an organ trio!</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 18:54:17 +0000 Dave Fries 31642 at http://wfit.org Dave Fries' Jazz Pick- Bill McBirnie Trio Dave Fries' Top 10 Albums Of 2013 http://wfit.org/post/dave-fries-top-10-albums-2013 <p>Dave Fries of&nbsp;<em>A Taste of Jazz's </em>favorite albums of 2013, listed in no particular order:&nbsp;</p><ul><li>Dave Bennett's <em>Don't Be That Way</em></li></ul><p>Dave Bennett shows that his skills and interests go far beyond that of channeling any of his stylistic predecessors like Benny Goodman, Pete Fountain, Artie Shaw, et al. Once a member of the original Hot Club Detroit, Bennett stays within the mainstream repertoire, covering several go Goodman’s most famous records. This album blazes its own path with Dave’s clarinet skills while still paying tribute to his mentors.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 05:16:47 +0000 Dave Fries 30389 at http://wfit.org Dave Fries' Top 10 Albums Of 2013