Bettye LaVette again claims "Sweet 16" top spot

Dec 4, 2012

As we WEMU hosts continue to be grateful to you, our listeners for your generous support, the new CD "Thankful 'N Thoughtful" by former Detroiter Bettye LaVette resonates with us.  Her new disc was the most-played recording on WEMU from November 26th through December 1st.  This week's "Sweet 16" is a fine cross-section of WEMU offerings from the modern-day boogie-woogie and roots music of pianist and singer Julian Fauth to the supremely soulful organ jazz sessions from home town hero, saxophonist Ben Jansson and the first-time appearance of west-coast jazz organ legend Chester "CT" Thompson.  Lively Latin energy came from Bobby Matos' Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble while decidedly modern expression was represented by trumpeters Takuya Kuroda and Christian Scott.  There is something for every jazz, blues and Latin music fan on this week's list and we recommend them all to you.

WEMU “SWEET SIXTEEN” AIRPLAY November 26 to December 2, 2012:
 
LINDA YOHN, MUSIC DIRECTOR

1. BETTYE LAVETTE "Thankful 'n' Thoughtful" (ANTI-)
2. CHRISTIAN SCOTT   “Christian Atunde Adjauh”   (Concord Jazz)
3. JULIAN FAUTH  “Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right”  (Electro-Fi)
4. MACEO PARKER   “Soul Classics”   (Razor & Tie)
5. MARCUS MILLER   “Renaissance”   (Concord Jazz)
6. TAKUYA KURODA   “Six Aces”   (www.takuyakuroda.com)
7. CHESTER “CT” THOMPSON   “Mixology”   (Doodlin’ Records)
8. BEN JANSSON TRIO WITH SPECIAL GUEST RANDY NAPOLEON  “Your Soul”   (www.benjansson.com)
9. JEFF COFFIN & MU'TET "Into the Air" (Into the Air)
10. JOE GILMAN   “Relativity”   (Capri Records)
11. JOHN NÉMETH "Blues Live" (Nemeth Music)
12. MANU KATCHE   “Manu Katche”   (ECM Records)
13. ANAT COHEN   “Claroscuro”   (Anzic Records)
14. ANN RABSON WITH BOB MARGOLIN  “Not Alone”   (VizzTone Records)
15. BILLY MARTIN / WIL BLADES   “Shimmy”  (The Royal Potato Family)
16. BOBBY MATOS AFRO LATIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE   “Mambo Jazz Dance” (Life Force Jazz)

~COMPILED BY LINDA YOHN AND PATRICK HOLUBIK