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WEMU listeners and staff picks for the best of 2003.

Results are in for the WEMU 2003 Year End Music Poll. WEMU listeners and staff selected the top albums of 2003 in the categories of Jazz, Blues, and Cuban/Brazilian/World and more:

December 29, 2003

89.1 Jazz With Guest Host Wendy Wright 12/29/03 9AM ? Noon

Leroy Jones ? C Jam Shuffle

Back To My Roots

Player-Productions.com

Butch Miles ? Outside Inn

Straight On Till Morning

Nagel-Heyer

Bud Freeman ? It Had To Be You

The Bud Freeman All-Star Swing Sessions

Prestige

Rob McConnell Tentet ? You Do Something To Me

Music Of The Twenties

Justin Time

December 30, 2003

89.1 Jazz With Linda Yohn 12/30/03 9AM ? Noon

Horace Silver ? Song For My Father

Song For My Father

Blue Note

Paul Keller Ensemble ? Snowfall

Christmas Songs For Jazz Lovers

PKO

Duke Ellington ? Take The A Train

Ellington Uptown

Columbia

Count Basie And The Orchestra - 9:20 Special

America?s Number One Band: The Columbia Years

Columbia Legacy

December 28, 2003

89.1 Jazz With Josh Ludy 12/28/03 Midnight ? 2AM

Miles Davis ? On The Corner

On The Corner

Columbia

Sun Ra ? Where Pathways Meet

Languidity

Evidence

Sun Ra ? That?s How I Feel

Languidity

Evidence

Jim Payne ? Usta B Chicken Lickin?

Sensei

Savant

Jim Payne ? Peaches

Sensei

Savant

Lonnie Smith ? The Scream

Live At Club Mozambique

Blue Note

December 27, 2003

89.1 Jazz With Guest Host Luke Woods 12/27/03 Midnight ? 5AM

Michael Rabinowitz ? Take A Chill Pill

Bassoon On Fire

Cats Paw Records

Mario Pavone ? Blue Rex

Orange

Playscape

Steve Coleman ? Eight Base Probing

On The Rising Of The 64 Paths

Label Bleu

Manhattan Saxophone Ensemble ? A La Monk

The Dogwalk

GPC

Frank Kimbrough ? Chant

Quickening

Omni Tone

December 26, 2003

89.1 Jazz With Luke Woods 12/26/03 Midnight ? 5AM

Blind Boys Of Alabama ? Silent Night

Go Tell It On The Mountain

Real World

Various (The Birmingham Sunlights) ? Gospel Train

Gospel Brunch

Rounder

Various (The Holmes Brothers) ? Up Above My Head

Gospel Brunch

Rounder

John Scofield ? Do Like Eddie

Hand Jive

Blue Note

John Scofield ? I Break 4 Monster Booty

Uberjam

Verve

December 25, 2003

89.1 With Linda Yohn 12/25/03 9AM ? Noon

Sam Pilafian & Frank Vignola ? Frosty The Snowman

Christmas With Travelin? Light

Telarc

Clark Terry ? Meet The Flintstones

Having Fun

Delos

Wynton Marsalis ? Sleigh Ride

Crescent City Christmas Card

Columbia

Bob Wilber & The Tuxedo Big Band ? Tuxedo Stomp

More Never Recorded Arrangements For Benny Goodman, Volume Two

Arbors Jazz

December 24, 2003

Jazz With Linda Yohn 12/24/03 9AM ? Noon

Eric Reed ? The Christmas Song

Merry Magic

Max Jazz

Various (Junior Mance) ? O, Tannenbaum

A Jazz Piano Christmas

NPR Classics

Various (Lou Rawls) ? Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Jingle Bell Jam: Jazz Christmas Classics

Rhino

Mike Holober ? Stardust

Canyon

Sons Of Sound

Charles Lloyd ? Your Are So Beautiful

Lift Every Voice

ECM

December 23, 2003

89.1 Jazz With Linda Yohn 12/23/03 9AM ? Noon

Various (Pillars Of West Coast Jazz) ? Winter Wonderland

Jazz Yule Love

Mack Avenue

Various (Dave Brubeck & Gerry Mulligan) ? Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Santa?s Bag: An All-Star Jazz Christmas

Telarc

Kasper Villaume ? Bubbles

Number Two

Stunt

Neil Anderson ? Douce Ambiance

C?est Si Bon

Modern Hot Records

December 22, 2003

89.1 Jazz With Linda Yohn 12/22/03 9AM ? Noon

Various (Dexter Gordon) ? Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Yule Struttin?

Blue Note

James Carter ? Sunset

Gardenias For Lady Day

Columbia

John Hicks ? Almost Spring

Fatha?s Day: An Earl Hines Songbook

High Note

John McLaughlin ? The Dolphin

Thieves And Poets

Verve

Paul Keller Ensemble ? Snowfall

Christmas Songs For Jazz Lovers

PKO

December 21, 2003

89.1 Jazz With Josh Ludy 12/21/03 Midnight ? 5AM

Miles Davis ? Miles Runs The Voodoo Down

Bitches Brew

Columbia Legacy

Nicholas Payton ? Fela Pt. 1

Sonic Trance

Warner Brothers

Malachi Thompson ? Blues For A Saint Called Louis

Blue Jazz

Delmark

Dizzy Gillespie ? Swing Low Sweet Cadillac

Swing Low Sweet Cadillac

Impulse

Rahsaan Roland Kirk ? Fly Town Nose Blues

Bright Moments

Rhino

December 20, 2003

WEMU Playlist ? Saturday, December 20, 2003

89.1 Jazz With Guest Host Rick Novak 12/20/03 Midnight ? 5AM

Bill Cunliffe ? Earl?s Blues

How My Heart Sings

Torii

Junior Mance ? Cracklin?

Junior?s Blues

Riverside

Vince Guaraldi ? Linus and Lucy

The Charlie Brown Suite And Other Favorites

Bluebird

Joey DeFrancesco ? S?bout Time

The Philadelphia Connection

High Note

December 19, 2003

WEMU Playlist, Friday December 19, 2003


89.1 Jazz With Luke Woods 12/19/03 Midnight ? 5AM

Dr. John ? Iko Iko

All By Hisself: Live At The Lonestar

Hyena

Olu Dara ? Okra

In The World

Atlantic

Don Pullen ? Paraty

Ode To Life: A Tribute To George Adams

Blue Note

Michael James Turre ? Melange

Compositions

Illusory

Henry Johnson & Nancy Wilson ? If It?s The Last Thing I Do

Organic

A440

The top 25 jazz, blues, and Afro-Cuban and Brazilian CDs played on WEMU December 7-13, 2003.

Following are the 25 most-played new and reissued jazz, blues, and Afro-Cuban and Brazilian CDs on 89.1 from

December 7th through the 13th. The number in parentheses indicates how many times a disc was played.

Jazz

December 18, 2003

89.1 Jazz With Linda Yohn 12/18/03 9AM-Noon

John Hicks Trio ? 12 Bars For Linton

Fatha?s Day: An Earl Hines Songbook

High Note

Erroll Garner ? Lady Be Good

Erroll Garner: Compact Jazz

Mercury

Bill Henderson ? You Are My Sunshine

Bill Henderson With The Oscar Peterson Trio

Verve

Phil Urso And Carl Saunders ? Jumping Off A Clef

Phil Urso And Carl Saunders Salute Chet Baker

Jazzed Media

December 17, 2003

89.1 Jazz With Linda Yohn 12/17/03 9AM-Noon

Miles Davis ? All Blues

Kind Of Blue

Columbia Legacy

Chip Shelton ? Biko And Mandela

Flute Bass-ics

Summit

Romero Lubambo ? Avenida Central

Rio De Janeiro Underground

441

Claudio Roditi ? Christmas In Rio

Three For One

Nagel-Heyer

Various Artists (Vince Guaraldi Trio) ? Christmas Time Is Here

Jungle Bell Jam: Christmas Jazz Classics

Rhino

December 16, 2003

89.1 Jazz With Linda Yohn 12/16/03 9AM ? Noon

Johnny Hammond Smith ? Neckbones ? Neckbones

Good Nuff

Prestige

Horace Silver ? Rocky Meets The Duke

Rockin? With Rachmaninoff

Bop City

The Great Jazz Trio ? Summertime

Autumn Leaves

441

Sir Roland Hanna ? A Child Is Born

Tributaries: Reflections On Tommy Flanagan

IPO

Paul Keller Ensemble ? Snowfall

Christmas Songs For Jazz Lovers

PKO

December 15, 2003

89.1 Jazz With Linda Yohn 12/15/03 9AM ? 11AM

Rick Roe, Paul Keller, And Gerald Cleaver ? Visitation

The Late Late Show

PKO/Unknown

Paul Chambers ? Trane?s Blues

Mosaic Select 5: Paul Chambers

Mosaic

Kasper Villaume Quartet ? Bubbles

Number Two

Stunt

Nancy Wilson And Cannonball Adderley ? Happy Talk

Nancy Wilson And Cannonball Adderley

Capitol

December 14, 2003

89.1 Jazz With Josh Ludy 12/14/03 Midnight-5AM

Dizzy Gillespie ? Swing Low Sweet Cadillac

Swing Low Sweet Cadillac

Impulse

Nicole Mitchell ? Metamorphosis

Afrika Rising

Dreamtime

Arthur Blythe ? Down San Diego Way

Lenox Avenue Breakdown

Columbia

Malachi Thompson ? Blues For A Saint Called Louis

Blue Jazz

Delmark

Les McCann And Eddie Harris ? Compared To What

Swiss Movement

Rhino

December 13, 2003

89.1 Jazz With John Patrick 12/13/03 Midnight ? 5AM

Chico Hamilton ? The Dealer

The Dealer

Impulse

Chico Hamilton ? For Mods Only

The Dealer

Impulse

Chucho Valdes ? Sin Clave Pero Con Swing

New Conceptions

Blue Note

Los Soneros De Oriente ? De Tumbao

A Las Orishas

Bedford

Los Soneros De Oriente ? Ya No Te Quiero

A Las Orishas

Bedford

December 12, 2003

89.1 Jazz With Luke Woods 12/12/03 Midnight-5AM

Charlie Hunter Quintet ? Try

Right Now Move

Ropeadope

Bela Fleck And The Flecktones ? Scuttle Butt

UFO Tofu

Warner Brothers

Children On The Corner -Bb Philly Funk

Rebirth

Sonance

Herbie Hancock ? Palm Grease

Thrust

Columbia

Jim Payne ? Peaches

Sensei

Savant

Pharaoh Sanders ? High Life

Rejoice

Evidence

December 11, 2003

89.1 Jazz With Linda Yohn 12/11/03 9AM ? Noon

The Great Jazz Trio ? Blue Bossa

Autumn Leaves

441

Paul Keller Ensemble ? The Little Drummer Boy

Christmas Songs For Jazz Lovers

PKO

McCoy Tyner ? December

Land Of Giants

Telarc

George Cables ? Gymnopedie

Looking For The Light

Muse FX

Dave Brubeck ? Somewhere

Time Signatures: A Career Retrospective

Columbia

December 10, 2003

89.1 Jazz With Linda Yohn 12/10/03 9AM ? Noon

Oscar Peterson ? Blues For Birks

Dimensions: A Compendium Of The Pablo Years

Pablo

Dizzy Gillespie ? On The Sunny Side Of The Street

Odyssey 1945-1952

Savoy

Dizzy Gillespie ? The Umbrella Man

Odyssey 1945-1952

Savoy

Randy Sandke ? Come Rain Or Come Shine

Cliffhanger

Nagel-Heyer

Michiko Ogawa ? S? Wonderful

It?s All About Love

Arbors Jazz

The top 25 jazz, blues, and Afro-Cuban and Brazilian CDs played on WEMU the week of November 30, 2003.

Following are the 25 most-played new and reissued jazz, blues, and Afro-Cuban and Brazilian CDs on 89.1 from November 30th through December 6th. The number in parentheses

indicates how many times a disc was played.

Jazz

December 9, 2003

89.1 Jazz With Linda Yohn 12/09/03 9AM ? Noon

Claudio Roditi ? Christmas In Rio

Three For One

Nagel-Heyer

Joe Henderson ? Blue Bossa

Page One

Blue Note

Branford Marsalis ? Jungle Blues

Romare Bearden Revealed

Marsalis Music

Various (Louis Armstrong) ? Christmas Time In New Orleans

Santa Claus Blues

Jass

Dr. John ? Something You Got

All By Hisself

Hyena

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