After it’s annual one month hiatus, New Music Monday segment returns to Lunchtime at the Oasis chock full of brand new, swingin’ music in a variety of styles. The following are just some of the highlights of 2015’s initial new arrivals debuts.

The highly acclaimed pianist and Clark Terry protégé, Justin Kauflin brand new recording, Dedication is produced by Quincy Jones.  Here’s a clip about the making of this new production.

The outstanding cellist Akua Dixon is back with a self-titled album featuring various configurations of all string ensembles, refreshingly innovative. Ms. Dixon arranged, produced and releases her new one on her very own Akua Music label.

The versatile vocalist, a friend of KUVO,  Allan Harris’ latest effort is a showcase for his diversity, on Black Bar Jukebox Allan uses his melodious timbre to perfection covering standards, pop songs and his own original material. Learn more here:

We will also share new ones by trumpeter Marcus Printup,  Lost, a quintet outing for Steeplechase. His label mate, the gifted pianist-composer, Stanley Cowell  also begins 2015 with a new recording, Are You Real?, a trio session. UK singer-songwriter and pianist Jamie Cullum is back with Interlude on the Island label featuring his typical mix of original and cover songs that includes a duo with guest Gregory Porter. And if this wasn’t enough, we have another 2 or 3 more to add to the mix to make this a most auspicious start to the New Music Monday  2015 season. We kick it off at Noon, MTN time, I look forward to thanking you for tuning in, see you then.




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