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Dee Dee Bridgewater Returns To WCLK with Irvin Mayfield, Dee Dee's Feathers

WCLK listeners who have missed hearing Dee Dee Bridgewater hosting Jazz Set, the late, great NPR show, will be happy to know that she's back with a new record on Okeh featuring Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Dee Dee's Feathers. WCLK PD Aaron Cohen has added this record and you can hear it at various times during the day and overnight, particularly during Serenade To The City, Monday-Friday 10p-2a.

From the Amazon review: Dee Dee Bridgewater's new album, Dee Dee's Feathers, is her debut album on OKeh Records. It is also the first collaboration of the three-time Grammy Award®-winning jazz singer and the Grammy Award®- winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), founded by artistic director and trumpeter Irvin Mayfield. Dee Dee's Feathers is a modern vision of New Orleans and features traditional songs such as "Big Chief," "St. James Infirmary" and "What a Wonderful World" along with new compositions "Congo Square" and "C'est ici que je t'aime." The album transports the listener through the historic New Orleans neighborhood of Treme. The launch of the album will be tied into the NOJO s New Orleans Jazz Market in Downtown New Orleans, which will open in the spring of 2015 as the premiere venue for jazz in the city. Dee Dee is serving on the NOJO board and the New Orleans Jazz Market main stage will be named after her marking the first time a major stage in the city has been named after a jazz musician. The city of New Orleans will use music from Dee Dee s Feathers in all of their advertising in 2015.Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy® and Tony Award®-winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. Ever the fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, Dee Dee won the 2010 Grammy® for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie with Love from Dee Dee. Bridgewater s career has always bridged musical genres. She was a member of the legendary Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band, and throughout the 70s, she performed with such jazz notables as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie.

You can purchase Dee Dee's Feathers from Amazon at the link below and a portion of the proceeds will go towards the continued non-commercial operation of your favorite jazz radio station WCLK. Thank you.