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Bernie's birthday treat

2012 MIJF 55
Page added Sep 28, 2012 Updated Oct 5, 2012

Jessica Nicholas presents music from Bernie McGann's 75th birthday show plus tracks from the Jazz ARIA nominees, Dr Lonnie Smith and more...

Saxophonist Bernie McGann is an iconic figure in Australian jazz, and earlier this year he celebrated his 75th birthday with a special concert in Sydney.  The concert was recorded for 'Jazztrack' and ABC Jazz, and you'll hear an excerpt on today's show. 

We'll also feature several of this year's jazz ARIA nominees, and hear Dr Lonnie Smith cooking up a storm with a track from his new album 'The Healer'. 

Plus there's music from Israeli bassist Avishai Cohen, and Swedish ensembles led by Lars Danielsson and Magnus Ostrom.

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Lonnie Smith (born July 3, 1942), styled Dr. Lonnie Smith, is an American jazz Hammond B3 organist. Early life: He was born in Lackawanna, New York, into a family with a vocal group and radio program. Smith says that his mother was a major influence on him musically, as she introduced him to gospel, classical, and jazz music. He was part of several vocal ensembles in the 1950s, including the...

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