One question I get asked much from new listeners to jazz is what jazz recordings I would recommend for someone just starting to listen.

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"I just don't want success. That would be empty." - Jackie Paolella

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Starting with the 1913 version of Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Hollywood has looked to Thomas Hardy for inspiration, producing at least a couple dozen films and TV specials based on his work.

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The Weepies are the married duo of Deb Talen and Steve Tannen who, over the course of five albums, have defined themselves as an uplifting folk rock band, their beautiful harmonies and a rich instrumental texture creating a unique sound

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Looking back over the almost quarter-century of producing and hosting the Saturday Night Fish Fry here at WHRV, I’ve been gratified at the response I get from our fans.  Gratified, and also more than a little surprised… first, at the age of the folks who listen on a regular basis, and second, at their locations.

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We asked, and you, the listeners responded. Here are our listeners’ top 20 favorite pieces, tabulated from the hundreds of votes.

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You're enjoying the Masterpiece series on PBS. Now hear Wolf Hall' s music, composed by one of the few female movie-score composers out there.

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It’s no coincidence that Great Lake Swimmers new album comes out the week of Earth Day

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"Fantasia...remind[s] us of the emotional storytelling power of classical music and the wide spectrum of beauty and characters that animation can provide...in this ideal setting, with the music heard as it was meant to be — live."

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