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KCCK host Bob Stewart shares his top jazz releases of 2021

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KCCK is a non-commercial, educational FM radio station operated by Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. Their programming is centered on the promotion and preservation of jazz music.

After having the IPR music team join Talk of Iowa to share their favorite releases of 2021 in the genres of folk, classical, blues, indie and alternative music, we felt compelled to add jazz to the list.

KCCK is Iowa's only radio station dedicated to the promotion and preservation of jazz music based in Cedar Rapids. Bob Stewart, KCCK's program director and morning music host, joined host Charity Nebbe to learn about his top jazz picks of 2021.

Below is a Spotify playlist of Bob's picks along with a list of the songs.

Midnight Sun (Remix)

Bob's picks:

“Un Poco Loco” by Ethan Iverson, from the album Bud Powell in the 21st Century

“Ramblin’” by Charles Lloyd and the Marvels, from the album Tone Poem

“Feed the Fire” by Helen Sung, from the album Quartet +

“Midnight Sun” by Damani Phillips, from the album No More Apologies

“Dark Star” by Dave McMurray, from the album Grateful Dedication

“The Rabbit” by Band of Other Brothers, from the album Look Up!

“Part 1: Acknowledgement” by John Coltrane, from the album A Love Supreme Live in Seattle