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This Week on Jazz Spectrum 91

February 28, 2015 - The pianist Vijay Iyer's new release, Break Stuff, is a trio date that allows Iyer to continue the expansion of his eclectic tastes and to deepen his exploration of group dynamics. The featured song is the 1947 standard, "But Beautiful," with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Johnny Burke.  The show will begin with a tribute to the late Clark Terry.

March 7, 2015 - The pianist Jacky Terrason seems to look in every corner of music for devices to give voice to what he wants to hear - loops, hip-hop, African rhythms, and so on.  His new release, Take This, is a wondrous cauldron of influences.  The featured song is "More Than You Know," with music by Vincent Youmans and words by Billy Rose and Edward Eliscu.