Songs That Made the Phones Ring for 2011

In the spirit of The Masked Announcer, the ancestor Joel Dorn, ace record producer (Atlantic Records, 32Jazz, etc.) who first made his mark on the music spinning platters in Philly and subsequently released a must-have compilation titled “Songs That Made the Phones Light Up”, we present our annual “Songs That Made the Phones Ring” listing for 2011. These were the tunes that elicited strong listener response (and made the studio phones light up) on the Ancient Future radio program, hosted by Willard Jenkins on WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington, DC; listed by artist, song title, (album title & label). These were recordings spun during our New Release Hour during 2011.

(in no particular order)
Giacomo Gates “Gun” (The Revolution Will be Jazz, Savant)
Wynton Marsalis & Eric Clapton “Joe Turner’s Blues” (Play the Blues, Reprise/JALC)
Jerry Gonzalez “Equipoise” (El Commando Del Clave, Sunnyside)
Miles Espanol “Pan Piper” (New Sketches of Spain, eOne)
Jolley Brothers “Passion”, “Glory” (Memoirs Between Brothers, J)
Marcus Shelby Orchestra “Trouble on the Bus” (Soul of the Movement, Porto Franco)
Etienne Charles “Ten to One’s Murder”, “Kitel’s Bebop Calypso” (Kaiso, Culture Shock)
Cuong Vu “Body and Soul” (Leap of Faith, Origin)
Gerald Wilson Orchestra “Variations on Clare de Lune” (Legacy, Mack Avenue)
Sachal Vasandani “The Very Thought of You” (Hi Fly, Mack Avenue)
Malika Zarra “Mossameeka” (Berber Taxi, Motema)
JD Allen “Sura Harida” (Victory, Sunnyside)
Aaron Johnson “Shamba” (Songs of Our Fathers, Bubble-Sun)
Sean Jones “Love’s Fury” (No Need for Words, Mack Avenue)
Joseph Daley & Earth Tones Ensemble “Luxuria” (The Seven Deadly Sins, Jaro)
Jowee Omicil “Mickey’s Groove” (Roots & Grooves, Jowee)
Herman Burney “Offering” (Offering, CDBY)
Charles Lloyd “Requiem” (Athens Concert, ECM)
Ambrose Akinmusire “Confessions” (When the Heart Emerges Glistening, Blue Note0
Trio Esperanca “Caminho Da Razo” (De Bach a Jobim, Dreyfus)
Honey Ear Trio “Stampede” (Serenade, Honey Ear Trio)
Adia Ledbetter “Rendezvous with Yesterdays” (Take 2, Adia)
Youn Sun Nah “Uncertain Weather” (Same Girl, ACT)
Allyn Johnson & DIvine Order “Looking for a Miracle” (Allyn Johnson & Divine Order)
Bones & Tones “Song for the Old Ones” (Bones & Tones, Far)
Kellylee Evans “Mood Indigo” (Nina, Plus Loin Music)
Byron Morris & Unity “Sunshower” (Unity, A Retrospective, By-Mor)
Cecile Salvant “Social Call” (Cecile)
Cyrille Aimee “Long As You’re Living” (Surreal Band, Harmonic Reach)
Curtis Fuller “Little Dreams” (The Story of Cathy & Me, Challenge)
Akua Allrich “Black Orpheus” (A Peace of Mine, Akua Allrich)
David Murray Cuban Ensemble “Black Nat” (Plays Nat King Cole en Espanol, Motema)
Native Soul “Castles Made of Sand” (Soul Step, 1-2-3-4 GO)
Miles Davis Quintet “No Blues” (Live in Europe 1967, Columbia)
Fred Ho “Rope-a-Dope” (The Sweet Science, Mutable)

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