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PJP Mixtape Series Credits




Philadelphia is home to strong musical traditions like Jazz, Gospel, DooWop, R&B, Rock and Hiphop. Our greatest strength has been the unexpected and wonderful blending and swirling of these traditions into new and fascinating musical creations. That's what we did and that's what we still do. This mixtape series, available as a free download is an opportunity for you to check in and catch up with the amazing Philadelphia music scene. So, sit back, relax and enjoy some of the most talented vocalists and instrumentalists in the world.

 

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PJP MIXTAPE #5 - June 2017
Hosted by Julia López and Melissa Talley Palmer
Intro & Credits by Homer Jackson
Theme Music by Bethlehem Roberson

 

1. "Favorite Things” w/ Parris Love’
Parris Love’ - vocals, Sam Reed - tenor sax, Kendrah Butler - piano, Nimrod Speaks - bass,  Darryl Jackson - drums; Composition written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein; Recorded, December 12th, 2015 at Irvine Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA;

2. "Meditation"  w/ Laurin Talese

Laurin Talese - vocals, Chris Stevens - fluglehorn, Eric Wortham - piano, Nimrod Speaks - bass, Justin Faulkner - drums; Composition written by Antonio Carlo Jobim; Recorded July, 2014 at Turtle Studios, Philadelphia, PA


3. "Two For The Road" w/ V. Shayne Frederick

V. Shayne Frederick - piano & vocals; Composition written by Henry Mancini; Recorded June, 2014 at Turtle Studios, Philadelphia, PA

 

4. "Soul Sister”
Philadelphia Songbook Vol 1 Orchestra: Alfie Pollitt - piano & music director; Tony Jones - bass, Webb Thomas - drums, Pablo Batista - percussion and others; Composition written by Harold Corbin; Recorded at Philadelphia Songbook Concert Vol 1, February 2014, at Temple University's, Temple Performing Arts Center [TPAC], Philadelphia, PA

 

5. Relationship Interview / Conducted by Julia Lopez

 

6. "Green Haze" w/ Lee Mekhai

Lee Mekhai - vocals and the Who Got The Jazz House Band: Luke Carlos O'Reilly - keyboards, Nimrod Speaks - bass, Khary Abdul Shaheed - drums, Leon Jordan Jr. - trumpet, Rick Tate - alto sax; Composition written by Miles Davis; Performed & Recorded at the World Cafe Live, Philadelphia; August, 2014

 

7. "Killing Me Softly" w/ Chartel Findlater

The Boo!!! Orchestra, led by Steve Tirpak: music director/trombone/keyboards & arrangements, along with Chartel Findlater - vocals, Laurin Talese - vocals, Range Da Messanga - vocals, Jay Webb - trumpet, Dahi Divine - tenor sax, Jarred Antonacci - trombone, Eric Wortham - keyboards, Anthony DeCarlo - guitar, Steve Beskerone - bass, Anwar Marshall - drums, Charlie Patierno - percussion; Composition written by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel; Recorded live at Boo!! Halloween Concert on Thursday, October 31st 2013 at the Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA  

 

 

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PJP MIXTAPE #4 - February 2017
Hosted by Julia López and Melissa Talley Palmer
Intro & Credits by Homer Jackson
Theme Music by Bethlehem Roberson

 

1. "Quiet Dawn” w/ Ella Gahnt [Vocals]
Philadelphia Songbook Vol 1 Orchestra: Alfie Pollitt - piano & music director; Pete Chavez - tenor sax solo; Aaron Goode - trombone solo, and others; Performed & Recorded at Philadelphia Songbook Concert Vol 1, at Temple University's, Temple Performing Arts Center [TPAC], Philadelphia; February 2014

 

2. "Til You Come Back To Me [That' What I'm Gonna Do]" w/ Shamika Byrd [Vocals]
Kendrah Butler Quintet: Kendrah Butler - piano, Arnetta Johnson - trumpet, James Cooper - bass, Sadayah Roberts - drums; Performed & Recorded at the Arch Street Meeting House, Philadelphia; Make Music Day, June 21, 2103

 

3. Two Poems [13, Now & White Monkey] written & performed by Julia Lopez;       
Paul Giess - Trumpet Sound FX; Recorded at Turtle Studios, Philadelphia; June 2014

 

4. "Dreamsville" w/ Saudah Al Akbar [Vocals]
Frosty 2 Band : Kendrah Butler - piano; Matt Parrish - bass; Craig McIver - drums; Diane Monroe - music director; Performed & Recorded at Frosty 2 - Holiday Celebration, at the Irvine Auditorium Philadelphia; December 2014

 

5. "Work Song" w/ Shamika Byrd [Vocals]
Frosty 3 Orchestra: Tim Price - tenor sax solo; Vince Tampio - trumpet solo; Jeff Scull - guitar & music director; Kendrah Butler - piano, Nimrod Speaks - bass, Darryl Jackson - drums; Tim Price, Sam Reed, Larry McKenna, Michael Pedicin - saxophones; Christopher Stevens & Vince Tampio - trumpet & fluglehorn, Connor Pryzbyszewski - trombone; Performed & Recorded at Frosty 3 - Holiday Celebration, at the Irvine Auditorium Philadelphia; December 2015

 

6. Interviews by Saleena Lee

 

7."Black Coffee" w/ Bethlehem [Vocals]
Kendrah Butler - piano; Nasir Dickerson - tenor sax; Nicholas Krolac - bass; Darryl Jackson - drums; Doc Gibbs - percussion; Performed & Recorded at DivaNation Concert Series at Drexel University's, Mandell Theater, Philadelphia; September 2014

 

8. "Jesus Children Of America" w/ Luke Carlos O'Reilly
Luke Carlo O’Reilly - piano; Performed & Recorded at the Jacobs Music Store, Philadelphia; Make Music Day, June 21, 2103

 

 

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PJP MIXTAPE #3 - February 2017

Hosted by Julia López and Melissa Talley Palmer

Intro & Credits by Homer Jackson

Theme Music by Bethlehem Roberson

 

1. "I Thought About You” w/ Paul Jost [Vocals]

Frosty 3 Band: Jeff Scull - guitar & musicic director; Kendrah Butler - piano; Nimrod Speaks - bass; Darryl Jackson - drums; Performed & Recorded at Frosty 3, at the Irvine Auditorium Philadelphia; December 2015


2. "Pretty Girl" w/ Kevin Valentine [Vocals]

Lush Life Orchestra led by bassist, Keith DeStefano, featuring Andy Kahn - piano, Performed & Recorded a the Lush Life: Philadelphia Celebrates Billy Strayhorn concert; one of the many events in the OutBeat: Jazz Festival; September 2015

 

3. Three Poems [Untitled, Untitled & Honeysuckle Days] written & performed by Magda Martinez; Recorded at Turtle Studios, Philadelphia; June 2014


4. "Speak Low" w/ Michael Andrews  [Vocals]

Love Notes Orchestra: Jeff Scull - guitar; V. Shayne Frederick - piano; Elijah Thomas - flute; Tony TNT Jones - bass; Darryl Jackson - drums; Performed & Recorded at Love Notes Valentine's Concert, Arch Street Meeting House; Philadelphia; February 2014
 

5. "Sophisticated Lady" w/ Ty Stephens [Vocals]

Lush Life Orchestra led by bassist, Keith DeStefano, featuring Bob Meashey - trumpet and Anam Owili-Eger - piano; Performed & Recorded at Lush Life: Philadelphia Celebrates Billy Strayhorn, a concert produced for OutBeat: Jazz Festival at Suzanne Roberts Theater, Philadelphia; September 2015


6. Interviews by Melissa Talley Palmer

 

7."My Foolish Heart" w/ Raimundo Santos [Vocals]

Adam Faulk - piano; Justin Fraticelli - bass; Kim Pedro Rodriguez - drums; Performed & Recorded at the 7 x 7 Concert Series at Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center; Philadelphia; July 2015


8. "Masquerade" w/ Justin Graham [Vocals]

Who Got The Jazz band: Luke Carlo O’Reilly - keyboards; Nimrod Speaks - bass; Khary Abdul Shaheed - drums; Leon Jordan Jr. - trumpet; Rick Tate - alto sax & lyricon, Performed & Recorded at the Best of Who Got The Jazz Sessions at World Cafe; August 2014.

 

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PJP MIXTAPE #2 - July 2015

Hosted by Julia López and Melissa Talley Palmer

Intro & Credits by Homer Jackson

Theme Music by Bethlehem Roberson

 

1. "Mary J & Marvin Gaye" w/ Suzann Christine [Vocals]

Who Got The Jazz Band; Nimrod Speaks: Bass; Luke Carlos O'Reilly: Piano; Khary Abdul Shaheed: Drums; Performed & Recorded at World Cafe Live; Philadelphia, August 2014

 


2. "I'll Sing You A Song" w/ Carol Harris

Philadelphia Songbook Orchestra w/ Alfie Pollitt: Piano & Arrangements; Aaron Goode: Trombone solo; Performed & Recorded at Temple University's, Temple Performing Arts Center; Philadelphia,  February 2014

 

 

3. Two Poems [Confetti & Cupid Is A G] written & performed by Lindo Jones

Recorded at Turtle Studios in June of 2014

 


4. "There Is The Something About You"
 written & performed by Suzzette Ortiz

Suzzette Ortiz: Solo Piano; Recorded at Jacobs Music Store in Philadelphia on Make Music Day, June 21, 2103


 

5. "When It's Gone" w/ Najwa Parkin [Vocals] and the After Hours Trio

After Hours Trio - Dan Hanrahan: Guitar and Justin Sekelewski: Bass; Recorded at Turtle Studios in Philadelphia, Winter 2014

 

 

6. "Body And Soul" - Interviews by Melissa Talley Palmer

 


7. "The Masquerade Is Over" w/ Denise Montana [Vocals]

Frosty 2 Orchestra led by Music Director/Violinist Diane Monroe; Michael Pedicin: Tenor Sax Solo; Performed & Recorded at Irvine Aditorium; Philadelphia, December 2014

 

 

8. "Footprints" w/ Carol Harris [Vocals]

Lucky Thompson DNA: Lucky Thompson: Drums; Umar Raheem: Sax; Nimrod Speaks: Bass, Jeff Knoettner: Piano; Performed & Recorded at Make Music Philly 2014, Arch Street Meeting House; Philadelphia, June 2014

 

 

9. "Africa/Golden" w/ Bethlehem Roberson

Philadelphia Songbook Band w/ Alfie Pollitt: Piano & Arrangements; Pete Chavez: Tenor Sax solo; Performed & Recorded at Temple University's, Temple Performing Arts Center; Philadelphia, February 2014

 

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PJP MIXTAPE #1 - February 2015

Hosted by Julia López and Melissa Talley Palmer

Intro & Credits by Homer Jackson

Theme Music by Bethlehem Roberson

 

1. "Equinox/Heartbreak" w/ Toby vEnt [Vocals]

Who Got The Jazz Band; Nimrod Speaks: Bass/Luke Carlos O'Reilly: Piano/Khary Abdul Shaheed: Drums; Performed & Recorded at World Cafe Live; Philadelphia, February 2014

 


2. "I Put A Spell On You" w/ Laurin Talese [Vocals]

Boo Big Band w/ Steve Tirpak: Music Director, Arranger, Trombone & Keyboards, Eric Wortham: Piano; Steve Beskerone: Bass, Anwar Marshall: Drums & many more. Performed & Recorded at Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, Halloween Night 2013

 


3. "Titanium" w/ Jaye Sanders [Vocals]

Dena Underwood: Piano; Nicholas Krolac: Bass; Darryl Jackson: Drums; Performed & Recorded at DivaNation Concert Series at Drexel University's, Mandell Theater, September 2014

 

4. Poems from "Retro Love" written & performed by Beth Feldman Brandt

Recorded at Turtle Studios in June of 2014
 

5. "What Bessie Told Me" w/ Barbara Montgomery

Kendrah Butler: Piano; Nicholas Krolac: Bass; Darryl Jackson: Drums; Doc Gibbs: Percussion; Performed & Recorded at DivaNation Concert Series at Drexel University's, Mandell Theater, September 2014

 

6. "Hot" w/ Gretchen Elise [Vocals]

Kim Pedro's Nu Gruuv, w/ Kim Pedro: Drums, James Cooper: Bass, Adam Faulk: Keyboards, Mike Clay: Reeds; Bethlehem Roberson: Background Vocals; Performed & Recorded at Make Music Philly 2014, Arch Street Meeting House, Philadelphia; June 2014 ℗ ©Gretchen Elise 2013,

 

7. "Round Midnight" w/ Laurin Talese [Vocals]

Boo Big Band w/ Steve Tirpak: Music Director, Arranger, Trombone; Featuring Eric Wortham: Piano; Steve Beskerone: Bass, Anwar Marshall: Drums & many more. Performed & Recorded at Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, Halloween Night 2013

 

8. "What is Thing Called Love" - Interviews by Asha Jackson

 

9 "My One And Only Love" w/ Selina Carrera [Vocals]

Who Got The Jazz Band; Nimrod Speaks: Bass; Luke Carlos O'Reilly: Piano; Khary Abdul Shaheed: Drums; Umar Raheem: Sax; Performed & Recorded at World Cafe Live; Philadelphia, February 2014

 

10. "Valentine Love" w/ Barbara Walker & Kevin Valentine

Philadelphia Songbook Band w/ Alfie Pollitt: Piano & Arrangements; Charles Washington: Trumpet solo; Pete Chavez: Soprano Sax solo; Performed & Recorded at Temple University's, Temple Performing Arts Center; Philadelphia,  February 2014

 

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Executive Producer: Homer Jackson

Hosts: Julia Lopez & Melissa Talley Palmer

Graphic Design: Lynn Washington

 

Thanks: To all of the artists who have participated in this mixtape series.

 

Special Thanks: James Solomon, Jay Levin, Anthony Tidd, Gail Fountaine, Stephanie Seiple.

 

Enjoy, and keep your ears and eyes open for upcoming PJP Mixtapes.

 

 

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