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Saturday 4:00-7:00p Jazz 90.1FM

Tom Pethic & David "Fathead" Newman

XRIJF Jam Session

Since 1982, Tom Pethic has been an integral part of the Rochester, New York jazz-radio scene and has kept straight-ahead jazz in the forefront of all his shows. Below is a list of jazz artists that Pethic has interviewed over the years:

Saxophonist: Sonny Rollins, James Moody, Lou DonaldsonDavid "Fathead" NewmanJoe RomanoKen Peplowski, Bobby Militello

Guitarist: Les PaulJoe Pass, Pat Martino, Jimmy Ponder, Gene Bertoncini, Bob Sneider

Pianist: Dave BrubeckChick CoreaCedar WaltonLarry Willis,Ted Rosenthal, Paul Hofmann

Bassist: Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Michael Moore

Vocalist: Jon Hendricks, Jane Monheit, Dena DeRose

Drummer: Pete LaRoca, Kenny Washington, Dennis Mackrel 

Trumpeter: John LaBarbera

Organist: Dr. Lonnie Smith

Percussion: Ray Barretto

Trombonist: Steve Turre

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           Roy Hargrove (1969-2018)

Artistry in Jazz with Tom Pethic
Saturday 4:00 - 7:00 PM ET                                                           

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 Photo by Tom Pethic (taken at Lloyd's on Alexander St. in the early 80s)

    Joe Romano & James Moody

       J A M E S  O O D Y     

I had the honor of interviewing Moody (which he
preferred to be called) after his XRIJF performance. I
asked him 
what he thought of today's new music. Not
he answere
d, "If my father sang to my
mother the way they're singin' today, I wouldn't be
born." You gotta love it!

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