BUBBLE BATH JAZZ

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TCIMF has been graced with a playlist from, like, the one of the coolest girls in music - DJ Cass aka Cassie Shankman. Cassie is a composer, performer, DJ, and entrepreneur. When she isn't creating music, she's helping others learn about music with her company, Picardy

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Here's what she has blessed us with this week:

"This playlist includes some of my favorite jazz standards and artists ranging from Bill Evans to Kneebody to Stan Kenton.

Bill Evans (Image Description: Pianist Bill Evans sits at the keyboard with a cigarette in his mouth. )

Bill Evans

(Image Description: Pianist Bill Evans sits at the keyboard with a cigarette in his mouth. )

The playlist begins with a nice introduction into jazz for those who don't like jazz; it starts with The Bad Plus. They're a trio from Minnesota that blends jazz and contemporary pop music into one. This makes it very accessible to anyone.

The Bad Plus (Image Description: Three men sit on a patterned couch looking directly into the camera)

The Bad Plus

(Image Description: Three men sit on a patterned couch looking directly into the camera)

The playlist then goes through a few of my favorite jazz pianists, like and Errol Garner, and arrives with some more oldie classic big band jazz with some Ellington and Count Basie. I threw in a little new-age jazz with Esperanza Spalding and Gretchen Parlato.

Brad Mehldau (Image Description: Man sits at piano keyboard and plays wth intensity.)

Brad Mehldau

(Image Description: Man sits at piano keyboard and plays wth intensity.)

Bonobo shows up in the mix too – it just seemed fitting. I end the playlist with a standard intro/outro that was recorded by The Bonzo Dog Band, a comedy jazz/pop band from the 60s.

Esperanza Spalding (Image Description: Woman with an afro, wearing hoop earring looks into the distance)

Esperanza Spalding

(Image Description: Woman with an afro, wearing hoop earring looks into the distance)

Bonobo (Image Description: Man looking down wears headphones around his neck)

Bonobo

(Image Description: Man looking down wears headphones around his neck)

Enjoy!"