Playing tracks by
Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Carmen McRae, Johnny Griffin/Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Elvin Jones and more.
Whew. Thanks to many of you who listened all the way through last week, when we had some challenging music. This week, we’re mostly back to our regular fare. We start with one of our old Nightsounds intro themes from years gone by & a compare/contrast featuring Monk, Carmen McRae & Johnny Griffin/Lockjaw Davis. After some hip Elvin Jones, segment 2 features Lee Morgan’s first notes in a recording studio for a session under his own name (Indeed, BN; how rare is the LP? Recent auction price was >2K USD; too bad I only have a CD), featuring Horace Silver on piano. We’ve got New Awlins’ old & new in hour 2, a bit of Philly’s Denise King (this week’s ‘sexy’ song), & a meditation on Strange Fruit, in honor of the Billie Holiday centennial with Trane, Lady Day, Jose James, Cassandra Wilson & Ornette. Enjoy the show, tell your friends, & of course, hit the heart……..