Playing tracks by
Wes Montgomery, John McLaughlin, James Carter, JJ Johnson, Henry "Red" Allen and more.
This show was 15th in the global jazz chart.
It’s time for January birthdays on G&M! We’ve got an eclectic mix this year, as well as old standbys.
We salute legendary WRVR broadcaster Ed Beach with his 2 theme songs by Wes Montgomery (Ed was my first mentor in this ‘business’). Guitarists: John McLaughlin, Joe Pass & Django (pre-WWII classics, along with Stephane). Reeds: James Carter, Kenny Davern (a REAL gem). Trumpeters: Red Allen, Hot Lips Page & Kenny Wheeler. Trombonist JJ Johnson; bassists William Parker & Eberhard Weber; vibesmen Gary Burton, Bobby Hutcherson & Milt Jackson.
Enjoy the program, hit the heart & keep the music strong! Next week, it’s one of our G&M ‘hits’ shows.
Shoutouts to our biggest listeners of the week in Tokyo (Japan), Baton Rouge & Athens (Greece)