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WHYR Jazz: Gifts & Messages 5/16/2015 Show 167

WHYR Jazz: Gifts & Messages 5/16/2015 Show 167

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global community radio chart, 14th in the global radioshow chart and 24th in the global jazz chart.

After a hip start with Joe Farrell, Rahsaan, NY Mary, and James Oscar Smith, we get lost in the 50s with classic Trane featuring Donald Byrd & then Hank Mobley (the latter with Horace Silver on Hank's debut BN recording); then after a Supersax prelude, a deep dive into the 40s with Bird for Dial, in which 3 bop classics were recorded back-to-back & Eddie Jefferson as icing. After a ballad interlude from Bud Powell, we explore how Cassandra Wilson interprets 3 Lady Day tunes in a segment-long compare & contrast. Good listening, if I say so myself. May birthdays next week.....Enjoy the show!

RIP Bruce Lundvall (1935-2015)
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/21/arts/music/bruce-lundvall-who-revived-blue-note-dies-at-79.html?hpw&rref=obituaries&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0

Comments

The Lemon Circus

You had my undivided attention this week - work didn't even try and compete ;) makin' love after hours what a great melody and I thought if I get selected as your listener of the year I'll have to remember to include that one :P and I thought Cassandra had the edge over billie, but I think it was the fresher production rather than voice. Billie happy whereas Cassandra had a dark sultry approach which today I liked, tomorrow it could be back to Billie :) I'm like that, fickle. Have a great week Dr J

DrJazz
DrJazz

Glad to have your ears fully this week. I can only listen to Mix at lunch, at best. The music hijacks my brain and I need what's left of that to do the professorial work. I'd certainly be rooting for you as 'listener of the year', but our current leader has a 4000 minute edge on you at the moment! We don't have as many 'listens' as some folks, but the ones who do are VERY devoted. And G&M is grateful for each of you! 'See you' Wed night. Cheers, DrJ

Dolores Dyess

What is not to love about Billie Holiday?

DrJazz
DrJazz

No problems with Lady Day now, although it took a decade of listening to her to 'get it'. At first, I had trouble with Cassandra's interpretations; my initial reaction was that they were overproduced. I'm good with both now....

niggaG0d
niggaG0d

SO sweet were times during these periods of jazz: I enjoyed the well coated layers of icing on these delicious ginger bread tunes - DOC ; ( Cassandra Wilson is one of my favor jazz vocalist of to date - along with Rachelle Farrell ; A good friend from Canada told me he saw a concert with her Casandra Willson ) recently and he was extremely disappointed in the lack of emotion in her performance : Well you could image my surprise : : 0 ) however You've select some tasteful songs from Miss Wilson :

DrJazz
DrJazz

Glad you enjoyed the compare & contrast. CW is also one of my favorites, but I've yet to see her in performance. As you know, performers have 'off' nights at times; maybe your friend caught her after a lot of travel, etc. Have a good week! Cheers, DrJ