Playing tracks by
Ira Sullivan, Jackie McLean, Marty Ehrlich, Maxine Sullivan, Paul Barbarin and more.
This show was 1st in the global swing chart, 29th in the global jazz chart and 31st in the global funk chart.
May jazz birthdays this week. Reeds: Jackie McLean, Marty Ehrlich, Sidney Bechet, Albert Nicolas & Archie Shepp. Trumpets: Miles, Ira Sullivan & King Oliver (cornet actually). Singers: Maxine Sullivan & Shirley Horn. Drummer Paul Barbarin. Big Band leaders: Andy Kirk, Artie Shaw & Woody Herman. Pianists: Mary Lou Williams, Christian Sands & Keith Jarrett. Guitarist Jimmy Ponder. BASS(!): Christian McBride, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Gary Peacock & Ron Carter!! Whew! And a special shout-out to WHYR’s ‘Down The Road’ host, Sir Robert on his 29th birthday (again).
Enjoy the show; tell your friends & don’t forget to write:)
This week’s top listeners: Osaka & Tokyo (Japan), Belgrade (Serbia), Prague (Czech Republic), Bridgeton (Barbados)