This show was 1st in the global community radio chart, 1st in the global blues chart, 1st in the global swing chart, 4th in the global radioshow chart and 8th in the global jazz chart.
A bit of everything this week, starting with Charles Earland’s take on ‘Red Clay’, Monk/Diz/Stitt/Winding with ‘Tour De Force’, and some Lucky Thompson from ‘Lucky Strikes’. Then, after a bit of Chicago hardbop from Marshall Vente, we descend to the vault for classic Basie and Django, followed by Anat Cohen (swing’s the thing!) and close hour 1 with JJ Johnson. Hour 2 starts with Joe Pass live, then a compare and contrast of Duke Pearson’s ‘Big Bertha’, as well as Michel Petrucciani with Wayne and Jim Hall backed with a Vijay Iyer track. THEN, deep into the blues with Booker Ervin/Don Patterson, and we close with a track from the latest Kevin Eubanks release. June birthdays next week………Keep the music strong!