Playing tracks by
Roland Kirk, Pat Martino, Branford Marsalis, Lorez Alexandria, Kenny Drew/Niels-Henning Orsted Pederson and more.
Who has the hippest chops in the world? It’s our August jazz birthday celebrants, including Mixcloud’s own https://www.mixcloud.com/hallejazzcat/, who often gets a jump on the show (as he did this week!) by listening live at 9 (in the UK) at whyr.org on Saturday nights! Reeds: Rahsann, Branford, Bird, Prez, Benny Carter, and Bobby Watson. Pianists: Basie, Bill Evans, Kenny Drew, and OP. Guitarists Pat Martino, Lenny Breau & Jimmy Raney. Singers Lorez Alexandria & Jimmy Rushing. And (of course) Louis Armstrong (August 4th). Get your streamers, cut the cake, crank it up and celebrate. No hamfat here, only the real deal……..
60% of the tracks on today's show appear on Mixcloud for the 1st time:)