Playing tracks by
Tony Bennett, Mel Tormé, George Benson, Cal Tjader, Lionel Hampton and more.
This show was 29th in the global pop chart and 51st in the global jazz chart.
J.A.S.S. goes POP! with this mix of Jazz musicians getting creative with songs that originated in the world of Pop music.
As this is a vast and varied genre there are tunes lifted from Soul music, Rock’n’Roll, Folk, Burt Bacharach, TV and movie themes, Country music, and of course a couple from Lennon & McCartney. So venture forth and hear Tony Bennett go for it with a Grover Washington Jr. hit, Cal Tjader groove out on Bobbie Gentry’s debut smash, Rahsaan Roland Kirk blow the roof off of the Jackson 5, Ahmad Jamal remake “Suicide Is Painless”, Joe Farrell stretch out Stevie Wonder with a CTI sound, Jaco Pastorius reinterpret “Blackbird” and many more that go POP!