About the show
Playing tracks by
Joe Henderson, Nils Okland, James Carter, Tyler Hornby, Dinah Washington and more.
The first jazz album I bought was Miles Davis's Sketches of Spain; longform jazz was how I began. As the world opened up and more of everything became available to me, my attention span shortened a bit and my attraction to a good hook came to dominate my music tastes. But the capacity to enjoy longform music, whether it was jazz or ambient such as Brian Eno creates, never disappeared.
And certainly, as we head toward the longest night of the year, a session of longform jazz seems entirely appropriate.
So, of course, there's Miles from Sketches of Spain, along with selections from Keith Jarrett, Joe Henderson, James Carter, Joshua Redman, Joe Pass and Bill Evans, plus a few names that may be less familiar to you but are equally well worth knowing.
Props are due to my friend ThirdPower1 for his recent jazz session, http://www.mixcloud.com/thirdpower1/jazz-piano-unforgettable/ which provided the incentive for me to finally tackle one myself.