December 1 Seasonal Suggestions: Recent jazz releases, with an emphasis on
instrumental performances and particularly saxophonists: Will be chosen from
Dan Adler, Ab Baars, Hadley Caliman, Pete Christlieb, Christina Dahl, Eli Degribi, John Goldman, Benjamin Herman, Michael Herring, Aaron Lington, Tom Rizzo,
Mario Romano, Don Scott, Soft Machine Legacy, Paul Tynan, Richard Underhill,
UOU and Bruce Williamson.
December 8 Lula Reed: A singer with a distinctive style, who came from the church, found fame with R&B bandleader Sonny Thompson, but gave it all up to return to the church. We’ll hear her recordings from 1951 to 1962 for the King and Federal labels.
December 15 Ornette Coleman Quartet Reunion: The magnificent 1990 Italian concert by the reunited Ornette Coleman Quartet of Ornette Coleman [alto sax], Don Cherry [trumpet], Charlie Haden [bass] and Billy Higgins [drums].
December 22 Teddy Wilson: This elegant pianist in solo, trio, quartet, sextet and big band performances recorded between 1939 and 1983.
December 29 The Best of 2010: Ron’s choice of the best jazz and blues recordings that he acquired during 2010.
January 5 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz releases. Will be chosen from
Jason Adasiewicz, Alaniaris, Avishai Cohen, Tom Culver, Chris Dahlgn,
Exploding Star Orchestra, Tania Gill, Brad Goode, Phil Hawkins, Darcy Hepner,
Jazz Passengers, Matt Jorgensen, Dave Liebman, Mathias Lupri, Sue Richardson,
Keith & Julie Tippett and Undivided.
January 12 Jim Reil: Co-Host Jim Reil introduces himself, musically speaking, with a taste of what you can expect from his future shows-from vintage Basie and Ellington to last month’s Vandermark 5 and Mary Halverson.
January 19 Sketches of Spain: Miles Davis and Gil Evans recorded these pieces in November 1959 and March 1960. Trumpeter Lew Soloff re-recorded five of them with Steve Richman conducting the Harmonie Ensemble New York in May 2008. We’ll compare the two recordings tune by tune.
January 26 Vocalese: Co-Host and singer Anna Williams brings us Vocalese: the Art and the Artists – tracing the art of Vocalese from the original solos to the singers’ versions with premier practitioners like King Pleasure,
Jon Hendricks, Kurt Elling and the Manhattan Transfer.
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