Regina Marie Williams was my guest today, talking about her new CD, When A Woman Loves A Man. Besides a few tracks from that CD, I played newer music from Akiko Tusuruga,Lynne Arriale, Mark Winkler, and Snowblind. Also played music from classic artists, including Hank Mobley, Thelonious Monk, Lee Morgan, Mingus, and more….
A cross-section of jazz from the 20th & 21st Century today, from John Pattton, Arthur Prysock, Lester Young, Sonny Rollins, Miles, and Mingus, to newer music from The Jeff Hamilton Trio, Mike Longo, Halie Loren Gonzalo Rubulcaba, Gordon Johnson, Regina Carter, Roy Hargrove, and Nichola Miller.
It’s Spring Pledge Drive! And it was busy with guests, so I didn’t get to play as many songs as usual. Trumpeter John Raymond called in to talk about his new CD, Strength and Song, and Chris Bates dropped by to talk about his Open Rehearsal Project with his new Quintet. And we heard from Akiko Tsuruga, Connie Evingson, Mary Louise Knutson, David Murray, and the Mingus Big Band.
The second show for the Spring Pledge Drive. Thanks to Sabrina Crews came by to help with pledge rapping. We heard from John Patton, Gene Ammons, Kai Winding & JJ Johnson, Phil Hey, Dorothy Doring, Hank Crawford, Art Farmer, Bags & Trane, and Charles Mingus.