Lila Ammons came in today to preview her debut CD, which is in the works, and her appearance at the Red Stag tonight. I also played music from GAry Smulyan, Irv Williams, Louis Armstrong, Pena, the Afro-Peruvian Jazz Sextet, Mingus, Monk, Morris Wilson, and Mark Sherman.
Guitarist Park Evans came by to talk about the Parker Paisley CD and its release party at Jazz Central. Also played music from Jack McDuff, Tadd Dameron & Trane, Gerry Mulligan, and Mingus. Played new material from Yaron Gershowsky, Lynn Arriale, Cory Wong, Jana Nyberg, and the Soul Jazz Seven.
Guitarist Cory Wong came by and we talked about, and heard cuts from, his new double CD, Quartet/Quintet. I also played new music from Tony Monaco, The Jazz Soul Seven, and Esperanza Spalding, as well as older tunes from Cal Tjader, Horace Silver, Art Pepper, and the Astral Project. And of course, something from Charles Mingus.