Lila Ammons was my guest in the studio today. We played some songs off her forthcoming CD, The Nearness of You. She’ll be having a CD Release Party at Hell’s Kitchen on September 27. Also played music from Grant Green, Steve Turre, Lester Bowie, Miles Davis, Gil Evans, The Atlantis Quartet, Cannonball Adderley, and Mauricio de Souza. The 45 of the Week was Magic, by the Count Basie Orchestra.
A big thank you to Cory Washington for subbing while I was on vacation. He played an intriguing mixture of music, including some Latin, Caribbean and African sounds, as well as progressive music from Eric Dolphy, Sun Ra, Archie Shepp, Jimi Hendrix, and Charles Mingus.
Thanks to J. Otis Powell for sitting in while I was on vacation. He played a mix of instrumentals and vocalists, including numbers from Coltrane, James Carter, Lester Bowie, and Miles, as well as songs by Melody Gardot, Vijay Iyer, Kurt Elling, and Gregory Porter.