Percussionist Ray Rivera was my guest in the studio, talking about the November 9 tribute to Tito Puente by the JazzMN Orchestra. We played a couple of Puente’s tracks, including a sizzling version of Take Five. I also played newer music from Joey DeFrancesco, Ahmad Jamal, Tianna Hall, Lynne Arriale, and Kanji Ohta. Dipped back in history for tracks from Wes Montgomery, Illinois Jacquet, and the Two Franks: Frank Foster & Frank Wess. The 45 of the week was All of Me, by Count Basie, from the mid 60s.
Not many older tracks today, only Dexter Gordon, Tito Puente, and Lee Morgan going back more than a couple of decades. Newer music from Bob DeVos, Redmond Langosh Cooley, Mark Masters, Steve Gadd, Foreign Motion, Chaise Lounge, and Roy Hargrove. The 45 of the Week was Roll Em Pete, by Joe Williams with Count Basie.
Mostly newer tracks today, with music from 17 year old B3 wiz Kevin Coellho, Heather Masse, Mauricio de Sauza, Fat Kid Wednesdays, The Mack Avenue Super Band, Steve Gadd, Sonny Fortune, and Nancy Harms. Two older tracks from Miles, and a track from Lew Tabackin. The 45 of the Week was One Note Samba by Herbie Mann, featuring the vocals of Carlos Jobim.
A mix of music today, with older tunes from Miles Davis, Randy Weston, Milt Jackson, and Charles Earland, and newer music from Erena Terakuba, Gary Burton, George Collegan, Chris Parker, Bill Carotthers, Gary Smulyan, and Nancy Harms. The 45 of the week was Come Bak to Sorrento, by the Stan Kenton Band.
Today’s show featured interviews from two performers. First up was a phone interview with organ great Joey De Francesco, appearing at the Dakota on Monday night. The second was an in-studio interview with Jana Nyberg and Adam Meckler of the Jana Nyberg Group, who have a CD Release party happening at the Dakota next Saturday. In addition to cuts from both artists, I played music from the Jack Brass Band, and Mike Longo. The 45 of the week was Joogie Boogie, from Dizzy Gillespie.