Thanks to Emily Krumberger for sitting in while I was on vacation. She did a great job, playing songs from folks like Art Blakey, Grant Greeen, Roy Ayers, Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans, Vijay Iyer, Terri Lynne Carrington, and others.
Trumpeter Benje Daneman called in to talk about his gig at the Dakota on Feb 18, as well as his album, Estelle’s Farewell Gift, from which I played a couple of tunes. I also played music from Jimmy McGriff, Matt Slocum, Frank Wess, the Illicit Sextet, Art Blakey ^ the Jazz Messengers, Tim Hegarty, Danilo Perez, and Miles Davis. The 45 of the Week was 1960 What by Gregory Porter
It was a day full of trumpets as Twin Cities Trumpeter/Composer Adam Meckler stopped by to talk about the Adam Meckler Orchestra, his 18 piece band now appearing at the Amsterdam on the last Tuesday of each month. Later on, Trumpeter Terrence Blanchard called in to talk about his new album, Magnetic, and his upcoming appearance at the Dakota Jazz Club.