November 2014 Rhythm and Grooves Archives

Today I played new music from Orrin Evans, Ernie Watts, Teri Lynne Carrington, and the Fred Hersh Trio. I played older tracks from Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Grant Green, Sonny Clark, Bill Evans, Basie and Benny Carter, and the Jazz Crusaders. The 45 of the week was Moten Swing, by a group of veteran musicians recording as Session At Midnight. 

I started out the show with a tune from B3 organist Akiko. Other artists with newer music included Wycliffe Gordon, Mark Elf, Jimmy Greene, Jason Marsalis, Omaha Diner (an Eminem tune!), Dean Granros & Joel Shapira, and Barbara Meyer, who is having a CD release party at the Nicollet Cafe on Nov 14. Older music came from Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Chris Conner. The 45 of the Week was Fooltish, by Eddie Harris, from 1970.

Today I did a phone interview with Doug Snapp, directore of the JazzMN Orchestra about thier upcoming concert (November 22) featuring the music of smaller big bands ranging fromm 8-12 pieces. After starting out the show with something from Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery, we heard from Oliver Nelson, the Pete Whitman X-Tet, a Duke and Miles, and a south African Group from the 70s called Spirit Rejoice. I also played newer music from Firebell, Julie Kelly, Craig Taborn, and Bob Dorough.

Jeremy Walker and Anthony Cox stopped by to talke about the new Jazz in the Atrium Series at Orchestra Hall. They'll be appearing, along with JT Bates, and visiting musicians, after selected concerts at the hall, the first of which is Tuesday, December 2. I played a couple of tracks from Jeremy, as well as music from Joey DeFrancesco, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Louis Hayes, and two new tracks from Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. The 45 of the week was Beyond Mobious, by Cedar Walton.