Today, January 5th, 2016 is my anniversary at KFAI radio. I went on the air 22 years ago on January 4th, 1994 and I have been having big fun ever since. Of all the artists I have played over the years, it's the music of the Chicago blues women that I am the most proud of being able to present on the show. The play list below reflects some of my favorite tracks and the artists that I have fallen in love with over the last 22 years.
My guests today were Mary T and Andrew Walesch of Crooners Lounge and Supper Club, talking about the Dunsmore Room, the new listening room specifically for jazz at Crooners. I played two tunes featuring Jerry Weldon on sax, one as a sideman for Jack McDuff, and one from his brand new album. We also heard music from Butch Thompson, Peter Kogan, and Andrew Walesch, as well as cuts from vocalists Teri Roiger, Ira Hill, and Cyrille Aimee, as well as a couple of classics from Cannonball Adderley, and Hank Mobley, and new music from the Flying Horse Big Band.