Drummer/multi-percussionist Babatunde Lea stopped by towards the end of the show to talk about his music, his show at the AQ and his background and inspirations. I also played music from Jimmy Smith, Lou Rawls, Hank Mobley, and Dizzy Gillespie, and Leon Thomas. New music included songs from Russ Nolan, Lee Smith, Kevin Mahagonny, Larry McDonough & Richard Terrill, and Butch Thompson & Pat Donahue. The 45 of the Week was from a Coleman Hawkins EP.
Butch Thompson stopped by to talk about his upcoming CD Release Celebration at the Landmark Center. The CD is by Butch and guitarist Pat Donahue. Also played Stardust, by Doc Cheatham and nNicholas Payton, on which Butch played. I also played classic tracks by Charlie Rouse, Sonny Stitt, and Thelonious Monk, as well as newer music from Monty Alexander, Tianna Hall, Augie, and Maryann Sullivan. The 45 single of the week was Hambi Nava by Cannonball Adderley.
Classic tunes from Crawford & McGriff, Herbie Hancock, Stan Getz, Poncho Sanchez, and more. Newer music from Ellen Robinson, Maceo Parker, and Trombone Shorty. 45 of the week: Thirty-three Ninety-six, by Sonny Stitt.
Classics from Sonny Rollins, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, and Charles Kynard. New music from Ellen Robinson, South Florida Jazz Orchestra, Jazz Soul Seven, Eric Skye, and Ron Carter’s Big Band. 45 of the week: It’s Your Thing, by Shirley Scott.