A mixed bag of music today, with older music from Jack McDuff, Miles Davis, Nat King Cole, Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster, and Hank Mobley. Newer music from Koplant No, Laura Andrea Leguia, the Jay D’Amico Quintet, Mark Masters Ensemble, Diana Krall, Ben Sidran, and area musicians Maude Hixson and Seven Steps to Havana. The 45 of the week was Opera in Vout, by Slim Gaillard.
Broadcasting live from Rondo Days Celebration in Saint Paul, I played music from Reggie Quinerly, Grant Green Gregory Porter, Cold Sweat, Trombone Shorty, and others. Also aired an interview with saxophonist Ted Nash, who will be coming to town to play at a benefit for pianist/composer Jeremy Walker.
Adam Meckler was my guest today, talking about his 18 piece big band and their new monthly residency at the Artists’ Quarter on the last Tuesday of the mongh. I also played selections from Larry Young, Miles, Herbie Hancock, and Babatunde Lea, as well as new music from Resonance, The Session, James Zollar, and Alex Snydman. The 45 of the Week was Namely You, by Gene Ammons.