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The great Jack DeJohnette joins forces with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and bassist Mathew Garrison in an unusual cover of Earth Wind & Fire's "Serpentine Fire" from their new ECM In Movement to kick off tonight's broadcast. Barcelona guitarist Albert Vila, backed by Reinier Elizarde: bass & Jorge Rossy: drums, follows covering Bill Evans' "Very Early" from Vila's 2016 Quadrant Records Standards. Antonio Adolfo, a Brazilian pianist who's gaining international attention, is next with a delightful ensemble take on Horace Silver's "Song for My Father". Responding to a frequent request from SLC's famed guitarist, J. D. Moffat, we'll close this half-hour with "Barney's Blues" from Barney Kessel's Kessel Plays Standards recorded by Contemporary in 1954. Barney's ensemble includes June Christy's husband Bob Cooper on oboe, Claude Williamson on piano and Shelly Manne manning the drums.
Beginning the second half we'll hear veterans Carla Bley, Steve Swallow and Andy Shepard tackle Bley's "Camino al Volver" from their 2016 ECM Andando el Tiempo. From Marco's Netherlands we'll enjoy the Bart Defoort Quintet having fun with Bart's "Bright Side" from his Inner Waves (W.E.R.F. 2016). Percussionist Billy Kilson and his trio - Henry Hey, piano and James Genus, bass - close this half covering Herbie Hancock's classic, "Dolphin Dance" from Kilson's 2016 Descension Rising.
A request from LA's Tim Withee led to "Gregory Is Here" - an overlooked gem from Horace Silver's In Pursuit of the 27th Man recorded by Blue Note in 1972, long after his heyday, I wrongfully judged. Pianist Horace surrounds himself with then young guns - Michael and Randy Brecker - and veterans like Bob Cranshaw - bass, Mickey Roker - drums and David Friedman - vibes. The genius behind the bop revolution, Charlie Parker, follows with a 1947 78rpm shellac from Savoy "Cheryl" featuring Miles on trumpet, Bud Powell on piano and Max Roach on the drums. Brad Mehldau, four years absent from the recording scene, returns with a cover of Charlie's tune from his 2016 Nonesuch Blues and Ballads featuring Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard - bass/drums. Carlos Santana eases us into romance with the serene Jobim penned "Stone Flower" from Santana ~ Caravanserai, released by Columbia in 1972.
From 2016's Emerald City Records' The Songbook Sessions - Ella Fitzgerald, Jane Monheit gets us holding hands with her treatment of Macdonald/Gershwin/DeSylva's "Somebody Loves Me" featuring a laid-back Nicholas Payton on trumpet. Peter Bronstein's new Smoke Sessions Records Let Loose is next with Bronstein's "Cupcake", a feminine appellation like "Baby" used with caution. Michael Bublé returns to the show, this time with Nelly Furtadao, covering Tony Renis' "Quando, Quando, Quando". This comes from the David Foster led ensemble 2005 Warner recording, It's Time. From obscure recording company, Debut, we'll hear Miles Davis and an unique ensemble including Brit Woodman - trombone, Teddy Charles - vibes, Charles Mingus - bass and Elvin Jones - drums in a performance of Dietz and Schwartz's "Alone Together". Sarah Vaughan is next backed up by Jimmy Jones band - that also includes a young Miles on trumpet - singing the old chestnut "Ain't Misbehavin'" (Razaf - Walter - Brooks). To conclude the holding hands - on this end at least - we'll hear two gems from the 1949 Metronome All-Stars. Nat Cole is first with "Daddy Loves His Baby", apparently written by Nat, with his "bop" group Irving Ashby - guitar, Joe Comfort - bass and Jack Costanza - bass. 1949's Metronome best singer, June Christy follows with Nat and an all-star cast including "The Bean" Coleman Hawkins on tenor, Lawrence Brown - trombone, Johnny Hodges - alto, Buddy Rich - drums and even Eddie Safranski on bass in the on-the-spot "Why Do You Have to Cry" (approx). June and Nat's number is an unusual merger of "Swing" and "Bop."
Let's have some fun!
A special thanks to KZMU's Music Director, Serah Mead and the troops @ RoJ for their help putting the show together: Agenor (BRA), Chris do Brasil (BRA), Domi & Victor (SPA), GAB (BEL), JR (SPA), Javi (SPA), Jazzzz61 (SPA), Lira (BRA), Luisa, Menos Que un Perro (ARG), Marcos (BRA), Melokan (VEN), Raz (ISR) and Sonia (SPA). Also friend, Raul Boeira, the Brazilian based in Passo Fundo and Spain's Javier Carrete.