Jazz Unlimited for August 13, 2017 will be “Broadway: 1950 and Beyond-Part 1.” Before the original cast record albums, most of the music from Broadway musicals came into jazz via films based on those shows. Since then, music directly from Broadway shows has crept into jazz. We will hear music from “West Side Story,” “My Fair Lady,” “Evita,” “Hello Dolly,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “A Little Night Music,” Camelot,” “Mary Poppins,” “Bells Are Ringing” and “The King and I.” Singleton Palmer, Buddy Rich, Sarah Vaughan, Keith Jarrett, David Liebman, Oscar Peterson, Shelly Manne, Tamir Hendelman, Don Cherry, Kenny Dorham, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Lester Bowie, Cannonball Adderley, Johnny Hartman, Eric Alexander, Karrin Allyson, Fred Hersch, and J.J. Johnson will supply the music from these shows.
The Slide Show has my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.
The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of September 21, 2017.
This a video of Buddy Rich (d) and his Orchestra playing the "West Side Story Medley" in 1980 in Koln, Germany.