Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, November 20, 2016 is “The Career of Matt Wilson.” Drummer Matt Wilson, who hails from Knoxville, Illinois, is one of the great drummers in today’s jazz. In addition, his persona is one of sly humor, which shows up in the titles of his compositions and stage manner. We will hear him with his Arts & Crafts, his Big Happy Family group, Deena DeRose, Dawn Clement, the Palmetto All-Stars, the Either/Orchestra, Marty Ehrlich, Karrin Allyson, Denny Zeitlin, the Herbie Nichols Project, Bob Stewart, Dewey Redman, John Medeski and the Liberation music orchestra.
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 November 28, 2016.
This is a video of Matt Wilson's Christmas Tree-O with Jeff Lederer (ts, cl), Paul Sikivie (b) and Matt Wilson (d) at a 2011 NPR Tiny Desk Concert playing "Hark the Herald Angels Sing," "oh Come, All Ye Faithful," "Oh Come, Oh Come Emanuel" and "The Hallelujah Chorus".