The Career of Wynton Kelly | St. Louis Public Radio

The Career of Wynton Kelly

Jun 18, 2017

Jazz Unlimited for Sundan, June 18, 2017 will be  “The Career of Wynton Kelly.”  Pianist Wynton Kelly graced many live and studio sessions with his clean, lively lines.  He was best known as an accompanist, pushing the music of Art Pepper, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Wes Montgomery, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Joe Henderson, Art Blakey, Milt Jackson, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and Abbey Lincoln to new heights.  In addition, we will hear one of his compositions played by a group with seven tubas and a rhythm section.

The Slide Show contains my photographs of two of the musicians heard on this show.

The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of June 26, 2017.

This video is of "So What" played by Miles Davis (tp), John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) and Jimmy Cobb (d) recorded for "The Robert Herridge Theater" TV show in 1959