Jazz Unlimited for October 13 will be “Classical Themes in Jazz-Part 2.” There are a lot of connections to jazz from classical music. Most of today’s musicians are as well versed in classical music as in jazz. Since the beginning, classical themes have crept into the jazz lexicon. The show will feature themes by Bach, Ravel, Brahms, Lizst, Mozart, Lehar, DeFalla, Chopin, Scarlatti, Johan Strauss, Verdi, Gershwin, Vaughan-Williams, Rachmaninoff, Offenbach, Dvorak, and Ravel. The musicians include “Hot Lips” Page, the Nat “King” Cole Trio, Art Tatum, The Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Bach to the Future, J.J. Johnson, Dave Douglas, Stanley Turrentine, Gene Harris, Jelly Roll Morton, the Jazz Crusaders, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Gary Burton, Toots Thielemans, Richie Beirach, Brown Roach Inc., Miles Davis with Gil Evans, John Coltrane, Stanley Jordan, Ricky Ford, Jason Moran, Jacky Terrasson and Ornette Coleman.
The Slide Show contains my images of some of tonight's featured musicians.
This Archive of the October 13 show will be available until the morning of October 21.
Here is St. Louis' own "Bach to the Future playing "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" live in 2006.