Compositions Of Benny Golson and Sonny Rollins + New Music

Oct 26, 2013

Jazz Unlimited on Sunday, October 27 will feature some compositions of saxophonists Benny Golson and Sonny Rollins on the "Keys and Strings Hour."  These two jazz giants have written a number of compositions that are played by horn players, but rarely by piano players.  The quieter side of jazz will present the compositions that piano players play.  The artists playing these compositions will be Tommy Flanagan, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Grant Green with Sonny Clark, Milt Jackson with Wes Montgomery, Keith Jarrett, Phineas Newborn, Jr. and Fred Hersch.  In our new music segment for October we will hear music by Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald, the Dave Pell Octet, the Dutch Jazz Orchestra playing the music of Mary Lou Williams, tenor saxophonist Diego Rivers, Andrew Hill, Cassandra Wilson, Marty Ehrlich, The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra playing the music of Duke Ellington, Horace Tapscott, the String Trio of New York, Dave Holland, Kris Davis and Miles Davis.

See the Slide Show for my photographs of some of the artists heard on this show.

This Archive of the show will be available until the morning of November 4.

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Here is a video of Count Basie with Ella Fitzgerald in 1979 at the Montreux Jazz Festival doing "Basella" (C-Jam Blues) with Mitchell "Booty" Wood (tb) and Eric Dixon (ts).