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The Compositions Of Jerome Kern

Nov 3, 2016

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, November 6, 2016 will be “The Compositions of Jerome Kern.”  Composer Jerome Kern was one of the first to bring jazz rhythms and harmonies to theater music.  Paradoxically, he did not like jazz musicians arranging his music for their own performances.  But, jazz musicians like his tunes and are still using them as a basis for improvisation up until today.  We will hear music from Art Pepper, Ella Fitzgerald, St. Louis’s own Jay Hungerford, Coleman Hawkins, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Dawn Clement, Blue Mitchell, the Ray Brown Trio with Gene Harris, the Keith Jarrett Standards Trio, Johnny Griffin, Alan Broadbent, Howard Johnson and Gravity, Karrin Allyson, David Liebman, Cannonball Adderley, Jimmy Knepper, the Bill Evans Trio, A trio of Paul Motian, Bill Frisell and Joe Lovano, Gerald Clayton, Sheila Jordan and Anthony Braxton.

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 14, 2016.

Here is Dave Liebman (sop), Jeff "Tain" Watts, (d), Vic Juris (g) and Tony Marino (b) playing "Autumn Leaves" at Building 24 on January 17, 2015.