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George Gershwin-Part 2: Show, Film and Some Classical Music

Jan 11, 2015

Jazz Unlimited for January 11 will be “Gershwin-Part 2: Show, Film and Some Classical Music.”  This is the second part of a month-long listen to jazz versions of Gershwin compositions.  Tonight’s selection of music will include performances by Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, George Gershwin, the Gene Krupa Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Urbie Green, Cassandra Wilson, Eric Dolphy & Makanda Ken Mcintyre, Donald Byrd & John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Lester Young, our own Reggie Thomas, Ahmad Jamal, Les McCann and Marcus Roberts.

The Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the artists heard tonight.

The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of January 19, 2015.

Here is a 1968 Berlin Performance of Ella Fitzgerald (vcl) with the Tommy Flanagan (p) trio of "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "Too Close for Comfort."