Jazz Unlimited for December 26, 2014 will be “Guitars & Violins and New Music.” Violins have been a part of jazz since the beginning. Photographic evidence suggests that early jazz combos that had front lines of trumpet, trombone and violin or trumpet, clarinet and violin were more prevalent than those that had front lines of trumpet, trombone and clarinet. The January “Keys and Strings Hour” will showcase groups containing violins and guitars including the Joe Venuti-Eddie Lang duo, the Stuff Smith Quintet with Oscar Peterson and Barney Kessel, the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, the String Trio of New York, the Oscar Aleman sextet, Swing DeVille, Jim Hall and the Kronos Quartet, the Stuff Smith Quartet with Charles Fox and Wendell Marshall and Regina Carter’s Reverse Thread. The New music for January will include recordings by Dave Liebman, Hiromi, Rene Marie, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Tom Harrell, the Steve Lacy Roswell Rudd Quartet and the Mark Dresser Quintet.
The Slide Show has my pictures of some of the artists heard on tonight's show.
This Archive of the show will be available until the morning of February 3, 2014.