Jazz Unlimited for January 3, 2016 will be “Hits of the 1960’s.” Since around 1955, jazz musicians rarely play the hit pop tunes of their time. The reason is that many of these tunes do not have interesting melodies or chord progressions sufficiently challenging for these musicians to play them. Some of them did and those will be the ones used by these musicians, some even into the 2000’s. This music will be played by Duke Ellington, Grant Green, Debbie Lennon, Oscar Peterson & Milt Jackson, Fred Hersch, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Roberta Flack, Dexter Gordon, the World Saxophone Quartet, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Cunliffe, Cassandra Wilson, the Jazz Crusaders, Keith Jarrett, Buddy Rich, Larry Young, Rene Marie, Joshua Redman, Tony Williams, Dr. Lonnie Smith, John Coltrane, Abbey Lincoln, Gerald Wilson, Patricia Barber, the Lester Bowie Brass Fantasy and Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
The Slide Show shows my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.
The Archive for this show will be available until the morning of January 11, 2011.
This video is of Patricia Barber (p, vcl) at the Ladies Jazz Festival, Gdynia, in 2006 accompanied by Neal Alger (g) Michael Arnopol (b) and Eric Montzka (d)