Jazz Unlimited for February 14, 2016 is the second ina five-part series on “Jazz Families: Blood Relatives.” There are an amazing number of jazz musicians who have blood relatives (mothers, fathers, siblings) who are also jazz musicians. This show will have music from the St. Louis families of the Leroy Harris Sr., Ralph Sutton and his sister Barbara Sutton Curtis and Asa Harris and her father Ace Harris and her uncle Erskine Hawkins. Also featured are Billie Holiday and her father Clarence, Fletcher and Horace Henderson, Irene and Roy Kral, Duke Ellington and his son Mercer, Urbie Green and his son Jessie, Art and Addison Farmer, Thad, Hank and Elvin Jones, the Brubeck family, Erroll and Linton Garner, Jimmy, Percy and Albert Heath, Wynard and Phillip Harper, the Marsalis family, Roy Haynes and his son Graham, Chubby Jackson and his son Duffy, Gunther Schuller and his sons Ed and George Schuller and Max Roach and his daughter Maxine along with two of Clark Terry’s cousins.
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 February 22, 2016.
This is a video of the Max Roach Quartet of Cecil Bridgewater (tp) Odean Pope (ts) Calvin Hill (b) and Max Roach (d) playing "Nommo" in 1981 at the Blues Alley in Washington D.C. in 1981.