The April 27 Jazz Unlimited will be “The Keys and Strings Hour Plus New Music for April.” April marks the 115th birthday of one of our greatest composers, Duke Ellington. We will hear his music played without horns by Kenny Burrell, Abdullah Ibrahim, Tommy Flanagan, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Smith, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, Randy Weston and the Modern Jazz Quartet. New music will feature a new, never heard CD of Ben Webster and Oscar Peterson, a trio led by the Unusual pianist Billy Tipton, jazz pioneer Carline Ray, guitarist Terence Brewer, the Jimmy Heath Big Band, Leo Parker, a major discovery of music by Wes Montgomery, Sir Roland Hanna, the 2013 Vail Jazz Festival All-Stars, the Armen Donelian Trio, Kate McGarry and the Kris Davis Trio.
The Slide Show has my photographs of a few of the artists heard on this show.
The Archive for this show will be available until the morning of May 5, 2014.
Here is a video of Duke Ellington and Joan Miro at Fondation Maeght, St.Paul de Vence (France) on July 27, 1966. Ellington plays an improvisation that eventually became known as The Shepherd (Who Watches over the Night Flock). Duke Ellington (p) John Lamb (b) Sam Woodyard (d).