Jazz Unlimited for June 3, 2016 will be “Live at Montreux.” The Montreux Jazz Festival celebrates its 50th year this July. It is the most recorded jazz festival in the world. Unlike many jazz festivals, Montreux is not afraid of the avant-garde. “Live at Montreux” will feature music from Ella Fitzgerald, Monty Alexander, Les McCann & Eddie Harris, Ray Bryant, Abdullah Ibrahim, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, the Art Blakey Big Band. Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Albert Mangelsdorff, Don Pullen’s African/Brazillian Connection, Ahmad Jamal. Ernie Wilkins Almost Big Band, the Don Ellis Orchestra, the Lynne Arriale Trio, Bobby Hutcherson & Woody Shaw, Sun Ra and Anthony Braxton.
The Slide Show has my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.
The Archive for this show will be available until the morning of July 11, 2016.
Here is a video of the Art Blakey Big Band at the Mt. Fuji Jazz Festival in 1988 playing "Blues March" with soloists George Adams (ts) Frank Lacey (tb) Benny Green (p)