On February 4, our feature The Quieter Side of Jazz will have music by pianists Elmo Hope, Herbie Nichols, and Jay McShann and drummers Kenny Clarke, Frank Butler and Max Roach. The second hour will consist of an interview with music with Marc Myers, author of the book, "Why Jazz Happened" (University of California Press). Myers discusses the technological, business and social currents that made jazz what it became in the 1940's through the late 1960's. The final hour of the show will feature new music with Joe Lovano, the SF Jazz Collective, Chris Potter, David Liebman and his daughter Lydia, Benny Green, The Jack Mouse group, Ken Hatfield and Dick Reynolds.
Check out my photos of some of the artists heard on the show.
Due to recording rights, the audio for this show has been removed. Audio is posted for two weeks after a show airs.
Here is a video of Chris Potter's Underground doing Billy Strayhorn's "Single Petal of A Rose" in 2009