Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, June 22 will be “The Keys and Strings Hour and New Music.” The Keys and Strings Hour presents the quieter side of jazz, without horns. Fireworks will not be lacking, however, as we present the music of two virtuoso pianists: Art Tatum and Hiromi. The New Music segment for June will feature a rare 1959 album by Andrew Hill, Sonny Rollins’ “Roadshows, Vol.
The Sunday, March 9 Jazz Unlimited show will be “Live Jazz from Other New York Venues, Part 2.” Jazz played live is a different animal from jazz recorded in the emotionally sterile confines of a studio. The energy and emotion reflected back from an audience to the performers brings about better performances. We conclude our survey of New York venues with smaller clubs and Lincoln Center as well as presenting music from clubs that we did not have time for on earlier shows. The musicians feature include trumpeter Bobby Hackett with trombonist Vic Dickenson, the Art Tatum Trio, Sarah Vaug
Jazz Unlimited for October 13 will be “Classical Themes in Jazz-Part 2.” There are a lot of connections to jazz from classical music. Most of today’s musicians are as well versed in classical music as in jazz. Since the beginning, classical themes have crept into the jazz lexicon. The show will feature themes by Bach, Ravel, Brahms, Lizst, Mozart, Lehar, DeFalla, Chopin, Scarlatti, Johan Strauss, Verdi, Gershwin, Vaughan-Williams, Rachmaninoff, Offenbach, Dvorak, and Ravel. The musicians include “Hot Lips” Page, the Nat “King” Cole Trio, Art Tatum, The Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Bach to t
Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, August 18 will present “The Great Jazz Soloists-Part 3.” A great jazz solo is awe-inspiring, exciting, emotional and always tells a story. In the entire history of jazz, there are only a few soloists who are consistently capable of a great solo in every performance. Jazz Unlimited will play these musicians over the next few weeks. The artists for August 18 are Art Tatum, Slam Stewart, Charlie Christian, Artie Shaw, Buddy DeFranco, Wes Montgomery, Roy Eldridge, Kenny Barron, Regina Carter, Zoot Sims, Bobby Hutcherson, McCoy Tyner, Lennie Tristano, Warne Marsh