The Sunday, April 20 Jazz Unlimited will be “Compositions of Duke Ellington.” April marks the 115th birthday of one of our greatest composers, Duke Ellington. We will hear music that includes a 1932 medley in stereo, a suite for a film on the horse racing paintings of Degas, a vocal of one of his pieces from “Such Sweet Thunder,” a tribute to Shakespeare. Other artists on the show include Al Cohn, Benny Carter, Horace Silver, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Johnny O’Neal, Ella Fitzgerald, Clarinet Summit, Buell Neidlinger, McCoy Tyner, the Vienna Art Orchestra, Jam
Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, January 19 will be “The Career of Shelly Manne.” Drummer, bandleader, composer and club owner Shelly Manne was born in New York in 1920 and began working professionally in swing groups as early as 1939. He soon was noticed by people like Coleman Hawkins and other giants of the period and began recording and working with them. During World War II, Manne often jammed on 52nd Street in New York while wearing his navy uniform. He began playing with modernists Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker by 1945 and was in the Stan Kenton and Woody Herman orchestras. Manne
Money makes the world go 'round. This episode of Jazz Unlimited will feature Duke Ellington, Muggsy Sprecher, Benny Carter, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie and others with tunes about money.
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