Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, January 25 will be “Gershwin-Part 4: Classical Compositions + New Music” Gershwin’s classical compositions have also resonated with audiences. During our keys and strings hour, we will hear his piano roll versions of “An American in Paris,” Rhapsody in Blue” and “Novelette in Fourths” and duets between Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone on “Prelude No.
Jazz Unlimited on Sunday, November 2 will present music from the 51-year of Armando “Chick” Corea. Chick was born in the Boston area and was working professionally by his late teens. His career includes straight-ahead jazz, avant-garde jazz, jazz-rock fusion and classical music. We will hear music from his groups Return to Forever, Origin, his duets with Gary Burton and his own trio. He will also be heard with Herbie Hancock, the Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams group, Miles Davis and the Joe Henderson Big Band. Many of his compositions are now jazz standards and some of them will be played an
Jazz musicians occasionally use classical music themes for improvisation. On the January 28, 2013 edition of Jazz Unlimited, the first hour will have music by Bach, Villa Lobos, Mozart, Pachelbel, Rachmaninov, Dvorak and Rodrigo played without horns. The second hours will present new music with Dizzy Gillespie, Dena DeRose, Art Pepper, Marcus Roberts, Hal Russell and others.
The January 20 Jazz Unlimited show will present musicians who have major birthdays. Most have passed on, while some are still going strong in their careers. The musicians and their ages are as follows: vibists Milt Jackson (90) and Gary Burton (70), trumpeters Henry "Red" Allen (105) and "Hot Lips" Page (105) , guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli (85), reed players Haywood Henry (100) and Billy Harper (70), violinist Stephane Grappelli (105), bassists Steve Gilmore (70) and Curtis Counce (90), and drummers Barry Altschul (70) and Osie Johnson (90).