Jazz Unlimited Sunday, November 19 will feature" Piano Duets and New Music.” Piano duets are somewhat rare in jazz because the of fact that each piano has 88 keys and is simultaneously a solo, a rhythm and a harmony instrument. Each player must listen carefully to the other to avoid a “train wreck” in any one of these three areas. Only the best can do this effectively. The first hour will feature nine duets between Chick Corea & Herbie Hancock, Tommy Flanagan & Hank Jones, Oscar Peterson & Benny Green and others. The second and third hours will feature new music from Elliott
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
On the March 24 Jazz Unlimited, we will feature the quieter side of jazz (jazz without horns) and new music. Some of the artists featured are Duke Ellington, Nat "King" Cole, Herbie Hancock, Gary Burton, Lennie Tristano, Willie Akins, Montez Coleman, Gregory Porter, Patricia Barber, the group Old Time Musketry, Patricia Barber, Charles Mingus, the Wayne Shorter "without a safety net" quartet and the Vijay Iyer Trio
Check out the slide show to find images of some of the musicians heard on this show.
On the Sunday, February 3 Jazz Unlimited, we continue our series on urban centers that have brought great musicians to jazz by having teachers and institutions that bring them into the music at an early age. The Jazz Cities series will feature musicians born in or nurtured early in their careers in Chicago. Some of the musicians include Joe "King" Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Frank Trumbauer, Earl Hines, Nat "King" Cole, Denny Zeitlin, Johnny Griffin, Junior Mance, Eddie Harris, Henry Threadgill, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Herbie Hancock, Anita O'Day and Andrew Hill.