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 December 8 will be “Live Jazz from The Blue Note, Iridium, Jazz Standard and In Time Cafe.” We continue playing live music from the jazz capital of the world with recordings made in jazz clubs, where the interaction between the audience and the players takes both to new heights. Tonight’s show features music from Oscar Peterson, Carmen McRae, the Charles Tolliver Big Band, Monty Alexander, Conrad Herwig’s “Latin Side of…” ensembles, Kenny Barron & Charlie Haden, Von Freeman, John Scofield, the Mingus Big Band, the Keith Jarrett Standards Trio, Jacky Terrasson, Elvin
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
The Jazz Unlimited show for January 6 will begin a series on listening to musicians who were born or nurtured in specific urban centers. This is the first of two parts on Detroit and its environs. On tonight's show the featured musicians include guitarist Kenny Burrell.