Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, September 14 will be “Remembering Charlie Haden.” Bassist Charlie Haden was born in Shenandoah, Iowa in 1937 and was raised on a farm. His family members were musicians who played country and folk music and were on the radio with their own show. Haden began singing with the group by the age of two and continued until the age of 15 when he contracted polio, turning to bass when he could no longer sing. He heard classical bass on the radio and became interested in jazz. He turned down a scholarship to Oberlin College because they had no jazz program. Charlie m
The Sunday, March 30 Jazz Unlimited show is “Jazz Giants for March and April.” These musicians are the ones who have changed the way we listen to jazz. They have set the styles. These musicians include Bix Beiderbecke, Harry Carney, Lionel Hampton, Nat “King” Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Gerry Mulligan, Carmen McRae, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Larry Coryell, Thad Jones, Charles Mingus, Pee Wee Russell, Johnny Griffin, Red Norvo, Sarah Vaughan, Randy Weston, Billie Holiday, Jim Hall, George Adams, Paul Chambers, George Coleman, Herbie Hancock, Charles Lloyd, Lennie Tristano, Charles Tolliver, Joe Hen
On the March 31 Jazz Unlimited show, we will present jazz giants born in March and April. Some of the artists include Bix Beiderbecke, Billie Holiday, Lionel Hampton, Sarah Vaughan, Nat "King" Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Henderson, Pee Wee Russell, Carmen McRae and Michael Brecker.
Check out my photos of Michael Brecker, Brad Mehldau and John Pattitucci on the slide show.
Here is a video of Lionel Hampton (introduced by Patti Page) playing "Flying Home" in 1957.