Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, June 22 will be “The Keys and Strings Hour and New Music.” The Keys and Strings Hour presents the quieter side of jazz, without horns. Fireworks will not be lacking, however, as we present the music of two virtuoso pianists: Art Tatum and Hiromi. The New Music segment for June will feature a rare 1959 album by Andrew Hill, Sonny Rollins’ “Roadshows, Vol.
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
Jazz Unlimited for January 12, 2014 will present “Live Jazz from the Five-Spot, Village Gate and Café Bohemia.” Energy reflected back to performing artists from an up close and personal audience often brings out the best performances. We will feature live performances from Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams, Les McCann, Stanley Turrentine, Mongo Santamaria, Kenny Dorham, Coleman Hawkins, Sir Roland Hanna, Kenny Burrell, Herbie Mann, Horace Silver, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis.