Please join me Sunday night, June 29 on Jazz Unlimited from nine to midnight for “Remembering Horace Silver.” Pianist, composer, bandleader and jazz giant Horace Silver died at the age of 85 on June 28. He was born in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1928, Horace’s father was from the Cape Verdean islands and he had an affinity for those rhythms and Latin rhythms all his life. He was one of the architects of the style known as hard bop and his major pianistic influence was Bud Powell. Silver’s first major job was with Stan Getz in 1950. He signed with Blue Note Records in 1952 and remained wit
Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, March 16 will present “The Career of Kenny Barron.” Born in Philadelphia in 1943, this jazz piano master began his recording career in 1960 at the age of 17 with recordings with Yusef Lateef and his brother tenor saxophonist Bill Barron. To date, Kenny Barron has 564 recording sessions to his credit with 54 as a leader. He had a five-year stints with Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz and recorded with just about everyone who is anyone in jazz. In addition to work on his own projects, tonight’s show presents Kenny Barron with Regina Carter, Kevin Mahogany, Clark Te
The March 10, Jazz Unlimited will be devoted to an examination of tunes about money. Money is what fuels St. Louis Public Radio. Some of the srtists to be heard to night include Muggsy Sprecher recorded live at the Silver Dollar Club on Gaslight Square, Ahmad Jamal, J.J. Johnson, Count Basie with Buddy DeFranco, Art Tatum, Phil Woods, Cannonball Adderley, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Jay McShann and the World Saxophone Quartet.
Check out my photos of some of the artists heard on the show.