Jazz Unlimited for October 18, 2015 will be “The compositions of Wayne Shorter.” During his long career, saxophonist Wayne Shorter wrote quite a few fascinating compositions that are played today by many other musicians. Shorter’s saxophone will not be heard on this show, but we will hear his compositions played by St. Louis’s own Willie Akins and Montez Coleman, Larry Johnson, Carolbeth True and her Two Times True group, Kurt Elling, the Harold Danko, Kirk Lightsey piano duo, the Bob Florence and David Liebman Big Bands, Conrad Herwig and his “Latin Side of Wayne Shorter” band, the Dave Douglas Sextet, the Billy Childs trio, Stan Getz and Jimmy Rowles with Jon Hendricks and Company, J.J. Johnson and more. This Sunday is part of the St. Louis Public Radio Fall Membership campaign, please listen and contribute to the health of public radio and Jazz Unlimited.
The Slide Show has my photographs of some of the musicians heard on tonight's show.
The Archive for this show will be available until the morning of October 26, 2015.
Here is a video of the Roy Hargrove Quintet playing "Strasbourg St. Denis" in the club of the same with Roy Hargrove (tp) Justin Robinson (as) Gerald Clayton (p) Danton Boller (b) and Montez Coleman (d) in 2007