Freedom | St. Louis Public Radio


Jul 2, 2017

Jazz Unlimited for July 9, 2017 will be “Freedom.”  July Fourth brings to my mind Billy Strayhorn’s Four Freedoms that I try to live by: freedom from hate, freedom from self pity, freedom from fear of doing something that would benefit someone else more than it would me and freedom from the pride that could make me feel that I was better than others.  All of the selections on this show will have the word “Freedom” in the title.  We will play music from Duke Ellington, the Jazz Crusaders, Grant Green, Max Roach, Eddie Harris, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Lennie Tristano, Lionel Loueke, Oliver Nelson, Oscar Peterson, the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, Art Blakey, Chie Imaizumi, Quest, Jessica Williams, the Ritual Trio, Charles Mingus and Sonny Rollins that explore and celebrate the concept of Freedom.

The Slide Show has my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.

The Archive of this show will be available until the morning of July 17, 2017.

Here is "Love and Hate," played and composed by Jessica Jennifer Williams at the Triple Door in Seattle WA.