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Funky Piano Players And New Music

Dec 28, 2013

Jazz Unlimited for December 29 will be  “Funky Piano Players and New Music.”  Experiencing a driving, funky sounding piano trio is one of the most exciting and joyous things in listening to jazz.  We will feature music from Les McCann, Junior Mance, Red Garland, Bobby Timmons, Gene Harris, Ramsey Lewis and Monty Alexander will be featured.  New music to be played will be from four new Mosaic sets: Earl Hines, Ella Fitzgerald and Chick Webb, Clifford Jordan Strata-East Sessions and John Carter/Bobby Bradford west coast avant-garde music.  Recordings by Marc Copland and Gary Peacock, Cooper-Moore, Kenny Garrett, Mike Longo and the New York State of the Art Jazz Ensemble, the William Parker Quartet, our own Jim Hegarty and Wadada Leo Smith will also be heard.

The Slide Show contains my photos of some of the artists heard on this show.

This Archive of the show will be available until January 5, 2014

Here is the Monty Alexander Trio of Monty (p) John Clayton (b) and Jeff Hamilton (d) playing "High Heel Sneakers in 2013 at radio station KPLU-FM (Seattle Washington)