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Jazz Giants For May and June

May 29, 2016

Jazz Unlimited for May 29, 2016 is “Jazz Giants for May and June.”  Throughout its history, certain key players have heavily influenced the course of jazz.  These key players are the ones that lesser players imitate and copy.  Jazz Unlimited always plays the Jazz Giants instead of the imitators.  Jazz Giants heard on this show include the King Oliver Creole Jazz with Louis Armstrong, The New Orleans Feetwarmers with Sidney Bechet and Tommy Ladnier, Frank Trumbauer with Biz Beiderbecke, Fats Waller, Paul Barbarin, Benny Goodman with Georgie Auld, the Lennie Niehaus Octet, the Freddie Redd Trio, Jackie McLean, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Bud Shank, Erroll Garner, Woody Herman and his Herd, Betty Carter, Lucky Thompson, Grant Green recorded at the Holy Barbarian in St. Louis, Shelly Manne and his Men, Red Garland, Bill Watrous and his band, Sonny Fortune, the Bill Holman band and the Sun Ra Arkestra.

The Slide Show contains a few of my photographs of the musicians heard on this show.

The Archive for this show will be available until the morning of June 6, 2016.

Here is a 1939 Soundie of Fats Waller and his Rhythm Playing and Singing "Your Feet's Too Big" with St. Louis' own Gene Sedric on clarinet.