Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, March 8 will be “Jazz Musicians with Long Performance Careers. Part 4.” Like their classical counterparts, most major jazz musicians have long performing careers. Jazz musicians who die young are not the norm, but in many cases, it is these musicians we choose to remember. The last jazz Unlimited show in this series will feature 54 musicians with performing careers of over 50 years. These musicians include St. Louisans Jean Kittrell, Jeanne Trevor, Jeter Thompson, Peanuts Whalum, Ray Kennedy, Miles Davis and Hamiet Bluiett, along with John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett, Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock.
The Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.
This Archive of the show will be available until the morning of March 16, 2015.
This is a video of the Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin (g) Jan Hammer (keyboards) Rick Laird (b) Jerry Goodman (g) and Billy Cobham (d) playing a medley of "Meeting Of The Spirits" and "You Know You Know" on BBC television in 1972.