The Compositions of Richard Rodgers
Jazz Unlimited for February 6, 2016 is “The Compositions of Richard Rodgers.” Richard Rodgers was a composer who wrote over 900 compositions. Music from his Broadway shows is used in jazz. His music will be performed on this show by Stan Getz, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Bill Watrous, Roy Hargrove, Donald Byrd, Pepper Adams, Billie Holiday, the Great Jazz Trio, Gerry Mulligan, Nat Adderley, Sonny Clark, Miles Davis, Roger Kellaway, Red Mitchell. Gene Harris, John McLaughlin, Cassandra Wilson and Oliver Nelson. This show is part of St. Louis Public Radio’s Spring Member Campaign. Please make your donations during this time to keep the station going strong.
The Slide Show has my photographs of some of the performers heard on this show.
The Archive for this show will be available until the morning of March 13, 2016.
Here is a version of "Down By the Riverside" by the Oliver Nelson Berlin Dream Band in Berlin in 1970 featuring the trumpet section of Milo Pavlovic (Yugoslavia), Ron Simmonds (Canada), Carmell Jones (USA), Manfred Stoppacher (Austria), Harry Samp (Germany).