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Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, November 24, 2019 will be “Benny Golson and Sonny Rollins Compositions Plus New Music.”  The compositions of Benny Golson and Sonny Rollins will be presented in both the keys and strings hour and second hours of Jazz Unlimited with Joe Pass & Les McCann, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Phineas Newborn, Jr., Bill Carrothers, our own Grant Green with Sonny Clark, our own Ken Kehner, Keith Jarrett, Tommy Flanagan, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Gene Harris, Branford Marsalis & Kurt Elling, Dizzy Gillespie Mal Waldron Richard “Groove” Holmes with our o

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Jazz Unlimited for June 16, 2019, will present “The Compositions of Antonio Carlos Jobim.”  Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim was the one who brought bossa nova to the international scene in the early sixties.  He was much more than a composer of pleasant melodies.  Jobim’s compositions will be played and sung by himself & Elis Regina, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, our own Herb Drury, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Cannonball Adderley, our own Sherry Drake, Paul Desmond, the Great guitars, Kevin Mahogany, Branford Marsalis & Kurt Elling, Elvin Jones, Chet

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Jazz Unlimited for April 8, 2018 will be “Grammy Winners in My Collection-Part 2.”  In it’s early days, the jazz Grammy Awards were not awarded for great music, but by the popularity of the musicians and the Hollywood-Centric voters.  Great music began to creep in by the late 1960’s.  We will play selections from the 80 Grammy winning jazz recordings in my collection from 1959 to the present.  In all of the Jazz Grammys, there is no Miles Davis’s “Kind of Blue,” John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme,” Dave Brubeck’s “Time Out,” not one Blue Note label or Prestige label 1960’s jazz classi

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Jazz Unlimited for February 26, 2017 will be “The Keys and Strings Hour + New Music.”  The Keys and Strings Hour,” or the quieter side of jazz will feature Sonny Rollins compositions played by Joe Pass, Junko Onishi, Grant Green & Sonny Clark, Phineas Newborn, Jessica Williams, Tommy Flanagan, Fred Hersch and Mal Waldron.  New music will feature a new release of a 1980 concert with Dizzy Gillespie and some bebop cohorts, Pedrito Martinez, the Ben Marklee Big Band playing Cedar Walton compositions, our own Fred Tompkins, Branford Marsalis & Kurt Elling, Jeremy Udden, Theo Bl

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Jazz Unlimited for SUnday, December 7 will be  “The Fifty Year Anniversary of the Recording of “A Love Supreme.”  On December 9, 1964, the John Coltrane Quartet entered Rudy Van Gelder’s studio with almost no written music but for a few sketches and what looked like a handwritten poem.  They proceeded to record the album “A Love Supreme,” one of the most important and best selling albums in jazz.  Since that time, three other versions of the work have been recorded along with interpretations of various sections by a number of artists.  We will hear these interpretations played by the Conrad