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  1. On April 29th, 2007 I featured Duke Ellington the pianist and composer on my radio show, Jazz from Studio Four, on WGBH, 89.7FM, Boston. A 2-hour excerpt of that 4-hour program is now availble on demand from our website. Simply go to: and click on "Jazz From Studio Four" You'll hear Duke, the pianist and his compositions interpreted by the likes of Frank Morgan, Ernie Andrews, Wayne Escoffery, Paul Motian, Clifford Brown and many others. Enjoy!
  2. The latest "Jazz from Studio Four" on-demand broadcast is now available . Last April I featured jazz musicians playing "classical" music. Shorter, Lateef, Baker playing Dvorak, Satie, Ravel, etc. The day of broadcast was also the day Andrew Hill passed away. His music is also part of the program. A 2-hour excerpt of that 4-hour program, "Jazz and The Classics" is now available at: Click on "Jazz from Studio Four" It will be up and running for two weeks Enjoy! Steve
  3. Friday, June 15, 8pm *midnight, WGBH 89.7 Jazz From Studio Four FIRST PROGRAM FROM OUR NEW BUILDING / ALL LISTENER REQUESTS (About a month ago we invited listeners to submit some jazz requests for our jazz hosts to play on our first programs from our brand new Studios. These were my choices from over 400 artists and songs submitted). Very hip listeners if you ask me! Listed by artist: selection, album (label) 8:00pm THEME: Horace Parlan Quintet: Wadin', Speakin' My Piece (Blue Note) 8:05pm Horace Silver: Song for My Father, Song for My Father (Blue Note) Mark Murphy: Doodlin', Rah! (Riverside) Horace Silver: Peace, Blowin' the Blues Away (Blue Note) 8:25pm Robert Glasper: Portrait of An Angel, Canvas (Blue Note) Michael Weiss: Atlantis, Soul Journey (Sintra Records) Jessica Williams: Soldaji, Live At Yoshi's Vol Two (MaxJazz) 8:47pm Duke Ellington: Isfahan, The Far East Suite (RCA Bluebird) Duke Ellington: Money Jungle, Money Jungle (Blue Note) Duke Ellington: Kinda Dukish/Rockin' in Rhythm, Piano in The Background (Columbia) 9:06pm Wes Montgomery: Bock to Bock, Fingerpickin' (Pacific Jazz) Dinah Washington: You Don't Know What Love Is, First Edition (Verve) Lonnie Plaxico: The Sidewinder, Live At Jazz Standard (441 Music) 9:30pm Eric Dolphy: God Bless The Child, In Europe Volume 1 (Prestige New Jazz) Billie Holiday: These Foolish Things, The Billie Holiday Collection Volume 1 (Columbia) Billie Holiday: I'll Be Seeing You, The Complete Commodore Recordings (Commodore) Billie Holiday: For Heaven's Sake, Lady in Satin (Columbia) 9:50pm Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Invitation, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers (Impulse) Russell Malone: Flirt, Live at Jazz Standard Volume 1 (MaxJazz) Charles Mingus: Self Portrait in Three Colors, Mingus Ah Um (Columbia) 10:11pm Charles Mingus; ‰: Ecclusiastics, Oh Yeah (Atlantic) Andy Bey: It's Only A Paper Moon (Arlen), American Song (Savoy) Shirley Horn: Here's To Life, Here's To Life (Verve) Rod Levitt: El General, The Dynamic Sound Patterns (Riverside) 10:38pm Esperanza Spalding: Mompouana, Junjo (Ayva Music) Bud Powell: Glass Enclosure, The Amazing Bud Powell Volume Two (Blue Note) Chet Baker: Time After Time, Young Chet (Pacific Jazz) Bill Charlap: Where or When, Written in The Stars (Blue Note) 11:02pm Helen Merrill: Don't Explain, Helen Merrill (EmArcy) Clifford Brown ; Max Roach: Gertrude's Bounce, At Basin Street (EmArcy) Helen Merrill: What's New, Helen Merrill (EmArcy) 11:20pm Cassandra Wilson: Sky and Sea (Blue in Green), Traveling Miles (Blue Note) Russell Gunn: Nardis, Russell Gunn plays Miles (HighNote) Miles Davis: If I Were A Bell, Live at The Plugged Nickle (Columbia) 11:47pm Bill Evans; Toots Thielemans: The Days of Wine and Roses, Affinity (Warner Brothers) Bill Evans: Turn Out the Stars, California Here I Come (Verve)
  4. Ernie Andrews

    Ernie Andrews is one of the last "flat footed" jazz singers around (his term). He's paid his dues and continues to deliver when called upon to do so. He recently, May 2-6, sold out 12 shows in 5 nights at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center in NYC. He performed an almost all Ellington program with the Julliard Jazz Orchestra under Victor Goines. He was having as good a time as the audience. He rarely plays club dates on the East Coast so this was a very SPECIAL gig. We drove down from Boston to catch him and it was worth every minute. He's working on a new release for High Note records. It should be out soon
  5. Jazz from Studio Four is now available on demand from the WGBH website. Just up and running, a birthday tribute to tenor saxophonist/composer Benny Golson, first heard on January 26th, 2007 There will be a new 2-hour excerpt every other Tuesday. On May 15th log on for a feature on Joshua Redman Simply log on to Click on the "Listen to Jazz From Studio Four" link Enjoy! PS You can also listen on-line to the program, in real time, every Friday night at 8pm
  6. edward kennedy ellington

    My tribute to Duke as heard on WGBH radio in Boston this past Friday night: Friday, April 27, 8pm–midnight, WGBH 89.7 UP IN DUKE'S ROOM. DUKE ELLINGTON (b. 4/29/1899) THE COMPOSER AND PIANIST Listed by artist: selection, album (label) 8:00pm THEME: Horace Parlan Quintet: Wadin', Speakin' My Piece (Blue Note) 8:04pm Duke Ellington: Solitude; Dear Old Southland; Lots O' Fingers, Solos, Duets, Trios (RCA Bluebird) Ernie Andrews: Don't You Know I Care, No Regrets (32 Jazz) 8:23pm Paul Motian: Duke Ellington's Sound of Love, Sound of Love (Winter & Winter) Stefon Harris: Portrait of Wellman Braud, African Tarentella: Dances With Duke (Blue Note) Wayne Escoffery: Isfahan, Veneration (Savant) 8:50pm Frank Morgan; @ Scullers, Boston 4/26/07: Come Sunday, You Must Believe in Spring (Antilles) Duke Ellington: Retrospection; Passion Flower; Reflections in D, Piano Reflections (Capitol) Helen Merrill: It Don't Mean A Thing, The Feeling is Mutual (EmArcy) 9:15am Clifford Brown ; Max Roach: What Am I Here For, Clifford Brown and Max Roach (EmArcy) Roland Kirk: Creole Love Call, The Inflated Tear (Atlantic Rhino) Brian Lynch: Azalea, 24/7 (Nagel Heyer) Duke Ellington; Louis Armstrong: Azalea, The Great Summit (Roulette) 9:37pm Andy Bey: Prelude to A Kiss, American Song (Savoy) Delfeayo Marsalis: Just Squeeze Me, Minions Dominions (Troubadour Music) Ellis Marsalis; @ Scullers, boston 4/27&28/2007: The Mooche, Duke In Blue (Columbia) 10:01pm Duke Ellington; Charlie Mingus; Max Roach: Wig Wise; Fleurette Africaine; Caravan, Money Jungle (United Artists/Blue Note) Ella Fitzgerald: Solitude, Ella Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook (Verve) Duke Ellington; John Coltrane: My Little Brown Book, Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (Impulse) 10:24pm Al Hibbler: My Little Brown Book, Al Hibbler 1946-1949 (Classics) Von Freeman: I Like The Sunrise, The Improviser (Premonition) Joe Temperley: Sunset and The MockingbIrd, Nightengale (Hep Jazz) Sarah Vaughan: Sophisticated Lady, After Hours (Roulette) 10:47pm Duke Ellington; Ray Brown: Pitter Panther Patter, This One's For Blanton (Pablo) Duke Ellington; Jimmy Blanton: Pitter Panther Patter; Mr J.B. Blues; Body and Soul, Solos, Duets, Trios (RCA Bluebird) Phil Woods: The Duke, Heaven (Evidence) 11:09pm Thelonious Monk: I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart, The Complete Riverside Recordings (Riverside) World Saxophone Quartet: Lush Life, WSQ Plays Duke Ellington (Nonesuch LP) Randy Weston: Lotus Blossom, Marrakech (Verve Gitanes) 11:30pm Carla White: It's Kind of Lonesome Out Tonight, A Voice in The Night (Bright Moon) Bob Dorough: I Don't Mind, Devil May Care (Bethleham) Betty Roche: Something To Live For, Take The "A" Train (Bethleham) 11:48pm Duke Ellington: Blues For Jerry; Springtime in Africa; Piano Improvisation No.4, Piano In The Foreground (Columbia)
  7. Ernie Andrews in NYC

    The legendary West Coast vocalist Ernie Andrews is making a rare extended East Coast appearence. He'll be at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center beginning next Wednesday, May 2nd thru Sunday May 6th. A program of Ellington to celebrate the anniversary of Duke's birthday, today, April 29 (1899). DON'T MISS HIM!!!
  8. Jazz from Studio Four is now available on demand from the WGBH website. Just up and running, in honor of his Pulitzer Prize, is a feature on Ornette Coleman done last March 9th, on his 77th birthday. His work is spread out through the webcast. There will be a new 2-hour excerpt every Tuesday. On April 24th log on for Benny Golson Simply log on to Click on the "Listen to Jazz From Studio Four" link Enjoy!
  9. Friday, March 30, 8pm–midnight, WGBH 89.7 JAZZ from STUDIO FOUR CELEBRATING WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH Listed by artist: selection, album (label) 8:00pm THEME: Horace Parlan Quintet: Wadin', Speakin' My Piece (Blue Note) 8:05pm Mary Lou Williams: Medi I, Zoning (Smithsonian Folkways) Karrin Allyson: Long As You're Living, In Blue (Concord) The Uptown String Quartet: Along Came Betty, Just Wait A Minute (Blue Moon) 8:23am Maria Schneider: Journey Home, Allegresse (Enja) Myriam Alter: Home, If (Enja/Justin Time) Jane Ira Bloom: Lonely House, The Nearness (Arabesque) 8:47pm Roberta Gamborini: Easy To Love, Easy To Love (Groovin' High) Rebecca Parris: East of The Sun, You Don't Know Me (Saying it With Jazz Records) Dominique Eade: You Fascinate Me, Open (Jazz Project) 9:05pm Terri Lyne Carrington: Seven Steps to Heaven, TLC and Friends (TLC LP) Tia Fuller: Ebonics, Healing Space (Mack Avenue) Ingrid Jensen: Ninety-One, Here on Earth (Enja/Justin Time) 9:27pm Carmen McRae: It's Over Now (Well, You Needn't), Carmen Sings Monk (RCA Bluebird) Betty Carter: I Could Write A Book, Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant (Columbia/Epic) Carmen McRae; Betty Carter: What's New, The Duets (Verve) 9:43pm Anat Cohen: The 7th of March, Place and Time (Anzik) Anat Cohen: Lonnie's Lament, Poetica (Anzik) Anat Cohen: Do It, Noir: The Anzik Orchestra (Anzik) 10:05pm Dinah Washington: Rich Man's Blues, Mellow Mama (Delmark) June Christy: Something Cool, Something Cool (Capitol) Ann Hampton Callaway: You Turned the Tables on Me, Signature (NCoded Music) Etta Jones: Fine and Mellow, Don't Go To Strangers (Prestige) Billie Holiday: The Man I Love, Lady Day, The Best of Billie Holiday (Columbia) 10:27pm Helen Sung: Sweet and Lovely, Helenistique (Fresh Sounds) Jessica Williams: Flamenco Sketches, Live At Yoshi's Vol Two (MaxJazz) Joanne Brackeen: Thou Swell, Live at Maybeck Volume 1 (Concord) 10:51pm Vi Redd: This Love of Mine, Lady Soul (Atco LP) Claire Daly: I've Grown Accustomed To Your Face, Swing Low Jane Bunnett: Cal Massey, Spirituals and Dedications (Justin Time) 11:11pm Abbey Lincoln: Straight Ahead, Straight Ahead (Candid) Cassandra Wilson: Throw it Away, Glamoured (Blue Note) Kendra Shank: Down Here Below, A Spirit Free: Abbey Lincoln Songbook (Challenge Records) 11:32pm Esperanza Spalding: Junjo, Junjo (Ayva Music) Cindy Blackman: Our Blues, The Oracle (Muse ) Tierney Sutton: Happy Days Are Here Again, On The Other Side (Telarc) Helen Merrill: You'd Be So Nice to Come home To, Brownie (Verve) 10:54pm Geri Allen: Aries, Zodiac Suite Revisited (Mary Records)

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  11. Today is Tommy Flanagan's birthday

    Here is the two hour Tommy Flanagan SPECIAL FEATURE is did on the radio last night: 10:05 Tommy Flanagan: Dignified Appearance, Alone Too Long (Denon) Tommy Flanagan: Minor Mishap, Master Trio (Baybridge) Tommy Flanagan: Sunset and The MockingbIrd, The Birthday Concert (Blue Note) 10:27pm Miles Davis; featuring Tommy Flanagan: In Your Own Sweet Way, Chronicle (Prestige) Milt Jackson; Coleman Hawkins; featuring Tommy Flanagan: Stuffy, Bean Bags (Atlantic) Kenny Dorham; featuring Tommy Flanagan: Lotus Blossom, Quiet Kenny (Prestige New Jazz) 10:46pm Tommy Flanagan: Sea Changes, Sea Changes (Evidence) Tommy Flanagan: A Blue Time, Eclypso (Enja) Tommy Flanagan: Ask Me Now, Thelonica (Enja) 11:06pm Ella Fitzgerald; featuring Tommy Flanagan: Night and Day, The Best of the Concert Years (Pablo) Bill Henderson; featuring Tommy Flanagan: Love is A Bug, The Complete Vee Jay recordings (Koch Jazz) Wesla Whitfield; featuring Tommy Flanagan: Moon and Sand (Wilder), September Songs (HighNote) Tommy Flanagan; featuring Helen Merrill: Last Night When We Were Young, The Music of Harold Arlen (Inner City) 11:30pm Joe Henderson; featuring Tommy Flanagan: Bess, You is My Woman Now, Porgy and Bess (Verve) JR Monterose; featuring Tommy Flanagan: Central Park West, A Little Pleasure (Reservoir) Frank Morgan; featuring Tommy Flanagan: Something Borrowed, Something Blue, You Must Believe in Spring (Antilles) Tommy Flanagan: Beyond The Bluebird, Beyond The Bluebird (Timeless) 11:53pm Tommy Flanagan: Love You Madly, Lady Be Good...For Ella (Verve) END
  12. WGBH February 9

    During the show I had a nice phonecall from Jerry, an on line listener in Mansfield, Ohio. He had never heard Michael's music before and was totally blown away. "The man never plays a wrong note," he exclaimed. Amen to that! Happy Birthday again, Michael
  13. "Lockjaw" Davis with The Count

    I'm trying to find the tunes that Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis soloed on while with Count Basie in the early 1950s, 1952 to be exact. I've come up with "Paradise Squat" and "Whirly Bird" Tell me more!
  14. Ted Curson. Who remembers him?

    Valerie saw Ted Curson holding court in the Hilton lobby! I saw Ted Curson holding court in the Hilton lobby but Valerie and I never saw each other in the same lobby at the same time! Sorry we missed each other Val. We'll always have the "Bakery" and Ernie
  15. Here is the latest playlist from Jazz Fron Studio Four Friday, Jan 5, 8pm–midnight, WGBH 89.7 CELEBRATING FRANK WESS (b. 1/04/1922) 2007 NEA JAZZ MASTER Listed by artist: selection, album (label) 8:00pm THEME: Horace Parlan Quintet: Wadin', Speakin' My Piece (Blue Note) 7:05pm Hank Jones & Frank Wess: Autumn Serenade, Hank & Frank (Lineage Records) Elvin Jones; featuring Frank Wess: Lady Luck, Elvin! (Riverside) Music of Thad Jones; featuring Frank Wess: The Farewell, One More (IPO Recordings) 8:30pm Frank Wess: Basie Ain't Here; Some Other Spring; All My Life; Wess Point; Pretty Eyes, Giants of the Tenor Sax (Commodore) 8:48pm Karrin Allyson; featuring Frank Wess: Lightening (Lazy Bird), Footprints (Concord) Jimmy Scott; featuring Frank Wess: For Once in My Life, Lost and Found (Atlantic Rhino) Carol Sloane; featuring Frank Wess: At Long Last Love, The Songs Sinatra Sang (Concord) 9:04pm Count Basie; featuring Frank Wess: Secrets, The Kansas City 7 (Impulse) Count Basie Orchestra; featuring Frank Wess: Big Red; Blue and Sentimental; Two Franks, Count basie: jazz Masters 2 (Verve) 9:22pm Frank Wess: Stella by Starlight, Quartet (Prestige Moodsville) New York Jazz Quartet; featuring Frank Wess: 87th Street, Surge (Enja) Frank Wess: Little Esther, Tryin' To Make My Blues Turn Green (Concord) 9:44pm Philly Joe Jones Dameronia; featuring Frank Wess: On A Misty Night, To Tadd with Love (Uptown LP) Frank Wess: The Lizard, The Long Road (Prestige) Frank Wess: Star Eyes, Quartet (Prestige Moodsville) 10:06pm Sarah Vaughan; featuring Frank Wess: Like Someone in Love, The Divine Miss M (Jazz World) Andy Bey; featuring Frank Wess: Prelude to A Kiss, American Song (Savoy) Etta Jones; featuring Frank Wess: Fine and Mellow, Don't Go To Strangers (Prestige) Count Basie Orchestra with Joe Williams; featuring Frank Wess: Roll 'Em Pete, Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings (Verve) 10:30pm Mal Waldron; John Coltrane; Paul Quinichette; featuring Frank Wess: Dealin', Wheelin' and Dealin' (Prestige) Lem Winchester; featuring Frank Wess: Another Opus, Another Opus (Prestige New Jazz) Frank Wess: Gin's Beguine, The Long Road (Prestige) 10:59pm Joan Stiles; featuring Frank Wess: Spherical, Love Call (Zoho) Jimmy McGriff; featuring Frank Wess and David "Fathead" Newman: It Had To Be You, Straight Up (Milestone) Bill Charlap; featuring Frank Wess: How Long Has This Been Going On, The American soul (Blue Note) 11:19pm Philly Joe Jones Dameronia: Soul Trane, To Tadd with Love (Uptown LP) Frank Wess: Low Life, Jazz for Playboys (Savoy) Frank Wess: You'll Do, The Trombone Album (Savoy) 11:38pm Frank Wess: Lush Life, Live at 1990 Concord Jazz Festival (Concord) Frank Wess: The Lamp is Low, Going Wess (Town Crier) Frank Wess: But Beautiful, Quartet (Prestige Moodsville) 11:55 Hank Jones & Frank Wess: The Very Thought of You, Hank & Frank (Lineage Records)
  16. Happy76th, Jim Hall

    Guitarist Jim Hall will celebrate his 76th birthday on Monday, December 4th. I celebrated that by featuring him and his music on my show last night: JAZZ FROM STUDIO FOUR Friday, Dec 1, 8pm–midnight, WGBH 89.7 CELEBRATING JIM HALL (B. 12/4/1930) Listed by artist: selection, album (label) 8:00pm THEME: Horace Parlan Quintet: Wadin', Speakin' My Piece (Blue Note) 8:04pm Jim Hall: All The Things You Are, Dedications and Inspirations (Telarc) Jim Hall; Bob Brookmeyer: Darn That Dream, Live at Northsea Jazz Festival (Challenge Records) Jim Hall: Porch Light, Blues on The Rocks (Gambit) 8:26pm Jim Hall: The Way You Look Tonight, Live! (A&M Horizon) Jim Hall: I'm in The Mood for Love, Subsequently (Music Masters) Helen Merrill; featuring Jim Hall: Deep in A Dream, The Feeling is Mutual (EmArcy) 8:45pm Sonny Stitt; featuring Jim Hall: Ornithology, Stitt Plays Bird (Atlantic) Paul Desmond; featuring Jim Hall: The Night Had A Thousand Eyes, Bossa Antigua (RCA Victor/BMG) Jim Hall; Greg Osby: Furnished Flats, Panorama (Telarc) 9:05pm Jim Hall: Things Ain't What They Used To Be; Stella By Starlight; 9:20 Special, Jazz Guitar (Pacific Jazz) 9:21pm Jim Hall: Ruby My Dear, By Arrangement (Telarc) Jim Hall: Chorale & Dance, Concerto de Aranjuez (Evidence) Jim Hall: Reflections, Textures (Telarc) 9:42pm Jim Hall: (All of A Sudden) My Heart Sings, Hallmarks: The Best of jim Hall (Concord) Hampton Hawes; featuring Jim Hall: I'll Remember April, All Night Sessions (Contemporary) Jim Hall: I Was Doin' All Right, Blues on The Rocks (Gambit) 10:06pm Jim Hall: All Across The City, Grand Slam: Live at The Regattabar (Telarc) Michel Petrucciani; featuring Jim Hall: Waltz New, Power of Three (Blue Note) Sonny Rollins; featuring Jim Hall: My Ship, The Standard Sonny Rollins (RCA Bluebird) 10:30pm Chico Hamilton Quintet; featuring Jim Hall: Spectacular; The Saint; Chrissie, The Complete Pacific Jazz Recordings (Mosaic) 10:48pm Bill Evans; Jim Hall: I Hear A Raphsody, Undercurrent (Blue Note) Bill Evans; Jim Hall: My Man's Gone Now, Intermodulation (Verve) Kronos Quartet; featuring Jim Hall: Turn Out the Stars, The Complete Landmark Sessions (32 Jazz) 11:08pm Art Farmer; featuring Jim Hall: My Kinda Love, Interaction (Atlantic) Jim Hall; featuring Art Farmer: Little Blues, Panorama (Telarc) 11:27pm Jimmy Giuffre; featuring Jim Hall: Pickin' 'Em Up and Layin' 'Em Down, the Complete Capitol nad atlantic Recordings (Mosaic Records) Bill Charlap; featuring Jim Hall: Two Sleepy People, Stardust (Blue Note) John Lewis; featuring Jim Hall: Two Degrees East,Three Degrees West, The Wonderful World of Jazz (Atlantic) Helen Merrill; featuring Jim Hall: Where Do You Go, A Shade of Difference (EmArcy) 11:48pm Jim Hall: Bluesography, Dedications and Inspirations (Telarc) END
  17. George Garzone

    Garzone is also part of drummer Pete Zimmer's new release, "Judgement" on Tippin' Records. The front line also includes another tenor wonder, Joel Frahm (they play together and seperately on various tracks). A couple of duets with drummer Zimmer are also included. Enjoy!
  18. Ted Brown "Free Wheeling" Info

    You are the best. And quick, too! I'm featuring Warne this Friday night on my show for his birthday and wanted to be clear on the solos Thanks Chuck
  19. Ted Brown "Free Wheeling" Info

    Can anyone tell me if, on Ted Brown's "Free Wheeling", he lays out on any tunes and it's just Warne. I know Art Pepper lays out on a few tracks but are there features for just Ted and/or just Warne? Thanks in advance
  20. Ted Brown "Free Wheeling" Info

    Thanks Chuck. My problem is that I don't have the original, only the Fresh Sounds CD with that and a couple of other session, which isn't much help. I could listen all the way through and figure it out but I was trying to save myself some time. If you have that info I would be most grateful, Thanks,
  21. Last June I featured the music of trombonist Grachan Moncur III on my show to celebrate his 69th birthday. That two hour "celebration" is now available on demand simply by going to Click on Jazz from Studio Four Enjoy!
  22. McCoy Tyner's Septet (Dave Leibman, Wallace Roney, Steve Turre, Donald Harrison, Eric Kamau Gravatt, Charnett Moffett) are opening the three day Beantown Jazz Festival this Friday night with a 90 minute set from The Berklee Performance Center in Boston. This performance will be broadcast LIVE over WGBH. I will be co-hosting the evening with Eric Jackson. Bassist/Vocalist Esperanza Spalding with Christian Scott on trumpet will play the opening set before McCoy takes the stage It all begins at 8pm. Tune in or log on and enjoy this historic event Steve Schwartz Jazz from Studio Four Friday, 8p-midnight WGBH, 89.7FM, Boston
  23. JOHN HICKS on Demand

    All Fans of John Hicks Just after John Hicks died I devoted the entire four hours of my radio program, "Jazz from Studio Four" to his music. That show is now available on demand from our website. Simply go to and look for the link to the program. The show includes two non-commercial private WGBH recordings of John playing with The Mingus Dynasty and Gary Bartz's Quartet recorded in Boston and Cambridge in 1990 and 1993. Enjoy!
  24. Gene Ammons Special

    Hey Jazz Fans, Last April I featured two hours of Chicago tenor saxophonist Gene "Jug" Ammons on my radio program, "Jazz From Studio Four." The entire show is now available for on-demand listening from the 'GBH website. Simply go to: and click on the Gene Ammons link. Enjoy!
  25. Jimmy Giuffre

    Not good news regarding Jimmy's current health status. Jimmy and his wife Juanita live in W. Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in the Berkshires, an area he fell in love with while Lenox School of Jazz was happening. Jimmy used to commute into Boston to teach at NE Conservatory. I recieved this reply from Jimmy's former bass player Bob Nieske. Jimmy is still hanging in there, unfortunately I guess. I spoke with Juanita a couple weeks ago trying to plan a visit with Jimmy and George Russell later this month. Jimmy is basically in a wheel chair and can't talk. I think he's been like that for a few years now. Makes me think national health care is a great idea. Juanita needs help but they can't afford. She also doesn't trust nursing homes even if they could afford one.