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  1. The Demise of KCSM

    San Mateo-based jazz station plans benefit concert By Sean Maher San Mateo County Times KCSM-FM, the only remaining all-jazz radio station in the Bay Area, is banking on a one-time-only benefit concert to keep the station from going silent. On June 30, Yoshi's in Oakland will host a trio of solo pianists spanning three generations of Bay Area jazz piano playing to support the financially struggling station. "We're one of the very few, one of the last remaining all-jazz stations in the country, in the world," said program director Melanie Berzon, who lamented the recent format change from soft jazz to classic rock at KKSF-FM. "They're dropping like flies. We're losing jazz stations and jazz formats hand over fist.'' KCSM (91.1 FM), licensed to the San Mateo County Community College District, has received the bulk of its funding from listeners for years, Berzon said. But a 12 percent chunk of its operating budget expected from the school district fell through this year when the district, which is funded by the state, experienced deep cuts, she said. The station's recent pledge drive drew more donations and more cash than ever, but the station is still trying to bridge a $40,000 gap by June 30, when its fiscal year ends and the school has to decide whether to keep the station running, Berzon said. Three local pianists hope to help. Denny Zeitlin, Jon Jang and Taylor Eigsti, each known as an inventive and fascinating musician, will take the stage at Yoshi's to benefit the station. "It's kind of a one-time summit, and that's really the appeal to it," said Chuy Varela, the event's organizer and music director for the station. "When you think about the tradition of Bay Area jazz piano, you think of Dave Brubeck, Vince Guaraldi, the many others who have been there. These guys have carried the torch from there." "Denny is kind of the old-schooler, and he's getting a lot of respect right now for all he's done, all his early work for Columbia," Varela said. "He's also a practicing psychiatrist; he's also written scores for 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' and other movies. He's quite an innovator." Jang, who grew up locally and worked with renowned drummer Max Roach, "has been really instrumental in the Asian-American jazz movement," Varela said. "For him to do solo piano like this really takes away the bridles, if you will. He'll be able to move around freely." The young buck of the ticket is Eigsti, who in the past three years has become one of the major pianists emerging in the U.S., Varela said. "You get these three pianists, all very much stylists, individuals who all have something to say, and they're going to say it in a warm and intimate room in a solo piano concert," Varela said. "We're not using any amplification. The room is such a beautiful sounding room, this will just allow it to breathe and have this organic presentation to it." Tickets will run $50 each, and if both performances sell out, the station should be safe, Varela said. "People want to help, and part of it is that there are folks that are hurting, and there are folks that are not hurting, but they're being more cautious," he said. "Maybe they see this as a worthy cause and one they have a feeling for, that it will help make this a success." General manager Marilyn Lawrence said the situation is even more serious at KCSM's television station, and layoffs have been announced. On June 24, she said, she will make a presentation to the board of trustees for the station, at which time she expects they will decide whether to keep both stations or sell one or both. "In hard times, the first thing to go is culture," Berzon said. "I understand that; we all need to eat, put roofs over our heads, feed our families. But culture, whether it's music, art, literature, it gets us through difficult times and feeds us in a way I personally think is necessary." KCSM-FM broadcasts at 91.1 and can be streamed online for free at www.kcsm.org. For more information about the event or to donate to the station, visit the Web site or call 800-477-5276.
  2. Vocalist Bill Henderson

    Vocalist Bill Henderson celebrates his 75th birthday this weekend, March 19th. To honor that fact I'll be featuring 2-hours of Bill's recordings on my radio program Friday night, March 18th from 8p-10p. The program goes from 7p-midnight You can hear it in it's entirety by going to: www.wgbh.org/jazz Click on Jazz from Studio four Enjoy Bill's music! For those of you who would like to send birthday wishes to Bill, weather you tune in to the show or not, you can do so here. I'll be sending Bill a copy of the program and would be happy to include your messages
  3. Booker Little

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  4. Archie Shepp

    Listen to my radio doc on Archie Shepp. He, in his own wrods and music, talking about his lifeand career. Enjoy! http://www.wgbh.org/programs/Jazz-Portraits-674/episodes/Tenor-Saxophonist-Archie-Shepp-9541
  5. Hello all. back in the day, later 1970's-mid-80's, the 1369 Jazz Club in Inman Square, Cambridge, MA, was the joint, where it went down- local musicians coming up, New York cats doing it, everyone throwing down for the music. Incredible place and time for the music; I was fortunate to be part of that scene! This is a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to bring an incredible documentary to light, footage from the day at the 1369. This is important work: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1533059189/a-place-for-jazz spread the word... thanks!
  6. Happy 100th birthday to Gil Evans

    Here's a link to my 4 hour Evans Special from last Friday night. Mostly Gil. A little Milesw. Enjoy! http://www.wgbh.org/programs/Jazz-on-WGBH-with-Steve-Schwartz-285/episodes/Jazz-with-Steve-Schwartz-Gil-Evans-Centennial-38626
  7. Great Working Bands That Never Recorded (Officially)

    I have great memories of seeing a band that bassist Reggie Workman put together. Saw them twice at The Tin Palace in Greenwich Village in NYC.The band was called Top Shelf. If featured John Stubblefield and Howard Johnson in the front line. They played everything from piccolo flute to baritone saxophone and everything in between. Albert Dailey played piano on one gig and Micky Tucker on the other. Steve McCall on drums. And Reggieon bass, of course. I always thought they would record but I've never seen evidence of that. Reggie must have taps of those gigs!
  8. ***** Yusef Lateef Corner *****

    Go here to hear my Jazz Portrait on Yusef in his own words and music: http://www.wgbh.org/programs/Jazz-Portraits-674/episodes/Saxophonist-Yusef-Lateef-9664
  9. Those who left us in the world of jazz in 2010

    FINAL BARS: A TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO PASSED IN 2010 Heard on WGBH, 89.7FM, Boston 8:00PM Stolen Moments Name: Oliver Nelson Name of CD: The Blues and The Abstract Truth Composer: O. Nelson Track Label: Impulse Notes: Theme/Boston Jazz Radio Host Tony Cennamo (d. 6/9/2010) 8:15PM Too Close for Comfort Name: Gloria Coleman Name of CD: Sweet Missy Composer: Bock, Weiss Track Label: Doodlin' Records Notes: Gloria Colean (d. 2/15/2010) On A Slow Boat to China Name: John Bunch Name of CD: Struttin' Composer: Loesser Track Label: Arbors Notes: (d. 3/31/2010) Gingerbread Boy Name: Jimmy Heath Name of CD: On The Trail Composer: J. Heath Track Label: Riverside Notes: Written for Jimmy's son Jeffrey Heath (d. 9/29/2010) 8:39PM Old Bo Name: Clifford Jordan Big Band Name of CD: Play What You Feel Composer: C. Jordan Track Label: Mapleshade Notes: featuring Benny Powell (d. 6/26/2010) Blues for Benny Name: Frank Foster Name of CD: Here Comes Frank Foster Composer: F. Foster Track Label: Blue Note Notes: featuring Benny Powell (d. 6/26/2010) You Got It Name: Benny Powell Name of CD: Nextep Composer: B. Powell Track Label: Origin 8:55PM Waltz for Debby Name: Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Name of CD: The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album Composer: Evans; Gene Lees Track Label: Fantasy Notes: Gene Lees (d .4/22/2010) Corcovado (Quiet Nights) Name: Stan Getz Name of CD: Getz Gilberto Composer: Jobim; Gene Lees Track Label: Verve Notes: Gene Lees (d .4/22/2010) You're My Thrill Name: Lena Horne Name of CD: Stormy Weather Composer: Gorney; Clare Track Label: RCA Bluebird Notes: Lena Horne (d. 5/9/2010 9:10PM Old Folks Name: James Moody/Hank Jones Name of CD: Our Delight Composer: Robinson; Hill Track Label: ipo Recordings You Won't Forget Me Name: Abbey Lincoln/Hank Jones Name of CD: When There is Love Composer: Goell; Spielman Track Label: Verve Caged Bird Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Painted LAdy Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: ITM 9:32PM In A Sentimental Mood Name: Dick Johnson Name of CD: Dick Johnson Plays Composer: D. Ellingotn Track Label: Concord Notes: Dick Johnson (d. 1/10/2010) The Lady Is A Tramp Name: Dick Johnson Name of CD: Music for Swinging Moderns Composer: Rodgers; Hart Track Label: Fresh Sounds The End of A Love Affair Name: Dick Johnson Name of CD: Music for Swinging Moderns Composer: Redding Track Label: Fresh Sounds 9:47PM Chittlins and Cavyah Name: Ken McIntyre Name of CD: THe Complete United Artists Session Composer: K. McIntyre Track Label: Blue Note Notes: featuring Edgar Bateman (d. 5/18/2010) If I Should Lose You Name: Walt Dickerson Name of CD: A Sense of Direction Composer: Robin; Rainger Track Label: Prestige New Jazz Notes: featuring Edgar Bateman (d. 5/18/2010) 10:01PM Invitation Name: Hadley Caliman Name of CD: Gratitude Composer: B. Kaper Track Label: Origin Notes: Hadley Caliman (d. 9/8/2010) New Orleans Name: Carmell Jones Name of CD: Mosaic Select Composer: H. Carmichael Track Label: Mosaic/Pacific Jazz Notes: featuring Hadley Caliman Lush Life Name: Hadley Caliman Name of CD: Straight Ahead Composer: B. Strayhorn Track Label: Origin 10:19PM Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen Name: Charlie Haden/Hank Jones Name of CD: Steal Away Composer: traditional Track Label: Verve The Song Is You Name: Charlie Parker Name of CD: Bird's Best Bop Composer: Hammerstein Track Label: Verve Notes: featuring Hank Jones Come Sunday Name: Frank Morgan Name of CD: You Must Believe in Spring Composer: D. Ellington Track Label: Antilles Notes: featuring Hank jones Bangoon Name: Cannonball Adderley Name of CD: Somethin' Else Composer: H. Jones Track Label: Blue Note Notes: featuring Hank Jones 10:41PM People Will Say We're In Love Name: George Coleman Name of CD: I Could Write A Book Composer: Rodgers Track Label: Telarc Notes: featuring Jamil Nasser (d. 2/13/2010) Undecided Name: Red Garland Name of CD: High Pressure Composer: Shavers; Robin Track Label: Prestige Notes: featuring Jamil Nasser (d. 2/13/2010) 10:54PM My Old Flame Name: Herb Ellis Name of CD: Ellis Meets Giuffre Track Label: Verve Notes: Herb Ellis (d. 3/28/2010) Alone Together Name: Herb Ellis & Stuff Smith Name of CD: Together! Composer: Deitz; Schwartz Track Label: Koch Soft Winds Name: Herb Ellis Name of CD: Nothing But The Blues Composer: B> Goodman Track Label: Verve 11:10PM The World is Falling Down Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: The World is Falling Down Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: Verve The Music is The Magic Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Devil's Got Your Tounge Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: Verve Down Here Below Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Abbey Sings Abbey Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: Verve 11:31PM Bag's Groove Name: Oscar Peterson, Jr. Name of CD: Night Train Composer: M. Jackson Track Label: Verve Notes: featuring Ed Thigpen (d. 1/13/2010) Shufflin' Along Name: Ed Thigpen Name of CD: Young Men & Olds Composer: E. Thigpen Track Label: Timeless 11:46PM Don't Blame Me Name: Hank Jones Name of CD: Live at WGBH Composer: McHugh; Fields Track Label: WGBH Recording Notes: Live Performance at WGBH 4/8/2005 Lady Luck Name: Hank Jones Name of CD: Upon Reflection Composer: Thad Jones Track Label: Verve Catalog Number: 514898 11:56PM Take The "A" Train Name: James Moody Name of CD: 4B Composer: D. Ellington Track Label: ipo Recordings
  10. Mark Turner

    Mark played a great set this summer at The Newport Jazz Festival with the band, Fly. He will be playing with Greg Osby's group next Saturday, September 25th at the culminating free outdoor concert of the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival. Massachusetts and Columbus Avenues, Boston, at 12noon.
  11. Abbey Lincoln - RIP

    Abbey celebrated her 80th birthday on Friday August 6th. I featured her music that night for four hours. Here is the playlist. I'm so glad I got to play her music, not as a memorial, but as a birthdy celebration. I would have played a memorial also, as so many others have: Jazz on WGBH with Steve Schwartz Aug 06, 2010 8:00PM - 12:00AM ABBEY AT 80 (b. 8/6/1930) 8:00PM The Music is The Magic Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Abbey Sings Abbey Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: Verve 8:09PM I Got Thunder (And It Rings) Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: The World is Falling Down Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: Verve Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do Name: Eric Dolphy Name of CD: Candid Dolphy Composer: Porter; Grainger Track Label: Candid Notes: featuring Abbey Lincoln Sophisticated Lady Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Painted Lady Composer: D. Ellington Track Label: ITM Records 8:36PM Caged Bird Name: Steve Wilson Name of CD: Soulful Song Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: MaxJazz Notes: Featuring Rene Marie Throw It Away Name: Marc Cary Name of CD: Listen Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: Arabesque Blue Monk Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Straight Ahead Composer: T. Monk; A. Lincoln Track Label: Candid 8:43PM Tender is A Rose Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: THat's Him! Composer: P. Moore Track Label: Riverside I Must Have That Man Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: THat's Him! Composer: Fields; McHugh Track Label: Riverside Afro-Blue Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Abbey Is Blue Composer: Brown; Mann Track Label: Riverside Come Sunday Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Abbey Is Blue Composer: D. Ellington Track Label: Riverside I Am in Love Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: It's Magic Composer: C. Porter Track Label: Riverside Love Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: It's Magic Composer: Blane; MAtrin Track Label: Riverside 9:24PM Not to Worry Name: Judi Silvano Name of CD: Women's Work Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: JSL Records Should've Been Name: Kelly Johnson Name of CD: Home Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: Sapphire Bird Alone Name: Sheila Jordan Name of CD: Jazz Child Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: HighNote 9:45PM Bird Alone Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: You Gotta Pay The Band Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: Verve Notes: featuring Stan Getz Throw it Away Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: A Turtle's Dream Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: Verve And It's Supposed to Be Love Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Wholly Earth Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: Verve 10:09PM Love Walked In Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Affair Composer: Gershwin Track Label: Capitol Crazy He Calls Me Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Affair Composer: Russell; Sigman Track Label: Capitol Warm Valley Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Affair Composer: D. Ellington Track Label: Capitol You Do Something To Me Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Affair Composer: C> Porter Track Label: Capitol Do Nothin 'till You Hear from Me Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Affair Composer: D. Ellington Track Label: Capitol Lonesome Cup of Coffee Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Affair Composer: B. Russell Track Label: Capitol 10:28PM The World is Falling Down; Learning How to Listen; Being Me Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Abbey Sings Abbey Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: Verve 10:42PM Down Here Below Name: Jeffrey Smith Name of CD: Down Here Below Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: Verve When I'm Called Home Name: Rodney Kendrick Name of CD: We Don't Die We Multiply Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: Verve Throw It Away Name: Mili Bermejo; Dan Greenspan Name of CD: Duo Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: GM Recordings 11:03PM Driva' Man Name: Max Roach Name of CD: We Insist-Freedom Now Suite Composer: Roach; Brown Track Label: Candid African Lady Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Straight Ahead Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: Candid Lonesome Lover Name: Max Roach Name of CD: It's Time Composer: M. Roach; A. Lincoln Track Label: Impulse 11:23PM Strange Fruit Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Abbey Sings Billie Composer: Allen Track Label: Enja You and Me Love Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: People in Me Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: Verve Talking to The Sun Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: Talking to The Sun Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: Enja Wholly Earth Name: Frank Morgan Name of CD: A Lovesome Thing Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: Antilles Notes: featuring Abbey Lincoln The Nearness of You Name: Abbey Lincoln; Hank Jones Name of CD: When There is Love Composer: Washington; Carmichael Track Label: Verve 11:54PM They Call it Jazz Name: Abbey Lincoln Name of CD: It's Me Composer: A. Lincoln Track Label: Verve
  12. How is Abbey Lincoln?

    We haven't had any news about Abbey Lincoln's health issues in a while and I was wondering if anyone has any news about her and how she is doing. She is missed!
  13. From The Berkshire Eagle: Arnold Caplin 1929-2009 PITTSFIELD Arnold Caplin of Pittsfield passed away Friday, December 25, 2009 at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center after a long illness. Arnie was born on May 8, 1929 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Isadore Caplin and Lillian Tanz Caplin. A veteran of the Korean War he served in the United States Army Band in Korea. A man of diverse interests, he had a life-long passion for drawing and painting as well as an early career as a professional jazz drummer. His creativity and interest in the arts led him into a long and distinguished career in the music recording industry as a record producer. As the founder of Biograph Records, Inc. in 1967, he produced over 250 recordings on LP and CD. He was an early proponent of preserving traditional American music including blues, jazz, ragtime and folk music. A major achievement of his was to revive and bring international attention to the works of Scott Joplin, who is now referred to as the "King of Ragtime." His dedication also led to the preservation of seminal works by artists such as George Gershwin and Benny Goodman, as well as blues artists such as Reverend Gary Davis and Son House. His efforts at championing American roots music had far reaching effects on many musicians during the 1960's and beyond. Many of his recordings have been honored with Grammy nominations and recognition from the United States Library of Congress. Arnie had a zest for life which brought joy and love to his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Barbara; his son, Robert and his wife, Allison, of Arlington, Mass., his son, Alan, of Somerville, Mass.; his sister, Joan and her husband, Harold Itzcovitz, of New York, N.Y.; sister, Joyce Dicker of Tucson, Ariz.; and his beloved grandchildren, Nicole and Alexander; as well as many nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service celebrating the life of the late Arnold Caplin will be held on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 at 12 p.m. at Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad Street, Pittsfield.
  14. Dick Johnson 1925-2010

    Dick's Riverside date, "Most Likely" along with his Emarcy recording, "Music for Swinging" were reissued as a single CD by Fresh Sounds back in 2008. Recorded in 1956-1957. Catalog # FSR-CD-528. Great playing from Dick and Dave McKenna on the Riverside session.
  15. Coleman Hawkins: "A Documentary" (Riverside)

    I also have a copy of this 2 disc set, thanks to our own Stereo Jack who gave it to me for a birthday present. A very long time ago. I've burned it onto CD and listen to it every now and then. Hawk insists that he was not born in St. Louis but on an ocean liner, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, while his parents were coming back from a European trip??? Has that ever been verified?
  16. Those WHO left us in the world of jazz in 2009.

    Here is the playlist from my show on last Friday night. Couldn't fit everyone in but did my best. The list is always much too long: Jazz on WGBH with Steve Schwartz Dec 18, 2009 8:00PM - 12:00AM FINAL BARS: JAZZ MUSICIANS WHO DIED IN 2009 8:00:00PM As Time Goes By Name: David Fathead Newman Name of CD: The Blessing Composer: Hupfeld Track Label: HighNote Catalog Number: HCD7195 8:00:00PM Stolen Moments/Israel Name: Eddie Higgins Name of CD: Haunted Heart Composer: O. Nelson/J. Carisi Track Label: Sunnyside Catalog Number: SSC10800 Expoobident Name: Lee Morgan Name of CD: Expoobident Composer: Eddie Higgins Track Label: Vee-Jay Notes: featuring Eddie Higgins Catalog Number: NVJ2-901 Wayning Moments Name: Wayne Shorter Name of CD: Wayning Moments Composer: Eddie Higgins Track Label: Vee-Jay/Koch Notes: featuring Eddie Higgins Catalog Number: KOCCD8549 Moon Dreams Name: Meredith d'Ambrosio Name of CD: Beware of Spring! Composer: McGregor; Mercer Track Label: Sunnyside Notes: featuring Eddie Higgins Catalog Number: SSC1069 8:34:40PM I Fall in Love Too Easily Name: Stacy Rowles Name of CD: Looking Back Composer: Styne Track Label: Delos Catalog Number: 4009 Skane's Refrain Name: Rashied Ali Name of CD: Judgement Day Composer: Greg Murphy Track Label: Survival Records Catalog Number: SR122 Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-lues-Are Name: Dick Katz Name of CD: The Line Forms Here Composer: T. Monk Track Label: Reservoir Catalog Number: RSR141 8:45:28PM I'm Hip Name: Blossom Dearie Name of CD: The Diva Series Composer: Frishberg; Dorough Track Label: Verve Catalog Number: 440065 All About Ronnie Name: Chris Conner Name of CD: Chris Composer: Greene Track Label: Bethleham Catalog Number: R275988 What Is There To Say Name: Chris Conner Name of CD: Lullabys of Birdland Composer: Harburg; Duke Track Label: Bethleham Catalog Number: 70851 It Amazes Me Name: Blossom Dearie Name of CD: The Diva Series Composer: C. Coleman; M. Leigh Track Label: Verve Catalog Number: 440065 9:13:25PM Moment's Notice Name: George Russell Name of CD: At The Five Spot Composer: John Coltrane Track Label: Decca Notes: featuring Dave Young (d. 2/6/09) Catalog Number: 0881112287 Concerto For Billy The Kid Name: George Russell Name of CD: Smalltet Jazz Workshop Composer: George Russell Track Label: RCA Bluebird Catalog Number: 6467 Ezz-thetic Name: George Russell Name of CD: Ezz-thetics Composer: George Russell Track Label: Riverside Catalog Number: OJCCD070 9:23:32PM If I Should Lose You Name: Buddy Montgomery Name of CD: The Mastersounds/Water's Edge Composer: Rainger; Robin Track Label: Fresh Sounds Catalog Number: 500 Far Wes Name: Wes Montgomery Name of CD: Far Wes Composer: Wes Montgomery Track Label: Pacific Jazz Notes: featuring Buddy Montgomery Catalog Number: CDP 794475 Invitation Name: Buddy Montgomery Name of CD: Here Again Composer: Kaper; Webster Track Label: Sharp 9 Catalog Number: CD1008 Since I Fell For You Name: Buddy Montgomery Name of CD: Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Vol 15 Composer: Buddy Johnson Track Label: Concord Catalog Number: 4494 9:53:22PM You Better Go Now Name: Charlie Mariano Name of CD: Deep in A Dream Composer: Graham; Reichner Track Label: Enja/Justin Time Catalog Number: 3302 The Very Thought of you Name: Charlie Mariano Name of CD: Swingin' with Mariano Composer: Noble Track Label: Affinity Catalog Number: AFF767 The Opener Name: Stan Kenton Name of CD: Kenton Showcase Composer: Bill Holman Track Label: Capitol Notes: featuring Charlie Mariano Catalog Number: 25244 Children Steps Name: Charlie Mariano Name of CD: Savannah Samurai Composer: C. Mariano Track Label: Jazzline Catalog Number: JL1115 10:31:00PM Four, Five, Six Name: Hank Crawford Name of CD: More Soul Composer: H. Crawford Track Label: 32 Jazz Notes: featuring Leroy 'Hog' Cooper Catalog Number: 32054 Angel Eyes Name: Hank Crawford Name of CD: More Soul Composer: M. Dennis Track Label: 32 Jazz Notes: featuring Hank Crawford Catalog Number: 32054 Sister Sadie Name: Hank Crawford Name of CD: More Soul Composer: Horace Silver Track Label: 32 Jazz Notes: featuring David "Fathead' Newman Catalog Number: 32054 Misty Name: Hank Crawford Name of CD: More Soul Composer: E. garner Track Label: 32 Jazz Notes: featuring Hank Crawford Catalog Number: 32054 10:58:21PM Brownie Name: Helen Merrill / Torri Zito Name of CD: Brownie Composer: T. Zito Track Label: Verve Catalog Number: 314522363 Baby Ain't I Good To You Name: Helen Merrill / Stan Getz Name of CD: Just Friends Composer: Don Redman Track Label: Polygram Notes: featuring Torri Zito Catalog Number: 842007 Wave Name: Helen Merrill Name of CD: Casa Forte Composer: Jobim Track Label: Gitanes Notes: featuring Torri Zito Catalog Number: 88482 11:10:42PM Skin Deep Name: Duke Ellington Name of CD: Uptown Composer: L. Bellson Track Label: Columbia Notes: featuring Louis Bellson Catalog Number: 40836 Cottontail Name: Louis Bellson Name of CD: \Prime Toime Composer: Duke Ellington Track Label: Concord Catalog Number: 4064 It Don't Mean A Thing Name: Louis Bellson Name of CD: Jazz Orchestra Composer: Duke Ellington Track Label: Musicmasters Catalog Number: 60120 11:33:35PM Emily Name: Bud Shank Name of CD: I Told You So Composer: J. Mandel Track Label: Candid Catalog Number: 79533 Manteca Name: Bud Shank Name of CD: Fascinating Rhythms Composer: Gillespie; Fuller Track Label: Jazzed Media Catalog Number: 1045 11:54:01PM Someone to Watch Over Me Name: David Fathead Newman Name of CD: The Blessing Composer: Gershwin Track Label: HighNote Catalog Number: 7195
  17. Jazz on WGBH with Steve Schwartz Dec 18, 2009 8:00PM - 12:00AM FINAL BARS: JAZZ MUSICIANS WHO DIED IN 2009 8:00:00PM As Time Goes By Name: David Fathead Newman Name of CD: The Blessing Composer: Hupfeld Track Label: HighNote Catalog Number: HCD7195 8:00:00PM Stolen Moments/Israel Name: Eddie Higgins Name of CD: Haunted Heart Composer: O. Nelson/J. Carisi Track Label: Sunnyside Catalog Number: SSC10800 Expoobident Name: Lee Morgan Name of CD: Expoobident Composer: Eddie Higgins Track Label: Vee-Jay Notes: featuring Eddie Higgins Catalog Number: NVJ2-901 Wayning Moments Name: Wayne Shorter Name of CD: Wayning Moments Composer: Eddie Higgins Track Label: Vee-Jay/Koch Notes: featuring Eddie Higgins Catalog Number: KOCCD8549 Moon Dreams Name: Meredith d'Ambrosio Name of CD: Beware of Spring! Composer: McGregor; Mercer Track Label: Sunnyside Notes: featuring Eddie Higgins Catalog Number: SSC1069 8:34:40PM I Fall in Love Too Easily Name: Stacy Rowles Name of CD: Looking Back Composer: Styne Track Label: Delos Catalog Number: 4009 Skane's Refrain Name: Rashied Ali Name of CD: Judgement Day Composer: Greg Murphy Track Label: Survival Records Catalog Number: SR122 Ba-Lue Bolivar Ba-lues-Are Name: Dick Katz Name of CD: The Line Forms Here Composer: T. Monk Track Label: Reservoir Catalog Number: RSR141 8:45:28PM I'm Hip Name: Blossom Dearie Name of CD: The Diva Series Composer: Frishberg; Dorough Track Label: Verve Catalog Number: 440065 All About Ronnie Name: Chris Conner Name of CD: Chris Composer: Greene Track Label: Bethleham Catalog Number: R275988 What Is There To Say Name: Chris Conner Name of CD: Lullabys of Birdland Composer: Harburg; Duke Track Label: Bethleham Catalog Number: 70851 It Amazes Me Name: Blossom Dearie Name of CD: The Diva Series Composer: C. Coleman; M. Leigh Track Label: Verve Catalog Number: 440065 9:13:25PM Moment's Notice Name: George Russell Name of CD: At The Five Spot Composer: John Coltrane Track Label: Decca Notes: featuring Dave Young (d. 2/6/09) Catalog Number: 0881112287 Concerto For Billy The Kid Name: George Russell Name of CD: Smalltet Jazz Workshop Composer: George Russell Track Label: RCA Bluebird Catalog Number: 6467 Ezz-thetic Name: George Russell Name of CD: Ezz-thetics Composer: George Russell Track Label: Riverside Catalog Number: OJCCD070 9:23:32PM If I Should Lose You Name: Buddy Montgomery Name of CD: The Mastersounds/Water's Edge Composer: Rainger; Robin Track Label: Fresh Sounds Catalog Number: 500 Far Wes Name: Wes Montgomery Name of CD: Far Wes Composer: Wes Montgomery Track Label: Pacific Jazz Notes: featuring Buddy Montgomery Catalog Number: CDP 794475 Invitation Name: Buddy Montgomery Name of CD: Here Again Composer: Kaper; Webster Track Label: Sharp 9 Catalog Number: CD1008 Since I Fell For You Name: Buddy Montgomery Name of CD: Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Vol 15 Composer: Buddy Johnson Track Label: Concord Catalog Number: 4494 9:53:22PM You Better Go Now Name: Charlie Mariano Name of CD: Deep in A Dream Composer: Graham; Reichner Track Label: Enja/Justin Time Catalog Number: 3302 The Very Thought of you Name: Charlie Mariano Name of CD: Swingin' with Mariano Composer: Noble Track Label: Affinity Catalog Number: AFF767 The Opener Name: Stan Kenton Name of CD: Kenton Showcase Composer: Bill Holman Track Label: Capitol Notes: featuring Charlie Mariano Catalog Number: 25244 Children Steps Name: Charlie Mariano Name of CD: Savannah Samurai Composer: C. Mariano Track Label: Jazzline Catalog Number: JL1115 10:31:00PM Four, Five, Six Name: Hank Crawford Name of CD: More Soul Composer: H. Crawford Track Label: 32 Jazz Notes: featuring Leroy 'Hog' Cooper Catalog Number: 32054 Angel Eyes Name: Hank Crawford Name of CD: More Soul Composer: M. Dennis Track Label: 32 Jazz Notes: featuring Hank Crawford Catalog Number: 32054 Sister Sadie Name: Hank Crawford Name of CD: More Soul Composer: Horace Silver Track Label: 32 Jazz Notes: featuring David "Fathead' Newman Catalog Number: 32054 Misty Name: Hank Crawford Name of CD: More Soul Composer: E. garner Track Label: 32 Jazz Notes: featuring Hank Crawford Catalog Number: 32054 10:58:21PM Brownie Name: Helen Merrill / Torri Zito Name of CD: Brownie Composer: T. Zito Track Label: Verve Catalog Number: 314522363 Baby Ain't I Good To You Name: Helen Merrill / Stan Getz Name of CD: Just Friends Composer: Don Redman Track Label: Polygram Notes: featuring Torri Zito Catalog Number: 842007 Wave Name: Helen Merrill Name of CD: Casa Forte Composer: Jobim Track Label: Gitanes Notes: featuring Torri Zito Catalog Number: 88482 11:10:42PM Skin Deep Name: Duke Ellington Name of CD: Uptown Composer: L. Bellson Track Label: Columbia Notes: featuring Louis Bellson Catalog Number: 40836 Cottontail Name: Louis Bellson Name of CD: \Prime Toime Composer: Duke Ellington Track Label: Concord Catalog Number: 4064 It Don't Mean A Thing Name: Louis Bellson Name of CD: Jazz Orchestra Composer: Duke Ellington Track Label: Musicmasters Catalog Number: 60120 11:33:35PM Emily Name: Bud Shank Name of CD: I Told You So Composer: J. Mandel Track Label: Candid Catalog Number: 79533 Manteca Name: Bud Shank Name of CD: Fascinating Rhythms Composer: Gillespie; Fuller Track Label: Jazzed Media Catalog Number: 1045 11:54:01PM Someone to Watch Over Me Name: David Fathead Newman Name of CD: The Blessing Composer: Gershwin Track Label: HighNote Catalog Number: 7195
  18. Jazz on WGBH, Boston with Steve Schwartz

    You don't have to be in Beantown to listen. Fridays, 8p-midnight @ www.wgbh.org/jazz = Listen Live
  19. Happy Birthday Barry Harris

    One of my fondest musical memories was the time I went to see Barry in New York at The Angry Squire, a club on Seventh Ave and 23rd Street. The music was fabulous. Both sets. After the music was over, as we were all walking out I became aware of the woman in front of me, heading for the door. Short in stature, with long dark hair flowing over her shoulders and a mink coat that touched the floor. The front door opened and there was a silver Bentley double parked in front of the club with the rear door open. As she climbed into the back seat and the driver closed the door and pulled away I realized that I had been walking out behind The Baroness, Pannonica!
  20. "Warmdaddy" Anderson

    Does anyone have any current biographical info on Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson. I think I remember hearing that he had some health issues. I'm not sure how far in the past that was. Just curious, Thanks,
  21. Dick Katz, 1924-2009

    FYI: Tom Reney will be tributing Dick tonight on his radio show, Jazz a La Mode, on WFCR out of Amherst, Mass. On the air from 8p-11p. Streaming at www.wfcr.org
  22. brownie's birthday celebration

    Here's the playlist of my 4 hour Brownie tribute lastnight on WGBH Jazz from Studio 4 Oct 30, 2009 8:00PM - 12:00AM WE REMEMBER CLIFFORD: Clifford Brown (b. 10/30/1930) 8:00:00PM Wadin' Name: THEME: Horace Parlan Name of CD: Speakin' My Piece Composer:H. Parlan Track Label: Blue Note 8:08:26PM Easy Living Name: Clifford Brown Name of CD: Clifford Brown Memorial Album Composer:Robin; Rainger Track Label: Blue Note Come Rain or Come Shine Name: Clifford Brown Name of CD: The Clifford Brown Quartet in Paris Composer:Arlan; Mercer Track Label: Prestige Cherokee Name: Clifford Brown and Max Roach Name of CD: Study in Brown Composer:Ray Noble Track Label: Emarcy 8:22:13PM Split Kick Name: Art Blakey Name of CD: A Night At Birdland Composer:Horace Silver Track Label: Blue Note Notes: featuring Clifford Brown Once In A While Name: Art Blakey Name of CD: A Night At Birdland Composer:B. Green; M. Edwards Track Label: Blue Note Notes: featuring Clifford Brown Joy Spring Name: Tierney Sutton Name of CD: Unsung Heroes Composer:Clifford Brown Track Label: Telarc 8:43:09PM Brownie a la Mode Name: Nicholas Payton Name of CD: Payton's Place Composer:N. Payton Track Label: Verve Notes: featuring Wynton Marsalis A Gerkin for Perkin Name: James Spaulding Name of CD: Blues Nexus Composer:Clifford Brown Track Label: Muse I Remember Clifford Name: Mark Murphy Name of CD: Jazz Standards Composer:Benny Golson Track Label: 32 Jazz 9:00:29PM I Get A Kick Out of you Name: Clifford Brown Name of CD: Brown and Roach Incorporated Composer:Cole Porter Track Label: Emarcy I Can't Get Started Name: Max Roach and Clifford Brown Name of CD: In Concert Composer:Duke; Gershwin Track Label: GNP Cresendo Clifford's Axe Name: Max Roach and Clifford Brown Name of CD: In Concert Composer:Clifford Brown Track Label: GNP Cresendo 9:23:13PM Bellarosa Name: Clifford Brown Name of CD: Memorial Album Composer:Elmo Hope Track Label: Blue Note Brownie Speaks Name: Clifford Brown Name of CD: Memorial Album Composer:Clifford Brown Track Label: Blue Note De-Dah Name: Clifford Brown Name of CD: Memorial Album Composer:Elmo Hope Track Label: Blue Note 9:38:10PM No More Name: Dinah Washington Name of CD: Dinah Jams Composer:B. Russell Track Label: Emarcy Notes: featuring Clifford Brown I've Got You Under My Skin Name: Dinah Washington Name of CD: The Definitive Clifford Brown Composer:Cole Porter Track Label: Verve Notes: featuring Clifford Brown I Remember Clifford Name: Dinah Washington Name of CD: Compact Jazz Composer:Benny Golson Track Label: Mercury Sandu Name: James Carter Name of CD: Jurrasic Classics Composer:Clifford Brown Track Label: DIW/Columbia 10:02:20PM Minority Name: Clifford Brown Name of CD: Clifford Brown Sextet in Paris Composer:Gigi Gryce Track Label: Prestige I Cover The Waterfront Name: Clifford Brown Name of CD: Clifford Brown Sextet in Paris Composer:Green; Heyman Track Label: Prestige All Weird Name: Clifford Brown Name of CD: Clifford Brown big Band in Paris Composer:Clifford Brown Track Label: Prestige Keeping Up With Jonesy Name: Clifford Brown Name of CD: Clifford Brown Big Band in Paris Composer:Quincy Jones Track Label: Prestige Larue Name: Curtis Counce Name of CD: Carl's Blues Composer:Clifford Brown Track Label: Contemporary 10:34:05PM Yours Name: Helen Merrill Name of CD: Brownie Composer:Clifford Brown Track Label: Verve Don't Explain Name: Helen Merrill Name of CD: Helen Merrill Composer:Holiday; Herzog Track Label: Emarcy Notes: featuring Clifford Brown Falling in Love With Love Name: Helen Merrill Name of CD: Helen Merrill Composer:Rodgers; Hart Track Label: Emarcy Notes: featuring Clifford Brown Brownie Name: Helen Merrill Name of CD: Brownie Composer:Torri Zito Track Label: Verve 10:58:36PM Minor Mood Name: Russell Gunn Name of CD: Blue on the D.L. Composer:Clifford Brown Track Label: HighNote Daahoud Name: Clifford Brown/Max Roach Name of CD: Clifford Brown/Max Roach Composer:Clifford Brown Track Label: Emarcy Joy Spring Name: Clifford Brown/Max Roach Name of CD: Clifford Brown/Max Roach Composer:Clifford Brown Track Label: Emarcy 11:20:41PM I Remember Clifford Name: Dizzy Gillespie Name of CD: Birks Works Big Band Sessions Composer:Clifford Brown Track Label: Verve Notes: featuring 19 year old Lee Morgan Brown Immortal Name: Benny Golson Name of CD: Remembering Clifford Composer:Benny Golson Track Label: Milestone Brownie's Eyes Name: Harold Mabern Name of CD: A Season of Ballads Composer:Quincy Jones Track Label: Space Time Records I Remember Clifford Name: Carmen McRae Name of CD: The Millenium Collection Composer:Benny Golson Track Label: 20th Century 11:41:37PM He's My Guy Name: Sarah Vaughan Name of CD: The Divine Miss V. Composer:Weill; Anderson Track Label: Jazz World Notes: featuring Clifford Brown Pent Up House Name: Sonny Rollins Name of CD: The Complete Predtige Recordings Composer:Sonny Rollins Track Label: Prestige 11:56PM Donna Lee Name: Clifford Brown Name of CD: The Beginnig and The End Composer:Charlie Parker Track Label: Columbia Notes: Recorded on the eve of Brownie's death
  23. Any Randy Weston fans?

    Randy will be playing a solo concert in tribute to Thelonious Monk a week from Monday, October 12th, at The Somerville theater in Somerville, MA (next door to Cambridge). I am very honored to have been asked to introduce him that night.
  24. As part of my "Jazz in The Classroom" feature for the month of September, saxophonist Bill Pierce will be my co-host this Friday night, September 4th from 8p-midnight. Bill will be playing music from his list of essential tenor players. Also, some his own personal favorites, some up and comers and I'll fill things out with some of Bill's own recordings including some music recorded by WGBH and only available on 89.7 especially a beautful duet with he and the late pianist James Williams from Scullers Jazz Club, 2000, in Boston. In coming weeks I'll be doing the same with drummer Yoron Isreal, vocalist Lisa Thorson and trumpeter Jason Palmer.
  25. Bill Pierce my Co-Host

    That will be heard on WGBH, 89.7fm, Boston Friday 8p-midnight or at www.wgbh.org Steve Schwartz Jazzz from Studio Four