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A tribute to Benny Powell, trombonist, who walked on June 26, 2010. Featured artists include Slide Hampton, Curtis Fuller, Fred Wesley, the original Jazz Crusaders, Kurt Elling, Frederick Tuxx, Cassandra Wilson, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Von Freeman, Steve Coleman, and La India with Eddie Palmieri.

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Glen David Andrews, the New Orleans trombonist/singer, stopped by and played a couple of songs live in the studio. He’s playing tonight at the Dakota Streetfest. I also played tunes by Larry Young, Gerry Mulligan, Count Basie, Patty Cronheim, Mingus, and more….

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Benny Powell, March 1, 1930 – June 26, 2010; played trombone with Count Basie.

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I learned everything I needed to know at Mambo University.

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Not The Late Late Show, just a week-late show description for 7/15.
First, check out the transition out of In Your Ear, which happened quite accidentally! One of those questions was… backwards gibberish and then into the Rocket Ship theme. I couldn’t have PLANNED that better! Check it on the archives for 7/15, where it debuted. It was followed by the typically splendiferous mix of 1st-generation ska and rocksteady oldies that always make Hour 1 an essential part of the RSST, an all-over-the-map Sherwood B. Funn set ranging from an epic, continental-scale Tin Tin Deo all the way down to a delightful little island of time called Mikan no Kawa… all 18 seconds of it! The 4(+1)@4 was all local stuff involving me in various capacities, and Pily Gaos’ Lollipop was, in fact, an Esquimal. That’s an Eskimo. Brrrrrrrr! Maybe THAT’s why the After Management League had Cold Feet…

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