11/24 in a nutshell…
Just in time for Thanksgiving, a 4@4 loosely themed around Togetherness, followed by Jackie Edwards GotchaSKAvering his own Keep On Running in a reggae style to wrap up November. Meanwhile, on Sherwood’s Planet, is it a Mina or Mynah bird? Depends on which band you ask! The String-A-Longs: Mina. Stereolab: Mynah. Among other highlights, including a vibe-off between Cal Tjader and Dave Pike, and YOU, dear skassenger, are the winner. In the Ooh, Bunny & Skitter once again issue their timeless drunk-driving warning (you might also want to avoid the wheel if you’ve been tryppin’ da phan-tastic bigtime). Stay safe this holiday season and you won’t make the Evening News for all the wrong reasons.
Ted Wilebski joined me today to talk about the grand re-opening of the Blues Saloon on the 25th of November. Bernard Allison and his band will be there for the after Thanksgiving party and Ted stopped by to give away FIVE sets of tickets for the night.
Pianist Mary Louise Knutson came in to talk about her new album, In the Bubble, and her upcom9ing CD release parties. I also played new music from Reuben Wilson, Carmen Lundy, and Pat Mallinger, as well as older tunes from Donald Byrd & Gigi Gryce, and Illinois Jacquet, Russell Malone, and Charlie Parker.