New music from Twin Cities artists James Buckley, and from the Small City Trio, whose leader, Jeremy Walker has moved to NYC. Also heard new music from Gabriel Alegria and the Afro-Peruvian Jazz Sextet, bassist Colin Dean, and Dan Block. Got to play a number of older tunes today, including performances from Jimmy Smith, Gene Ammons, David Sanchez, Kenny Barron, and both the Mingus Big Band, and Charles Mingus.
11/11 in a nutshell…
In Hour 1’s major highlight following the oldies set, jazz piano wunderkind Hiromi made her RSST debut by sitting in with Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra on their brand-new track Suinkikutsu, from the ep [Goldfingers] on Avex. Sherwood required the Cap’n‘s help to get rolling, but roll he did, with everybody from Tsuyoshi Kawakami to Lionel Hampton to The Tarantulas(?). A whopping 11-in-a-row in hour 3 consisted entirely of title tracks, and fictitious animated character Fizzy delivered one of the hottest Lollipops on record!!! we’re m-m-m-e-e-l-l-l-t-t-i-n-n-n-n-ggg….
Elise Witt, Sara Greer, and Ann Potter were my guests this day. They were putting on a concert, along with two other women, called Global, Local, and Homemade songs. to celebrate all kinds of songs and include community singing. I also played music from Wes Montgomery, Tony Guerrero, Pete Malinverni, Jackie McLean, and Paqutio D’Rivera. Today’s Mingus Moment featured Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love from the Changes I album.