A stretched-out 4@4 (with 3 tunes in the 7:+mn. range), a GotchaSKAllipop straight off a band’s website, Ska from Studio 5 and a ska Rocky theme were highlights of Hour 3. Working our way back, Sherwood got funky with some MFSB, El Coco and Milt Jackson in an hour that kicked off with the three Y’s… Yello, YMCK and YMO. What makes ‘em the “Three Y’s”? Just the fact that they’re back-to-back-to-back in the playlist, y’all… and if I find three more Y’s to run consecutively, then they’ll be the three Y’s. Lastly… this was the week we learned of the passing of The Skatalites’ mighty Lloyd Brevett on the upright, so we put together a Skatalites-driven all-star cast in the opening set of the “Ooh”…including the Wailing Wailers, Jackie Opel, The Maytals and Lee Perry. The Lloyds of Kingston are now reunited in the Great Beyond… May Knibb and Brevett Rock (steady) In Peace.
A mix of new and old today, including older music from Charles Earland, The Monk Big Band, Miles, Clifford Brown, Joe Turner,and Wardell Gray. New(er) music from Pancho Sanchez, Maude Hixson, Cristina Morrison and Scott Cowan.
Enjoy the 2nd half of “Tortoise and the Minenapolis Jazz All Stars,” a live broadcast from the Walker Art Center, Friday May 4. The concert ran from approximately 8:00pm to 9:20pm. Also, don’t miss the last 20 minutes of this archive – Ron Gerber’s “Smooth Jazzatude.” It’s terrific!