Classic tunes from Shirley Scott, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charles Mingus. New music from Eddie Mendenhall, Gordy Johnson, and Phil DeGreg. Plus performances from Irv Williams, Glen David Andrews, The Dakota Combo, and Jason Marsalis.
2/24 in a nutshell…
Jimmy Cliff finds Ska All Over the World, Pama Records proves there’s more than one way to spell Rico, Morgan (Mott) Fisher 2-tones MacArthur Park before there was a 2Tone, and… what if Roland Alphonso were a bell? Well, for starters, he could be ringin’ it all-the-way-live all night long, just like the real bell that drove the RSST crew to distraction this week! We’ve since learned how to deal with that thing next time it goes off… Mr. Funn mounted a 5-song salute to… no, not Shiina Ringo, but Yukimi Nagano (think Koop.‘s Summer Sun). In 4@4-land, it was Eastern Seaboard Time, and GotchaSKAvered sent Confucious off in high big-band-blowout style with the Jazz Jamaica All Stars. Pow!!!
A mixture of classic and contemporary. New tracks from Atsuko Hashimoto, Eddie Mendenhall, Phil deGreg, Marcus Shelby, and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra. Older cuts from Kenny Burrell, Sun Ra, Nat Adderley, Illinois Jacquet, and of course, Charles Mingus, among others.