Classic tunes from Willis Jackson, Dexter Gordon, Ike Quebec, Randy Weston, and Benny Carter, including a trumpet battle between Roy Eldrige and Charlie Shavers from jazz at the Philharmonic. New tunes from Malik Zarra, Aakash Mittal, Rene Marie, and Twin Citizens Judi Donaghy and Nick Haas. And a Mingus Moment from Me, Myself, an Eye.
4/21 in a nutshell…
A couple of truncated oops-wrong-track glitches (sonuvaglitch!) kick off an all-oldie Hour One this week, in which Laurel Aitken does NOT cover Little Richard, Sugar Dandy do not cry, and a paper boy does not pitch Kentrick Patrick the Morning News. Noteworthy nots in Sherwood’s orbit include The Ventures playing Noisy Village (Not!), Teddy Mertens rockin’ the Cabstand (Not!) and Larry Coryell landing us on Planet Middle (Not!). This week’s 4(+1)@4 is higher than a kite, GotchaSKAvered’s April cover subject Al Capone finds himself in the employ of Emperor Rosko (is this a great empire or what?) and Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra have something new to share with us… isn’t that nice? Thanks, guys!
Today was a VERY secial show. I was joined by Sweet Foot, Marni Hockenberg, a blues fan who won Rollin Tumblin in a fundraising raffle. She got the chance to come on the air with me and guest host for the entire two hours. She brought in her own music, which was funky, fine and fabulous. Sweet Foot and I talked about the music, the musicians and the the blues clubs. All the while we danced around the studio and generally acted like the Wild Blues Women we were! The first part of the playlist below reflects Sweet Foot’s contribution to today’s show.
Violin player and vocalist Kip Jones came into the studio to play a couple of songs live and talk about his upcoming CD release. I played music from resident musicians Jo Ann Funk, the Tuesday Night Band, Charmin Shapira, and Media Addicts, as well as classic jazz from Ellington, Art Pepper, Kai Winding JJ Johnson, Mingus, and more….