Vocalist Lee Engele came by to talk about her appearance with New Orleans clarinet master Evan Christopher this evening. New music from Zacc Harris Group and Tessa Souter. Classic tunes from Ella, Cannonball, Jimmy Scott, Grant Green, Johnny Hodges, and Randy Weston. And of course, something from Mingus.
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.