Today’s tunes included performances by Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Hank Mobley, Cyrus Chestnut, Billie Holiday, and a tenor battle between Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt. not to forget Mingus and Sun Ra. I also played new music from Esperanza Spalding and Mauricio de Sauza.
8/26 in a nutshell…
All oldies the first hour, except for bumpers_ a set bursting with the sounds of Derrick Morgan, Lee Perry, the Mighty Vikings, Jack Sparrow, some outfit called The Beans, and more! Then Sherwood B. Funn indulges his vibraholic side with shots of Kurt Weil, Emil Richards (in the Paul Horn Quintet) and whoever that cat is on Tk. 10 of the Lucy Woodward album! The 4@4 salutes The Ska Parade, and Betka Stankova sings about her Libi Bob. Then it’s Tarzan, a bald guy, dolphins, Bo Evil and Tamio Okuda with TSPO blowing up the rest of the show. Boom!
Cory Wong was my guest, playing guitar live in the studio, talking about the AQ’s Jazz Guitar Hero weekend, and also about Secret Stash Records. I also played music by Jack McDuff, Los Hombres Calientes, a couple of tracks from the new Esperanza Spalding album, and of course, a Mingus Moment.