It’s a Mardis Gras show, including a phone interview with Roger Lewis of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Donald Harrison, John Boutte, Louis Armstrong, Jon Cleary, Jelly Roll Morton, Danny Barker, and Germaine Bazzle, among others, with Jelly Roll from Charles Mingus.
Colorado saxophonist Aakash Mittal came by with his quartet to preview a late night gig at the Dakota. Aakash talked about a visit to East India, home of is father, and how that inspired his album Videsh. I also played new music from Atsuko Hashimoto and Monika Herzig, as well as classics from Miles, Mingus, Lockjaw, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
It’s the first Pledge Drive Show for Spring, 2011. I played new tracks from Louis Hayes, Bobby Sanabria, Lynn Arriale, and Bill Frisell Vinicius Cantuaria. Classic tunes came from Oliver Nelson, Grant Green, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Sheila Jordan, and The Quintet, with Dizzy Bird.