Starting out with Shirley Scott, then music from vocalists Charles Brown, Ellen Martin, King Pleasure, and Kurt Elling. Followed by Twin Cities Artists: Mark Vandermyde, Doug Haining, Mary Louis Knutson, and John Devine.
A number of songs from Etta James (R.I.P.) in her jazz mood, plus new music from Gary Smulyan, Ted Rosenthal, and Donald Harrison, plus some classics from the Jazz Messengers and Tony Bennett, not to forget a killer version of I’ll Remember April from Charles Mingus.
Gregg Inhofer and Eric Kamau Gravatt came by to talk about Gregg’s CD, Music for Upright Walking and an upcoming gig at the Black Dog. I also played music by Juli Wood, Horace Silver, Ella & Louis, Morris Wilson, Ellis Marsalis, and of course, Charles Mingus.