Drummer Peter Kogan, principal tympanist for the MN Orchestra, stopped by to play tracks from his jazz CD, Cornucopia, and talk about his upcoming gig at the Dakota. I also played tracks from Dick Weller, the New Orleans Legacy Ensemble, Ted Rosenthal, Pippi Ardenia, Kenny Horst, Jana Nyberg, and Art Pepper. The 45 of the week was a flexi-disc from the James Rivers Quartet entitled Safe Bet.
T Mychael Rambo came by to talk about Words by Ira Gershwin, a production he’s appearing in at the Park Square Theater. We also played a couple of tracks from T Mychaels album Simply. I also played music from Bob DeVos, Cannonball Adderley & Milt Jackson, Peter Kogan, Larry McDonough, Thelonious Monk, Karrin Allyson, Heather Masse, the Hutchinson Andrew Trio, and Frank Sinatra. The 45 of the week was Road to Mandalay, by Count Basie.
It was the holiday show today, with Larry McDonough and Richard Terrill in the studio to talk about Larry’s new CD – Angels, Kings, Favorite Things. I also did a phone interview with Karrin Allyson, coming to town to sing from her holiday CD – Yuletide Hideaway. Other seasonal fare included songs from Laura Caviani, Connie Evingson & Dave Frishberg, Lucia Newell, Ellis Marsalis, Susan Arioli, Charlie Parker, Babs Gonzalez, Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery, and Bullmoose Jackson.
It was a bit of an end-of-year review of CDs released by Twin Cities’ musicians, with the exception of an opening track by Larry Young. I played music by Peter Kogan, Lulu’s Playground, Jana Nyberg, Pippi Ardennia, Larry McDonough, Dan Musselman, Maud Hixson, Joel Shapira, Dorothy Doring, the Illicit Sextet, Nancy Harms, and Foreign Motion. I closed off with a song from the late Christine Rosholt.