December 2014 Rhythm and Grooves Archives

Today's show featured a mix of old and new. Older music included tracks from: Shirley Scott, Dizzy Atmosphere (featuring Lee Morgan), Ella Mae Morse, Stan Getz, and two tracks from Horace Silver, including the 45 of the week. We heard newer music from Jamie Davis, Rufus Reid, Tim Hegerty, Larry McDonough, Jana Nyberg, Framework, Ana Vilanova, and the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Orchestra. 

Steve Kenny came by to talk about the Twin Cities Jazz Sampler, an excellent compilation of Twin Cities Jazz. I also played a lot of seasonal music, including cuts by Jimmy McGriff, Tonic, Iving Mayfield, Karrin Allyson, Louis Armstrong, Carla Bley, and Tia Fuller. The 45 of the week was a two-fer: I Want You for Christmas, by Julie London, followed by If I Were A Bell, Part 2, by the Miles Davis Quintet. Closed with a shortened I'll be Home for Christmas, by bull Moose Jackson. 

Aaron Hedenstrom (sax)  was my guest today. The Saint Paul native is in town for the holidays. I played a couple of tunes from his brand new CD, A Moment of Clarity, the release of which is being celebrated with a concert at Studio Z in Saint Paul. The only older music I played was from Willis Jackson, otherwise all songs were from 2014 releases, including music by Mark Elf, Bob Dorough, Julie Kelly, Rufus Reid, and the Fred Hirsh Trio.