A feature of pianists including Carei Thomas, Todd Happer and Paul Cantrell, Hank Jones, Art Tatum, Joe Sample and Laurence Hobgood. Additional music performed by Kurt Elling, Vusi Mahlasela, Jayme Stone Mansa Sissoko, Sarah Vaughan, John Tchaie Yusek Komunyakaa and Carmen McRae.
My Funny Valentine and other love compositions are featured including those performed by Billy Eckstine, Miles Davis’s Quintet, Donald/Faye Washington The New Day Blues Band, Brook Benton, Dinah Washington, Frederick Tuxx, Wayne Wallace and Catherine Russell, War and Jimmy Scott. The Von Freeman Moment features Von with alto saxophonist, Steve Coleman and followed by Coleman’s new release, harvesting Semblances and Affinities.
A celebration of the music composed and performed by African Americans in homage to Black History Month. Featured artists include William Parker, Lizz Wright, David Murray, Mahalia Jackson, Donald Washington The New Day Blues Band and Von Freeman.