In today’s show we included sets by Reba McEntire and Jean Shepard-both of whom are being inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame this year. Congratulations to both of these fine recording artists!
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.
The majestic EZ sounds of Nelson Riddle, the whistling prowess of Kelly’s Heroes, the forgotten and almost loathsome organ groans of Orville Thomas, and the sheer ridiculousness of the Mary Kaye Trio and their soundtrack to a Hula lesson. And that’s not even 1 / 7th of the playlist!