New releases from Hugh Masekela, Gregory Porter, Matana Roberts, and Mark Sherman are featured. Benny Golson, Zacc Harris/Matt Peterson/Pete Henning, Mark Sherman and Vijay Iyer are also heard. The “Von Freeman Moment” highlights Von with the late tenor saxophonist Willis Jackson.
Artists featured include Clayton Cameron, Frank D’Rone, Steve Coleman, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Steve Turre, James Blood Ulmer, and the Atlantis Quartet. The “Von Freeman Moment” is “Blues For Sunnyland” from “Vonski Speaks.”
New Releases by Gregoire Maret, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Jed Levy, and the Gerald Wilson Orchestra. A musical tribute to Nat King Cole’s birthday, featuring Nat King Cole and the David Murrary Cuban Ensemble. The “Von Freeman” Moment featured Nature Boy.