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Jazz After Dark December 20, 2016

For our 300th episode of Jazz After Dark tonight, I’ve selected just six extended sets that showcase the improvisational skills and virtuosity of 8 great jazz musicians, spanning over six decades. Coming up at 8 pm!

  • Erroll Garner  *  It Might As Well Be Spring (1948)
  • Coleman Hawkins  *  Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (1962)
  • Ella Fitzgerald  *  Basella (1972)
  • Milt Jackson  *  Django (1982)
  • Billy Taylor & Gerry Mulligan  *  Body and Soul (1993)
  • Ahmad Jamal & Yusef Lateef  *  Poinciana (2012)

Jazz After Dark November 01, 2016

Show time! Jazz from movies and theater tonight --

  • Bill Evans -- On Broadway
  • Julie London -- Cry Me A River
  • Billy Taylor Trio -- With a Little Bit of Luck
  • Peggy Lee -- Bye Bye Blackbird
  • Ruby Braff -- Give My Regards To Broadway
  • Stan Kenton -- Tonight
  • Ella Fitzgerald -- Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Coleman Hawkins -- Climb Ev'ry Mountain
  • Cannonball Adderley -- Matchmaker
  • Wes Montgomery -- Chim Chim Cheree
  • Frank Sinatra -- New York, New York
  • Tony Bennett -- Somewhere Over The Rainbow
  • Oscar Peterson -- The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
  • Etta Jones & Houston Person -- I Could Have Danced All Night

Jazz After Dark October 25, 2016

Traditional jazz, some bebop, some cool jazz, and some of the great female vocalists tonight!

  • Jelly Roll Morton
  • Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines
  • Billie Holiday/Bobby Tucker piano
  • Charlie Parker
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Miles Davis
  • Dinah Washington
  • Thelonious Monk
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Stuff Smith
  • Carmen McRae
  • Gabor Szabo
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Earl "Fatha" Hines
  • George Benson & Al Jarreau
  • Gerry Mulligan

 

Jazz After Dark September 27, 2016

Jazz goes classical tonight! With Hubert Laws, Claude Bolling, and Bobby McFerrin with Yo Yo Ma. Some bossa nova with Jim Hall and Eriko Ishihara, rumba by Horace Silver. Ella’s live at Budapest, Steven Mayer does improvisations of Art Tatum, and Bobby Watson gives us some “post-Motown bop.” All on Jazz After Dark tonight.  

  • Rosemary Clooney With Bing Crosby
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Hubert Laws
  • Bobby Watson
  • Horace Silver
  • Bobby McFerrin with YoYoMa
  • Tommy Flanagan
  • Steven Mayer
  • Eriko Ishihara
  • Jim Hall
  • Claude Bolling