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Jazz After Dark November 03 2015

An hour of upbeat jazz by some great performers tonight, including live concert performances by Gerry Mulligan, Chico Hamilton, Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines, and Benny Carter. Vocals by Anita O’Day and Ella Fitzgerald. Dorothy Donegan and Robbert Agerbeek romp through lively piano jazz; Buddy DeFranco and Terry Gibbs perform a piece composed by television personality Steve Allen, and then Junior Mance takes it out. Recording dates from 1944 to 2008.

Jazz After Dark September 29 2015

Featuring Benny Carter and Erroll Garner tonight! In 1955 jazz pianist Erroll Garner released Concert By The Sea, a live concert recorded in Carmel. It became one of the best-selling jazz albums of all time. Sixty years later, Sony Legacy has released an expanded version with 11 new songs. Garner will be our featured artist in the second half tonight, with four selections from that album. In the first half we feature Benny Carter, with four selections spanning 1936 - 1976. Gerry Mulligan, Chico Hamilton, Buddy DeFranco, and vocals by Nancy Wilson and Ella Fitzgerald (doing Garner's classic composition Misty) round out the program.