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.
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Cool jazz and more coming up tonight: some early Stan Getz; Bobby Jaspar, Louis Armstrong with Oscar Peterson. Cool vocals by Ella, and new jazz sensation Bria Skonberg. Johnny Hodges, Sonny Criss, and The Jim Galloway Quartet round out the program.
Replays Saturdays 9 - 10 pm!
Jazz standards by great artists tonight! Carmen McRae, Stan Getz, Charlie Shavers, Bobby Jaspar, Duke Ellington, Earl Hines, Chico Hamilton, Ella Fitzgerald, Grant Green, Butch Thompson, Harold Mabern, Cassandra Wilson, and Benny Colson.
Dave Brubeck and friends tonight! Selections from 1959 to 2007 --
Ain't Misbehavin' (with Jimmy Rushing) * Lord, Lord (with Carmen McRae) * Three to Get Ready * Zen is When * Forty Days * I Get a Kick Out of You * La Bamba * Rotterdam Blues * You Go To My Head * There'll Be Not Tomorrow (with Jim Hall) * Take Five
Coming up tonight: Mose Allison * Howard Roberts * Shorty Rogers * Duke Ellington with Ella Fitzgerald * Sonny Clark * Dave Brubeck Quartet * Chet Baker * The Modern Jazz Quartet * Gerry Mulligan * Paquito d'Rivera * Cassandra Wilson * Paco De Lucía * Piano Connection
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.
An hour of great jazz! Julie London * Fats Waller * Jimmy Scott * Clark Terry with Thelonious Monk * Ray Charles * Betty Roché * Gene Ammons * Ella Fitzgerald * Dave Brubeck * Dianne Reeves * Earl "Fatha" Hines
Featuring Etta Jones with Houston Person. Plus: Billie Holiday * Georgie Auld & His Orchestra * Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five * Ella Fitzgerald * Buddy DeFranco * Horace Silver * Hubert Laws * Don Thompson & Pat La Barbera. Replays Saturday at 9 pm!
Cool, bebop, and soul jazz, plus some of the great female vocalists tonight.
Upbeat jazz, mostly duets tonight, mostly 1954 to 1962: straight-ahead jazz, West Coast cool, a little Vegas. Then Ella at Montreux in 1975, and some Brazilian jazz from Gerry Mulligan with Jane Duboc.