Sunday, December 09, 2007

December 2, 2007 Featuring North Carolina Jazz Musicians
My radio show features the music of North Carolina jazz musicians. I broadcast from the studios of WCOM, coming to you from downtown Carrboro, in the Piedmont of the state. Each Sunday night from 7:00 - 9:00 EST, I play the music of NC jazz musicians and when possible have them in the studio with me playing their music live on the air.

John Brown, a Durham jazz base player, recently had a CD Release Party at the Hayti Center in Durham for his new CD, Terms of Art - A Tribute to Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers. The new CD honors the work of jazz drummer Art Blakey. Playing with John on this wonderful CD is Gabe Evens on piano, Ray Codrington on trumpet, Brian Miller on saxophones, and Adonis Rose on drums. The CD is very exciting and is performing well on the national charts. I look forward to having John on my show - we're working on a date. John directs the Duke University Jazz Studies Program within the Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture.

Tonight's Playlist
  • Nina Simone (b. Tryon, NC); Anthology CD; I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to be Free
  • Frankie Alexander (lives Durham, NC) & Scott Warner on piano (lived Chapel Hill, NC); Feeling Like Someone in Love
  • Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington; I'm Just a Lucky So & So
  • Count Basie and his Orchestra; This Time By Basie CD; One Mint Julip
  • Jimmy Smith & Grady Tate (b. Durham, NC); The Incredible Jimmy Smith/Hoochie Cooche Man CD; Got My Mojo Working (with Jimmy Smith singing & playing
  • Stanley Baird (lives Durham, NC) & Orchestra; Traffic Jam CD; Caribbean Queen
  • Solomon Burke; Don't Give Up on Me CD; None of Us are Free
  • Roy Hargrove; Havana CD; Una Mas
  • Oscar Peterson & Clark Terry; Live at Town Hall CD; Mumbles
  • Ella Fitzgerald; Love Songs CD; It Was Just One of Those Things
  • Solomon Burke; Don't Give Up on Me; Don't Give Up on Me
  • John Brown Quintet (lives in Chapel Hill); Terms of Art CD; Buttercorn Lady
  • Ron Baxter 4Tet (lives in Raleigh, NC); Live @ Java 101 CD; Rhythm-A-Ning
  • John Coltrane (b. Hamlet, NC); My Favorite Things CD; Everytime We Say Goodbye
  • Ray Charles & Diana Krall; Genius Loves Company CD; You Don't Know Me
  • Bill Evans; Sunday at the Village Vanguard CD; Gloria's Step
  • Gabriel Pelli (lives Carrboro area); Europa Jazz CD; Black Orpheus
  • Martin Eagle Trio (lives Durham, NC); The Hipster CD; Autumn Waltz
  • Joao Gilberto & Grady Tate on drums; Amoroso/Brasil CD; S'Wonderful
  • Billy Taylor Trio (b. Greenville, NC); Music Keeps Us Young CD; I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free (song written by and performed by Billy Taylor)
I hope you all had a good jazzy Thanksgiving holiday! This was my traditional contribution to the meal - sweet potatoes with orange and ginger, and a mass of marshmellows on top, which you broil at the last second. Don't let them catch on fire like I did one year - that made for some unexpected excitement!


At 5:14 PM, Blogger Joann said...

Hey Melva
That Marshmallow concoction looks like a real foodie thing. How about a program on classic food and classic jazz - the Splendid Supper Jazz Table- what a combo!


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