On the Wednesday, January 30, 2019 installment of Jazz In The Night Wednesday (Weekly, Midnight to 2 AM PT...you figure which day), we dig into some of the new releases in the library including the latest from ; preview upcoming concert performances by ; celebrate birthdays and On This Day In Jazz Milestones from ... and MORE! LISTEN LIVE or Replay Jazz In The Night Wednesday any day of the week from the Jazz 88.3 Speakeasy!
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0:00 AM Miles Davis “'Round Midnight” — Collectors' Items
ON THIS DAY Wednesday, January 30 - Miles Davis first records "Serpent’s Tooth" for Prestige records. It featured Charlie Parker in an unusual role on tenor sax, along with Sonny Rollins, Percy Heath, Walter Bishop, Jr., and Philly Joe Jones. The year was 1953.
Collectors' Items is a 1956 studio album by Miles Davis. There are two sessions collected on the album with largely different musicians. The first 1953 session is "Compulsion", "The Serpent's Tooth" (two takes) and "'Round About Midnight".
According to Ira Gitler's liner notes, the 1953 session was only the second time Parker had recorded on a tenor sax. According to the CD edition's liner notes, that session was the only time Parker and Rollins recorded together.
Davis describes the session with Parker in his autobiography as having been very chaotic. It was Davis' first session of 1953 and his heroin habit had gotten very bad. Parker had quit his own heroin habit following the arrest of his trumpet player Red Rodney, instead drinking enormous quantities of alcohol. He consumed a quart of vodka at the rehearsal, then spoke condescendingly to Davis as if it were his session and Davis an employee or a child. After arguing, Parker fell asleep and Davis was so mad he played poorly, which in turn angered Gitler who was producing. [Collector’s Item, Wikipedia]
BREAK (After Tune 1): Hour 1 Intro, Blog Post and Social Media Promo
0:10 AM Jack Kilby and the Front Line “Jupiter” — Love is a Song Anyone Can Sing
NEW RELEASE “Jack Kilby and the Front Line is a collaborative effort formed in 2014 in New York City. The ensemble includes members from New York, Washington DC, and Virginia. What is most striking is the span of generations, ranging from twenty-six to forty-six.”
“Kilby shows his diverse and open ears with his outstanding arrangement of "Jupiter" from Gustav Holst's orchestral suite The Planets. Jupiter is the Bringer of Jollity and Kilby taps into the theme and brings a joyful arrangement that has multiple sections. Joining the band is Antonio Hart on alto saxophone, Peter Del Grosso on french horn, and Marcus Tenney on trumpet. Hart's solo statement is epic. The band follows him as he pushes the energy higher and higher. The creativity of this band is outstanding; everyone involved is technically skilled and speaks a wide-ranging language of jazz. The addition of french horn was a great choice and adds to the ensemble color, especially in the main themes of the movement. “ [Jack Kilby: Love Is A Song Anyone Can Sing, Geannine Reid, All About Jazz]
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Wednesday, January 30 - Blues Jam - Guest Jammer: Len Rainey
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0:22 AM Len Rainey “Night Life” — I Better Move On...
IN CONCERT Wednesday, January 30 - Blues Jam - Guest Jammer: Len Rainey The Blues Jam is in full-swing and happens every Wednesday night at Proud Mary's (located at the Ramada Inn: 5500 Kearny Mesa Road, 92111) from 6:30-9:30pm.
BOTTOM OF THE HOUR ID: Sue Palmer - IN CONCERT 2/4, Noon, Lyceum Theater
0:31 AM Lester Young and The Oscar Peterson Trio “Just You, Just Me” — The President Plays With The Oscar Peterson Trio
IN CONCERT Jazz Live- The Prez Conference- an All-Star Tribute to Lester Young - Jazz Live will welcome back tenor great, Rickey Woodard on Tuesday, February 12. This time Rickey will be bringing an all-star band that will honor the "PREZ", Lester Young. This Jazz Live will celebrate Black History Month and honor the Prez for a night of music you don't want to miss.
BREAK: San Diego Jazz and Blues Calendar Highlights for Wednesday, January 30 through Tuesday, February 5
0:45 AM Sue Palmer_Candye Kane “Boogie Woogie Country Girl” — One Night in Belgium
BREAK (Before Last Tune of Hour): Coming Up In Hour 2, Blog and Social Media Promo
0:53 AM Michel Legrand “Orson'S Theme” — After The Rain
1:01 AM Buddy Montgomery “Out of the World” — So why not?
BIRTHDAY Wednesday, January 30 - Buddy Montgomery [Piano] [Vibraphone] 01/30/1930 Indianapolis, ID 2009
Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Scholarship - California Jazz Conservatory
“He was the youngest brother of the late great jazz guitarist, Wes Montgomery and exceptionally talented bassist, Monk Montgomery, otherwise known as the "Montgomery Brothers".
“In the mid 1980’s he established a non-profit organization based in Oakland California called The Oakland Jazz Alliance. Through the Oakland Jazz Alliance, he produced a number of jazz concerts and festivals and created a “Jazz in the Schools” program.” [The Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Project]
“There is a lot of variety on this outing by Buddy Montgomery. The first four selections find him playing synthesizer with a fair amount of personality; Montgomery also doubles on vibes” “ Montgomery is best showcased on the final four pieces, mostly acoustic trio selections with bassist Ron Carter and drummer Ralph Penland. “ [So Why Not?, Buddy Montgomery, AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow]
BREAK (After Tune 1): Hour 2 Intro, Hour 1 Final Tune, Blog Post and Social Media Promo
1:11 AM Myra Melford's Snowy Egret “Motion Stop Frame” — The Other Side of Air
NEW RELEASE “Considering the Bay Area composer/pianist Myra Melford’s music can turn from beguiling themes and inviting swing to dissonances and jagged anti-grooves in a blink, a snowy egret feels like too graceful and ghostly a creature to fit.”
“a musical slideshow of ducking-and-diving trumpet/guitar themes that the leader’s crisp piano rejoinders snap at the heels of, jostling improvised polyphonies, wistful, faintly Keith Jarrett-like piano meditations turning to brittle free-improv and percussive chord-themes that become bright, hoppy tunes.” [Myra Melford's Snowy Egret: The Other Side of Air review – kaleidoscopic improv workout, John Fordham, The Guardian]
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1:21 AM Steph Johnson “Human Race” — Music Is Art
1:25 AM Greg Murphy “Straight No Blues” — Bright Idea
NEW RELEASE “After several months of study with Ellis Marsalis in Chicago in the early '80s, and a couple years of performances under his belt, Murphy moved to New York to find his way as a performer. He hit the ground running, proving he could play with the best of them. But it didn't take long for the reality of a hardscrabble life in jazz to sink in. The city ground him down, sweeping him up in an underworld of homelessness and addiction. Years of struggle ensued.”
“He has come out from the dark side and into the light, now destined, even determined, to find his proper place in the pantheon of jazz piano.” [From the Darkness Into the Light: On Bright Idea Greg Murphy has arrived, Jazz Corner]
BOTTOM OF THE HOUR ID: Holly Hofmann - New Series “The Sunday Session” starts 2/3
1:30 AM Holly Hofmann “My Ship” — Take Note!
1:47 AM Roy Eldridge “5400 North” — The Nifty Cat
BIRTHDAY Wednesday, January 30 - "Little Jazz" Roy Eldridge [Trumpet] 01/30/1911 Pittsburg, PA 1989
“Nicknamed "Little Jazz," the trumpeter was a giant of swing and part of the birth of bebop. One of the most exciting trumpeters to emerge during the swing era, Roy Eldridge's combative approach, chance-taking style and strong musicianship were an inspiration (and an influence) to the next musical generation, most notably Dizzy Gillespie. Although he sometimes pushed himself farther than he could go, Eldridge never played a dull solo.” [Roy Eldridge, Artist Biography by Scott Yanow]
“For this album, the veteran trumpeter had a very rare opportunity to call his own shots on a recording date, and the generally inspired playing makes this CD a fine example of small-group swing from the early '70s.” [Roy Eldridge / Budd Johnson, Nifty Cat, Scott Yanow, AllMusic]
“Roy Eldridge is jazz history's link between Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie” [Roy Eldridge, Jazz Music History]
BREAK (Before Last Tune of Show): Blog and Social Media Promo, Jazz 88.3 Speakeasy Replay
1:54 AM George Gershwin “They Can't Take That Away from Me” — Rhapsody In Gershwin
IN CONCERT SDMT- Crazy for You - San Diego Musical Theatre presents "CRAZY FOR YOU" opening February 1st (through March 3rd). It tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. This show has won 3 Tony awards including Best Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design and the book and lyrics were done by George and Ira Gershwin. It features classic and memorable tunes such as "I Got Rhythm,” “Naughty Baby,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Embraceable You,” “But Not for Me,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Here is all the ticket information.
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Blues Jam - Guest Jammer: Len Rainey The Blues Jam is in full-swing and happens every Wednesday night at Proud Mary's (located at the Ramada Inn: 5500 Kearny Mesa Road, 92111) from 6:30-9:30pm.
Jazz Singers - 7:00 PM - Alexis Joi presents "The Great Voices of Jazz" LIVE — Westgate Hotel DEETS>Jazz88.org/calendar
Thursday, January 31
Friday, February 1
Friday Jazz Happy Hour is now The Sunday Sessions (4:30-6:30)
SDMT- Crazy for You - San Diego Musical Theatre presents "CRAZY FOR YOU" opening February 1st (through March 3rd). It tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. This show has won 3 Tony awards including Best Musical, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design and the book and lyrics were done by George and Ira Gershwin. It features classic and memorable tunes such as "I Got Rhythm,” “Naughty Baby,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Embraceable You,” “But Not for Me,” “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.” Here is all the ticket information.
Jazz - 7:00 PM - The Gabriel Sundy Jazz Trio — Panama 66 @ SDMA DEETS>Jazz88.org/calendar
Saturday, February 2
Sunday, February 3
The Sunday Session at the Handlery Hotel San Diego - Handlery Hotel Sunday Jazz Happy Hour - Kicking off the new day: Holly Hofmann/Mike Wofford Quartet with bassist Dean Hulett and drummer Duncan Moore. Mark your calendars for every Sunday Jazz Happy Hour at the Handlery Hotel in the 950 Lounge! San Diego's world-renowned Jazz Flutist and Presenter Holly Hofmann brings in world class musicians every Sunday from 4:30-6:30PM.
Jazz / Ballads / Latin - 5:00 PM - North County Jazz Jam Session Featuring Special Guest — Aztec Brewery DEETS>Jazz88.org/calendar
Monday, February 4
Tuesday, February 5
Jazz Live- The Prez Conference- an All-Star Tribute to Lester Young - Jazz Live will welcome back tenor great, Rickey Woodard on Tuesday, February 12. This time Rickey will be bringing an all-star band that will honor the "PREZ", Lester Young. This Jazz Live will celebrate Black History Month and honor the Prez for a night of music you don't want to miss.
"Jazz In The Key Of Ellison" - Jazz 88.3 is proud to support La Jolla Music Society as they present Jazz In The Key Of Ellison happening Saturday, February 16th at Balboa Theatre (8PM). Inspired by the musical life of America’s iconic writer Ralph Ellison, presented in music, words, and images. Ralph Ellison, acclaimed author of the National Book Award-winning novel Invisible Man, was an accomplished trumpeter who was close to many of the great jazz innovators of his lifetime – from Armstrong and Ellington to Bird and Monk." This star-led evening includes Grammy® Award-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton, R&B and jazz vocalist Will Downing, iconic Labelle singer Nona Hendryx, 2017 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition winner Quiana Lynell, the Andy Farber Jazz Orchestra, and author Roxane Gay as narrator.
Camarada: Tango X's 3 - Jazz 88.3 is proud to support Camarada's 2018--2019 season! The season continues with "Tango X's 3", Friday, February 22 (6:30PM) at the Museum of Photographic Arts, in the heart of Balboa Park. Uruguayan-born tango champion Raúl Jaurena joins Camarada musicians Beth Ross Buckley (on flute) and Dave Buckley (on violin) for an all-new tango for trio program featuring Tango Alma dancers and will also feature the music of Astor Piazzolla. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here!
San Diego Symphony Winter Season!Jazz 88.3 is so proud to support the San Diego Symphony's 2019 Winter Season! The season continues with Brubeck's Time Out in Concert, Saturday, February 23rd (8PM). With its bewitching tunes (“Take Five,” "Blue Rondo à la Turk") and exotic multi-meter grooves, Dave Brubeck’s Time Out album has become an indispensable favorite in many music collections around the world.
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Wednesday, January 30
"Little Jazz" RoyEldridge[Trumpet]01/30/1911Pittsburg, PA1989
BuddyMontgomery[Piano] [Vibraphone]01/30/1930Indianapolis, ID2009
Miles Davis first records "Serpent’s Tooth" for Prestige records. It featured Charlie Parker in an unusual role on tenor sax, along with Sonny Rollins, Percy Heath, Walter Bishop, Jr., and Philly Joe Jones. The year was 1953.
Thursday, January 31
Anita O'Day makes her debut for Verve records in 1957 with "Anita Sings the Most".
Friday, February 1
Ray Noble & his orchestra recorded "Who Walks In When I Walk Out?" for HMV records in 1934 in London.
Saturday, February 2
StanGetz[Tenor Saxophone]02/02/1927Philadelphia, PA1991
Count Basie recorded "You Can Depend on Me" in 1939 for Decca.
Sunday, February 3
"Snookie" EugeneYoung[Trumpet]02/03/1919Dayton, OH2011
ChristopherHollyday[Alto Saxophone]02/03/1970New Haven, CT
In 1927, Bix Beiderbecke (buy-der-beck) and Frankie Trumbauer (trum-bow-er) record "Singin the Blues" for Okeh Records.
Monday, February 4
JohnStubblefield[Tenor Saxophone]02/04/1945Little Rock, AK2005
Charles Mingus records "Blues n' Roots" for Atlantic records in 1959.
Tuesday, February 5
Wynton Kelly recorded "Undiluted" in 1965 for Verve Records.