Afterglow Jazz and American Popular Song

What’s New: February 2009

This week's Afterglow features new releases from Keith Jarrett, Benny Golson, Blue Note 7, Ran Blake, and Chick Corea.

Play Episode (Real Audio)
Best of Benny Golson Album Cover

Photo: Album Cover

This week, saxophonist Benny Golson is featured in a new version of his classic 1960s Jazztet group.

This week’s edition of Afterglow features new (and almost all-instrumental) releases from pianist Keith Jarrett (another one from the so-called Standards Trio), saxophonist Benny Golson (a new version of his classic 1960s Jazztet group), the tribute group Blue Note 7 (paying homage to the Blue Note record label), and pianists Ran Blake (from his new release Driftwoods) and Chick Corea (a duet of Bill Evans’ “Very Early” with pianist Hiromi).

For a more in-depth look at the music of Benny Golson, check out the recent Night Lights program The Benny Golson Songbook, which includes several recordings of the original Jazztet.

Watch a video about the Blue Note 7:

Music Heard On This Episode

Whisper Not
Benny Golson — New Time, New Tet (Concord, 2009)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Whisper Not
Benny Golson — New Time, New Tet (Concord, 2009)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Dolphin Dance
Blue Note 7 — Mosaic (Blue Note, 2009)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Love Me in a Special Way
Benny Golson — New Time, New Tet (Concord, 2009)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Dancing in the Dark 2
Ran Blake — Driftwoods (Tompkins Square, 2009)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
I Loves You Porgy
Ran Blake — Driftwoods (Tompkins Square, 2009)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Strollin'
Keith Jarrett — Yesterdays (ECM, 2009)

Notes: Midpoint music bed.

Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Idle Moments
Blue Note 7 — Mosaic (Blue Note, 2009)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
You've Changed
Keith Jarrett — Yesterdays (ECM, 2009)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
Very Early
Chick Corea/Hiromi — Duet (Concord, 2009)
Buy from Amazon »
album cover
David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

View all posts by this author »

Stay Connected

What is RSS? RSS makes it possible to subscribe to a website's updates instead of visiting it by delivering new posts to your RSS reader automatically. Choose to receive some or all of the updates from Afterglow:

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

About Afterglow

About The Host

Search Afterglow

This Week On Night Lights

Big Band Bird: Charlie Parker With The Big Bands

Cover for Charlie Parker big Band LP

We think of Charlie Parker as a small-group bebop saxophonist, but he came out of the swing era. What did he sound like in a big-band setting?

Read more »

Night Lights is WFIU's weekly program of classic jazz hosted by David Brent Johnson.

More from Night Lights »