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Benny Carter’s Kansas City Suite

Rifftides blogger and jazz eminence Doug Ramsey hipped readers several days ago to a Sunday, April 6 broadcast of Benny Carter’s rarely-heard “Kansas City Suite.” It’s at 1 p.m. PDT on KPLU.org; follow the link for more details and background about this composition and recording. (Also check out Doug’s recent tribute to Gene Puerling, late leader of the unsung Hi-Lo’s.) There’s a note about the broadcast at the Organissimo jazz discussion forum as well that includes comments from host and producer Jim Wilke. The program will be available at KPLU’s website as a podcast after its Sunday airdate.

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.

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