Wilson's records blended big-band and small-group elements with pop orchestration and doses of soul that could be both big-city hip and suburban cool.
Brother, where are you? Right here on the bandstand.
Recent news about upcoming publications, the state of jazz radio and Hank Jones.
A jazz pianist of swinging grace who gave us 70 years of subtle musical pleasure.
Last week I was working on the Night Lights schedule for the rest of the year and ran into what I thought might be a bit of a snag. Show topics are usually plotted well into the future (right now we have programs slated through the end of February 2008), but I’d realized that a certain sequence was going to bring a lot of Thelonious Monk listeners’ way for several weeks in a row. Well, far worse things could happen, right?…
Pianist Hank Jones on NPR’s All Things Considered. (There’s more…
We’ll hear jazz interpretations of the score, as well as Miles Davis and Gil Evans, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Hank Jones, and Bill Potts.
In the early 1950s Decca responded to Clef/Verve jazz impresario Norman Granz's Jam Sessions releases with a series of "Jazz Studio" titles.