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Jazz: Martin Luther King

01/18/10 9:00PM By George Thomas

Tonight's Jazz Show is a tribute to the Rev. Dr. Matiin Luther King. We hear Gospel music including the voices of Mahalia Jackson and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the evocative sounds of Nina Simone and Abbey Lincoln and the instrumental tributes to freedom by Sonny Rollins, Oliver Nelson and John Coltrane.



Part IV (Come Sunday)
Artist Name: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra featuring Mahalia Jackson
Composer: Duke Ellington
Soloists: Mahalia Jackson-Vocals ; Duke Ellington-Piano
CD/Album: Black, Brown And Beige
Record co./Cat #: Columbia/Legacy 65566
Release Year: 1958


King Fit The Battle Of Alabam'
Artist Name: Duke Ellington
Composer: Duke Ellington
Soloists: Jimmy Jones-Piano ; The Irving Bunton Singers-Vocals
CD/Album: My People
Record co./Cat #: Red Baron 52759
Release Year: 1963


Artist Name: Oliver Nelson
Composer: Oliver Nelson
Soloists: Oliver Nelson-Tenor Sax ; Freddie Hubbard-Trumpet ; Eric Dolphy-Alto Sax ; George Barrow-Baritone Sax ; Bill Evans-Piano ; Roy Haynes-Drums
CD/Album: Blues And The Abstract Truth
Record co./Cat #: Impulse! 468
Release Year: 1961


This Train
Artist Name: Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Composer: Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Soloists: Sister Rosetta Tharpe-Guitar, Vocals
CD/Album: The Original Soul Sister
Record co./Cat #: Proper Box 51
Release Year: 1947


Wade In The Water
Artist Name: Cyrus Chestnut
Composer: Trad.
Soloists: Cyrus Chestnut-Piano
CD/Album: Spirit
Record co./Cat #: Jazz Legacy Productions 0901002
Release Year: 2009
Note: New


John Brown's Body
Artist Name: The Oscar Peterson Trio with Milt Jackson
Composer: P.D.
Soloists: Milt Jackson-Vibes ; Oscar Peterson-Piano ; Ray Brown-Bass ; Ed Thigpen-Drums
CD/Album: Very Tall
Record co./Cat #: Verve 827 821-2
Release Year: 1961


When Malindy Sings
Artist Name: Abbey Lincoln
Composer: Dunbar, Brown
Soloists: Abbey Lincoln-Vocals ; Booker Little-Trumpet ; Eric Dolphy-Alto Sax ; Coleman Hawkins-Tenor Sax ; Mal Waldren-Piano ; Max Roach-Drums
CD/Album: Straight Ahead
Record co./Cat #: Candid 79015
Release Year: 1961


Why? (The King Of Love Is Dead)
Artist Name: Nina Simone
Composer: Gene Taylor
Soloists: Nina Simone-Piano & Vocals
CD/Album: Forever Young, Gifted & Black
Record co./Cat #: RCA/Legacy 74413-2
Release Year: 1968


Now's The Time
Artist Name: Charlie Parker Quartet
Composer: Charlie Parker
Soloists: Charlie Parker-Alto Sax ; Al Haig-Piano ; Percy Heath-Bass ; Max Roach-Drums
CD/Album: Now's The Time
Record co./Cat #: Verve 825 671-2
Release Year: 1953


Prayer For Passive Resistance
Artist Name: Charles Mingus
Composer: Charles Mingus
Soloists: Charles Mingus-Bass ; Eric Dolphy-Alto Sax ; Booker Ervin-Tenor Sax ; Ted Curson-Trumpet ; Dannie Richmond-Drums
CD/Album: Mingus At Antibes
Record co./Cat #: Atlantic Jazz 2-3001-2
Release Year: 1960


Artist Name: Nicole Mitchell's Black Earth Strings
Composer: Trad.
Nicole Mitchell
Soloists: Nicole Mitchell-Flutes ; Renee Baker-Violin, Viola ; Tomeka Reid-Cello ; Josh Abrams-Bass ; Shirazette Tinnin-Drums, Percussion
CD/Album: Renegades
Record co./Cat #: Delmark 587
Release Year: 2009


Artist Name: Stanley Turrentine
Composer: John Hines
Soloists: Stanley Turrentine-Tenor Sax ; Blue Mitchell-Trumpet ; McCoy Tyner-Piano ; Bob Cranshaw-Bass ; Mikey Roker-Drums
CD/Album: Rough 'N' Tumble
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 24552 2
Release Year: 1966


The Freedom Suite
Artist Name: Sonny Rollins
Composer: Sonny Rollins
Soloists: Sonny Rollins-Tenor Sax ; Oscar Pettiford-Bass ; Max Roach-Drums
CD/Album: The Freedom Suite
Record co./Cat #: Riverside/OJC 067-2
Release Year: 1958


In Memory Of
Artist Name: Randy Weston
Composer: Randy Weston
Soloists: Randy Weston-Piano
CD/Album: Tanjah
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 527 778-2
Release Year: 1973


Yayiti Kongo, Petwo et Nago
Artist Name: Los Hombres Calientes: Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers
CD/Album: Vol. 4: Vodou Dance
Record co./Cat #: Basin Street Records 0204-2
Release Year: 2003
Note: Recorded in Port Au Prince, Haiti


Nobody Knows The Troubles I've Seen
Artist Name: Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan
Composer: Trad.
Soloists: Archie Shepp-Soprano Sax ; Horace Parlan-Piano
CD/Album: Goin' Home
Record co./Cat #: Steeplchase 31079
Release Year: 1977


Artist Name: John Coltrane
Composer: John Coltrane
Soloists: John Coltrane-Tenor Sax ; McCoy Tyner-Piano ; Jimmy Garrison-Bass ; Elvin Jones-Drums
CD/Album: A John Coltrane Retrospective - The Impulse! Years
Record co./Cat #: Impulse! 3-119
Release Year: 1963
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