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Otis Spann, Amina Claudine Myers, J.S. Bach

03/21/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

Tonight we celebrate three birthdays: Otis Spann, Muddy Waters' half brother and the best pianist & vocalist ever to come out of the blues tradition; the vocalist, pianist & organist Amina Claudine Myers, an avant garde musician deeply rooted in the blues and J.S. Bach.

Playlist

9:00pm

The Waters Of March
Artist Name: Luciana Souza
Composer: Antonio Carlos Jobim
Soloists: Luciana Souza-Vocals ; Chris Potter-Tenor Sax ; Edward Simon-Piano
CD/Album: The New Bossa Nova
Record co./Cat #: Verve B0009456-02
Release Year: 2007
 

9:05pm

Walkin' The Blues
Artist Name: Otis Spann
Composer: Otis Spann
Soloists: Otis Spann-Piano
CD/Album: The Complete Candid Otis Spann/Lightnin' Hopkins Sessions
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 3-139
Release Year: 1962
Note: Birthday: Otis Spann 3.21.1930
 

9:09pm

Under The Spell Of The Blues
Artist Name: Catherine Russell
Composer: Edgar Sampson, Ken Harrison
Soloists: Catherine Russell-Vocals
CD/Album: Strictly Romancin'
Record co./Cat #: World Village 468101
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

9:13pm

Learnin' The Blues
Artist Name: Ehud Asherie with Harry Allen
Composer: D. Silvers
Soloists: Ehud Asherie-Piano ; Harry Allen-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Upper West Side
Record co./Cat #: Positone 8092
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

9:18pm

It Hurts Me Too
Artist Name: Otis Spann & Robert Lockwood, Jr.
Composer: Tampa Red
Soloists: Otis Spann-Piano, Vocals ; Robert Lockwood, Jr.-Guitar
CD/Album: The Complete Candid Otis Spann/Lightnin' Hopkins Sessions
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 3-139
Release Year: 1960
 

9:26pm

Jackie's Return
Artist Name: Gerry Beaudoin
Composer: Gerry Beaudoin
Soloists: Gerry Beaudoin-Guitar ; Harry Allen-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: The Return
Record co./Cat #: Francesca 1001
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

9:34pm

Blue Moon
Artist Name: Ahmad Jamal
Composer: Rodgers & Hart
Soloists: Ahmad Jamal-Piano ; Reginald Veal-Bass ; Herlin Riley-Drums
CD/Album: Blue Moon
Record co./Cat #: Jazz Village 570001
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

9:45pm

Song For Balkis
Artist Name: Billy Hart
Composer: Billy Hart
Soloists: Billy Hart-Drums ; Mark Turner-Tenor Sax ; Ethan Iverson-Piano ; Ben Street-Bass
CD/Album: All Our Reasons
Record co./Cat #: ECM 2248
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:00pm

Do You Want To Be Saved?
Artist Name: Amina Claudine Myers Trio
Composer: Amina Claudine Myers
Soloists: Amina Claudine Myers-Piano, Organ, Vocals ; Don Pate-Bass ; Thurman Barker-Percussion
CD/Album: The Circle Of Time
Record co./Cat #: Black Saint 0078
Release Year: 1984
Note: Birthday: Amina Claudine Myers 3.21.1942
 

10:08pm

Dirtynogooder Blues
Artist Name: Mac Gollehon
Composer: Bessie Smith
Soloists: Mac Gollehon-Trumpet ; Amina Claudine Myers-Vocals, Organ ; Melvin Sparks-Guitar
CD/Album: Oddyssey Of Nostalgia
Record co./Cat #: American Showplace Music 24232
Release Year: 2011
Note: Birthday: Amina Claudine Myers 3.21.1942
 

10:12pm

I Just Can't See For Lookin'
Artist Name: Monty Alexander
Composer: Nadine Stamford
Soloists: Monty Alexander-Piano
CD/Album: Uplift
Record co./Cat #: Jazz Legacy Productions 1001012
Release Year: 2011
 

10:23pm

The Mooch
Artist Name: 3 Cohens
Composer: Duke Ellington
Soloists: Anat Cohen-Tenor Sax, Clarinet ; Avishai Cohen-Trumpet ; Yuval Cohen-Soprano Sax
CD/Album: Family
Record co./Cat #: Anzic Records 7002
Release Year: 2011
Note: New
 

10:30pm

Dig Dis
Artist Name: Eric Alexander & Vincent Herring
Composer: Hank Mobley
Soloists: Eric Alexander-Tenor Sax ; Vincent Herring-Alto Sax
CD/Album: Friendly Fire
Record co./Cat #: HighNote 7232
Release Year: 2012
 

10:38pm

This Is The Blues
Artist Name: Otis Spann
Composer: Otis Spann
Soloists: Otis Spann-Piano
CD/Album: The Complete Candid Otis Spann/Lightnin' Hopkins Sessions
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic 3-139
Release Year: 1960
Note: Birthday: Otis Spann 3.21.1930
 

10:43pm

Crossing The Border
Artist Name: Alfredo Rodriguez
Composer: Alfredo Rodriguez
Soloists: Alfredo Rodriguez-Piano
CD/Album: Sounds Of Space
Record co./Cat #: Mack Avenue 1064
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:50pm

Variation 30
Artist Name: Jacques Loussier Trio
Composer: J.S. Bach
Soloists: Jacques Loussier-Piano
CD/Album: Bach's Goldberg Variations
Record co./Cat #: Telarc Jazz 83479
Release Year: 2000
Note: Birthday: J.S. Bach
 

10:54pm

Embraceable You
Artist Name: Nicole Henry
Composer: George & Ira Gershwin
Soloists: Nicole Henry-Vocals
CD/Album: Embraceable
Record co./Cat #: ArtistShare 112
Release Year: 2011
Note: New
 
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