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Kenny Drew, Jr.

06/14/12 9:00PM By George Thomas

We celebrate the birthday of pianist Kenny Drew, Jr. who combines classical compositions with jazz standards and his own tunes. New Orleans called us with songs by vocalist Johnny Adams, clarinet player & composer Evan Christopher and the traditional Crescent City classic, St. James Infirmary. 

Playlist

9:00pm

Poinciana
Artist Name: Ahmad Jamal
Composer: Nat Simon, Buddy Bernier
Soloists: Ahmad Jamal-Piano ; Israel Crosby-Bass ; Vernell Fournier-Drums
CD/Album: Priceless Jazz Collection
Record co./Cat #: Priceless Jazz 9899
Release Year: 1958
Note: Live At The Pershing Lounge
 

9:08pm

Happy Together
Artist Name: Dr. Michael White
Composer: Garry Bonnet, Alan Lee Gordon
Soloists: Dr. Michael White-Clarinet
CD/Album: Adventures In New Orleans Jazz, Part 2
Record co./Cat #: Basin Street Records 0506-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

9:13pm

Si Tu Vois Ma Mere
Artist Name: Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses
Composer: Sidney Bechet
Soloists: Aurora Nealand-Soprano Sax ; Tom McDermott-Piano
CD/Album: A Tribute To Sidney Bechet
Record co./Cat #: www.auroranealand.com
Release Year: 2011
 

9:17pm

Doin' The New Low Down
Artist Name: Irving Mills with Duke Ellington
Composer: Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh
Soloists: Irving Mills-Vocals
CD/Album: The Cotton Club
Record co./Cat #: ASV/Living Era 5031
Release Year: 1928
 

9:22pm

Serenity
Artist Name: Kenny Drew, Jr.
Composer: Kenny Drew
Soloists: Kenny Drew, Jr.-Piano
CD/Album: The Rainbow Connection
Record co./Cat #: Evidence 22198-2
Release Year: 1998
Note: Birthday: Kenny Drew, Jr. 6.14.1958
 

9:29pm

Throw It Away
Artist Name: Abbey Lincoln
Composer: Abbey Lincoln
Soloists: Abbey Lincoln-Vocals ; Pat Metheny-Guitar
CD/Album: A Turtle's Dream
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 527 382-2
Release Year: 1995
 

9:35pm

La Ciudad Criolla
Artist Name: Evan Christopher featuring Dick Hyman
Composer: Evan Christopher
Soloists: Evan Christopher-Clarinet ; Dick Hyman-Piano
CD/Album: Delta Bound
Record co./Cat #: Arbors Jazz Records 19325
Release Year: 2007
 

9:44pm

Manha De Carnaval
Artist Name: Dexter Gordon
Composer: A. Maria, L. Bonfa
Soloists: Dexter Gordon-Tenor Sax ; Bobby Hutcherson-Vibes ; Barry Harris-Piano ; Bob Cranshaw-Bass ; Billy Higgins-Drums
CD/Album: Gettin' Around
Record co./Cat #: Blue Note Records 7-46681-2
Release Year: 1965
 

9:52pm

How Insensitive
Artist Name: Virginia Schenck
Composer: Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius De Moraes, Norman Gimbel
Soloists: Virginia Schenck-Vocals ; Kevin Bales-Piano ; Rodney Jordan-Bass
CD/Album: VA
Record co./Cat #: Airborne Ecstasy 1111
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:01pm

"Everybody Mellow?" / Blue Pres
Artist Name: Von Freeman
Composer: Lester Young
Soloists: Von Freeman-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: The Great Divide
Record co./Cat #: Premonition/Koch 5743
Release Year: 2004
 

10:08pm

I'm In Love
Artist Name: Abbey Lincoln featuring Stan Getz
Composer: Joan Griffin
Soloists: Abbey Lincoln-Vocals ; Stan Getz-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: You Gotta Pay The Band
Record co./Cat #: Verve 314 511 110-2
Release Year: 1991
 

10:14pm

We Six
Artist Name: Paul Chambers
Composer: Donald Byrd
Soloists: Paul Chambers-Bass ; John Coltrane-Tenor Sax ; Kenny Burrell-Guitar ; Donald Byrd-Trumpet ; Horace Silver-Piano ; Philly Joe Jones-Drums
CD/Album: Mosaic Select: Paul Chambers
Record co./Cat #: Mosaic Select 005
Release Year: 1956
 

10:24pm

Lost Mind
Artist Name: Johnny Adams & The New Orleans C.A.C. Jazz Orchestra
Composer: Percy Mayfield
Soloists: Johny Adams-Vocals, Mouth Trombone ; Pete Martin-Piano ; Willie Singleton-Trumpet
CD/Album: Mood Indigo
Record co./Cat #: Rounder 2145
Release Year: 1997
 

10:31pm

St. James Infirmary
Artist Name: Anat Cohen
Composer: Trad.
Soloists: Anat Cohen-Clarinet ; Benny Green-Piano ; Peter Washington-Bass ; Lewis Nash-Drums
CD/Album: Clarinetwork
Record co./Cat #: Anzic Records 1203
Release Year: 2010
 

10:42pm

Leaving Town
Artist Name: Pat Metheny
Composer: Pat Metheny
Soloists: Pat Metheny-Guitar ; Chris Potter-Tenor Sax
CD/Album: Unity Band
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 531257-2
Release Year: 2012
Note: New
 

10:49pm

Green Dolphin Street
Artist Name: Eric Dolphy
Composer: B. Kaper, Ned Washington
Soloists: Eric Dolphy-Bass Clarinet ; Freddie Hubbard-Trumpet ; Jackie Byard-Piano ; Roy Haynes-Drums ; George Tucker-Bass
CD/Album: Outward Bound
Record co./Cat #: Prestige/New Jazz 8236
Release Year: 1960
 

10:55pm

Chopin: Waltz In A Minor
Artist Name: Kenny Drew, Jr.
Composer: Chopin
Soloists: Kenny Drew, Jr.-Piano
CD/Album: Winter Flower
Record co./Cat #: Milestone 9289-2
Release Year: 1998
Note: Listener Request
 
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