WBGO Playdate

WBGO's Playdate With Matt Wilson: Show #7

Playdate Show 7

Welcome to Playdate #7! Stream shows 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8  and explore our web extras.

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This week's Playdate celebrates some of WBGO's live highlights with The Jazz Messengers: pianist Cedar Walton, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, and the man himself, drummer and bandleader Art Blakey.

The Turtle Island String Quartet also plays Oliver Nelson's "Stolen Moments," and the Three Baritone Saxophone Band plays Johnny Mandel's "I Want To Live" from the 1958 film of the same name.

Pianist and vocalist Shirley Horn sings "The Old Country" in a concert at Florida Memorial College in Miami. The concert was so good, she released the performance on her album The Garden of the Blues.

New Years Eve 1990 at Catalina's in Hollywood, California. John Beasley, piano; John Leftwitch, bass; Bob Sheppard, t. sax; Phil Ranelin, trbn; Freddie Hubbard, flugel horn; Ernie Watts, t. sax

We close out this Playdate with two Thelonious Monk compositions. The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band played an all-Monk showcase dedicated to Mrs. Nellie Monk in November 1999. We're featuring drummer Dennis Mackrel's arrangement of "Off Minor."

Closing out, it's trombonist Ray Anderson and his Pocket Brass playing Monk's "I Mean You" at the 1997 Iowa City Jazz Fesitval. Stream the full audio by clicking the link below.

Play on, and play out! And stay tuned for more treats on Playdate.

Web Extras for Show #7:

The Line-up:

Artist Selection Date Recorded Venue
Art Blakey, drums/bandleader, Terence Blanchard, trpt; Donald Harrison, a. sax; Jean Toussaint, t. sax; John O'Neal, piano; Charles Fambrough, bass One By One 1/1/83 The Jazz Forum
Freddie Hubbard, flugel horn; Bob Sheppard, flute; Phil Ranelin, trbn; John Beasley, piano; John Leftwitch, bass; Ralph Penland, drums Sky Dive 12/31/90 Catalina's
Turtle Island String Quartet: David Balakrishnan, vln; Darol Anger, vln; Katrina Wreede, viola, Mark Summer, cello Stolen Moments 9/89 Paul Masson Winery
Three Baritone Saxophone Band: Ronnie Cuber, Gary Smulyan, Charles Davis, b. sax; Boris Koslov, bass; Joe Farnsworth, drums I Want To Live 8/98 Brevard Jazz Festival
Cedar Walton, piano; David Williams, bass; Billy Higgins, drums Ground Work 6/90 Kat's Top of the Mark
Shirley Horn, piano; Charles Ables, bass; Steve Williams, drums The Old Country 11/16/84 Florida Memorial College
The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band: Jon Faddis, trpt, musical director; Earl Gardner, Lew Soloff, Scott Wendholt, Tommy Williams, tpt; Slide Hampton, Douglas Purviance, Steve Turre, Denis Wilson, tbn; Ralph Lalama, t. sax; Dick Oatts, a. sax; Frank Wess, t. sax; Gary Smulyan, b. sax; Renee Rosnes, piano; Todd Coolman, bass; Dayna Hall, drums Off Minor 11/4/99 Carnegie Hall
Ray Anderson's Pocket Brass: Ray Anderson, tbn; Jack Walrath, tpt; Bob Stewart, tba; Charlie Persip, drums I Mean You 7/4/97 Iowa City Jazz Fesitval


Support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, New Jersey State Council on the Arts and WBGO.

Playdate funders

Produced for WBGO by Alexander Ariff,
with Becca Pulliam and Duke Markos, Executive Producer Josh Jackson.

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