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Playdate with Matt Wilson is WBGO's series of highlights from our archive of concert recordings. You can't hear these great live moments anywhere else!WBGO thanks the musicians who have offered their music to Playdate, and all the concert and radio producers, and engineers who worked over three decades to preserve amazing live jazz.For years, WBGO has been the source for live jazz from stages nationwide and around the world. Enjoy these great moments with us on Playdate!

Playdate Show #8: Dave Holland, Harold Mabern, Roy Hargrove and more

This archival material comes from our Playdate series and was originally published March 25, 2014.

This is the final Playdate in our 8-part series, and we've managed to cover a lot of ground!

Want piano? We've got Harold Mabern in New York City and Frank Emilo Flynn in Havana, Cuba in this show. Also from Havana, we've got trumpeter Roy Hargrove playing street rhumba and trombonist Steve Turre on conch shells.

But first - Dave Holland kicks things off with an early incarnation of his now famous quintet, featuring soprano saxophonist Chris Potter at the 1998 Mount Hood Jazz Festival. We previously featured singer Kurt Elling from Mount Hood on Playdate Show #4.

Playdate #8 also features two tenor saxophone masters: Frank Wess in 1997 with the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and Branford Marsalis with his quartet in 1998, outdoors in Washington Square Park.

Show #8 has two tributes to jazz greats: Dee Dee Bridgewater sings Horace Silver's "Filthy MacNasty" and Larry Coryell honors Count Basie, live on the day he passed away, with the beautiful ballad "Body and Soul." We've featured Coryell's 1984 performance at the Village Vanguard this week as a web extra: hear the full audio and a bonus tune from this date here. Check back in and dig into all of the Playdate archives.

Web Extra for Show #8: Bonus audio from Larry Coryell from the Village Vanguard in 1984.

Show Listing:

Dave Holland, bass/bandleader; Chris Potter, sop sax; Steve Nelson, vibes; Billy Kilson, drums "Herbacious"
Recorded 8/1/98, Mount Hood

Harold Mabern, piano
"Dat Dere"
Recorded 6/9/84, Citi Corp

Rumba Moreno feat. Steve Turre, conch shells
Recorded 12/1998, Havana

Vocal Sampling
"Todo el Mundo Cantando Coro"
Recorded 12/1998, Raul Castro's House

Roy Hargrove, trpt/bandleader; Sherman Irby, a sax; Larry Willis, piano; Gerald Cannon, bass; Horacio Hernandez, drums
Recorded 12/19998, Internationl Festival de Jazz Plaza, Havana

Frank Emilio Flynn, piano
"Untitiled Blues"
Recorded 12/1998, Havana, Cuba

Dee Dee Bridgewater, voice; Thierry Eliez, organ; Hein van de Geyn, bass; Andre Ceccarelli, drums
"Filthy Mac Nasty"
Recorded 5/1/96, The Kennedy Center

Carnegie Hall Jazz Band: Jon Faddis, trpt/bandleader; Randy Brecker, Earl Gardner, Terrell Stafford, trmpt; John Fedchock, Slide Hampton, Steve Turre, Douglas Purviance, trmbn; Jerry Dodgion, Ralph Lalama, t sax; Dick Oatts, a sax; Frank Wess, t sax; Gary Smulyan, b sax; Renee Rosnes, piano; Todd Coolman, bass; Ben Riley, drums
"Lucky To Be Me"
Recorded 11/13/97, Carnegie Hall

Larry Coryell, guitar; Albert Dailey, piano; George Mraz, bass; Billy Hart, drums
"Body and Soul"
Recorded 4/26/84, Village Vanguard

Branford Marsalis, t sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano, Eric Revis, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums
"Mr. JC"
Recorded 8/24/98, Washington Square Park

Alex Ariff has big ears. A musician first, he straddles the worlds between performance/songwriting, media production and storytelling. Alex earned his B.A in Music from Florida State University where he fell for all facets of jazz music, history, and culture. He went onto earn his M.A. in Jazz History and Research from Rutgers University-Newark. It was during this time that Alex began working at WBGO, where he currently works as a producer on Jazz Night in America. Outside of WBGO, Alex enjoys lapsang souchong, bike rides, and playing with his band The Wali Sanga.