WBGO Playdate

WBGO's Playdate With Matt Wilson: Show #8

Playdate Show 8

Welcome to Playdate #8!  Stream shows 1234, 5, 6, 7  and explore our web extras.

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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.

Want to know more about he JazzSet team's trip to Havana, Cuba in 1998? Read about it on the WBGO blog here.

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 feautres 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. Remember to play on, and play out!

Web Extras for Show #8:

The Line-up:

Artist Selection Date Recorded Venue
Dave Holland, bass/bandleader; Chris Potter, sop sax; Steve Nelson, vibes; Billy Kilson, drums Herbacious 8/1/98 Mount Hood
Harold Mabern, piano Dat Dere 6/9/84 Citi Corp
Rumba Moreno feat. Steve Turre, conch shells Improv 121998 Havana
Vocal Sampling Todo el Mundo Cantando Coro 12/1998 Raul Castro's House
Roy Hargrove, trpt/bandleader; Sherman Irby, a sax; Larry Willis, piano; Gerald Cannon, bass; Horacio Hernandez, drums Sidewinder 12/19998 Internationl Festival de Jazz Plaza, Havana
Frank Emilio Flynn, piano Untitiled Blues 12/1998 Havana, Cuba
Dee Dee Bridgewater, voice; Thierry Eliez, organ; Hein van de Geyn, bass; Andre Ceccarelli, drums; Filthy Mac Nasty 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 11/13/97 Carnegie Hall
Larry Coryell, guitar; Albert Dailey, piano; George Mraz, bass; Billy Hart, drums Body and Soul 4/26/84 Village Vanguard
Branford Marsalis, t sax; Kenny Kirkland, piano, Eric Revis, bass; Jeff "Tain" Watts, drums Mr. JC 8/24/98 Washington Square Park


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

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

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