Our January Birthdays show is always dedicated to our mentor, WRVR broadcasting hero Ed Beach, born on January 16, 1923; we play his two show themes by Wes Montgomery. We celebrate the Herbie Nichols centennial with his very first recordings for Savoy. Our very special birthday greetings go out to living legends, Benny Golson and Jimmy Cobb, both celebrating their 90th year on the planet. Much more of course; check out the menu below. Don't be shy; hit the play button and enjoy the show.
Wes Montgomery "D-Natural Blues" from Complete Riverside Recordings (Riverside) 00:00
Benny Golson "Jubilation" The Other Side Of Benny Golson (Riverside) 05:23
Benny Golson "Lulu's Back In Town" Horizon Ahead (HighNote) 12:21
James Carter "Frisco Follies" In Carterian Fashion (Atlantic) 17:06
Rhythm Abstraction: Azure is the first volume of new compositions created as a follow up to 2018’s
release Rhythm Kaleidoscope. As with that release, Brock Avery improvised drum and percussion
solos. Frank Macchia then composed music for woodwinds and orchestra to Brock’s creations. Azure
is the first of three extended play albums of 6-7 compositions which will be released starting in
January and followed up in April and July. In Azure we have a created a group of pieces that continue
our quest for honoring the art of improvisation with a “stream-of-consciousness” sense of
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