The Legacy of Leonard Bernstein: Policastro, Sanabria, Nash, Moran, Bloom

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In 2018, Leonard Bernstein would have been 100 years old, generating renewed interest in his work. His compositions, especially those from West Side Story continue to inspire many fine jazz performances with their beautiful melodies, compelling rhythms, and unique harmony. 100th birthday tributes by Bobby Sanabria & the Multiverse Big Band and, on the other end of the spectrum, Joe Policastro and Ted Nash in trio settings plus more jazz responses to the Maestro -in this hour of Jazz at 100 Today!


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Jason Moran Trio "Big Stuff" from Ten (Blue Note) 2:07
  • Host speaks 7:19
  • Joe Policastro Trio "Prologue" from West Side Story Suite (Jeru Jazz) 7:58
  • Bobby Sanabria & Multiverse Big Band "Jet Song" from West Side Story Reimagined (Jazzheads) 9:42
  • Bobby Sanabria & Multiverse Big Band "America" from West Side Story Reimagined (Jazzheads) 15:37
  • Host speaks 22:08
  • Ted Nash Trio "Cool" from Somewhere Else—West Side Story Songs (Plastic Sax Records) 24:08
  • Ted Nash Trio "Tonight" from Somewhere Else—West Side Story Songs (Plastic Sax Records) 28:23
  • Host speaks 32:23
  • Nick Finzer Sextet "Maria" from No Arrival (Posi-tone Records) 33:13
  • Cecile McLorin Salvant Quartet "Something's Coming" from For One to Love (Mack Avenue) 37:37
  • Host speaks 48:06
  • Jane Ira Bloom solo "Somewhere" from Early Americans (Outline) 49:53
  • Tierney Sutton Band "Somewhere" from American Road (BFM Jazz) 52:23
  • Host Outro 56:07

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