Hard Bop Still Cookin’ - Terell Stafford, The Cookers, Aaron Diehl, Chano Dominguez, Poncho Sanchez

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Since the 1950s, there have consistently been players who found in Hard Bop a comfortable place to return to, even as the focus of the music ebbed and flowed. Perhaps, this is because so many heroes of modern jazz created the music that defined the genre, players like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Clifford Brown, Horace Silver, Art Blakey and Lee Morgan. Or perhaps the infectious groove is fun to play and brings great pleasure to audiences. For whatever reason Hard Bop cannot really have a revival, because it has never gone away. In this hour of Jazz at 100 Today!, we will listen to recent examples of the lasting power of Hard Bop in the jazz world.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Terell Stafford Quintet "Mr. Kenyatta" from Brotherly Love (Capri Records) 3:08
  • Jack Kilby "Hipsippy Blues" from Love Is a Song Anyone Can Sing (Self-produced) 10:31
  • The Cookers "The Core" from Warriors (Jazz Legacy Productions) 14:56
  • Host speaks 21:48
  • Chano Dominguez Quintet "All Blues" from Flamenco Sketches (Blue Note) 24:17
  • Aaron Diehl Trio "Uranus" from Space Time Continuum (Mack Avenue) 30:30
  • Host speaks 36:42
  • Poncho Sanchez Septet "Blue Train" from Trane's Delight (Concord Picante) 39:41
  • Bobby Sanabria Big Band "Speak No Evil" from Multiverse (Jazzheads) 45:33
  • Antonio Adolfo & Orquestra Atlantica "Milestones" from Encontros -Orquestra Atlantica (AAM Music) 50:20
  • Host Outro 54:47

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