This week we start with the Motor City and veteran bassist Robert Hurst with musif off his latest CD Black Current Jam. From there, we get in some Modern Jazz Quartet, Kris Bowers off the "Green Book" Soundtrack and the great Steve Davis with music from his new album Correlations. We profile Kansas City trumpeter Alex Abamovitz with Fountain City Jive and look into the worlds of both Ben Bierman and Jim Brenan. This full hour of music comes to a close with a dandy via Paul Bascomb.
Robert Hurst "Morse Code and the Time" Black Current Jam (Dot Time Records) 00:00
Host talks 7:35
Modern Jazz Quartet "Venice" The Modern Jazz Quartet Plays No Sun in Venice (Marylebone Records) 10:00
Kris Bowers "Lonesome Road" Green Book Soundtrack (Milan Records) 14:21
Host talks 16:47
Steve Davis "Newbie"Correlations (Some Sessions Records) 17:53
Alex Abramovitz and His Swing'n Kansas City Jazz Band "Fountain City Jive" Fountain City Jive (Alex Records) 23:15
Host talks 27:00
Steve Slagle "Rolling Circles" Spirit Calls (Panorama Records) 28:27
Ben Bierman "Bolero Blues" Some Takes on the Blues (Plaza Street Music) 35:07
Host talks 39:27
Tito Rodriguez "Take the A Train"Live at Birdland (Codigo Music) 41:00
Jim Brenan "Eleven Eleven" 50/50 (Death Defying Records) 46:49
Host talks 52:37
Paul Bascomb "You've Got Me Losing My Mind"Legendary Bop, Rhythm & Blues Classics Paul Bascomb (Digitally Remastered) (Essential Media Group) 53:40
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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