This week let's pay homage to the musical legacy of Michael Jackson.
It has been 10 years since Michael Jackson passed away and lots of things have emerged since then, but the popularity of his music remains strong, including among jazz musicians (the majority of the tracks featured this week was released after his passing).
So stay tuned for 2 hours of covers played by these musicians and many more as well as a collaboration between Michael Jackson and the master of jazz organ, Jimmy Smith -under the watchful eye, of course, of Quincy Jones.
SFJAZZ Collective "Blame It on the Boogie" The Music of Michael Jackson and Original Compositions (SFJAZZ)39:36
Jacob Collier "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" Live at the YouTube Space, NY (YouTube) 44:24
Ran Blake "Baby Be Mine" Indian Winter (Soul Note) 48:50
Host talks 51:02
Stefano Bollani "In a Silent Way -Billie Jean -Couldn't Stand the Weather" Live from Mars -Jazz Italiano Live 2016 Vol. 2 (L'Espresso -La Repubblica) 54:01
Cover based on a file photo (AP Photo/Cliff Schiappa).
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