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Summer Sequence: Ralph Burns + Lucian Ban, Marta Sanchez and more

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In the first set we have a birthday tribute to pianist and arranger Ralph Burns, born June 29, 1922. In jazz, Burns is best known for his work with Woody Herman's "Second Herd" as the band's pianist and chief arranger. Let's also explore his ensemble work and then his string arrangements for Ben Webster, Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin. Monk works from Braxton, Joel Ross and Jason Moran will follow. Shopping music from Teddy Wilson, Patti Brown and Gene Ammons will then be featured before we close out with recent music from Lucian ban, Marta Sanchez and Kalia Vandever. Welcome friends and neighbors to The Jazz Continuum. Old, new, in, out... wherever the music takes us. Each week, we will explore the elements of jazz from a historical perspective.


  • Thelonious Monk "Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete (Columbia) 01:30
  • Woody Herman "Summer Sequence (Part 1, 2 & 3)" from The Thundering Herds (Columbia) 02:30
  • Sun Ra and His Astro Infinity Arkestra "Early Autumn" from Holiday For Soul Dance (Saturn Research) 11:06
  • Ella Fitzgerald "Early Autumn" from single (Decca) 15:51
  • Ralph Burns And His Ensemble "Bijou" from Spring Sequence (Jazz Tone) 20:01
  • Ralph Burns "Swing into Spring" from Very Warm For Jazz (Decca Records) 24:08
  • Ralph Burns "Spring in Naples" from Ralph Burnes Among the JAPS (Norgran Records) 28:00
  • Ben Webster "Chelsea Bridge" from With Strings (Norgran Records) 33:34
  • Ray Charles "Come Rain Or come Shine" from A Life In Music (Atlantic) 37:30
  • Aretha Franklin "Night Life" from Aretha Arrives (Atlantic) 41:12
  • Anthony Braxton "Ask Me Now" from Six Monk's Compositions (Soul Note) 45:26
  • Joel Ross "Evidence" from Nublues (Blue Note) 51:58
  • Jason Moran "Crespuscule With Nellie" from Ten (Blue Note) 1:00:01
  • Teddy Wilson "Hallelujah" from single (Norgran Records) 1:06:59
  • Erroll Garner "I Only Have Eyes For You" from single (Savoy) 1:09:53
  • Patti Bown "Waltz De Funk" from Patty Bown Plays Big Piano (Columbia) 54:27
  • Gene Ammons "Jungle Strut" from Brother Jug! (Presteige) 1:17:24
  • Coleman Hawkins "Soul Blues" from Soul (Presteige) 1:22:57
  • Charles Mingus "Mingus Plays Piano (Impulse!) 1:33:49
  • Lucian Ban "Ways of Disappearing (Sunnyside Records) 1:41:24
  • Marta Sanchez Trio "Perpetual Void (Inatakt Records) 1:46:23
  • Kalia Vandever"Regrowth (New Amsterdam Records) 1:50:53

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