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Les McCann

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Already established on the soul jazz scene of the 1960s, Les McCann became an international jazz superstar with the release of “Swiss Movement,” recorded at the 1968 Montreux Jazz Festival with the late Eddie Harris. The album generated a multi-million selling hit single, "Compared To What," and placed McCann and Harris in the forefront of the jazz market. There was a lot more to Les McCann than that show in Switzerland,both before and after. As a musician, he moved comfortably from one jazz style to the next, demonstrating impressive chops from bop to fusion, from vocals to virtually any kind of keyboard he puts his hands to. Born in 1935 in Lexington, Kentucky, Les is a self-taught musician

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September Songs - Part 1

Read "September Songs - Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


September is a rather auspicious month musically, as you will hear through a playlist of songs inspired by September... or by things associated with the month of September... or featuring musicians born in September.Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 James Brown “September Song" Soul ...

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Beatles, Popin’ Jazz

Read "Beatles, Popin’ Jazz" reviewed by David Brown


There are two things I've always avoided in my explorations of the music. Beatles covers and Christmas jazz. But lately, I've noticed that Beatle jazz has been accumulating in the collection and I'm having a hard time ignoring it. So tonight, let's explore a bunch of Lennon/McCartney tunes as well as other pop tunes of the ...

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New Releases + Some Soul, Electric Funk and a Hot California set of '50s Cool

Read "New Releases + Some Soul, Electric Funk and a Hot California set of '50s Cool" reviewed by David Brown


This week new releases from Chad Taylor and James Brandon Lewis, a soulful set of Ramsey Lewis (RIP), getting funky with the Electric Eddie Harris, Les McCann and Yusef Lateef, then a shift to a hot California set of '50s cool, and more. Playlist Thelonious Monk “Esistrophy (Theme)" from Live at the It Club-Complete ...

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Roots: Deeper Roots

Read "Deeper Roots" reviewed by Chris May


Originally released in South Africa in 1975, Deeper Roots--reissued in spring 2022 on the Canadian vinyl-only label We Are Busy Bodies--inhabits a place on the instrumental jazz/R&B spectrum akin to that of US label Prestige's juke-box singles of the 1960s by artists such as tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons (according to label boss Bob Weinstock, Prestige's biggest ...

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Jazz Hybrids by Brad Mehldau, Frank Zappa and Others

Read "Jazz Hybrids by Brad Mehldau, Frank Zappa and Others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This program looks at jazz mixed with rock in various ways, whether it's called jazz-rock, fusion, prog rock, jazz-funk, trip-hop or something else. The artists heard on the show include Brad Mehldau, Donald Fagen, Frank Zappa, Joe Zawinul and the Keef Hartley Band. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" ...

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Javon Jackson: Wading In Spiritual Waters

Read "Javon Jackson: Wading In Spiritual Waters" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke


Saxophonist Javon Jackson, he of the sonorous tenor tone and the inquisitive musical mind, embarked last year on a musical project with a different twist. Jackson, a follower of Sonnys Stitt and Rollins, is known as a a jazz fiend, one of the dauntless players of his era. His superb playing is marked by ...

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JC Plays Pretty for You: Ballads, Blues, and Soulful Tunes

Read "JC Plays Pretty for You: Ballads, Blues, and Soulful Tunes" reviewed by David Brown


This week, The Jazz Continuum plays pretty for you. Ballads, blues, and soulful tunes from Vi Redd, Ben Webster, Joel Ross, Derek Bailey, Somi, Les McCann, and many more. Plus, a remembrance of pianist Jessica Williams. Playlist Joel Ross “Prayer" from The Parable of the Poet (Blue Note) 0:01:20 Randy Weston African Rhythms “Prayer ...

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Bill Goodwin: Not Less Than Everything

Read "Bill Goodwin: Not Less Than Everything" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


Bill Goodwin is like a breath of fresh air blowing through jazz. From the time around 1954 when he was in jny: Los Angeles and just learning the drums, and inspired by Shelly Manne, to today, around his 80th birthday, he has loved jazz and the musicians unconditionally. He has befriended and worked with so many ...

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Eddie Harris - Harmonic Genius, solos form Jeff Parker & Patrick Shiroisk, and Christian McBride

Read "Eddie Harris - Harmonic Genius, solos form Jeff Parker & Patrick Shiroisk, and Christian McBride" reviewed by David Brown


Multi-layered solo works from Jeff Parker and Patrick Shiroishi, quartets & big bands from both Jared Schonig & Toshiko Akiyoshi; then a tribute to harmonic genius Eddie Harris; and finally, Christian McBride in Trio, and the Inside Straight. Welcome friends and neighbors to The Jazz Continuum. Old, new, in, out... wherever the music takes us. Each ...


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