The Jazz Show Episode August 19, 2013

Broadcast on 19-Aug-2013

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Trumpet great Lee Morgan: "The Last Session".
Theme and intro and set up for the first set.Extro and PSA's and set up for next set.Same extro PSA's and set up. Set up for The Jazz feature after PSA's etc.
This was Lee Morgan's final recording date under his name and it was done in September of 1971. Lee was shot and killed by his estranged wife at age 33 on February 19, 1972. Morgan was identified by his relationship with hard bop but when this recording was done Morgan was looking at some new horizons. His working band consisting of tenor saxophonist/composer Billy Harper, pianist Harold Mabern, electric bassist Jymie Merritt and drummer Freddie Waits was augmented here by flutist Bobbi Humphrey,trombonist Grachan Moncur 111 and an addition acoustic bassist in the person of Reginald Workman, Of the four tunes presented here, two are by Harper..."Capra Black" and "Croquet Ballet" and one tune by bassist Jymie Merritt called "Angela" for Angela Davis and a fine tune by pianist Harold Mabern called "In What Direction Are You Headed?". New music and a new sound from a great Jazz Master....Lee Morgan left us at 33 but his music lives forever!

Track Listing:

Blue Sea
Charles Mingus · Mingus at Birdland
Ecclusiastics
Charles Mingus · Mingus At Birdland
Hog Callin' Blues (partial)
Charles Mingus · Mingus at Birdland
Twilight Waltz
Cedar Walton · Cedar!
Short Stuff
Cedar Walton · Cedar!
The Sunday Suite
Cedar Walton · Cedar Live in Holland
Turn The Sea
Natalie Cressman · Turn The Sea
Stolen Away
Natalie Cressman · Turn The sea
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Cannonball Adderley · Cannonball Plays Zawinul
74 Miles Away.
Cannonball Adderley · Cannonball Plays Zawinul
Second Movement
Aram Khatchaturian · Concerto For Violin and Orchestra
In What Directon Are you Headed?
Lee Morgan · The Last Session
Capra Black
Lee Morgan · The Last Session
Angela
Lee Morgan · The Last Session
Croquet Ballet
Lee Morgan · The Last Session