The Jazz Show Episode September 30, 2013

Broadcast on 30-Sep-2013

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Tenor saxophonist Rudolph Johnson:"Spring Rain"
Intro and set up for 1st set. Extro and set up 2nd set.Extro snd announcements and into 3rd set. Extro and set up for the Jazz Feature.
We go from one of the most famous saxophonists featured last week....John Coltrane to one of the least known greats....his name Rudolph Johnson. Little is known about Mr. Johnson except that he is from Columbus, Ohio and first was heard touring with organist Jimmy McGriff. He headed west and was based in Los Angeles and spent a lot of time in San Francisco as well. A serious musician and a non-drinker and smoker he spent his time practising (8 hours a day!) and meditating. Johnson toured with Ray Charles for a few years as well He made two great recordings for the small Black Jazz label in the early 70's and tonight's Feature is his first. Done in 1971, it's called "Spring Rain". Rudolph shows his range on the horn with seven of his compositions. All different moods. His accompanists are John Barnes on piano, and Reggie Johnson(no relation) on bass and a wonderful drummer named Ray Pounds. Mr. Johnson passed away in 2002 with virtually no notice by the Jazz press and to this day few people have heard this great musician. Tonight and on The Jazz Show you will!

Track Listing:

Pithecanthropus Erectus
Charles Mingus · Pithecanthopus Erectus
Profile of Jackie
Charles mingus · Pithecanthopus Erectus
Love Chant
Charles Mingus · Pithecanthropus Erectus
AON
MJT+3 · Message From Walton Street
Old Images
MJT+3 · Message from Walton Street
Branching Out
MJT+3 · Message from Walton Street
All Blues
Lenny Breau · Live At Bourbon Street
There Is No Greater Love
Lenny Breau · Live At Boubon Street
Blues In My Case
Lenny Breau · Live At Bourbon Street
song for my father
the skatalites · walk with me
Dizzy Spells
Benny Goodman · The Quartet
Opus1/2
Benny Goodman · The Quartet
Sylvia Ann
Rudolph Johnson · Spring Rain
Fonda
Rudolph Johnson · Spring Rain
Diswa
Rudolph Johnson · Spring Rain
Mr.T.J.
Rudolph Johnson · Spring Rain
Little Daphne
Rudolph Johnson · Spring Rain
Devon Jean
Rudolph Johnson · Spring Rain
Spring Rain
Rudolph Johnson · Spring Rain
2 Degrees East,3 Degrees West
The Modern Jazz Quartet · The MJQ at Music Inn
Fun
The Modern Jazz Quartet · The MJQ at Music Inn
Sun Dance
The Modern Jazz Quartet · The MJQ at Music Inn