The Jazz Show Episode October 21, 2013

Broadcast on 21-Oct-2013

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Dizzy Gillespie and Co: "The Modern Jazz Sextet"
Intro and set-up for 1st set.Extro and PSA's then interview and tunes by the interview subject.Extro and set up for next set and tunes plus PSA's.Extro and set-up for The Jazz Feature.Extro PSA and show promo and into final selection and out.
Tonight we celebrate what would have been the 96th Birthday of one of the great innovators of 20th Century music....John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie. This recording is one of Dizzy's finest and it features an all-star band. Gillespie is the catalyst here and he even pushes his own limitless boundries in an incredibly inspired performance. Sonny Stitt is heard on alto saxophone only and like Gillespie is in intense and inspired form. John Lewis like Stitt had worked with Gillespie in their formative years in the 1940's and Lewis' playing is more outgoing than his performances with his Modern Jazz Quartet. The underrated Clifton "Skeeter" Best is on guitar in a tasteful role with a few fine solos and mostly rhythm playing. Percy Heath is a tower of strength on bass and like Lewis was a member of The Modern Jazz Quartet. Charlie Persip was Dizzy's favourite drummer at this time (1956). He drives the band with intelligence and taste. Only five tunes make up this date including a ballad medley that features Stitt, Dizzy and Lewis. 42' and 48" of classic Jazz played by six giants and innovators. The Modern Jazz Sextet lives up to it's name in every way. Happy Birthday Mr. Gillespie!

Track Listing:

So Long Eric
Charles Mingus · My Favourite Quintet
Ballad Medley.
Charles Mingus · My Favourite Quintet
Cocktails For Two
Charles Mingus · My Favourite Quintet
The Set Up
Nick Hempton · Odd Man Out
Nice Crackle
Nick hempton · Odd Man Out
Twisted Blues
Wes Montgomery · So Much Guitar!
Ain't Misbehavin'
Earl Bostic · The Best of Bostic
Take The A Train
Earl Bostic · The Best of Bostic
Up There in Orbit.
Earl Bostic · The Best of Bostic
Tour De Force
Dizzy Gillespie · The Modern Jazz Sextet
Dizzy Meets Sonny
Dizzy Gillespie · The Modern Jazz Sextet
Ballad Medley
Dizzy Gillespie · The Modern Jazz Sextet
Mean to Me
Dizzy Gillespie · The Modern Jazz Sextet
Blues For Bird.
Dizzy Gillespie · The Modern Jazz Sextet
Footprints
Robi Botos · Robi Botos Trio
You Don't Know What Love Is
Robi Botos · Robi Botos Trio
Smedley's Attack.
Robi Botos · Robi Botos Trio