The Jazz Show Episode October 28, 2013

Broadcast on 28-Oct-2013

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Trombonist/composer Grachan Moncur 111: "Evolution"
Intro and station ID and lineup and into the first set. Extro and PSA's and set up for second set.PSA's and extro and set up for next piece. Extro and PSA's and next music.Set up for The Jazz Feature plus announcements and PSA's
Grachan Moncur 111 is one of the lesser known but important figures on the New York Jazz scene in the mid-60's when new ideas and concepts were emerging and musicians were finding new ways to create and improvise. Moncur was an educated young man and experienced playing for four years with Ray Charles and a year with The Jazztet led by Art Farmer and Benny Golson and touring also with Sonny Rollins. Moncur's skills as a trombonist with his own concept emerged on this recording and he definitely was NOT a J.J.Johnson clone. His writing skills are evident on the four selections that make up this date. The personnel here include four people who recorded and worked gigs together under the leadership of alto saxophone master Jackie McLean. Along with McLean and Moncur are two emerging stars in the persons of vibist Bobby Hutcherson and drum genius Tony Williams who was 18 years old at the time. Bob Cranshaw is on bass and he is great in any context.However the real star here is trumpeter Lee Morgan who is not ever thought of in a context such as this but proves himself to be open-minded and totally responsive to the music and shows his great range of expression. The four compositions heard here are all Moncur's and they reflect different moods and show his range of expression. Everybody here is on top of things and inspired by Moncur's music and exhibiting fresh musical ideas. "Evolution" was Moncur's recording debut and it was issued on Blue Note and is a modern classic in every sense of the word.

Track Listing:

Jive Hoot
Bob Brookmeyer · Bob Brookmeyer and Friends
Misty
Bob Brookmeyer · Bob Brookmeyer and Friends
The Wrinkle
Bob Brookmeyer · Bob Brookmeyer and Friends
Skylark
Bob Brookmeyer · Bob Brookmeyer and Friends
Sometime Ago
Bob Brookmeyer · Bob Brookmeyer and Friends
Island Virgin
Duke Ellington · Concert in The Virgin Islands
Virgin Jungle
Duke Ellington · Concert in The Virgin Islands
Fiddler On the Diddle
Duke Ellington · Concert In The Virgin Islands
Jungle Kitty
Duke Ellington · Concert In The Virgin Islands
Things Ain't What They Used To Be
Duke Ellington · Concert In The Virgin Islands
Big Fat Alice's Blues
Duke Ellington · Concert In The Virgin Islands
Black Lightning
Abdullah Ibrahim · Voice of Africa
Unseen and Unknown
Baby Face Willette · Mo-Roc
Blues for Dracula
Philly Joe Jones · Blues for Dracula
The Chill of Death
Charles Mingus · Let My Children Hear Music
Passions of a Man
Charles Mingus · Oh Yeah!
Jack The Ripper.
Roland Kirk · Introducing Roland Kirk
Air Raid
Grachan Moncur 111 · Evolution
Evolution
Grachan Moncur 111 · Evolution
The Coaster
Grachan Moncur 111 · Evolution
Monk in Wonderland
Grachan Moncur 111 · Evolution
First Love
Robi Botos · Place to Place
What is this Thing Called Love?
Robi Botos · Place to Place