The Jazz Show Episode January 26, 2015

Broadcast on 26-Jan-2015

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Tenor saxophonist/composer/arranger Jimmy Heath: "Little Man, Big Band".

This is an award winning album that not only features Jimmy Heath's distinctive tenor saxophone and on one tune, his soprano saxophone but his compositions and arrangements. Heath, who is still alive and performing at age 88 was part and parcel of one of the most important era of Jazz music...the golden age of Modern Jazz or as it's more commonly known, Bebop. Seven of the eight tunes were composed by Heath and one by the man who produced and financed this record, the one and only Bill Cosby. Cosby has always been a great friend of Jazz music. Heath was able to select the cream of the crop of great players to be in this band and rehearse them so that everything was tight. Great solos abound by Heath of course and pianist Roland Hanna, guitarist Tony Purrone, trumpeters Lew Soloff, Virgil Jones, John Eckert and Claudio Roditi. "Little Man, Big Band" is a winner!

Track Listing:

Trane Connections.
Jimmy Heath · Little Man, Big Band,
Two Friends
Jimmy Heath · Little Man, Big Band
The Voice of The Saxophone
Jimmy Heath · Little Man, Big Band
Forever Sonny
Jimmy Heath · Little Man, Big Band
CTA
Jimmy Heath · Little Man, Big Band
Ellington's Strayhorn
Jimmy Heath · Little Man, Big Band
Gingerbread Boy
Jimmy Heath · Little Man, Big Band
Without You, No Me.
Jimmy Heath · Little Man, Big Band
Anthropology
Sheila Jordan · Lost and Found
The Water is Wide
Sheila Jordan · Lost and Found
My Shining Hour/We'll Be Together Again.
Sheila Jordan · Lost and Found
Variations On The Scene
Max Roach · Award Winning drummer
Old Folks
Max Roach · Award Winning Drummer
Sadiga
Max Roach · Award Winning Drummer
Frankly-Speaking
Horace Parlan · Frankly-Speaking
Hit It!
Horace Parlan · Frankly-Speaking
Veronica's Walk.
Horace Parlan · Frankly-Speaking
Avalon
Benny Goodman · Quartet
Handful of Keys
Benny Goodman · Quartet
The Man I Love
Benny Goodman · Quartet
Smiles
Benny Goodman · Quartet
Liza (Till The Clouds Roll Away)
Benny Goodman · Quartet
Crescendo Blues.
Frank Morgan · Frank!
Huh!
Frank Morgan · Frank!
Well You Needn't
Frank Morgan · Frank!