The Jazz Show Episode September 14, 2015

Broadcast on 14-Sep-2015

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Maestro Leonard Bernstein Narrates and Plays: "What Is Jazz"

Leonard Bernstein was one of the great institutions of American music. He was a pianist, conductor, composer and communicator. He was truly a "man for all musical seasons". Bernstein loved and respected Jazz music and the musicians that perform it. He drew no lines between Jazz and so-called "classical music".....in his eyes they were equals. He was unlike many of his contemporaries in the classical field who look askance of Jazz. This album despite some funny and unintentionally dated references (it was after all recorded in 1956) still has great relevance in explaining what and what isn't Jazz in a simple non-academic manner of which Bernstein for all his erudition was and expert at. This is Part 1 of The Jazz Show's annual tribute to September's "back to school" idea. All hail Maestro Bernstein and his document "What Is Jazz".

Track Listing:

Narration by Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein · What Is Jazz
Narration by Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein · What Is Jazz
Sweet Sue
Hampton Hawes · Four!
Visa
Charlie Haden/Chet Baker · Silence
My Funny Valentine
Charlie Haden/Chet Baker · Silence
Silence
Charlie Harden/Chet Baker · Silence
Love Theme from "Spartacus"
John Taylor · Live in Hamburg
Suite for Bill in Hamburg
John Taylor · Live in Hamburg
Tune Up
Sonny Stitt · Tune Up!
I Can't Get Started
Sonny Stitt · Tune Up!
Blues For Prez and Bird.
Sonny Stitt · Tune Up!
Evidence
Thelonious Monk · At Quaker City (1960)
Straight, No Chaser
Thelonious Monk · At Quaker City (1960)
Wakida Hena
Ahmed Abdul-Malik · Sounds of Africa
African Bossa Nova
Ahmed Abdul Malik · Sounds of Africa
Nadusilma
Ahmed Abdul-Malik · Sounds of Africa
Main Stem
Oliver Nelson · Main Stem
J&B.
Oliver Nelson · Main Stem