The Jazz Show – Listings for March 2019


Tune in to the Jazz Show with Gavin Walker every Monday night,
March 4th

The uninterrupted Jazz Feature will be suspended for this Monday’s show because it’s our only show that will be aired during our annual Fun Drive.The Jazz Show will present a variety of music from all styles of Jazz as usual but we will be making room for frequent appeals to call our important hot line number to donate to The Fun Drive. Any amount, big or small and by any means….debit, credit, cheque, money order, certified cheque, cash would help preserve the quality of CITR and improve our services to you, the listener. You will hear this number 604-UBC-UNIT (604-822-8648) or online at: frequently and our friendly call takers will help you make your pledge to The Jazz Show or any other show. Do NOT FORGET. Thank you so much.

March 11th

One of the still living masters of the tenor saxophone is Jimmy Heath. His style and sound are immediately identifiable from the first note. Jimmy is the middle brother of the musical Heath Family which included brother Percy (bassist) and Albert (“Tootie”) (drummer). Jimmy has played with everyone and is an accomplished writer and arranger. This album is entitled “Picture of Heath” and is one of Jimmy’s finest. He displays his talent on both tenor and soprano saxophone and 5 of the 6 tunes on this date are by Jimmy. He appears here with pianist Barry Harris, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Billy Higgins…what could be a better rhythm section? Check out the swingin’ Mr. Heath tonight as our Jazz Feature artist.

March 18
Composer/bandleader/pianist George Russell was an innovator and music theorist. He wrote for large and small groups and for several years led a sextet that reflected his concepts. His music always sounds contemporary and unique yet rooted in Jazz Tradition. He made a wonderful series of albums with his Sextet from the years 1960 through to 1966. This is one of his rarest and finest. “The George Russell Sextet in Kansas City” was actually recorded in New York immediately after a three week engagement in Kansas City. The band was at it’s peak and captured in optimum studio sound. The innovative Don Ellis is on trumpet, David Baker on trombone, Dave Young on tenor saxophone, Chuck Israels on bass, Joe Hunt on drums and George Russell on piano take you on a hip trip.
March 25
We wrap up March with a true classic by guitarist Grant Green. This recording session had some sort of magic and captured those moments. Grant performs here with Joe Henderson on tenor saxophone, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, arranger/pianist Duke Pearson, bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Al Harewood. The album is called “Idle Moments” and not only is this great mood music but it’s also great Jazz. This album is one of the favourites from the extensive Blue Note catalogue. Jazz doesn’t have to be fast, frantic and loud to be effective and this date demonstrates why.