The Jazz Show Episode July 7, 2008

Broadcast on 07-Jul-2008

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Charlie Rouse, the underrated tenor saxophonist, was one of the great individual stylists on his horn and he rose to fame as Thelonious Monk's saxophonist. He was with Mr. Monk for eleven years. Red Rodney was with Charlie Parker for three years in the early 1950's. Rodney and Rouse joined up in 1984 for this fine session of good Jazz tunes and one standard. They picked an excellent rhythm section in the persons of the late Albert Dailey on piano, Cecil McBee on bass and a young Kenny Washington on drums. Trumpeter/arranger Don Sickler wrote some fine arrangements for the horns and made them sound like a 'working' band. Tunes by Tadd Dameron, Gigi Gryce and Miles Davis etc. make up the repertoir. "Social Call" is a minor classic by two great, legendary musicians.....Charlie Rouse and Red Rodney.

Track Listing:

Soft Winds
Art Blakey · The Jazz Messengers
Little Girl Blue
Hank Mobley · Mobley's Message
Hank Mobley · Workout
Three Way Split
Hank Mobley · No Room For Squares
Chain Reaction
Hank Mobley · Straight, No Filter
I'll Remember April
Zoot Sims · Jam Session 1956
Take Three Parts Jazz
Teddy Charles · Jazz in the Garden
The Return of Gengis
Bobby Timmons · Chicken 'n' Dumplin's
Little Chico
Charlie Rouse and · Social Call
Social Call
Red Rodney
Half Nelson
Darn That Dream