Friday the 13th but no spooky music today. We get straight into it with Benny Carter and His Ork and Swingin’ in November, following with two high rollers – Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong with a little tune – Duke’s Place. This second track is from a 1961 album titled Recording together for the First Time.
There are two ‘modernist’ jazz tracks for a bit of non-traditional jazz excitement – Herb Alpert from his 1980 album Beyond with a slow ballad titled Reach for the Stars, and follow immediately with slick keyboardist Chick Corea and a multitude of musicians with the galloping Central Park from his 1978 album – Secret Agent.
There are a few other stand out tracks – Australian group the Judy Bailey Quartet from their debut 1974 album One Moment and the first track off the album – You’ve changed; the marvellous Milt Jackson and a track titled The Steel Bender also from a 1974 album – Olinga. The smooth Scott Hamilton Quintet play Just in time from their 1987 album The Right Time.
We end today with a rollicking Flying Home, a Lionel Hampton gem, today performed by trumpeter Ray Anthony in a jam session from an album titled Jam Session At the Tower – recorded in the Capitol Records Building, a Los Angeles Historic – Cultural Monument.
Listen in to the show here for the next four weeks. Stay Cool.