More From “Sweets,” Birthday Salutes To Art Tatum, Bill Charlap & Harry Allen, And A Bevy Of B3s
NEW RELEASES FEATURED THIS WEEK: Ron Carter with the WDR Big Band, jazz uke player Paul Hemmings, Tony Bennett with Bill Charlap, and a bevy of new B3 releases – including Mike LeDonne , Pat Bianchi, Ben Paterson, Kansas City’s OJT and more.
More music tonight on the Night Train from October featured artist Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison – including music from his Edison’s Lights album that teamed him up with his old boss, Count Basie. Also birthday salutes to organist Mel Rhyne (best known for his work with Wes Montgomery), guitarist Ed Cherry (whose credits include work with Dizzy Gillespie) and Harry Allen (one of the contemporary keepers of the big mainstream tenor flame) – including music from Allen’s new album in tribute to Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and George Gershwin, and a special appearance with acclaimed Brazilian jazz group, Trio da Paz in a performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in hour two of the show.
Night Train marks birthdays of saxophonist Pharoah Sanders, vibes player Johnny Lytle, bassist Ray Brown, and legendary pianist Art Tatum (including a Jazz Profiles Tatum special in hour two of the show). Plus more music from October featured artist Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, including music he did with Art Tatum and as the leader of the Golden Horns – and new music from Ron Carter with the WDR Big Band, Steve Davis in a tribute to trombone legend J.J. Johnson, and jazz uke player (really!) Paul Hemmings.
Night Train highlights new music from contemporary jazz organ players – including Mike LeDonne, Ben Paterson, Brian Charette, Jared Gold, Pat Bianchi, and more. Plus more music from Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison, this time as part of the Basie Alumni lineup and as a co-leader on an album with Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis ,a Roy Haynes tribute to Charlie Parker, Gerry Mulligan revisiting Birth of the Cool, and the duos of Charlie Haden/Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and Pat Metheny/Brad Mehldau.
Night Train celebrates the birthday of pianist and singer Freddy Cole (the brother of Nat King Cole) and pianist Bill Charlap – including music from the two together: Charlap on a new album with Tony Bennett, and also the Charlap Trio live at the Savannah Music Festival in a special in hour two of the show. Plus more from October featured artist, Harry 'Sweets' Edison – this time with Crossroads featured artist Maria Muldaur and also with singer Joe Williams.