Maybeck Recital Hall Week, Remembering Annie Ross, Plus Singers Karrin Allyson And Nnenna Freelon

Jul 27, 2020

Monday, July 27

Night Train wraps up the Summer Festival Month feature with a week-long celebration of the stunning solo piano series recorded at the Maybeck Recital Hall, with music tonight from piano legend Hank Jones and then-rising star Ted Rosenthal. The show also begins a week-long tribute to vocalist Annie Ross, who passed away last week – tonight with a couple of classics she did as part of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross and a release she did under her own name with baritone sax legend Gerry Mulligan. We’ll also mark birthdays of singer Karrin Allyson and pianist Edward Simon, and highlight new music from Jason Marsalis, Eric Alexander, Michael Dease, the BK Trio, and Christian Tamburr.

Tuesday, July 28

Night Train wraps up the Summer Festival Month feature with a week-long celebration of the stunning solo piano series recorded at the Maybeck Recital Hall, continuing tonight with a Maybeck performance from lyrical pianist Steve Kuhn. The week-long tribute to vocalist Annie Ross, who passed away last week, also continues with music from a release she did with saxophonist Zoot Sims. There’s new music from guitarist John Stein and Joe Fieldler’s Big Sackbut trombone and tuba band, along with birthday salutes to singer Nnenna Freelon, Lady in Satin arranger and conductor Ray Ellis, and trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis (also featured in an hour two special with brothers Wynton, Jason and Branford, Abbey Lincoln, and more in a concert that marked the opening of Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall).

Wednesday, July 29

Night Train marks birthdays of electric guitar pioneer Charlie Christian (with Benny Goodman), and eclectic six-stringer Joe Beck (as a leader and guesting with Nnnena Freelon and Freddy Cole). More also in the week-long feature of music from the acclaimed Maybeck Recital Hall solo piano series – this time from Fred Hersh, Roger Kellaway and Toshiko Akiyoshi – and in a week-long tribute to Annie Ross, who passed away last week, tonight with music she did as part of the great vocal ensemble Lambert, Hendricks & Ross and from a solo album she recorded shortly before joining the group. New music tonight includes Derrick Shezbie’s tribute to Buddy Bolden, Antonio Adolfo’s celebration of Milton Nascimento, and Kandace Spring’s salute to women artists who influenced her.

Thursday, July 30

Night Train wraps up a week-long celebration of the stunning solo piano series recorded at the Maybeck Recital Hall with performances from Buddy Montgomery and James Williams (who had the final volume of the 42-album series). The week-long tribute to vocalist Annie Ross, who passed away last week, also concludes with music from one of her later albums and another classic she did as part of the legendary vocal group Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. And Night Train marks birthdays of Kansas City vocalist Kevin Mahogany, and saxophonist David Sanborn (featured in a concert special in hour two of the show.)