|Wonderful 1979 release from George Cables!|
As I mention on this week's show, the intended name for my radio program was originally "Jazzploration". To appease both the station manager and the previous host for that time slot, who had held if for something like 15 years, I was convinced to maintain her show name and it's honor: "Jazz Greats", which - not only rang somewhat pedestrian to my ears, but also countered with what I intended to do: play music by both widely known artists as well as the most obscure and forgotten.
My plan was to take the listener to another place, plain and simple; often a happy one, a good-time one, occasionally an outta-this-world one. This week's show is my current idea of what that should be like: a journey. You spend some time on the airport, you board the plane with excitement (or fear), you take off and soar above the earth, you land someplace you've never been before, you explore, you drive a little further out, explore...
Hope you like the show. Thanks for stopping by & listening! - Kendo
Grant Green - "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is" - Visions (1971)
|His regular trio plus Ray Barretto|
Red Garland - "Manteca" - Manteca (1958)
George Cables - "Beyond Forever" - Circles (1979)
Donald Byrd - "Samba Yanta" - The Creeper (1967)
Art Farmer - "Sing Me Softly of the Blues" - Sing Me Softly of the Blues (1965)
Gary Burton Quintet - "Ictus/Syndrome/Wrong Key Donkey" (1975)
|With Pat Metheny, Mick Goodrich,|
Steve Swalloe, Bob Moses
Gary Burton Quartet - "Como en Vietnam" - Times Square (1978)
Curtis Fuller - "Maze" - Crankin' (1971)
Kurt Elling - "The Fanfold Hawk" - Secrets Are the Best Stories (2020)*