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IPR's Monthly Jazz Digest

Just Jazz

Jazz returns to Indiana Public Radio with the spring broadcast of BlueNotes on Saturday, March 25 from 8-10 p.m. Join jazz host Larry Beck for an eclectic blend of modern American jazz with the music of Miles Davis, Maynard Ferguson, Oliver Nelson, David Sanborn, Lalah Hathaway, J.J. Johnson, and many others. Several historical recordings will be featured in “Classic Jazz Moments” and a new segment “Is It Jazz?” will challenge listeners to evaluate a mystery composition and determine if it contains the essential elements of jazz.


First Hour

Maynard Ferguson & Big Bop Nouveau Band – Knee Deep in Rio from Brass Attitude, Concord, 1998
Phillippe Saisse Trio – Do It Again from Smooth Jazz 95.5 KYOT, Universal, 2006
Kevin Mahogany – Teach Me Tonight from My Romance, Warner Bros., 1998
Oliver Nelson – Stolen Moments from The Blues & the Abstract Truth, Impulse, 1995
Antonio Hart – Cappuccino from It’s All Good, Novus, 1994
Larry Coryell – If Miles were Here from Barefoot Man, Purple Pyramid, 2016
Ella Fitzgerald – You Can’t be Mine from The Best of Jazz Club, Newsound, 2000
Joe Sample – The Song Lives On from The Song Lives On, PRA Records, 1999
Miles Davis – So What? from Miles in Tokyo, Columbia Legacy, 2005


Second Hour

JJ Johnson & Kai Winding – This Could be the Start of Something Big from The Great Kai & J.J., Impulse, 1997
Joey Alexander – Criss Cross from Countdown, Motema Music, 2016
Vanesa Ament – Not Sharing this with You from Working without a Net, Lavender Lama Music, 2004
The Yelllowjackets – Suite 15 from Altered State, Heads Up, 2005
Al Jarreau – Blue in Green from Heaven and Earth, Reprise, 1992
Is it Jazz?” Mystery Recording: Stevie Ray Vaughn – Riviera Paradise from Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble, Epic Legacy, 1999
Jay Beckenstein – Sunrise from Eye Contact, Windham Hill Jazz, 2000
Bill Evans Trio – Waltz for Debby from Waltz for Debby, Riverside, 1992
Lalah Hathaway – When Your life was Low from The Song Lives On, PRA Records, 1999
Rob Parton’s Jazztech Big Band – Giant Steps from The Count is In, Sea Breeze, 1993

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