Jazz Spectrum 91


Saturdays 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Hosted by Fritz Byers, Jazz Spectrum 91 is designed as an anthology, a loose and flowing tour through the history of the music, showcasing the wondrous diversity of jazz and the virtuosity of the musicians who play it.

Playlist: April 20, 2019

Set 1
Quinsin Natchoff, Path of Totality, “Path of Totality”
Nick Sanders, Playtime 2050, Live Normal”
Nick Grinder, Farallon, “Deciduous”
Set 2
Lionel Hampton, 1937-38, “Jivin’ the Vibes”
Lionel Hampton, Complete Quartets and Quintets, “How High the Moon”
Avishai Cohen, Adama, “Adama”
Avishai Cohen, Lyla, “Lyla”
Set 3
Roxy Coss, The Future is Female, “Nevertheless, She Persisted”
Same, “#MeToo”
Roxy Coss, Restless Idealism, “Almost My Own”
Set 4
David Berkman Sextet, Six of One, “Blowing Smoke”
Jonas Cambien Trio, We Must, Mustn’t We, “Renaissance”
Jon Lundbom & Big Five Chord, Harder on the Outside, “Cereal”
Set 5
Ran Blake, Duke Dreams, “Something to Live For”
Ran Blake, Horace is Blue: A Silver Noir, “Song for My Father 1”
Same, “Song for My Father 2”
Ran Blake & Anthony Braxton, A Memory of Vienna, “Just Friends”
Set 6
Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake, The Newest Sound You Never Heard, “Moonlight in Vermont”
Same, “The Man I Love”
Thad Jones, The Magnificent Thad Jones, “Thedia”
Set 7
Sammy Kaye &. His Orchestra, A String of Pearls, “There Will Never Be Another You”
Lester Young, Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio, There Will Never Be Another You”
Rosemary Clooney, CBS Radio Recordings 1955-61, “There Will Never Be Another You”
Lee Konitz, Complete Atlantic Recordings of Lennie Tristano, Lee Konitz, and Warne Marsh, “There Will Never Be Another You”
Set 8
Rita Reys, The Cool Voice of Rita Reys
Art Tatum, Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 2, “There Will Never Be Another You”
Katie Bull, The Story So Far, “There Will Never Be Another You”
Sonny Rollins, Our Man in Jazz, “There Will Never Be Another You”
Set 9
Vincent Herring, Hard Times, “Phineas”
Dinah Washington, Complete Recordings on Mercury, “You Can Depend on Me”
Jackie McLean, Jackie’s Pal, “It Could Happen to You”
Set 10
Enrico Rava, Shades of Chet, “You Can’t Go Home Again”
Rich Perry, Rhapsody, “Central Park West”
Dee Dee Bridgewater, Love and Peace, “Pretty Eyes”
Marc Copland, John Abercrombie, & Kenny Wheeler, Brand New, “Take Four”
Set 11
Carla Bley, Appearing Nightly, “I Hadn’t Anyone Til You”
Lee Morgan, Cornbread, “Ill Wind”
Ben Webster & Joe Zawinul, Soulmates, “Too Late Now”
Michel Petrucciani Trio, Live at the Village Vanguard, “Trouble”


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Best of 2018

When you’re going through hell, keep going.”
Often (mis)attributed to Winston Churchill
Whether plumbing the inexhaustible depths of Monk’s compositions like Frank Kimbrough and Miles Okazaki, bringing the accumulated insights of sixty years of composing brilliance to a lush orchestral setting like Wayne Shorter, displaying a striking freshness in an improvisational form he invented nearly fifty years ago like Keith Jarrett, demonstrating the wavery nature of the lines between composition and improvisation, standards and originals like Thumbscrew or importing an alt-country vocal sensibility into a fluid, uncategorizable musical virtuosity like Charles Lloyd; the artists who made the 58 recordings below helped all of us to keep going by being inventive, respectful, rebellious, jarring, earnest, playful, collaborative, fractious, incandescent  -  in short, by being faithful to all we love in jazz.
* denotes a special favorite
Ambrose Akinmusire, Origami Harvest
JD Allen, Love Stone
The Bad Plus, Never Stop II 
Jonas Cambien Trio, We Must Mustn't We
Steve Coleman, Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1
John Coltrane, Both Directions at Once
Sylvie Courvoisier, D'Agala, 
Andrew Cyrille, Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Frisell, Lebroba*
Miles Davis and John Coltrane, The Final Tour, 
Dave Douglas, Brazen Heart Live at the Jazz Standard
Maria Faust, Machina
Errol Garner, Nightconcert
Camilla George, The People Could Fly, 
Devin Gray, Dirigo Rataplan
Charlie Haden & Brad Mehldau, Long Ago and Far Away*
Stefon Harris & Blackout, Sonic Creed
Eddie Henderson, Be Cool
Fred Hersch Trio, Live in Europe*
Fred Hersch Trio, 97@ The Village Vanguard
Fred Hersch & Anat Cohen, Live in Healdsburg
Marquis Hill, Modern Flows
Jon Irabagon Quartet, Dr. Quixotic's Traveling Exotics
Keith Jarrett, La Fenice
Frank Kimbrough, Monk's Dreams*
Lee Konitz & Dan Tepfer, Decade, 
Azar Lawrence, Elementals
James Brandon Lewis & Chad Taylor, Radiant Imprints
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams, Vanished Gardens
Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Sound Prints, Scandal*
Makaya McCraven, Universal Beings, 
Mark Masters, Our Metier*
Brad Mehldau, Seymour Reads the Constitution, 
Myra Melford's Snowy Egret, The Other Side of Air*
Allison Miller & Carmen Staaf, Science Fair
Francois Moutin & Kavita Shah Duo, Interplay
Wolfgang Muthspiel, Where the River Goes
Miles Okazaki, Work
Hanna Paulsberg Concept, Daughter of the Sun
Mikkel Ploug & Mark Turner, Faroe
Noah Preminger, Genuinity
Noah Preminger & Frank Carlberg, Whispers and Cries, 
Joshua Redman, Still Dreaming
Cecile McLorin Salvant, The Window
John Scofield, Combo 66
Trygve Seim, Helsinki Songs
Wayne Shorter, Emanon*
Martial Solal, My One and Only Love
Gunther Baby Sommer, Baby's Party, 
Luciana Souza, The Book of Longing
Bobo Stenson Trio, Contra la Indecision
Kevin Sun, Trio
Henry Threadgill, Double Up, Plays Double Up Plus*
Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra, Dirt . . . and More Dirt
Thumbscrew, Ours
Thumbscrew, Theirs*
Mark Turner & Ethan Iverson, Temporary Kings
Cuong Vu 4Tet, Change in the Air
Denny Zeitlin, Wishing on the Moon