Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Songs for a Summer Evening! June 28th

Count Basie - Splanky
Freddie Hubbard - Blues by Five
Gene Harris - Bird's Idea
Hiromi - Now or Never
Alex Pangman - You Brought a New Kind of Love to Me
Search Engine - A Night in Tunisia
Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans - Waltz for Debby
Corea/Clarke/White (Return to Forever IV) - Hackensack
Count Basie - Makin'Whoopee

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Songs for the Solstice

Count Basie - Splanky
Bryan Carter - At The Crack of Dawn
Sonny Rollins - St Thomas
Jerry Granelli - Bones
Brad Shepik - Marburg
The New Gary Burton Trio - Late Night Sunrise
Return to Forever - On Green Dolphin Street
Melvin Jones - The Jug-or-Not
Count Basie - Makin' Whoopee

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Songs You Heard on the 14th

Count Basie - Splanky
Alphonse Mouzon - Birds on a Wire
Ranee Lee - Oh Lady, Be Good
Grant Green - Jean De Fleur
Milt Jackson - What A Difference A Day Made
The Alex Goodman Quintet - Changes
Russell Malone - Flirt
Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane - I Never Knew
Bob Mamet - At Play
Joe Lovano - Powerhouse
Oliver Jones - Waltzing Matilda

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Playlist from June 7th

Count Basie - Splanky
Melvin Jones - Funkytown Shuffle
The John Brown Trio - I'm Beginning to See the Light
Brad Shepik - Across the Way
Alphonse Mouzon - Harlem Blues
Rebirth Brass Band - Why Your Feet Hurt
James Mcrae - Three Friends
The Alex Goodman Quintet - Tristano Bach
Alphonse Mouzon - More Miles in the Sky
Count Basie - Makin' Whoopee

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Jesse Palter to play Cliff Bell's

Detroit native Jesse Palter returns home for a one night engagement at Cliff Bell's. Make plans to catch this set on June 25th. I was fortunate enough to see her play the Pyramid stage at the 2009 Detroit Jazz Festival and this is a terrific opportunity to enjoy her performance in the intimate surroundings of Cliff Bell's. Don't miss this show!

Palmer Woods Jazz Fest

The last weekend in June, June 24, 25 and 26, Palmer Woods Music in Homes JAZZ in the WOODS festival presents three summer performances featuring diverse styles ranging from Afro-Caribbean to bebop and beyond. The music is inspired by the sounds and rhythms from north and south of the equator, Africa, the heartbeat of Jazz Town Detroit, and from the creative composing and improvisational skills of some of our area's great talents. The concerts for June are held beneath a tent under the stars and sunshine in the gardens of one such very cool home. Built in 1939 for Tom Bormans (founder of the Farmer Jack grocery), the home is one of the treasures of the Streamline Moderne movement. Concert attendees can dance and sway to the grooves of Orquesta La Inspiracion on Friday night (8pm), A. Spencer Barefield Quintet on Saturday night (8pm) and Marion Hayden's Legacy Ensemble on Sunday afternoon (2pm). They can also tour the home and learn about it from our Palmer Woods historian or architect Daniel Redstone, son of famed architect Louis Redstone who designed the home. Each concert includes a buffet of delicious, fresh foods, desserts and beverages.
Tickets — $35 or groups of six or more for $30 each can be purchased online at palmerwoods.org or by calling 313-891-2514. Buy two tickets to each concert and get one ticket free. The location of the home is provided to ticket holders. The concerts are special opportunities to hear world-class musicians who have Detroit-based roots and are internationally recognized.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Songs from the 31st!

What a cooker of a day today. Here's what I played to cool things down
Count Basie - Splanky
David Leonhardt - In The Still of the Night
Zoot Sims - Someone To Watch Over Me
Amanda Tosoff - Good Bye Grey Sky
Anita O'Day - It Don't Mean a Thing
Herbie Hancock - Survival of the Fittest
Dean Pallen - Strathcona Park
Terrence Blanchard - Sidney
Count Basie - Makin' Whoopie