IMPROVISED THOUGHTS with Beegie Adair – The Encore Series, Sunday at 7pm
This Sunday on Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair we spend an hour with New York-based pianist Mike Longo. He is well known for his tenure in bands led by John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie, and this program from 1996 features a CD in memory of Dizzy titled, I Miss You John - a heartfelt tribute to Dizzy Gillespie that musically expresses the deep love and respect felt for one of the giants of jazz by Mike Longo, his longtime pianist, music director, and friend.
The CD included an all-star group: Frank Wess, James Moody, Cecil Bridgewater, Jimmy Owens and others. It's an encore you won't want to miss. Some great stories and terrific music from Mike Longo, our guest on the next edition of Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair. The show airs Sunday night (9/28) at 7 on 89.5 FM WMOT and streaming live at www.wmot.org .