IMPROVISED THOUGHTS with Beegie Adair – The Encore Series, Sunday at 7pm
This week on Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair we'll spend the hour with the great composer/arranger/pianist and bandleader Frank Mantooth in a program from early 1996. At that time Mantooth had a new big band album "Sophisticated Lady" - a 70+ minute, ten track collection (seven are composed and/or arranged by Mantooth) on SeaBreeze Jazz.
"Sophisticated Lady" was Frank Mantooth's 4th album as a leader. He only recorded 5 CDs, but earned 11 Grammy nominations for them before his untimely death in 2004. It's a pleasure to share this hour of music and conversation with you as we feature the legendary Frank Mantooth on the next Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair. Tune in to WMOT 89.5FM or streaming live at www.wmot.org for the show this Sunday night (July 20) at 7.
“Improvised Thoughts” is hosted by jazz piano legend Beegie Adair. Recorded at WMOT from 1991 to 1997, the popular radio talk/music show featured local and international jazz artists including such greats as Tony Bennett, Joe Williams, Marian McPartland, Benny Golson and Helen Merrill to name a few. Most shows air as they were originally heard in the 1990’s.