Battleground Smokes & Spirits presents straight-ahead jazz with renowned guitarist and educator Geary Moore. Geary brings over 30 years of experience performing with Jack McDuff and Lonnie Smith to his soulful approach to standards and pop classics.
The event takes place on December 10 at 12 a.m. and is free to the public.
Improvised Thoughts with host Beegie Adair returns with legendary drummer/bandleader Jeff Hamilton! From working in Lionel Hampton’s band, to becoming a member of the Monty Alexander Trio, joining Woody Herman's Thundering Herd, filling the drum seat vacated by Shelly Manne in the LA4 (alongside Ray Brown, Bud Shank, and Laurindo Almeida), to performing with such prestigious artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Mel Torme, Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand, George Shearing, Lalo Schifrin, and Diana Krall, few jazz drummers have had careers as rewarding and success
This week on Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair we spend some time with the legendary record producer and talent scout Joel Dorn. He is credited with first producing and/or discovering artists such as Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Roberta Flack, Aaron Neville, Bette Midler, Hubert Laws, the Allman Brothers and on and on. He was a principle producer in the golden age of Atlantic Records from the mid-1960s to the mid-70s. Upon leaving Atlantic he worked independently for a number of multi-genre record labels, even founding several of his own.
On Improvised Thoughts with Beegie Adair is the ever popular pianist & bandleader Gene Harris! In this show from 1994 the spotlight's on the CD 'Funky Gene's' and the Gene Harris Quartet of the day: Gene Harris; guitarist Ron Eschete; Bassist Luther Hughes & drummer Paul Humphrey.