At 8:00 pm on WMOT Jazz-89 on December 12th, JazzSet honors Herbie Hancock at the Blue Note in NY. Hancock is honored as he moves into his fifth decade of keyboard greatness at the leading edge. Hancock's style, greatly influenced by Bill Evans, mixes introspective and energetic elements, and fuses blues and gospel influences with bebop and classical elements. Gary Thomas is on tenor, Scott Colley on bass, and Terri Lyne Carrington on drums in this performance from 2004's Toast of the Nation.
PLAYING HARD TO GET WON'T WORK WITH MARIAN MCPARTLAND
Attention Stevie Wonder, Keith Jarrett, and Woody Allen: Marian McPartland is after you, and she won't give up until she gets you!
For what? Rest assured, nothing nefarious. McPartland simply wants them to join her in her radio "living room," better known as Piano Jazz. The show, which airs on WMOT onSundays, is the most widely listened-to NPR? jazz program and the longest running national performance program on public radio.