Vernel Bagneris to play on Riverwalk at 10:00 a.m. with the Jim Cullum Band.
Are you ready to roll in another great week of jazz musical greats to help celebrate Columbus Day, this Sunday, October 10th?
In the year of 1451, the most famous and controversial explorer was born, Christopher Columbus. Recall your history lesson at 11:00 am with Riverwalk and "Manhattan After Dark: The Night Club Scene in the '20s." Special guest Vernel Bagneris joins the Jim Cullum Jazz Band for a trip back to the colorful nightlife of Prohibition-era New York with stories from Stanley Walker, City Editor of the New York Herald Tribune in the 1920s.
Rememeber the famous 1492 expedition at noon with Jazz On The Side and Frank Rosolino & Jimmy Cleveland. Two trombone viruosos (1 based in LA, 1 based in New York) who made so many recordings, from great bands like Quincy Jones and Stan Kenton, to Broadway and movie soundtracks, that they wer typecast as studio musicians, instead of being known as hot jazz soloists.
Imagine what Columbus and the Native Americans would think of the 5:00 pm Jazz Profiles of "Count Basie: The Man and His Music (Part 2). The story picks up with the death of Benny Moten and the genesis of Count Basie's first band at the Reno Club in Kansas City. Broadcasts on experimental station W9XBY bring Lester Yound and others to Kansas City to see the band they had heard on the radio. Thanks to the addition of Young and the All-American rhythm section, the Basie band bursts onto the national scene. Basie comes to New York with an uncertain reception and then breaks through with his first record contract with Decca. This installment covers a period that marks both the pinnacle of success for Basie's Kansas City style and also some setbacks, including the death of tenor man Herschel Evans, the
recording ban of the early 1940s, and the advent of World War II.
Sail with the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria at 6:00 pm and Jazz At Lincoln Center with "Jammin' on the Hammond." On the mighty Hammond B-3 organ, Joey DeFrancesco and Jimmy McGriff rock Alice Tully Hall, fueled by
the saxophones of James Carter, Houston Person, the guitar of John, Abercrombie and drummer Idris Muhammed.
Listen to royal music with Queen Isabel and King Fernando of Spain at 7:00 pm and Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz with Frank Morgan. Saxophonist Frank Morgan is a living link the the bebop era. A protege of Charlie Parker,
Morgan's budding life as a musician took a dark turn that led to drugs, prison, and ultimately-redemption through music. On this very moving Piano Jazz, Morgan talks about the ups and downs of his life and performs "Sophisticated Lady" and "Billie's Bounce."
Land in the Bahamas with Columbus at 8:00 pm and JazzSet with the Roy Hargrove Quartet at the Kennedy Center. The trumpeter plays brilliantly at both spirited tempos and on gorgeous, tender ballads. On this set the
ballad is "Stairway to the Stars." His high-flying quintet gets and extra lift from guest Mulgrew Miller, filling in on piano.