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Mon September 27, 2004
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Program Line-Up for Sunday, October 3rd

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band starts us off on Riverwalk,followed by Count Basie on Jazz Profiles among many more well-known jazz artists.

Are you ready for another great line-up of programs to start off this month of October on Sunday the 3rd?!

We'll start off this new month at 11:00 am with Riverwalk Jazz and "Shimmy Sha-Wabble: Still Shakin' That Thing." You won't be able to sit still for this one! Join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and guests for a romp through the roaring twenties and the rise of a dance called "The Shimmy."

Watch the leaves darken and cover the earth as fall truly begins to set in at noon with Jazz On The Side and Slam Stewart & Teddy Wilson. Bassist Stewart and pianist Wilson, both unique and famous musician's in the 30's, often worked together, and with the great names in jazz, from Art Tatum to Benny Goodman to Billie Holiday. But both spent the last half of their 50-year careers working as sidemen, or with unknowns. Wilson, a follower of Earl "Fatha " Hines distinctive "trumpet" style of piano playing, forged his own unique approach from Hines' influence, as well as those of Art Tatum and Fats Waller. Stewart performed a couple of stunning duets with tenor saxophonist Don Byas at a 1945 Town Hall concert and later worked with Billy Taylor, Roy Eldridge, Bucky Pizzarelli, the Newport All-Stars, and a countless number of other jazz greats.

Harvest season is beginning at 5:00 pm with Jazz Profiles and "Count Basie: The Man and His Music (Part 1)." This first installment traces Basie's early years; his childhood, his pilgrimage to Harlem-the home of the stride piano-his relationship with Thomas "Fats" Waller, and his early life as a traveling musician with Katie Krippen and her Kitties, Walter Page and the Blue Devils, and Jimmy Rushing. Before he was 20 years old, he toured extensively on the Keith and TOBA vaudeville circuits as a solo pianist, accompanist, and music director for blues singers, dancers and comedians. Part One ends with Basie's arrival in Kansas City and his encounter with the Benny Moten Band.

The orange pumpkins are popping up everywhere at 6:00 pm with Jazz At Lincoln Center and "Crescent City Serenade." Buddy Bolden coaxed it from his trumpet, Jelly Roll Morton wrote it down, Louis Armstrong gave it joyous style and played it for the world. It's New Orleans Jazz. Join the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra for a Crescent City Serenade. Performances include "Tin Roof Blues," "Carefree Love," "Canal Street Blues," and "Shake It and Break It."

The sun goes down sooner at 7:00 pm with Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz and guest Peter Cincotti. Piano Jazz celebrates twenty-five years on the air with a special concert from The Kennedy Center featuring the hot young singer pianist, Peter Cincotti. The twenty-year-old Cincotti has been making waves in the jazz scene with a classy, hip style and dashing good looks. Cincotti captures an intimate, warm feel on the basic tracks. McPartland and Cincotti treat the sold out crowd to tunes ranging from Cincotti's own "He's Watching," to the Gillespie classic, "Night in Tunisia."

Relax by an evening fire at 8:00 pm with JazzSet and "Farewell to Elvin Jones and James Williams." Elvin Jones was most notably a member of John Coltrane's quartet; his flow on the drums a beauty to behold, all the way to the end of his life. Elvin played with a myriad of artists including Miles Davis, Sonny Stitt, Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Adams, among many others. James Williams has truly "been there and done that," having been an active player on the international jazz scene for 20 years. He played two spirituals at the moving memorial service for Elvin Jones. Less than a month later, James himself was gone. JazzSet presents this special remembrance from our archives.

We hope you enjoy this great line-up of music to your soul.