I’m Larry the Radio Guy, and this is an introduction program to the Discovering Jazz podcast. Last year this program, as aired on CFFF Trent Radio, 92.7 on your dial, received an award at the National Campus and Community Radio Conference for Best in Music Shows……..for all of Canada. Judge’s comments included “What a great show! It was a pleasure to listen to!
Thank you to the NCRA (National Campus and Community Radio Association) for giving me this prestigious award.
This week’s episode introduces you to the program and features more than one version of two jazz standards: Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most, and There Is No Greater Love. This gives you an idea of some of the different ways that jazz performers might interpret the same song. I also feature two different tunes based on exactly the same chord sequence.
And you’ll hear great performances by Bob Dorough, Ella Fitzgerald, Clark Terry, Jane Bunnett with Don Pullen, Dave Brubeck Quartet, Charlie Parker All Stars (with Miles Davis and Bud Powell), Bill Coon and Ron Peters, Isham Jones with Woody Herman, Billie Holiday, a touch of Amy Winehouse, The Sam Jones 12 Piece Band, and The Sean Hully Band from Peterborough.