Were The Beatles jazz artists? Of course not! But then neither were The Gershwins, or Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hammerstein, etc. who wrote those great tunes that have become ‘jazz standards’.
Jazz musicians have quite enjoyed adapting many of those Beatles songs to jazz….re-harmonizing them, changing rhythms, or adding new textures. In this program I play some of those adaptation. You’ll hear Chick Corea and Horomi, Shawn & The Wolf, Jaco Pastorious, Kim Dunn, Interactivo, Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Django Bates, and Larry Coryell.
And as a special treat you’ll get to hear some of my interview with John Lennon.
Alright! You just caught me in a lie. Its not really John Lennon, but a tribute artist who recreates him—a star from the British touring cast of Let it Be: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles. This man, Michael Gagliano, is a true Beatles enthusiast!
If you like The Beatles and you like jazz……you really don’t want to miss this podcast.