Episode 21, Gillespie, Jamal, McGriff, and McBride

The feature this week is a 1972 jam session–18 1/2 minutes long– of Dizzy Gillespie’s Night in Tunisia, featuring Dizzy, Stan Getz, Mary Lou Williams, Percy Heath, Kenny Burrell, Milt Jackson and others.  Then you’ll hear two Ahmad Jamal tracks, with a 60 year gap between them.  Jimmy McGriff performs a tune that a fine Vancouver jazz saxophonist (Tom Keenlyside) said was one of the most perfectly constructed jazz tunes ever written.   And another highlight—Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School, a modern big band from Toronto.  I also play Bob Dorough interpreting Randy Newman, and a lovely Wayne Shorter track played by Johnny O’Neal, Dave Young, and Terry Clarke.

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