Dizzy Gillespie

Airs Thursday, November 5, at 8 p.m. The many victorious performances made by Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderly added timeless examples of small group jazz to a tradition that developed in the wake of the bebop movement of the 1940s. Working together, the three artists achieved a poetic level of expression that was as playful and tender as it was distinctive and mysterious.

Airs Monday, June 30 at 8 p.m. He is, without question, one of the most talented jazz trumpeters to ever walk the earth. And he's used his skill admirably in the service of bebop ideas advanced by his mentor, Dizzy Gillespie. His working band served up bursts of lyricism in abundance — yes, including those altissimo screams.

Set List

The Baron
The Hunters and Gatherers
Hey, Lalo!
Dizzy Atmosphere (Gillespie)
Day Dream (Strayhorn)
Gillespiana Suite (Schifrin)

Airs Tuesday, August 6 at 9 p.m.  The world lost Abbey Lincoln (Aminata Moseka) in 2010, but her enduring legacy as jazz artist is still very much with us.   To commemorate what would have been her 83rd birthday on August 6th of this year, Peabody Award Winning Producer Jim Luce teams up with Abbey’s pianist Marc Cary to produce a moving tribute. Marc Cary’s new release, “For the Love of Abbey” (on Motema Records) interprets Abbey’s music in moving and emotional renditions on solo piano.  We also hear many tunes from Abbey’s earlier recordings. In her lifetime she recorded with many jazz luminaries that included Max Roach, Bobby Hutcherson, Kenny Baron, Jack Dejohnette, Steve Coleman, Archie Shepp, Pat Metheny, Dizzy Gillespie, Victor Lewis and more.