Jan 10 - Jan 14
Celebrating Max Roach: Select Recordings from 1958-1960
The Max Roach quintets with trumpeter Booker Little and saxophonist George Coleman to the Turrentine brother matchups came after the ever-famous Clifford Brown and Roach Inc., a group led by Roach that defined the development of hard bop in the early 1950's. By 1960, Roach was already responding to the political climate of the decade that followed, but this week we'll hear some of his propulsive and forward-thinking groups from the period before the turbulent 60's, when the drummer was consistently writing and recording with the finest horn players he could find.
Jan 17 - Jan 21
New and Vintage ECM Recordings
ECM (Edition of Contemporary Music) Records was founded in 1969 by award-winning producer Manfred Eicher. The German label has documented a variety of styles but is best known for jazz. This week, we'll hear a couple recent releases on the label from vibraphonist Jorge Rossy and trumpeter Enrico Rava to earlier releases from Dave Holland, Keith Jarrett, Norma Winstone, and Jack DeJohnette while hearing why ECM's motto is "The Most Beautiful Sound Next to Silence."
Jan 24 - Jan 28
50 Years of Gary Burton
A towering figure in jazz performance and education, vibraphonist Gary Burton stands as one of the most uniquely gifted composers and bandleaders of the instrument. Combined with his adopted four-mallet grip technique and a certain empathy for the music heard in various collaborations since his 1961 debut, Burton retired from performing in 2017 but left a legacy of priceless recordings to explore.