Next Time on All This Jazz: "The Less-Familiar Ellington"

Aug 18, 2012

Howdy, kids. Sorry about the prolonged absence, blog-wise; I'm still away from the studio on vacation.

I'll be back soon enough, but in the meantime I wanted to quickly preview the "re-broadcast" that we have on deck for tonight's edition of All This Jazz (that is, for our 8/18/12 show).

The second-hour theme for this program, which first aired in December of 2010, is pretty special --- it's "The Less-Familiar Ellington."

We all know (and obviously love) such classic Ellington tunes as "Mood Indigo" and "'A' Train." But in the second half of tonight's program, we'll hear several less well-known (yet still outstanding) pieces from the Duke's majestic songbook, among them "Portrait of Wellman Braud" and "Heaven" and "Jump for Joy" (as rendered, respectively, by the likes of Stefon Harris and Randy Weston and Chris Connor).

Therefore, please join us at 10pm this evening on 89.5 FM...because it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that you-know-what.