June 2012

Ahmad Jamal

Ahmad Ahmad Jamal has a unique flavor to his playing.  Miles Davis wanted all his pianists to sound like Ahmad.  Today Jamal  tours with his own trio and creates brilliant improvisations over jazz standards like Blue Moon, and his own compositions.  Hear the history of Ahmad Jamal from Poinciana to today, Monday night on the 9 O'clock special. 

Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers  Whether he was writing with Larry Hart or Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rogers wrote 900 beautiful melodies that were easy to listen to and fun to play.  Jazz musicians love his harmonies and melodic invention and bring a whole new light to Rogers wonderful tunes.  Tonight delight in Blue Moon, My Romance, My Favorite Things, My Funny Valentine, and  Where or When done by everyone from John Coltrane to Ray Charles.