KJZZ staff and the Valley jazz community lost a true friend this week. Paul Anderson passed away unexpectedly Jan. 20.
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.