On this edition of Acid Jazz, you’ll hear the hippest version ever of “A Night In Tunisia,” from a rare CD released only in Japan featuring Jose James. The show concludes with the herculean tenor sax of Billy Harper's 1977 masterpiece, “Soran Bushi."
Trombone Shorty’s new CD “Say That To Say This” is featured.
Also, Mike LeDonne, Action Figure Party, Bob Marley, George Duke, Brecker Brothers, and a great Old School set featuring Thee Midnighters, McKinley Travis, Marvin Gaye, & Jimmy Ruffin.
Tonight we'll feature selections from Finnish trumpeter Jukka Eskola's new Schema Records release "Orquesta Bossa."
Eskola, who has played with The Five Corners Quintet and NuSpirit Helsinki, takes a fresh new bossa direction on this release!
George Duke..Rest In Peace
We'll remember George Duke with songs from his latest CD, Dream Weaver, and some of his earlier work.
Also, the new John Scofield, Robert Walters, Derrick Hodge, and Booker T, plus Old School via Motown circa 1966!
Tonight’s program incorporates a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. extolling the virtues of non-violence, set in a framework of hip-hop sensibilities by French mix master Dax Riders. Our mosaic also includes profound quotes from Mahatma Gandhi.
Selections from Booker T's "Sound The Alarm" are featured.
Also tonight, Soulstance, Bahama Social Club, Jose James, Leon Ware, Madlib, Marcos Valle, Brand New Heavies, Anthony Hamilton, Louie Vega, Us3, and Zero 7.