Beyond The Groove Yard 250: Awful Mean

George Klein presents more musicians from Detroit’s Golden Age, including bands led by Paul Chambers and Pepper Adams with Donald Byrd plus a set of recordings from the Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival in the early 1980s featuring Roy Brooks, Ursula Walker, and Griot Galaxy.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

AWFUL MEAN

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 250

George Klein, Groove Yard Studio, Ypsilanti, August 1, 2018 [18568]

 

Paul Chambers: Melody

Paul Chambers: Awful Mean

Paul Chambers: Mopp Shoe Blues

Roy Brooks & Artistic Truth: Dr. Silver

Ursula Walker: Groovin’ High

Griot Galaxy: Fosters

Pepper Adams: Hastings St. Bounce

Pepper Adams-Donald Byrd: Day Dream

Donald Byrd-Pepper Adams: Bitty Ditty

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by George Klein in Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 George Klein. Used with permission.

 

Mood Indigo 102: La Americana

Leslie Keros is playing music in Episode 102 by Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine, The Crown Project, Rickey Woodard, John Young, Adam Shulman, the Diva Jazz Orchestra, Sarah Vaughan, Joey Alexander, Houston Person & Ron Carter, Sam Yahel, Eddie Henderson, and Shorty Rogers & Art Pepper.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

LA AMERICANA

MOOD INDIGO 102

Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, May 4, 2018 [18567]

 

Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine: Trouble No. 2

The Crown Project: Creole Blues

Rickey Woodard: The Silver Strut

John Young: Baby Doll

Adam Shulman: Fantasy in D Flat

Diva Jazz Orchestra: La Americana

Sarah Vaughan: When Lights Are Low

Joey Alexander: Draw Me Nearer

Houston Person & Ron Carter: Blues for Two

Sam Yahel: Searchin’

Eddie Henderson: Fran Dance

Shorty Rogers & Art Pepper: Jive at Five

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Leslie Keros for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Leslie Keros for WDCB-FM, Chicago

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.

Beyond The Groove Yard 249: All Night Long

George Klein presents musicians from the Golden Age of Detroit jazz in the 1950s & ‘60s, a set each devoted to Kenny Burrell, Yusef Lateef, and Curtis Fuller, with fellow Detroiters as sidemen including Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Hugh Lawson, Sonny Red, Paul Chambers, Doug Watkins, Elvin Jones, and Louis Hayes.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ALL NIGHT LONG

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 249

George Klein, Groove Yard Studio, Ypsilanti, August 1, 2018 [GK6G-0249]

 

Kenny Burrell: This Time the Dream’s on Me

Kenny Burrell: Lover Man

Kenny Burrell: All Night Long

Yusef Lateef: Blues for the Orient

Yusef Lateef: Stay With Me

Yusef Lateef: Why Do I Love You

Curtis Fuller: Blue Lawson

Curtis Fuller: Stormy Weather

Curtis Fuller: The Breeze and I

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by George Klein in Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 George Klein. Used with permission.

 

Mood Indigo 101: Soulville

Leslie Keros is playing music this week by Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine, The Power Quintet, Brian Charette, Christian Sands, Maceo Parker, Aretha Franklin, Joel Frahm & Bruce Katz, King Curtis, and Ben Paterson.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SOULVILLE

MOOD INDIGO 101

Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, August 17, 2018 [18553]

 

Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine: Trouble No. 2

Bobby Hutcherson: For Duke P.

Frank Catalano & Jimmy Chamberlin: Chicago Eddie

Bongwool Lee: Why Not

Afro-Cuban All Stars: Elegia a Ruben Gonzalez

Ruben Gonzalez: Siboney

Aretha Franklin: Soulville

Aretha Franklin & Ray Charles: Ain’t But The One

Dr. Lonnie Smith: Think

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Leslie Keros for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Leslie Keros for WDCB-FM, Chicago

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.

Beyond The Groove Yard 248: Reunion Blues

George Klein presents recordings by the Modern Jazz Quartet just before they disbanded in 1974 and during their subsequent reunions in the 1980s and into the 1990s, which marked their extraordinary 40-year association.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

REUNION BLUES

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 248

George Klein, Groove Yard Studio, Ypsilanti, July 19, 2018 [18540]

 

MJQ: Tears for the Children

MJQ: Jazz Ostinato

MJQ: Softly as in a Morning Sunrise

MJQ: Reunion Blues

MJQ: Nature Boy

MJQ: For Ellington

MJQ: That Slavic Smile

MJQ: The Jasmine Tree

MJQ: Monterey Mist

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by George Klein in Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 George Klein. Used with permission.

 

Mood Indigo 100: Soul Serenade

Leslie Keros is playing music this week by Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine, The Power Quintet, Brian Charette, Christian Sands, Maceo Parker, Aretha Franklin, Joel Frahm & Bruce Katz, King Curtis, and Ben Paterson.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SOUL SERENADE

MOOD INDIGO 100

Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, August 17, 2018 [18539]

 

Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine: Trouble No. 2

The Power Quintet: Tincture

Brian Charette: Never Let Me Go

Christian Sands: Reaching for the Sun

Maceo Parker: Keep On Marching

Aretha Franklin: Won’t Be Long

Joel Frahm & Bruce Katz: The House That Jack Built

King Curtis: Soul Serenade

Ben Paterson: Sweatin’

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Leslie Keros for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Leslie Keros for WDCB-FM, Chicago

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.

Beyond The Groove Yard 247: Blue Funk

George Klein presents vibraphonist Milt Jakson teamed up with other jazz greats in the 1950s & ‘60s including Ray Charles, Ray Brown, Frank Wess, Bobby Jaspar, Coleman Hawkins, John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, and Oscar Peterson.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

BLUE FUNK

BEYOND THE GROOVE YARD 247

George Klein, Groove Yard Studio, Ypsilanti, July 19, 2018 [18526]

 

Milt Jackson with Ray Charles: Blue Funk

Milt Jackson with Ray Brown: Just for a Thrill

Milt Jackson with Frank Wess: Ghana

Milt Jackson with Wes Montgomery: Sam Sack

Milt Jackson with Coleman Harkins: Sandra’s Blues

Milt Jackson with Ray Charles: Hallelujah I Love Her So

Milt Jackson with Bobby Jaspar: Bags’ New Groove

Milt Jackson with John Coltrane: The Night We Called it a Day

Milt Jackson with Oscar Peterson: Reunion Blues

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by George Klein in Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 George Klein. Used with permission.

 

Mood Indigo 99: Sweet Sweet Baby

Leslie Keros is playing music this week by Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine, Joey Alexander, Joshua Redman, Greg Fishman Quintet, Eugene Maslov, Eddie Henderson, The Mack Avenue Superband. Ike Quebec, Aretha Franklin, Hank Crawford, McClenty Hunter Jr., and Geri Allen.

 

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

SWEET SWEET BABY

MOOD INDIGO 99

Leslie Keros, WDCB-FM, Chicago, August 17, 2018 [18525]

 

Shirley Scott & Stanley Turrentine: Trouble No. 2

Joey Alexander: Blackbird

Joshua Redman: Make Sure You’re Sure

Greg Fishman Quintet: One for Hank

Eugene Maslov: Seven Steps to Heaven

Eddie Henderson: Fran Dance

Mack Avenue Superband: Troublant Bolero

Ike Quebec: Heavy Soul

Aretha Franklin: Today I Sing the Blues

Hank Crawford: Since You’ve Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)

McClenty Hunter Jr.: That Girl

Geri Allen: Wanna Be Starting Something

Aretha Franklin: Spirit In The Dark

 

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by Leslie Keros for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by Leslie Keros for WDCB-FM, Chicago

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

 

© 2018 Leslie Keros. Used with permission.