THE GROOVE YARD 158 – BLESSING IN DISGUISE

George Klein presents the 6th and final hour of an extended look into the music of tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins, focusing on recordings from the 1960s and collaborations with Coleman Hawkins, Herbie Hancock, Ray Bryant, and Oliver Nelson.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BLESSING IN DISGUISE
THE GROOVE YARD 158
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, June 16, 1991 [22026]

Sonny Rollins & Coleman Hawkins: McGhee
Sonny Rollins with Herbie Hancock: Now’s the Time
Sonny Rollins with Herbie Hancock: Afternoon in Paris
Sonny Rollins with Herbie Hancock: It Could Happen to You
Sonny Rollins with Ray Bryant: Hold ‘Em Joe
Sonny Rollins with Ray Bryant: On Green Dolphin Street
Sonny Rollins with Oliver Nelson Orch.: Alfie’s Theme
Sonny Rollins: Blessing in Disguise

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

© 1991, 2022 George Klein. Used with permission.

THE GROOVE YARD 74 – ENLIGHTENMENT

George Klein presents an hour of Sun Ra and his Arkestra from the 1950s albums Sun Song, The Sound of Joy, and Jazz In Silhouette.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

ENLIGHTENMENT

THE GROOVE YARD 74

George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, June 24, 1990 [20300]

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Brainville

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: A Call For All Demons

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Transition

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: El Is The Sound of Joy

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Overtones of China

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Two Tones

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Enlightenment

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Saturn

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Velvet

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Kingdom of Not

Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Portrait of the Living Sky

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by George Klein at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 1990, 2020 George Klein. Used with permission.

THE GROOVE YARD 73 – THE CHASE IS ON

George Klein presents an hour of 1950s & ‘60s recordings by Ed Thigpen with Clark Terry & Kenny Burrell, the Mastersounds with Wes Montgomery playing music from Kismet, Charlie Rouse & Paul Quinichette, and Jimmy Smith with the Lalo Schifrin Orchestra. We also visit with WEMU staff at the Frog Island Festival in progress this day.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

THE CHASE IS ON

THE GROOVE YARD 73

George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, June 24, 1990 [20286]

Ed Thigpen: Celito Lindo

Ed Thigpen: Elbow And Mouth

The Mastersounds with Wes Montgomery: Not Since Ninevah

The Mastersounds with Wes Montgomery: Stranger in Paradise

Frog Island Festival Report

Charlie Rouse & Paul Quinichette: You’re Cheatin’ Yourself

Charlie Rouse & Paul Quinichette: The Chase is On

Jimmy Smith with the Lalo Schifrin Orchestra: St. Louis Blues

Jimmy Smith with the Lalo Schifrin Orchestra: Delon’s Blues

Jimmy Smith: Blue Room

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by George Klein at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 George Klein. Used with permission.

THE GROOVE YARD 72 – MY OLD FLAME

George Klein presents recordings from saxophonist Frank Morgan, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, and pianist Freddie Redd.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MY OLD FLAME

THE GROOVE YARD 72

George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, July 1, 1990 [20272]

Frank Morgan: Bernie’s Tune

Frank Morgan: My Old Flame

Frank Morgan: I’ll Remember April

Frank Morgan: Neal’s Blues

Freddie Hubbard: Caravan

Freddie Redd: Time o Smile

Freddie Redd: Who Killed Cock Robin

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by George Klein at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 1990, 2020 George Klein. Used with permission.

THE GROOVE YARD 71 – FRIED BANANAS

George Klein presents a live program from the Ann Arbor Taste Festival with music by J.J. Johnson, Kenny Burrrell, Lambert Hendricks & Ross, Dexter Gordon, Charles Mingus, Les McCann, Frank Morgan, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

FRIED BANANAS

THE GROOVE YARD 71

George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, June 17, 1990 [20258]

J.J. Johnson: Fatback

Kenny Burrrell: Chitlins Con Carne

Lambert Hendricks & Ross: Home Cooking

Dexter Gordon: Fried Bananas

Charles Mingus: Eat That Chicken

Les McCann: Fish This Week

Frank Morgan: Strollin’

Frank Morgan: Sonar

John Coltrane: The Promise

Miles Davis: Tadd’s Delight

A JOINT PRODUCTION

Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam

Produced & recorded by George Klein At WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI

Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair

Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 1990, 2020 George Klein. Used with permission.

THE GROOVE YARD 68 – GOD BLESS THE CHILD

George Klein presents an hour of music by the great Billie Holiday on Verve Records between 1952 and 1957 accompanied by Oscar Peterson, Flip Phillips, Barney Kessel Charlie Shavers, Tony Scott, Harry Edison, and a great assortment of top-notch jazz stars.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
GOD BLESS THE CHILD
THE GROOVE YARD 68
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, June 3, 1990 [20214]
Billie Holiday: East of the Sun
Billie Holiday: My Man
Billie Holiday: Lover Come Back To Me
Billie Holiday: Stormy Weather
Billie Holiday: Stormy Blues
Billie Holiday: I Wished On The Moon
Billie Holiday: Come Rain Or Come Shine
Billie Holiday: I Get A Kick Out of You
Billie Holiday: Strange Fruit
Billie Holiday: God Bless The Child
Billie Holiday: Our Love Is Here To Stay
Billie Holiday: They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Billie Holiday: Billie’s Blues


A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by George Klein At WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 1990, 2020 George Klein. Used with permission.

THE GROOVE YARD 66 – RIFFTIDE

Beyond The Groove Yard With George Klein

George Klein presents trumpeter Howard McGhee in a variety of significant bebop sessions from the mid-1940s into the early 1960s, recorded mostly on Bethlehem, Savoy, and Contemporary Records.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
RIFFTIDE
THE GROOVE YARD 66
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, May 27, 1990 [20186]
Howard McGhee: Mary Lee
Howard McGhee: Short Life
Howard McGhee: Talk of the Town
Howard McGhee: Belle from Bunnicock
Howard McGhee: Flip Lip
Howard McGhee: The Man I Love
Howard McGhee: How High the Moon
Howard McGhee: Harvest Time
Howard McGhee: Rifftide
Howard McGhee: Oowee But I Do
Howard McGhee: Don’t Blame Me
Howard McGhee: Maggie’s Back in Town
Charlie Parker Quintet: A Night In Tunisia


A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by George Klein at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2020 George Klein. Used with permission.

THE GROOVE YARD 65 – DEXTERITY

George Klein presents an hour of 1950s & ‘60s recordings by Jimmy Owens with Kenny Barron, Fred Katz, Steve Lacy, Vince Guaraldi with Bola Sete, and Sonny Stitt.


The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
DEXTERITY
THE GROOVE YARD 65
George Klein, WEMU-FM., Ypsilanti, May 27, 1990 [GKGY-0065]
Jimmy Owens & Kenny Barron: Peachy
Jimmy Owens & Kenny Barron: The Night We Called it a Day
Fred Katz: Sometimes I’m Happy
Fred Katz: Dexterity
Fred Katz: Feeling the Blues
Steve Lacy: Criss Cross
Steve Lacy: Wee
Vince Guaraldi & Bola Sete: Moon Ray
Sonny Stitt: Reed And A Half
Sonny Stitt: Lover Man


A JOINT PRODUCTION
Hosted by George Klein for Radio Free Amsterdam
Produced & recorded by George Klein at WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti MI
Post-production, editing & annotation by John Sinclair
Executive Producer: Steve Pratt

© 2019 George Klein. Used with permission.