The Groove Yard 45: Tune Up

George Klein presents an hour of music from the 1950s & ‘60s with Sonny Stitt & McCoy Tyner with Art Blakey, Dwike Mitchell & Willie Ruff, Richard Williams, John Lewis & Sven Asmudsen, and Sonny Rollins.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
TUNE UP
THE GROOVE YARD 45
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 4, 1990 [19612]
 
Sonny Stitt & McCoy Tyner with Art Blakey: Cafe
Sonny Stitt & McCoy Tyner with Art Blakey: A Jazz Message
Dwike Mitchell & Willie Ruff: Gypsy In My Soul
Dwike Mitchell & Willie Ruff: When Lights Are Low
Richard Williams: I Can Dream, Can’t I
Richard Williams: Blues In a Quandry
John Lewis & Sven Asmudsen: Winter Tale
Sonny Rollins: Tune Up
Sonny Rollins: Asiatic Rays
Sonny Rollins: Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye
 
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
 
© 1990, 2019 George Klein. Used with permission.
 

The Groove Yard 44: Seven Steps To Heaven

George Klein presents an hour of 1950s & ’60s recordings by Miles Davis, Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers, Hampton Hawes, Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh, and a band with Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie backing singers Rubberlegs Williams and Sarah Vaughan.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SEVEN STEPS TO HEAVEN
THE GROOVE YARD 44
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 18, 1990 [19608]
 
Miles Davis: Seven Steps to Heaven
Miles Davis: I Fall in Love Too Easily
Rubberlegs Williams with Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie: What’s the Matter Now
Rubberlegs Williams with Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie: I Want Every Bit of It
Sarah Vaughan with Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie:
Mean to Me
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Politely
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: The Egyptian
Hampton Hawes: My Romance
Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh: Ronnie’s Line
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Blues March
 
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
 
© 1990, 2019 George Klein. Used with permission.
 
 

The Groove Yard 43: Off Minor

George Klein presents Part 2 of a three-part feature on Thelonious Monk, focused here on Riverside recordings from 1955-61 and featuring a variety of saxophonists, including Ernie Henry, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Gerry Mulligan, Johnny Griffin, Harold Land, and Charlie Rouse.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
OFF MINOR
THE GROOVE YARD 43
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 11, 1990 [19594]
 
Thelonious Monk: It Don’t Mean a Thing
Thelonious Monk: Brilliant Corners
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane: Trinkle Tinkle
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane & Coleman Hawkins: Off Minor
Thelonious Monk with Gerry Mulligan: Straight No Chaser
Thelonious Monk with Johnny Griffin: Blue Monk
Thelonious Monk: Blue Monk
Thelonious Monk with Charlie Rouse: I’m Getting Sentimental
 
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
 
© 1990, 2019 George Klein. Used with permission.
 
 

The Groove Yard 42: African Cookbook

George Klein presents an hour of 1950s & ’60s recordings by Randy Weston with Booker Ervin, Oscar Peterson with Clark Terry, Toots Thielemans with Pepper Adams, Charlie Byrd, Art Farmer & Donald Byrd, and Jackie McLean

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
AFRICAN COOKBOOK
THE GROOVE YARD 42
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 11, 1990 [19580]
 
Randy Weston with Booker Ervin: African Cookbook
Randy Weston with Booker Ervin: Portrait of Vivian
Oscar Peterson with Clark Terry: Blues for Smedley
Oscar Peterson with Clark Terry: Incoherent Blues
Jean ”Toots” Thielemans with Pepper Adams: Soul Station
Jean “Toots” Thielemans with Pepper Adams: Fundamental Frequency
Charlie Byrd: Mama I’ll Be Home Someday
Art Farmer & Donald Byrd: The Third
Jackie McLean: Riff Raff
 
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
 
© 1990, 2019 George Klein. Used with permission.
 
  JAZZ

The Groove Yard 41: Humph

George Klein presents Part 1 of a three-part feature on Thelonious Monk, focusing here on Monk’s Blue Note recordings of the late 1940s & early ’50s with Kenny Dorham, Sahib Shihab, Lou Donaldson, Milt Jackson, Art Blakey, and others.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
HUMPH
THE GROOVE YARD 41
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 11, 1990 [19566]
 
Thelonious Monk: Humph
Thelonious Monk: Evonce
Thelonious Monk: Nice Work if You Can Get It
Thelonious Monk: Nice Work (alternate take)
Thelonious Monk: Ruby My Dear
Thelonious Monk: In Walked Bud
Thelonious Monk: Round Midnight
Thelonious Monk: Evidence
Thelonious Monk: Misterioso
Thelonious Monk: I Mean You
Thelonious Monk: Four in One
Thelonious Monk: Criss Cross
Thelonious Monk: Straight No Chaser
Thelonious Monk:  Sixteen
Thelonious Monk: Sixteen (alternate take)
Thelonious Monk: Let’s Cool One
Thelonious Monk: Epistrophy
 
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, 2019 George Klein. Used with permission.
 

The Groove Yard 40: Tune Up

George Klein presents an hour of 1950s & ’60s recordings by Art Blakey with Sonny Stitt & McCoy Tyner, Dwike Mitchell & Willie Ruff, Richard Williams, John Lewis with Svend Asmussen, and Sonny Rollins.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
TUNE UP
THE GROOVE YARD 40
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, March 4, 1990 [19562]
 
Art Blakey with Sonny Stitt & McCoy Tyner: Cafe
Art Blakey with Sonny Stitt & McCoy Tyner: Just Knock On My Door
Dwike Mitchell & Willie Ruff: Gypsy in My Soul
Dwike Mitchell & Willie Ruff: When Lights are Low
Richard Williams: I Can Dream Can’t I
Richard Williams: Blues in a Quandary
John Lewis with Svend Asmussen: Winter Tale
Sonny Rollins: Tune Up
Sonny Rollins: Asiatic Raes
Sonny Rollins: Toot Toot Tootsie
 
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
 
© 1990, 2019 George Klein. Used with permission.
 
 

The Groove Yard 39: After You’ve Gone

George Klein presents Jazz at the Philharmonic in 1946, produced by Norman Granz: freewheeling jam sessions featuring Charlie Parker and Lester Young along with other stars, including Howard McGhee, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Killian, Willie Smith, Charlie Ventura, Buck Clayton, Coleman Hawkins, and others.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
AFTER YOU’VE GONE
THE GROOVE YARD 39
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, February 25, 1990 [19538]
 
Charlie Parker & Lester Young: Sweet Georgia Brown
Charlie Parker & Lester Young: Blues for Norman
Charlie Parker & Lester Young: Lady Be Good
Charlie Parker & Lester Young: After You’ve Gone
Charlie Parker & Lester Young: JATP 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
 
© 2019 George Klein. Used with permission.
 

The Groove Yard 38: Seventh Son

George Klein presents instrumental & vocal recordings by Mose Allison from the 1950s & ’60s. This feature highlighted an appearance by Mose Allison at the Bird of Paradise club in Ann Arbor MI on February 22-24, 1990.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
SEVENTH SON
THE GROOVE YARD 38
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilati, February 18, 1990 [19524]
 
Mose Allison: Blueberry Hill
Mose Allison: You Won’t Let Me Go
Mose Allison: Seventh Son
Mose Allison: One Room Country Shack
Mose Allison: In Shalah
Mose Allison: Mojo Woman
Mose Allison: Parchman Farm
Mose Allison: New Parchman
Mose Allison: Carnival
Mose Allison: Trouble in Mind
Mose Allison: Lost Mind
Mose Allison: Your Mind is on Vacation
Mose Allison: Ain’t You a Mess
Mose Allison: Your Molecular Structure
Mose Allison: Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Mose Allison: One Of These Days
Mose Allison: If You Live
 
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
 
© 2019 George Klein. Used with permission.