THE GROOVE YARD 259 – OPEN SESAME

George Klein presents an hour of music by two veteran jazz artists who’d be featured at the 1992 Detroit Jazz Festival the following week: trumpet star Freddie Hubbard on Blue Note and Impulse Records, and Betty Carter, the great singer from Flint, Michigan, on Epic Records with Ray Bryant from 1955 and with Gigi Grice in 1958.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
OPEN SESAME
THE GROOVE YARD 259
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, September 1992 [24194]

Freddie Hubbard: Open Sesame
Freddie Hubbard: Osie Mae
Freddie Hubbard: Prophet Jennings
Freddie Hubbard: Philly Mignon
Betty Carter: I Could Write a Book
Betty Carter: The Way You Look Tonight
Betty Carter: Can’t We Be Friends
Betty Carter: I Can’t Help It
Betty Carter: Babe’s Blues
Betty Carter: Foul Play
Betty Carter: What a Little Moonlight Can Do
Betty Carter: Remember
Betty Carter: Jazz Ain’t Nothing but Soul
Freddie Hubbard: Caravan

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

© 1992, 2024 George Klein. Used with permission.

THE GROOVE YARD 258 – ON THE TRAIL

George Klein presents the third hour of his feature on the great alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, with music from his Blue Note albums of the 1960s including One Step Beyond, Action, an unreleased date from 1965 with Lee Morgan, plus Jack Knife and Demon’s Dance, completed with a live cut with Dexter Gordon from Denmark in 1963.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ON THE TRAIL
THE GROOVE YARD 258
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, July 5, 1992 [24179]

Jackie McLean: Saturday and Sunday
Jackie McLean: Hootenan
Jackie McLean: Bluesanova
Jackie McLean: Blue Fable
Jackie McLean: Soft Blue
Jackie McLean: Flooga
Jackie McLean & Dexter Gordon: On the Trail
Jackie McLean: Strange As It Seems

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

© 1992, 2024 George Klein. Used with permission

THE GROOVE YARD 257 – BLUESNIK

George Klein presents the second hour of his feature on the great alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, focusing on his recordings for the Blue Note record label in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BLUESNIK
THE GROOVE YARD 257
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, July 5, 1992 [24164]

Jackie McLean: Quadrangle
Jackie McLean: Minor Apprehension
Jackie McLean: 116th & Lenox
Jackie McLean: Bluesnik
Jackie McLean: Melody for Melanie
Jackie McLean: Tippin’ the Scales
Jackie McLean: Riff Raff

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

© 1992, 2024 George Klein. Used with permission

THE GROOVE YARD 255 – WHAT’S NEW

George Klein presents the first hour of his multi-part feature on the great alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, featuring Jackie’s early recordings with Miles Davis, his stints with Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers and the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop, and his Prestige recordings as a leader in the mid-1950s.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
WHAT’S NEW
THE GROOVE YARD 255
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, 1992 [24134]

Jackie McLean with Miles Davis & Sonny Rollins: Dig
Jackie McLean with Miles Davis & Milt Jackson: Minor March
Jackie McLean with Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Cranky Spanky
Jackie McLean with the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop: A Foggy Day
Jackie McLean: A Foggy Day
Jackie McLean: Dee’s Dilemma
Jackie McLean: I Hear a Rhapsody
Jackie McLean: What’s New

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

© 1992, 2024 George Klein. Used with permission.

THE GROOVE YARD 248 – THREE IN ONE

George Klein begins his multi-part feature on the great trumpet star, composer and bandleader from Pontiac called Thad Jones, with recordings by his small groups spotlighting his brothers Hank and Elvin Jones, Frank Foster, Charley Harris, Kenny Burrell,s Mingus, Max Roach, Kenny Clarke, Billy Mitchell, Barry Harris, Percy Heath, Frank Wess, and others on Debut, Blue Note, Prestige and Metro Blue Records, with a closing cut by a band led by his brother, Elvin Jones.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THREE IN ONE
THE GROOVE YARD 248
George Klein, WMU-FM, Ypsilanti, 1992 [24015]

Thad Jones: I’ll Remember April
Thad Jones: More of the Same
Thad Jones: I Got It Bad
Thad Jones: Scratch
Thad Jones: Billet Do
Thad Jones: Count One
Thad Jones: Three In One
Elvin Jones: Time Capsule

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

© 1992, 2024 George Klein. Used with permission.

THE GROOVE YARD 242 – MALLETS TOWARD NONE

George Klein presents the sixth and final hour of his feature on Detroit vibraharpist Milt Jackson, focused on his early-and mid-60s recordings for Riverside Records (Invitation  and Live at the Village Gate)), Impulse (Jazz and Samba) and Atlantic Records (Vibrations and Bags & Trane).

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents

MALLETS TOWARD NONE

THE GROOVE YARD 242

George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, April 5, 1992 [23688]

Milt Jackson: The Sealer

Milt Jackson: Stella by Starlight

Milt Jackson: The Gingerbread Boy

Milt Jackson: Mallets Toward None

Milt Jackson: Bags of Blue

Milt Jackson: Little Girl Blue

Milt Jackson & John Coltrane: Bebop

Milt Jackson & John Coltrane: Centerpiece

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

© 1992, 2023 George Klein. Used with permission.

THE GROOVE YARD 215 – PENTACOSTAL FEELING

George Klein presents another hour of music by Detroit trumpet man Donald Byrd, focusing this week on Byrd’s 1957-1962 New York City recordings with Hank Mobley, Jackie McLean, Duke Pearson, Doug Watkins, Lex Humphries, Reggie Workman, Pepper Adams, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Billy Higgins.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
PENTACOSTAL FEELING
THE GROOVE YARD 215
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, February 16, 1992 [23290]

Donald Byrd & Jackie McLean: My Girl Shirl
Donald Byrd & Hank Mobley: Ghana
Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams: Hush
Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams: Shangri-La
Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams: Six M’s
Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams: You’re Next
Donald Byrd & Wayne Shorter: Pentacostal Feeling
Donald Byrd & Wayne Shorter: Night Flower

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

© 1992, 2023George Klein. Used with permission.

THE ORIGINAL GROOVE YARD 213 – LONG GREEN

George Klein presents a feature on Detroit trumpeter Donald Byrd featuring recordings made in 1955 -1956 with fellow musicians Yusef Lateef, Bernard McKinny, Barry Harris, Hank Jones, Paul Chambers, Doug Watkins, Kenny Clarke, Art Farmer, and Jackie McLean.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
LONG GREEN
THE ORIGINAL GROOVE YARD 213
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, February 2, 1992 [23260]

Donald Byrd: Parisian Thoroughfare
Donald Byrd & Frank Foster: Winterset
Donald Byrd & Frank Foster: Long Green
Donald Byrd & Art Farmer: The Third
Donald Byrd: Round Midnight
Donald Byrd & the Young Bloods: Dewey Square
Donald Byrd: Fly, Little Bird, Fly

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

© 1992, 2023 George Klein. Used with permission.