THE GROOVE YARD 196 – THE THESPIAN

George Klein presents a second hour of the music of pianist/composer Freddie Redd, recorded for Blue Note Records in 1960-61, and also featuring Jackie McLean on alto saxophone along with Tina Brooks on tenor sax. Plus there’s a closing cut by Jackie McLean from one of his own Blue Note albums.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THE THESPIAN
THE GROOVE YARD 196
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, November 24, 1991 [23010]

Freddie Redd: Melanie
Freddie Redd: The Thespian
Freddie Redd: Blues, Blues, Blues
Freddie Redd: Shadows
Freddie Redd: Cute Dute
Freddie Redd: Old Spice
Freddie Redd: Blues for Betsy
Freddie Redd: Somewhere
Jackie McLean: Old Gospel

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

© 1991, 2023 George Klein. Used with permission.

THE GROOVE YARD 194 – CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS

George Klein presents his first annual Christmas program on WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti in 1989 with an hour of 1950s & ‘60s Christmas jazz by Gene Ammons, Bobby Timmons, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Shirley Scott, Charlie Parker, Bob Dorough, Roland Kirk, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Paul Bley, Jimmy Smith, Lionel Hampton, and Chico Hamilton.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS
THE GROOVE YARD 194
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, December 24, 1989 [22580]

Gene Ammons: Christmas Song
Bobby Timmons: White Christmas
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Shirley Scott: Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Charlie Parke: White Christmas
Bob Dorough with Miles Davis: Blue Xmas
Roland Kirk: We Free Kings
MJQ: England’s Carol
Paul Bley: Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Jimmy Smith: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Lionel Hampton: White Christmas
Chico Hamilton: Winter Wonderland
Charlie Parker: They Can’t Take That Away from Me

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

© 1989, 2022 George Klein. Used with permission.

THE GROOVE YARD 193 – THE CONNECTION

George Klein presents an hour of music by pianist Freddie Redd from his Blue Note albums from 1960, including the entire soundtrack for Jack Gelber’s play The Connection, composed by Freddie Redd, followed by two cuts from his follow-up album called Shades of Redd, all reissued by Mosaic Records in a box set called The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Freddie Redd.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THE CONNECTION
THE GROOVE YARD 193
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, November 3, 1991 [22566]

Freddie Redd: Who Killed Cock Robin
Freddie Redd: Wigglin’
Freddie Redd: Music Forever
Freddie Redd: Time to Smile
Freddie Redd: Jim Dunn’s Dilemma
Freddie Redd: O.D.
Freddie Redd: Swift
Freddie Redd: Ole
Freddie Redd: Theme for Sister Salvation

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

© 1991, 2022 George Klein. Used with permission.

THE GROOVE YARD 192 – HIP FUNK

George Klein presents an hour of music by guitarist Grant Green from four previously unreleased Blue Note albums from 1961-1962 that were
recently unearthed and issued by Mosaic Records in a box set called The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Grant Green with Sonny Clark.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
HIP FUNK
THE GROOVE YARD 192
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, November 3, 1991 [22552]

Grant Green: Hip Funk
Grant Green: Someday My Prince Will Come
Grant Green: If I Should Lose You
Grant Green: Back in Your Own Back Yard
Grant Green: Cool Blues
Grant Green: Born to Be Blue
Grant Green: Granada

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

© 1991, 2022 George Klein. Used with permission.

THE GROOVE YARD 191 – THE SONG IS YOU

George Klein presents an hour of music by guitarist Grant Green from four previously unreleased Blue Note albums from 1961-1962 that were
recently unearthed and issued by Mosaic Records in a box set called The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Grant Green with Sonny Clark.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THE SONG IS YOU
THE GROOVE YARD 191
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, November 3, 1991 [22538]

Grant Green: On Green Dolphin Street
Grant Green: Gooden’s Corner
Grant Green: The Things We Did Last Summer
Grant Green: The Song Is You
Grant Green: It Ain’t Necessarily So
Grant Green: Little Girl Blue
Grant Green: Tune-Up

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

© 1991, 2022 George Klein. Used with permission.

THE GROOVE YARD 168 – THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA

George Klein presents the 6th and final hour of a feature on tenor saxophonist Stan Getz who died in June 1991. This hour focuses on some very popular bossa nova recordings with Brazilians Laurindo Almeida, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto & his wife Astrud, who served as interpreter for the recording session and was called on to sing “The Girl from Ipanema,” which became a very big hit. After another recording with Astrud, the emphasis shifts to some straight ahead recordings from the late 1960s, where the Getz feature ends.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA
THE GROOVE YARD 168
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, July 21, 1991 [22181]0
Stan Getz & Laurindo Almeida: Minica Moca (Young Lady)
Stan Getz & Laurindo Almeida: Outra Vez (Once Again)
Stan Getz-Antonio Carlos Jobim-Joao & Astrud Gilberto: The Girl From Ipanema
Stan Getz with Astrud Gilberto: Corcovado
Stan Getz: Stan’s Blues
Stan Getz: Here’s That Rainy Day
Stan Getz: Grandfather’s Waltz
Stan Getz: Sweet Rain
Stan Getz: Con Alma
Stan Getz: A Summer Afternoon

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 167 – ONE NOTE SAMBA

George Klein presents the final segment of a multi-part series commemorating Stan Getz, who passed away in 1991. This hour is from 1962-63, the first years of the bossa nova craze in the U.S. The Getz album with guitarist Charlie Byrd, Jazz Samba, was a huge hit that inspired many musicians to try bossa nova for musical & monetary reasons. Other collaborations were also influential: Big Band Bossa Nova with Gary McFarland, and Jazz Samba Encore with Luis Bonfa.

The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
ONE NOTE SAMBA
THE GROOVE YARD 167
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, July 21, 1991 [22166]

Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd: Desafinado
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd: E Luxo So
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd: Bahia
Stan Getz with Gary McFarland: One Note Samba
Stan Getz with Gary McFarland: Bim Bom
Stan Getz with Gary McFarland: Manha de Carnival
Stan Getz & Luis Bonfa: Mania de Maria
Stan Getz & Luis Bonfa: Saudade vemCorrendo
Stan Getz & Luis Bonfa: A Tribute to Getz
Stan Getz & Luis Bonfa: Sambalero
Stan Getz & Luis Bonfa: So Dance Samba

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 166 – BLUES IN THE CLOSET

George Klein presents the 4th hour of an extended feature on tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, focusing once again on 1957-61 and featuring collaborations with Gerry Mulligan (on “Let’s Fall in Love” they switch horns: Getz plays baritone & Mulligan plays tenor) and J.J. Johnson at the Opera House in Chicago, sessions recorded in Europe, and the album entitled Focus, with string arrangements by Eddie Sauter.

The John Sinclair Foundation presents
BLUES IN THE CLOSET
THE GROOVE YARD 166
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, July 14, 1991 [22152]

Stan Getz & Gerry Mulligan: Let’s Fall in Love
Stan Getz & J.J. Johnson: Blues in the Closet
Stan Getz & J.J. Johnson: Crazy Rhythm
Stan Getz: Gold Rush
Stan Getz: But Beautiful
Stan Getz with Strings: I’m Late
Stan Getz with Strings: Pan
Stan Getz: 500 Miles High

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.