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.
 

The Groove Yard 37: Nitty Gritty

George Klein presents an hour of 1950s & ’60s recordings by Ben Webster, Tal Farlow, Horace Silver, Buddy DeFranco, and Mal Waldron.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
NITTY GRITTY
THE GROOVE YARD 37
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, February 18, 1990 [19510]
 
Ben Webster: The Preacher
Ben Webster: Straight Nu Chaser 
Tal Farlow: There Is No Greater Love
Tal Farlow: How About You
Horace Silver: Let’s Get to the Nitty Gritty
Buddy DeFranco: Blues in the Closet
Buddy DeFranco: Monogram
Mal Waldron: One by One
Horace Silver: Serenade To A Soul Sister
 
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 36: Stairway To The Stars

George Klein presents an hour of 1960s recording sessions featuring Milt Jackson teamed up with other jazz greats including John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Coleman Hawkins, Frank Wess, Ray Charles, and Oscar Peterson.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
STAIRWAY TO THE STARS
THE GROOVE YARD 36
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, February 11, 1990 [19496]
 
Milt Jackson & John Coltrane: Bags and Trane
Milt Jackson & John Coltrane: Stairway to the Stars
Milt Jackson & Wes Montgomery: Blue Roz
Milt Jackson & Wes Montgomery: Sam Sack
Milt Jackson & Coleman Hawkins: Get Happy
Milt Jackson & Frank Wess: Midget Rod
Milt Jackson & Ray Charles: Hallelujah I Love Her So
Milt Jackson & Oscar Peterson: A Wonderful Guy
Milt Jackson & Oscar Peterson: Reunion Blues
Milt Jackson & John Coltrane: Blues Legacy
 
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 35: Homecoming Song

George Klein presents an hour of South African music by Abdullah Ibrahim in honor of the historic release of Nelson Mandela from prison in South Africa on this day.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
HOMECOMING SONG
THE GROOVE YARD 35
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, February 11, 1990 [19482]
 
Abdullah Ibrahim: Soweto  
Abdullah Ibrahim: African Marketplace
Abdullah Ibrahim: Zimbabwe
Abdullah Ibrahim: Anthem for a New Nation
Abdullah Ibrahim: Sowrto
Abdullah Ibrahim: Homecoming Song
Abdullah Ibrahim: Ekaya
 
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.
 
 

The Groove Yard 34: Blues Up And Down

George Klein presents tenor saxophonists Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin as leaders of their tough tenor quintet of the early 1960s as documented on several Jazzland LPs.
 
The John Sinclair Foundation Presents
BLUES UP AND DOWN
THE GROOVE YARD 34
George Klein, WEMU-FM, Ypsilanti, February 4, 1990 [19468]
 
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin: Funky Fluke
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin: Last Train From Overbrook
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin: Camp Meeting
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin: Blues Up and Down
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin: I Mean You
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin: Epistrophy
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis & Johnny Griffin: In Walked Bud
Johnny Griffin with Thelonious Monk: Let’s Cool One
 
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.