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“Out There a Minute” on Christmas Day will re-present highlights, favorites, and fits from eleven of the jazz program’s dates in 2011. The playlist will include performances and music from The 126.96.36.199s; David Axelrod; Billy Bang; Brooklyn Funk Essentials; Oscar Brown, Jr.; Edd “Kookie” Byrnes; The Claudia Quintet; Marty Grosz; Coleman Hawkins; Iswhat?!; Charles Mingus; Aaron Neville; New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble; Junko Onishi; The Charlie Parker Remix Project; Kenneth Patchen; Dexter Rombweber & The New Romans; Pharoah Sanders; John Scofield; Shamalamacord; Sun Ra; Tortoise; and Warren Zevon. Marc Ribot will have the sign-off song.
Program time is 10:00 a.m. - noon.
I hope you will tune in, and I hope you will hear something that interests you.
10/23/2011 “Out There a Minute” Jazz Program
As it happens, every song title (save one) on this week’s “Out There a Minute” jazz program begins with the word “You”. The artists and performers, however, are a more diverse bunch, mostly drawn from WXDU’s extensive jazz library. The program will feature music and performances by Louis Armstrong; Pearl Bailey; Elvis Costello and Marian MacPartland; Von Freeman and Frank Catalano; Essence All Stars; Benny Green; Bunky Green; Marty Grosz; Leroy Holmes; Harry James; Rahassan Roland Kirk; Frank Lowe; Buddy Morrow; Ken Nordine; The Bad Plus; Sex Mob; Pharoah Sanders; John Scofield and Aaron Neville; Jimmy Smith; Sun Ra; Fats Waller; Billy Ward & The Dominoes; Dick Wellstood; and John Zorn. Phil Wilson will have the sign-off song--which does not begin with “You”.
Program time is Sunday, 10 a.m. - noon. I hope you will tune in, and I hope you will hear something that interests you.
The playlist for WXDU’s “Out There a Minute” Jazz Program on Sunday 7/17/2011 will feature the music of Pharoah Sanders, who, according to Allmusic.com., “possesses one of the most distinctive tenor saxophone sounds in jazz”.
Jazz critic Stanley Crouch places Sanders in the triumvirate of tenor saxophonists (along with Archie Shepp and Albert Ayler) who formed the second wing of the jazz vanguard. And, according to Ashley Kahn (in the liner notes to the 2006 reissue of Pharoah Sanders: The Impulse Story), Ayler once dubbed Sanders the “son” of the holy avant-garde trinity, with Coltrane as the “father” and Ayler, himself, as the “holy ghost”.
Sanders worked with many of the jazz “avant garde” at the time, including Don Cherry and Sun Ra (who suggested Sanders change his name from “Farrell” to “Pharoah”), as well as with John Coltrane. In fact, Sanders began working with Coltrane in 1964 and he continued working with him until Coltrane’s death in 1967.