As mentioned in this blog, Open Field radio is in full bloom, and I’m happy to report that our first curated playlist for Jazz is ready for any greedy ears (like mine) that have been eagerly awaiting. Our first playlist is chosen by Jeremy Walker: Jazz musican, composer and writer (whose articles will soon be featured on mnartists.org).
Here’s the playlist:
“Portrait Of Louis Armstrong”/Duke Ellington, from New Orleans Suite 3:05
“Sunset and the Mocking Bird”/Duke Ellington from the Ellington Suites 3:48
“Remember”/Hank Mobley from Soul Station 5:42
“Something In B Flat”/Benny Golson from Benny Golson’s New York Scene 6:05
“Moanin’ Low”/Billie Holiday from the Quintessential Billie Holiday Volume IV 3:06
“Where Is The Sun?”/Billie Holiday from the Quintessential Billie Holiday Volume IV 2:48
“O Solitude”/Branford Marsalis Quartet, from Braggtown 7:48
“Jelly Roll”/Charles Mingus, from Mingus Ah Um 4:02
“Chi-Chi”/Charlie Parker, from Now’s The Time 2:45
“Confirmation”/Charlie Parker, from Now’s The Time 2:58
“Hi-Fly”/Jaki Byard, from Hi-Fly Jazz 3:58
“Don’t Get Scared”/Kurt Elling, from Live In Chicago 3:39
“Black and Blue”/Louis Armstrong, from Satch Plays Fats: The Music Of Fats Waller 4:39
“Thank You Billy Higgins”/Matt Wilson, from Humidity 6:15
“Congeniality”/Ornette Coleman, from the Shape Of Jazz To Come 6:48
“Two Bass Hit”/Sonny Clark Trio, from Sonny Clark Trio (The Rudy Van Gelder Edition) 3:45
“Darn That Dream (Take 1)”/Thelonious Monk, from Monk Alone: The Complete Columbia Solo Studio Recordings of Thelonious Monk- 1962-1968 3:44
“First Time”/Wynton Marsalis, from He and She 4:47
“Bye-Ya”/Thelonious Monk, from Monk’s Dream 6:03
“I’m An Old Cowhand”/Sonny Rollins, from Way Out West 5:42
So go check out a free radio and give these tracks a listen! And let us know what you think, i.e. about the songs, about Jazz on the Open Field radio, and also any requests for a future playlist. We’ll be changing this playlist in two weeks, so stay tuned for the next one. And if you’re playing for keeps, all these tracks can be found on Itunes, except for the Jaki Byard track, which can be found on Emusic. Also, stay listening after the Jazz playlist to hear Magic Chairs by Efterklang. Efterklang will be performing in the McGuire Theater Saturday September 11 at 8 pm, to kick off our Performing Arts season, with a party in the McGuire beforehand at 7 pm, and Magic Chairs is their newest album.
Jeremy Walker is a pianist and composer with a commitment to jazz as a central part American culture. In 2003 he founded Brilliant Corners, an alcohol-free establishment, designed to attract all ages and showcase emerging talent. Since the club’s closing, Walker has gone on to found Jazz is NOW! and the NOWnet, a flexibly sized ensemble dedicated to performing original works. He serves as leader of the NOWnet and the Executive Artistic Director of Jazz is NOW. He has served as the music director for collaborative music and dance projects with Zenon Dance Company in 2005 and TU Dance in 2010. Walker created the ongoing late-night jazz performance series at the Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant. Walker’s playing and composing have been praised by such notables as Wynton Marsalis, Matt Wilson, Anthony Cox, Ron Miles, Vincent Gardner, and Ted Nash. He splits time between New York and Minneapolis.