05/30/09 By wen mew
VOCALIST, EDUCATOR BARBARA MORRISON LAUNCHED NEW JAZZ RADIO SHOW!
EVERY SATURDAY ON KGIL, 1260 AM BEVERLY HILLS, SANTA MONICA AND LOS ANGELES.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
VOCALIST, EDUCATOR BARBARA MORRISON KICKS OFF EXCITING NEW JAZZ SHOW ON KGIL 1260, AM BEVERLY HILLS, SANTA MONICA AND LOS ANGELES!
BARBARA'S new jazz show LADY B is one the best jazz shows in the world as there is no better show when the programmer knows the music inside and out. The only other shows which are comparable are also hosted by musicians MARIAN MCPARTLAND AND DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER. BARBARA'S show is far superior to BRUCE LUNDVALL'S SHOW which features his BLUE NOTE CATALOG!
BARBARA'S theme song is her excellent recording of LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES, THE CITY BY THE SEA composed by HAROLD A. GARRISON JR.
She opened the show with Theo Sanders's SOKO from bassist HENRY FRANKLIN's "HOME COOKING" featuring an exciting full toned soprano solo by AZAR LAWRENCE with great help from pianist THEO SANDERS AND PERCUSSIONIST RAMON BANDA.
Next was some exciting early DIANA KRALL with TROMBONIST VINCE BENEDETTI recorded in Germany in 1990. Benedetti played a great bone solo on THE NEWS, and Krall never sounded better.
MARK WINKLER gave us EASY THE HARD WAY. WINKLER is a very talented composer, vocalist along the lines of BOBBY TROUP.
Barbara then presented two of her favorite pianists PHIL WRIGHT, who's been music director for CHESS RECORDS, NANCY WILSON, ABBY LINCOLN, ERNIE ANDREWS and more, and vocalist-pianist JOHN HARKINS, formerly from Chicago, but now the most in demand pianist in Sydney, Australia where Barbara performs every year.
Next came two of the greatest guitarists in the world, WES MONTGOMERY AND KENNY BURRELL. Barbara played Wes's A DAY IN THE LIFE by the BEATLES, and one of Kenny's very sensitive and delicate versions of MOOD INDIGO.
Barbara featured a tune her arranger BILL LISTON wrote for his son and then closed with SOFT WINDS which showcased fine trumpet, bone, guitar, and tenor solos from the Al Aarons aggregation!
THIS SHOW IS A MUST FOR JAZZ LOVERS EVERYWHERE! KGIL 1260 AM
Posted by wen mew at 7:21 PM
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