Continuum – A Journey Through Jazz
Episode 12: “Sultry Summer Nights”
Hosted and Produced by J. Scott Fugate, “The Jazz Evangelist”
Greetings fellow travelers – in the past few weeks our journey through jazz has encountered some summer grooves and summer soul . . . and it’s been funky, fun, and hot – but this week it’s time to cool down. So, let’s go sit on the porch as the sun goes down and enjoy a sultry summer night.
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We start the evening off with Terence Blanchard creating a steamy New Orleans mood from “A Streetcar Named Desire”, and spend some more time smoldering down south with Monty Alexander and getting blue with Sidney Bechet . . . Eric Alexander keeps the blues rolling right into Octobop’s sultry “Playboy Theme” and the mood continues to ebb and flow with syncopated heat, slowly chilled until it turns blue by jazz luminaries such as Jamil Sharif, Bill Evans, Will Scruggs, Dexter Gordon, Ken and Harry Watters and Michael Brecker – all bringing a bluesy, steamy, sultry and romantic sound for a perfect summer evening.
So, turn off the lights and TV, light a couple of candles, grab a loved one and your favorite beverage . . . and enjoy a wonderful evening listening to some great jazz. Enjoy the ride!
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PLAYLIST: Continuum – A Journey Through Jazz
Episode 12 – “Sultry Summer Nights”
Artist – “Track” – Album – Year – (Label)
Terence Blanchard – “A Streetcar Named Desire” - Jazz In Film – 1999 – (Sony)
Monty Alexander – “Creole Love Call” - Impressions In Blue – 2003 – (Telarc)
Sidney Bechet – “Blue Horizon” - Best of Sidney Bechet – 1944 – (Blue Note)
Eric Alexander – “Born To Be Blue” - Alexander The Great – 2000 – (High Note)
Octobop – “Playboy Theme” - After Dark – 2004 – (Mystic Lane Productions)
Jamil Sharif – “Vee Vee” – Jamillennium – 2000 – (Umdah)
Bill Evans Trio – “Blue In Green (Take 3) - Portrait in Jazz – 1959 – (Ojc)
Will Scruggs – “High Road” – Jazz Fellowship – 2004 – (Summit)
Dexter Gordon – “Tanya” - The Best of Dexter Gordon – 1964 – (Blue Note)
Ken & Harry Watters – “In A Sentimental Mood” – Brothers – 1999 – (Summit)
Michael Brecker – “Never Alone” - Now You See It . . . (Now You Don’t) – 1990 – (GRP)
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