• Knowledge Speaks, But Wisdom Listens - Ron Westray’s “Jimi Jazz”

    1 Aug 2014, 00:50 by BlueCanoe

    Blue Canoe Records has released “Jimi Jazz” from jazz wonder Ron Westray. Westray’s fresh solo take on Jimi Hendrix classics blend bop with contemporary horn and makes it accessible to all listeners.

    Professor Ron Westary’s professional contributions encompass a stunning list of achievements in the areas of performance, composition, recording and publishing. Since the early nineties he has performed in hundreds of performances around the globe as trombonist or lead trombonist with the most prestigious jazz ensembles in the world, including The Wynton Marsalis Septet, New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, The Mingus Big Band, Irving Mayfield, The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and the Marcus Roberts Ensemble. Mr. Westray has received critical acclaim in numerous publications including Ebony, Essence, Downbeat, JazzTimes, Life Magazine and The New Yorker. Josep Pedro, in an All About Jazz article, said of Ron, “…takes another step ahead while showing strong vocality and rich tone”.
  • Stride Piano broadcast

    25 Mar 2011, 02:09 by Uhwelluh

    A two hour sampling of Harlem stride & stride-influenced piano playing.

    Swing Plus #149
    3/22/11 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AZ time
    http://www.kbrpradio.com

    1- Carolina Shout - Fats Waller
    2- Mule Walk (Stomp) - James P. Johnson
    3- You've Got To Be Modernistic - James P. Johnson
    4- I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling - James P. Johnson
    5- Finger Buster - Willie The Lion Smith
    6- If I Could Be With You live - Willie The Lion Smith & Don Ewell
    7- Sneakaway - Willie The Lion Smith
    8- Numb Fumblin' - Fats Waller
    9- Smashing Thirds - Fats Waller
    10- Tea For Two - Fats Waller
    11- The Shout - Art Tatum
    12- Sweet & Lovely - Joe Turner
    13- Anitra's Dance - Donald Lambert
    14- Baby Laurence - Count Basie
    15- Liza 1954 - Erroll Garner
    16- What's Your Story Morning Glory live - Mary Lou Williams
    17- Pete & Thomas: Tribute to the Ticklers - Jaki Byard
    18- Between the Devil & The Deep Blue Sea - Thelonious Monk
    19- Bolivar Blues live - Marcus Roberts
    20- Vipers Drag live - Ralph Sutton
  • Tickling the Ivories broadcast

    3 Sep 2009, 19:23 by Uhwelluh

    Two hours of some swinging piano greats with brief biographical sketches.

    Swing Plus #74
    9/1/09 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    http://www.kbrpradio.com

    1-Twilight Rag (1917) – James P. Johnson
    2-Carolina Shout (1921) – James P. Johnson
    3-Charleston (1925) – James P. Johnson
    4-Riffs (1944) – James P. Johnson
    5-The Pearls (1926) – Jelly Roll Morton
    6-Wolverine Blues (1927) – Jelly Roll Morton
    7-Mournful Serenade (1928) – Jelly Roll Morton
    8-Pep (1929) – Jelly Roll Morton
    9-Pianology (1937) – Earl Hines
    10-The Father’s Getaway (1939) – Earl Hines
    11-Piano Man (1939) – Earl Hines
    12-Fathas Blues (1964) – Earl Hines
    13-Tiger Rag (1933) – Art Tatum
    14-Sweet Lorraine (1944) – Art Tatum
    15-My Ideal (1956) – Art Tatum with Ben Webster
    16-Barrelhouse (1935) – Jess Stacy
    17-Take Me to the Land of Jazz (1944) – Jess Stacy
    18-I’m Gonna Sit Right Down & Write Myself a Letter (1950) – Jess Stacy
    19-Riverboat Shuffle (1974) – Jess Stacy