Jazz America with Russ Davis


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This Week…SHOWS #2047-2048…23-30 March 2019


Join Russ Davis as he talks to one of the most popular guitarists, vocalists and composers in jazz history who turns 76 on March 22nd. We’ll enjoy his thoughts and his music that’s garnered 10 Grammy awards and fans from all over the world. George Benson on the next JAZZ AMERICA from VOA1

JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #2047…23-30 MARCH 2019

BILL FRISELL, RON CARTER & PAUL MOTIAN…eighty one (bill frisell, ron carter & paul motian)

SARAH VAUGHN…a lot of livin’ (live at rosy’s)

* George Benson Interview

GEORGE BENSON…take five (live at Carnegie hall)

BT ALC BIG BAND…africa (the search for peace)

GEORGE BENSON…this masquerade (breezin’)

JAMES MOODY…mean to me (moody’s mood for love)

* George Benson Interview

GEORGE BENSON…we all remember wes (weekend in LA)

BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET…the windup (the secret between the shadow & the soul)


JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #2048…23-30 MARCH 2019

BROTHER JACK MCDUFF &GEORGE BENSON…shadow dancers (the new boss guitar-1964)

ALEX MERCARDO…nothing changes (symbiosis)

* George Benson Interview

GEORGE BENSON & AL JARREAU…don’t start no schtuff (givin’ it up)

YOTAM SILBERSTEIN…capricho de espanha (future memories)

MILES DAVIS…mystery (doo bop)

HAROLD MABERN…a few miles from memphis (the iron man: live at smoke)

BOBBY MCFERRIN…wade in the water (spirityouall)

* George Benson Interview

GEORGE BENSON…white rabbit (white rabbit-1971)

THE AIRMEN OF NOTE…itsbynne reel (global reach)

Next Week…SHOWS #2049-2050…30-31 March 2019


Join Russ Davis in a celebration of the incredible career of one of the modern masters of jazz saxophone who left us far too early. We’ll enjoy the thoughts of not only Michael but his brilliant brother and musical partner Randy Brecker and play as much of his music possible. Michael Brecker, who would have been 70 on 29 March, on the next JAZZ AMERICA from VOA1.