Jazz America with Russ Davis


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Jazz America with Russ Davis*


This Week…SHOWS #1875-1876…15-16 JULY 2017


Join Russ Davis as he shares highlights from his recent visit to the 38th Montreal Jazz Festival  including some of the comments of and music by artists he saw performing at the festival. You’ll hear the words and music of Bill Frisell, Bria Skonberg, John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molasky and Kurt Rosenwinkel, on the next Jazz America.

JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #1875…15-16 JULY 2017

CAL TJADER…soul sauce (verve remixed 2)

ANDREAS VARADY & NIKKI YANOFSKY…don’t stop the music (andreas varady)

* Bill Frisell Interview

BILL FRISELL…eighty-one (bill frisell, ron carter & paul motion)

UZEB…noisy nights (noisy nights-1987)

REGINA CARTER…higher ground (motor city moments)

BRUCE JACKSON…timeline (just left of center)

 * Bria Skonberg Interview

BRIA SKONBERG…alright, ok, you win… (with a twist)

OSCAR PETERSON…bag’s groove (a tribute to Oscar peterson)


JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #1876…15-16 JULY 2017

RAVI COLTRANE…blues a la carte (from the round box)

JOWEE OMICIL…a si pare (let’s bash!)

* John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molasky Interview

JOHN PIZZARELLI…silly love songs (midnight mccartney-live at Montreal 2017)

ROBERT GLASPER & MILES DAVIS…milestones-remix (everything’s beautiful)

SOMI…lady revisited (the lagos music salon)

MARK GUILIANA…nice job! (beat music: the los angeles improvisations)

 * Kurt Rosenwinkel Interview

KURT ROSENWINKEL…casino escher (caipi)

DAVE DOUGLAS…mister pitiful (dave douglas & brass ecstacy)

AL DI MEOLA…Egyptian danza (live) (tour de force live-1982)


Next Week…SHOWS #1877-1878…22-23 JULY 2017


Join Russ Davis as he takes you backstage to the NYC club Iridium to speak to the great, award-winning guitarist and composer AL DI MEOLA, who turns 63 on the 22nd of July. We’ll talk to Al about  his latest projects and hear the variety of his styles from Fusion, to Latin, to World Music to the music of The Beatles, on the next Jazz America.