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This Week…SHOWS #1997-1998…15-16 SEPTEMBER 2018

Special  Feature…THE PAT MARTINO STORY: Detroit Conversations Part One!

Join Russ Davis as he presents the legendary guitarist and composer Pat Martino who told the audience that gathered under the “Talk Tent” at the Detroit Jazz Festival all about his incredible life and career that saw him recover from complete amnesia to continue his work for decades. You’ll hear his classic work as well as music from his latest release Formidable on the next Jazz America.

JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #1997…15-16 SEPTEMBER 2018

CANNONBALL ADDERLEY… work song  (them dirty blues)

HARRY CONNICK, JR…jambalaya-on the bayou (oh, my nola)

* Pat Martino Interview

PAT MARTINO… on the stairs (formidable)

CHRISTIAN SANDS…rebel music (facing dragons)

ROY AYERS…destination motherland (destination motherland)

JON HENDRICKS…freddie freeloader (freddie freeloader)

* Pat Martino Interview

PAT MARTINO…joyous lake (joyous lake-1977)

BROTHER JACK McDUFF…rock candy (brother jack mcduff live-1963)

HOUR TWO…

JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #1998…15-16 SEPTEMBER 2018

OLIVER LAKE ORGAN QUARTET…plan  (plan)

BASIA…be.pop (butterflies)

* Pat Martino Interview

PAT MARTINO… nightwings (formidable)

CHARLIE BYRD…petite fleur (for louis)

STEFON HARRIS & BLACKOUT…song of samson (sonic creed)

COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA & TAKE 6…every day I have the blues (all about that basie)

* Pat Martino Interview

PAT MARTINO…sunny-live (live at the 2008 detroit jazz festival)

CHRISTIAN McBRIDE…the wizard of montara (vertical vision)

BOBBY HUTCHERSON…hey harold (enjoy the view)

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Next Week…SHOWS #1999-2000…22-23 SEPTEMBER 2018

Special  Feature…THE 61ST MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL!

Join Russ Davis as he presents highlights of the last big jazz event of the summer festival season…the 61st Monterey Jazz Festival in California, the longest continuously running festival in history. We’ll talk to newly named NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves and three artists who’ll join in celebrations of jazz greats who are gone but not forgotten. Randy Brecker remembers his brother Michael, Terri Lyne Carrington leads a celebration for the late, great pianist Geri Allen, and Christian McBride salutes one of his major influences, bass legend Ray Brown. Enjoy highlights of the 61st Monterey Jazz Festival on the next Jazz America.