Jazz America with Russ Davis

JAZZ AMERICA with RUSS DAVIS on VOA!

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This  Week…SHOWS #2013-2014…17-18 NOVEMBER 2018

Special  Feature…THE ART BLAKEY EFFECT!

Join Russ Davis as hear from four of today’s jazz greats who got a big break and lots of valuable experience working with the legendary drummer and bandleader ART BLAKEY. We’ll hear their thoughts and lots of the music of the man they called BUHAINA and his band The Jazz Messengers that included some of the most famous players in jazz. That’s on the next edition of JAZZ AMERICA on VOA1.

JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #2011…10-11 NOVEMBER 2018

SONNY FORTUNE…this side of infinity (from now on)

CYRILLE AIMEE…yesterday’s (live @ small’s)

* Kenny Garrett  Interview

ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS…witch hunt (hard champion)

BENNY GREEN…minor contention (then and now)

VAN MORRISON & JOEY DEFRANCESCO…every day I have the blues (you’re driving me crazy)

* Wynton Marsalis  Interview

ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS…in walked bud (keystone 3-1982)

BOB JAMES…mojito ride (espresso)

HOUR TWO…

JAZZ AMERICA…SHOW #2012…10-11 NOVEMBER 2018

MULGREW MILLER…wingspan (wingspan-1987)

GREGORY PORTER & PAUL ZAUNER BLUE BRASS…moanin’ (voices of harlem)

* Javon Jackson  Interview

ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS…theme of hard champion (hard champion)

PAT METHENY…too high (all sides now)

HORACE SILVER…ah-ma-tell (jazz has a sense of humor)

GRACE KELLY…unchain my heart (go time Brooklyn 2)

* Terence Blanchard Interview

ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS…jody (live @ Kimball’s-1985)

MIKE STERN…KT (who let the cats out?)

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Next Week…SHOWS #2015-2016…24-25 NOVEMBER 2018

Special  Feature…REMEMBERING ROY HARGROVE!

Join Russ Davis as he shares some of the conversations he enjoyed over the years with the great trumpeter, composer, bandleader and Grammy-winner ROY HARGROVE, who passed away on November 2nd at the age of 49. We’ll celebrate his tremendous talent, his contribution to jazz in two centuries and hear his solo music as well as his collaborations with his fellow jazz greats. That’s on the next edition of JAZZ AMERICA on VOA1.