The heaviest time of the 12 months comes when Jazz Night time In America displays on the unimaginable artists, musicians, producers and personalities in our group to whom we have bid farewell – assembling the radio and video episodes that commemorate their lives is a bittersweet labor of affection. This 12 months, alto saxophonist Alison Shearer performs an association of her track, “Mild Traveler,” to ship off these luminaries as we maintain them in our hearts, now and at all times.
“Mild Traveler” (composed by Alison Shearer)
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Jazz Night time‘s radio episode pays tribute to one of many nice organ virtuosos who left us in 2022: Joey DeFrancesco. Identified for his blurring pace and stomping swing, DeFrancesco was a perennial favourite amongst jazz followers world wide and our host, Christian McBride, grew up with the late organist in Philadelphia. For this in memoriam episode, McBride pays tribute to his childhood pal and revisits a 2018 dialog they’d within the Metropolis of Brotherly Love. We additionally revisit a 2013 live performance from DeFrancesco and his trio, recorded at Dizzy’s Membership.
Joey DeFrancesco, organ, trumpet; Paul Bollenback, guitar; Jeremy Thomas, drums
- “Big Steps” (John Coltrane)
- “So What” (Miles Davis)
- “Bessie’s Blues” (John Coltrane)
- “Outdated People” (Willard Robison )
- “In The Key of the Universe” (Joey DeFransesco)
- “Pie Blues” (Joey DeFransesco, Christian McBride)
Radio Producer: Sarah Geledi; Video Producer: Nikki Birch; Recording Engineer and Audio Combine: Katherine Silva; Videographers: Tsering Bista, Nickolai Hammar; Editor: Nikki Birch; Picture Editor: Sofia Seidel; Graphics: Kaz Fantone; Undertaking Supervisor: Suraya Mohamed; Lead Producers: Nikki Birch, Alex Ariff; Supervising Editor: Ben de la Cruz; VP Visuals & Music: Keith Jenkins; Govt Producers: Anya Grundmann, Gabrielle Armand