This week Mary Lou Williamsvideo performances and background interviews. On the show a recording she made with her Kansas City Seven in 1940, as well as selections by Jeremy Pelt, Gregory Porter, Wardell Gray, Donald Harrison, Lee Wiley, and by the Original St. Louis Crackerjacks.
The show also features recordings by the pianist Ellis Larkins whose 90th birthday anniversary is today.
Carla Bley‘s birthday is Saturday and there are many wonderful videos available; I’ve included a few.
On the show this week–selections by Sonny Stitt, Gerry Mulligan, Ivie Anderson, and Frank Foster. Red Garland was born 90 years ago next Monday. The show features both Garland and Carla Bley. Plus we hear cuts from recent CDs by Joshua Redman and Charles Lloyd with Jason Moran.