In the Groove

Videos of Sonny Criss & Michel Petrucciani

On the show this week recordings by Sonny Criss (pictured), Jimmie Lunceford and his Orchestra, the Nat King Cole Trio, Coleman Hawkins, Michel Petrucciani and Eddy Louiss, and by the Sonny Clark Trio.

There will also be some selections by trumpeter Etienne Charles, whose quintet will perform on Monday at Kuumbwa Jazz in downtown Santa Cruz.

Not many video clips are out there of Sonny Criss in performance; see one below.  Also, two complete Michel Petrucciani concerts follow.

Sonny Criss and the LA All Stars: Hampton Hawes (piano), Leroy Vinnegar (bass), Bobby Thompson (bass), Joe Turner (vocals), Sweets Edison (trumpet), Sonny Criss (saxophone) and Teddy Edwards (saxophone) filmed live at the Memory Lane Steak House, Los Angeles, 1970.

Here’s a tribute to Criss by Steven Cerra Jazz Profiles

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