January 24th was the pianist Joe Albany‘s 89th birthday anniversary. Here is a one hour prize winning documentary Joe Albany…A Jazz Life which was produced and directed by Carole Langer. H/T to KUSP’s jazz host Alan Mertens, and to WFCR’s Tom Reney.
On this week’s ITG we will listen to Joe Albany recorded with Lester Young in 1946.
SPEAKING OF Now’s The Time, which airs at midnight following ITG and is available on the KUSP Music Player, this week host Jeff Dayton-Johnson is spotlighting a selection by Marie Bryant from the classic and beautiful 1944 jazz short “Jammin’ The Blues” with Lester Young. See it below here as well–10 minutes of pure pleasure.
Listen to Now’s The Time and watch two great videos.