The pianist Eric Reed was quoted by The Guardian as saying
Ahmad Jamal is to the piano trio
what Thomas Edison was to electricity.
We'll broadcast some of that electricity today.
We'll also preview the Los Angeles Jazz Institute's
anounced last multi-day jazz festival over Memorial Day weekend,
Back To Balboa - One More Time!,
celebrating the Musicians and the Music
That Created The Stan Kenton Orchestra Legacy.
And stop press - Harry Belafonte has died at 96.
In 1949, Harry had a little-remembered 5 night gig
at the Royal Roost jazz club in NYC, where he was accompanied
by Al Haig, Max Roach, Tommy Potter, Zoot Sims,
and Charlie Parker. Only one tune exists;
I'll mention on air where you can find it.