The music of tenor saxophonist Wardell Grey, 1921-1955. Gray's premature death at the age of 34 cut short a rich career that began with his big break: a gig with Earl Hines' orchestra at age 21. Gray played with Bird, Benny Goodman, Earl Hines, Count Basie, and Dexter Gordon, among many others. For today's program we took a chronological look at his recorded legacy.
Today's Out To Lunch program featured an interview with Peter Brotzmann and Hamid Drake, from backstage at Roulette before their set with William Parker at Vision Fest 19. The interview was recorded June 12, 2014.
The first half of today's Out to Lunch featured an interview with legendary saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc, conducted by Daro Behroozi. Moondoc will perform at this year's Vision Fest, which begins tomorrow night, 11 June. The latter half featured music from other artists billed at the festival.