The first part of this program took a look at various solo piano recordings across differing styles (Monk, Tatum, Hines, Tyner, Shipp).
The second part of this show was dedicated to presenting musicians performing at the 2010 Undead Jazzfest (Shipp, Weiss, Coleman, Berne, Allison, Douglas). The Undead Jazzfest takes place on June 12 & 13 across three Greenwich Village venues: Le Poisson Rouge, Kenny's Castaways, and Sullivan Hall. See www.undeadjazzfest.com for more information.
Following the annual Benny Goodman birthday broadcast, this Monday's Daybreak Express specifically traces the development of big band jazz. We began with the legends of the swing era - Duke Ellington and Count Basie - and then moved on to explore more contemporary uses of the big band.