The subject of this date's Jazz Profile was Pierre Michelot (1928-2005), bass player, lifelong Paris resident, instrumental partner to Kenny Clarke, and the bass man of repute for all visiting American horn players and pianists who traveled to France after the war until the early 60's.
I divided this show into three sections, the first featuring Earl Hines with a small group ("Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines" through "Lionel Hampton Presents"), the second featuring Earl Hines with a big band ("South Side Swing" through "Once upon a Time"), and the third featuring Earl Hines as a solo pianist ("A Monday Date" through "My Tribute to Louis").
On Friday, April 18, 2010, WKCR began broadcasting in stereo for the first time since 9/11. To celebrate this upgrade, this Sunday's Jazz Profiles surveyed the stereophonic recordings of Miles Davis, whose recordings highlight the best that stereo has to offer. We began with a look at Davis's collaborations with composer, conductor, and arranger Gil Evans (Miles Ahead, Porgy and Bess, Sketches of Spain), compared side-by-side with Davis's experiments with modal jazz with his first great sextet (Milestones, Kind of Blue).