I'm a lover of jazz music and have spend the last 20 years digging through record crates at the record stores, yard sales, swap meets, etc, in the Los Angeles area, and want to share some of the great jazz I've discovered along the way. Most episodes are focused on a single jazz artist, some are focused on various jazz styles, to point others in the right direction when it comes to finding out about great jazz
Charlie Parker and the 100th Episode
Last Saturday, August 29th was the 100 year anniversary of the great Charlie Yardbird Parker's birth, and this happens to be the 100th episode of Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting! Join me to celebrate both with an hour of Bird's music!
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This week's episode is about bassist Jimmy Garrison. It features music from his early days playing in some fantastic hard bop groups like those of Kenny Dorham, Ted Curson, and Jackie McLean, a track from his time in John Coltrane's Classic Quartet, and some exciting free jazz oriented tracks from later in his career. Enjoy!
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Charlie Haden - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting Jazz Podcast
This week's episode is about the music of bassist Charlie Haden, and features music from the very beginning of his career playing with Paul Bley and Ornette Coleman to the last recordings he made with his own Liberation Music Orchestra. Enjoy!
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Prelude to a Charlie Haden Episode
Next week's episode will be about the bassist Charlie Haden, who rose to fame in Ornette Coleman's group. In preparation, this week features a selection from his album Liberation Music Orchestra. Enjoy, and check in next week for a full episode about Haden.
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Don Cherry - Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting Jazz Podcast
This week's episode is about the music of trumpeter Don Cherry. Cherry is best known for his work alongside Ornette Coleman, pushing the boundaries of freedom in the jazz context. The episode features music from his time in Ornette's band, some of his own work as a leader of some great free music, and a bit of his more world-music tinged offerings.
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Prelude to a Don Cherry Episode
Next week's episode is going to be about trumpeter Don Cherry. In anticipation of that, and to tie it to last week's episode about Henry Grimes, this episode showcases Cherry's Symphony for Improvisers, which also features Grimes (*and Pharoah Sanders on piccolo, which I left out in the VO... Oops!) . Enjoy and check back next week for the full Don Cherry episode