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The 2010-11 edition of Blue Hill's George Stevens Academy jazz ensemble is called Sam's Soul Children. Band director Steve Orlofsky returns to the Bangor studio for a live show with these amazing high school jazz players. Click to find out how you can attend live in-person.
Violinist Billy Bang (William Vincent Walker) passed away on April 11th. This program highlights his latest release, Prayer for Peace, the only recording by his regular quintet. Also heard will be music from his poignant Vietnam: the Aftermath from 2001 and Vietnam: Reflections(2005). Bang's experience in the thick of the Vietnam war cast a defining influence on his art.
To summarize the short-lived Don Ellis as a brilliant trumpeter, bandleader, composer and arranger would be an understatement. Hear some of his work, including part of his band's incredible performance at the 1966 Monterey Jazz Festival.
Hear the sounds of the legendary guitarist, with the emphasis on the master's rare solo recordings captured between 1937 and 1950 in Paris, Rome, London and Chicago.