Sunday Morning Jazz

Music
05.10.2014
melbaenlarge_custom-2db976063a544f3eee94260a74931337610ecd1f-s4-c85 This morning we pay homage to Melba Liston, one of the great side players, arrangers, and writers of the 1950's who is often overlooked in the annals of jazz history. Her contribution to music is as cosmic as her sound. She has worked with Billie Holliday, Count Basie, Milt Jackson, and Dexter Gordon amongst many others. The astroplane channels through her and two of Detroit's finest in Alice Coltrane, and the criminally overshadowed BASED sorceress Dorothy Ashby. Both women changed the perception of the jazz harp by creating surreal and dreamlike soundscapes powerful enough to have a lasting impact on all music regardless of genre. We also bring you a classic "soul jazz" track from Bobbi Humphrey (produced by the legendary Mizell Brothers). Be well on this Sunday wherever you are...