Jill, Airto and Frank – JazzWax


This week in The Wall Road Journal,
I interviewed actress Jill Hennessy for my “Home Name” column within the Mansion part (go right here). Jill talked about her equivalent twin, Jacqueline, her mother’s resolution to desert the household when Jill was younger, how performing at school helped her hold it collectively, and touchdown main roles in Legislation & Order, Crossing Jordan and Metropolis on a Hill. This is Jill with Kevin Bacon within the Season 3 trailer for Metropolis on a Hill (Showtime), which takes place in Boston of the Nineteen Eighties [photo above of Jill Hennessy and Kevin Bacon in “City on a Hill” courtesy of Showtime]…

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Mike Stern and Invoice Charlap.
On Thursday, I watched a stay high-resolution stream of the 92NY’s “Jazz in July” nearer—a live performance that includes Mike Stern (guitar), Chris Potter and Nicole Glover (saxophones), Invoice Charlap (piano), Peter Washington (bass) and Invoice Stewart (drums). Wow, the music was spectacular. Simply listening to Invoice’s heat, woody piano towards Mike’s harp-like electrical guitar was a visit. Chris and Nicole have been smoking, and Peter and Invoice have been within the pocket. [Photo above of Bill Charlap and Mike Stern courtesy of 92NY]

You are in luck. This weekend, you possibly can stream the live performance video for $20—and belief me, it will likely be the most effective $20 you spend all week. Go right here and begin the method within the higher right-hand aspect. You possibly can checkout quick as a visitor and pay with PayPal. Once more, go right here.

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Airto Moreira wants your assist
. Airto, the famed jazz percussionist and World Music pioneer, not too long ago spent a month in a hospital in Brazil being handled for pneumonia. His medical and care payments are staggering, so please donate what you possibly can. Along with being a monster performer and recording artist, Airto is treasured and has a coronary heart of gold. Go right here.

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Al “Jazzbo” Collins.
Following my submit final week on The Six, I obtained many emails from followers of Jazzbo, a rare jazz DJ with a wonderful creativeness who died in 1997. I bear in mind listening to Jazzbo in 1981, when he was on WNEW-AM internet hosting the midnight present. As I recall, he opened with Les Brown’s Milkman’s Matinee and went seamlessly into the center of Blues in Hoss Flat earlier than approaching to speak about the place he was broadcasting from, a spot he known as the Purple Grotto. Among the many emails obtained was this one from Mark Rubin, whose trove of radio broadcast recordings have been generously airing on the FM Radio Archive:

Hello, Marc. I first heard Al “Jazzbo” Collins as a baby on KSFO in San Francisco. I even grew to become a member of his Bandito Membership within the early Nineteen Sixties. I might keep up previous my bedtime listening to his present quietly in my bed room at nighttime. I used to be about 9 or 10 once I met him at a charity occasion my mom was co-hosting. He was pleasant with the gang whereas sporting his trademark hat.

There is a good tribute web page to him from the Bay Space Radio Corridor of Fame right here. There are additionally 10 of Al’s “Summer time within the Grotto” applications from KCSM right here, on the backside of this web page. One other beloved Bay Space DJ was Bob Parlocha from KJAZ and KCSM. He had impeccable style in jazz programing. If you wish to have a number of hours of nice jazz programming, these reveals are at all times pleasant. There may be the mom lode of his applications, some contributed by me, right here.

And if you have not already seen them, there are some full Jazzbo (or JazzBeaux) TV reveals on YouTube from New York that may have been known as a manufacturing nightmare, if there was really a producer. Nevertheless, visitors included Slim Gaillard in a single present and Jackie Paris in one other. Use this hyperlink

This is the one with Jackie Paris. It is simply the oddest selection present ever taped on early cable-TV…

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Rob Crocker of WBGO-FM
in Newark, N.J.
remains to be going robust. Now 76, Rob has a heat, mahogany-toned voice that could be a consolation and a blessing. He is behind the microphone on the Newark, N.J., station on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. (ET). You possibly can entry the present from wherever on this planet by going right here. [Photo above of Rob Crocker courtesy of WBGO]

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Frank Zappa radio.
Just lately, WRTC-FM’s Chris Cowles devoted his weekly “Greasy Tracks” present to the music of Frank Zappa. In case you’re unsure of what the fuss was all about with Zappa, Chris’s three-hour present is a superb primer. Go right here.

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Fat Navarro radio.
On Sunday, Sid Gribetz will current a five-hour tribute to trumpeter Fat Navarro, 2 to 7 p.m. (ET) on his “Jazz Profiles” present on WKCR-FM in New York. You possibly can pay attention from wherever on this planet by going right here.

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And at last,
this is Charles Wright on Soul Prepare in 1974 performing One Lie Results in One other

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