The Bill Charlap Trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington played Wednesday night in a live broadcast on National Public Radio and Newark, New Jersey’s, WBGO-FM. The program of well more than an hour consisted of one of the trio’s sets at New York’s Village Vanguard. Coincidentally, Charlap opened with Gigi Gryce’s “Satellite” (See the next item). If you missed the broadcast, you may be glad to know that NPR archived it. You can listen to it by going here and clicking on “Listen Now.” I did that. It is playing as I write, and tonight — to quote Duke Ellington — I shall sleep with a smile on my face.
(Pictured, L to R, Charlap, K. Washington, P. Washington)