Broadcast tributes to Hank Jones continue. Jim Wilke of Public Radio International’s Jazz After Hours alerts Rifftides that he is preparing two for this weekend. From the Jazz After Hours alert:
Jim remembers the rich legacy of pianist Hank Jones, who died last week at the age of 91. Hank Jones’ career spanned over sixty years, from Jazz at the Phil with Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, and others to the present decade; he was to play with Joe Lovano at Birdland next week. There will be two or three selections by Hank Jones in each hour of Jazz After Hours this weekend.
To find whether there is a Jazz After Hours station in your listening area, go here. If there is not, Wilke’s home station, KPLU in Seattle, streams the show on the web from midnight to 5:00 AM PDT Saturday and Sunday. To tune it in, or whatever you call tuning in on the internet, go here.
I’m happy to send listeners to Jim, but in part this item was an excuse to use a wonderful picture that he sent with the message.