We recorded an abundance of great material from recent concerts with Ignacio Berroa guesting with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra. There was so much that we had three tunes left over after last week’s show, so we’ll begin this week’s Jazz Northwest with that music, including “Grease Bucket” by Wycliffe Gordon, “Runferyerlife” by Bob Mintzer, and “Splanky” by Neal Hefti for the Count Basie Orchestra.
Jim Wilke, impressario of Jazz Northwest, alerts us to another show in his venerable broadcast series, complete with information about his star visitor and how to find the program. Jim features another major musician whom he recently recorded. The program features a celebrated drummer who has been a part of the US jazz scene since he left Cuba in 1980. Here is Jim’s backgrounder topped by a nice Jim Levitt photo of Berroa:
Also on this week’s show areRichard Cole and Greta Matassa who will perform at next weekend’s Lake Chelan Wine and Jazz Festival…Pete Christlieb and Linda Small…and some prime vintage Cannonball Adderley from a live broadcast at The Penthouse in Seattle in the Sixties.
Jazz Northwest airs on Sundays at 2 PM Pacific on 88.5 KNKX and streams at knkx.org. The program is recorded and produced by host Jim Wilke. After broadcast, shows are archived and available for streaming at jazznw.org. Listeners may also subscribe to the weekly podcast at knkx.org, NPR, Apple, Google or other sources. Next week (5/19): singer LaVon Hardison is featured with her group in an Art of Jazz concert at The Seattle Art Museum.