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#JazzChurch 104 – Sunday, April 24, 2022

#JazzChurch 104 – Sunday, April 24, 2022 – Today, we listened to Quincy Jones, Cedar Walton, Jessica Williams, Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt, Robert Hurst, Mahalia Jackson, The Doobie Brothers, Ohio Players, Talking Heads, Sting, Stevie Wonder, and Funkadelic. Plus lots of connections. Check out the show notes below for more info! :-) 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 104 - Sunday, April 24, 2022
  1. Killer Joe – Quincy Jones
  2. The Vision – Cedar Walton
  3. Blues Up and Down – Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt
  4. Lonnie’s Lament – Jessica Williams Trio
  5. 3 for Lawrence – Robert Hurst
  6. You’ll Never Walk Alone – Mahalia Jackson
  7. Re Run – Kamasi Washington
  8. Après Vous – Michael Weiss
  9. Segment – Roy Haynes & The Fountain of Youth Band
  10. Passarim – Antônio Carlos Jobim
  11. Dream Jobim – Virginie Daide
  12. United – Chad Lefkowitz-Brown
  13. Hold That Thought – John Scofield
  14. Underground Memoirs – Cedar Walton
  15. Just Words – Jessica Williams Trio
  16. Miss Jackie’s Delight – Cannonball Adderley
  17. You and the Night and the Music – Alan Broadbent
  18. Fleurette Africaine – Duke Ellington
  19. Smile – Dianne Reeves
  20. Stagger Lee – Lloyd Price
  21. Jedediah’s Gold! – Brian Bromberg
  22. What a Fool Believes – The Doobie Brothers
  23. I’m Still In Love With You – Sean Paul
  24. Fire – Ohio Players
  25. Smiling Faces Sometimes – The Undisputed Truth
  26. Once In a Lifetime – Talking Heads
  27. Be Thankful – OMAR feat. Erykah Badu
  28. Step Down – The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble
  29. I Burn For You – Sting
  30. You Haven’t Done Nothin’ – Stevie Wonder
  31. One Nation Under a Groove – Funkadelic
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#JazzChurch 104 Show Notes

It’s too nice a day to stay indoors, but you know, #JazzChurch must go on! Here are some of my notes for today’s episode (#104!!!)

1. Quincy Jones: “Killer Joe”

Album: “Walking in Space”

Saxophone, Flute, Reeds – Hubert Laws, Jerome Richardson, Joel Kaye, Roland Kirk
Trombone – Alan Raph, J.J. Johnson, Tony Studd
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Freddie Hubbard, Lloyd Michels, Marvin Stamm, Dick Williams
Piano – Paul Griffin
Guitar – Eric Gale
Bass – Ray Brown
Drums – Grady Tate
Vocals – Hilda Harris, Maretha Stewart, Marilyn Jackson, Valerie Simpson

2. Cedar Walton: “The Vision”

Album: “Composer”

Alto Saxophone – Vincent Herring
Bass – Christian McBride
Drums – Victor Lewis
Piano – Cedar Walton
Tenor Saxophone – Ralph Moore (2)
Trumpet – Roy Hargrove

3. Gene Ammons & Sonny Stitt: “Blues Up and Down”

Album: “Boss Tenors: Straight Ahead From Chicago August 1961”

Tenor Saxophone – Gene Ammons
Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Sonny Stitt
Piano – John Houston
Bass – Charles “Buster” Williams
Drums – George Brown

During the show, I mentioned this story about how Buster Williams came to join this band. They left for Chicago the very next day!

Part 1: Buster Williams with Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt from Igor + Valentine on Vimeo.

4. Jessica Williams: “Lonnie’s Lament”

Album: “Freedom Trane”

Piano – Jessica Williams
Bass – Dave Captein
Drums – Mel Brown

Pianist Jessica Williams has died | KNKX Public Radio

“The brilliant pianist and composer Jessica Williams was known for her devotion to music and her complex personality. She died on March 10.”

#### 5. Robert Hurst feat. Bennie Maupin & Marcus Belgrave: “3 for Lawrence”

Album: “BoB: A Palindrome”

Flute – Bennie Maupin
Tenor Saxophone – Branford Marsalis
Trumpet – Marcus Belgrave
Piano – Robert Glasper
Acoustic Bass – Robert Hurst
Drums – Jeff “Tain” Watts
Percussion – Adam Rudolph

Detroit drummer Lawrence Williams wrote a great song entitled, “Number 3.” I’d love to play it and was looking for a chart when I came across “3 for Lawrence” on Bob Hurst’s album. It’s built on Lawrence’s bass line, and, of course, I ❤️❤️❤️ it!!!

6. Mahalia Jackson: “You’ll Never Walk Alone”

Album: “The Essential Mahalia Jackson”

I used to sing this song as a kid. Still love it! Go Mahalia!!!


When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark

At the end of a storm
There’s a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone

You’ll never walk alone

Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And you’ll never walk alone

You’ll never walk alone

7. Kamasi Washington: “Re Run”

Album: “The Epic”

Tenor Saxophone – Kamasi Washington
Trombone – Ryan Porter
Trumpet – Igmar Thomas
Piano, Organ, Choir – Cameron Graves
Keyboards, Organ, Piano – Brandon Coleman
Electric Bass – Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner
Acoustic Bass – Miles Mosley
Drums – Ronald Bruner, Tony Austin
Percussion – Leon Mobley
Plus a whole buncha strings

8. Michael Weiss: “Après Vous (After You)”

Album: “Persistence”

Tenor Saxophone – Eric Alexander
Piano & Composer – Michael Weiss
Bass – Paul Gill
Drums – Pete van Nostrand

9. Roy Haynes & The Fountain of Youth Band: “Segment”

Album: “Whereas”

Saxophone – Jaleel Shaw
Piano – Robert Rodriguez
Bass – John Sullivan
Drums – Roy Haynes Composer – Charlie Parker

10. Antônio Carlos Jobim: “Passarim”

Album: “Passarim”

Antônio Carlos Jobim – composer, piano, and lead vocals
Paulo Jobim – guitar and vocals, arrangements
Sebastião Neto – bass
Paulo Braga – drums
Ana Lontra Jobim – vocals
Elizabeth Jobim – vocals
Maúcha Adnet – vocals
Paula Morelenbaum – vocals
Simone Caymmi – vocals

11. Virginie Daïdé: “Dream Jobim”

Album: “Dream Jobim”

Tenor Saxophone – Virginie Daïdé
Trumpet – Tom Harrell
Guitar – Léonida Fava
Violoncello – Agnès Vesterman
Contrabass – Luca Fattorini
Drum – Donald Kontomanou

12. Chad Lefkowitz-Brown: “United”

Album: “Open World”

Chad Lefkowitz-Brown: tenor, solo
Makoto Ozone: piano, solo

Bryan Davis: trumpet
Sidmar Vieira: trumpet
Rachel Therrien: trumpet
Kali Rodriguez-Peña: trumpet
Makar Kashitsyn: saxophone
Lucia Sarmiento: saxophone
Shu Ishikawa: tenor
Mina Nashaat: tenor
Eden Bareket: baritone
Carla Kollner: trombone
Ray David Alejandre: trombone
Siya Charles: trombone
Lionel Fumeaux: trombone
Bryan Carter: drums
Charles Goold: drums
Holger Marjamaa: piano
Russell Hall: bass
Josh Meader: guitar
Keisel Jimenez: congas

13. John Scofield: “Hold That Thought”

Album: “Quiet”

English Horn, Tenor Saxophone – Charles Pillow
Bass Clarinet – Roger Rosenberg
Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Randy Brecker
Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Lawrence Feldman
French Horn – Fred Griffen, John Clark
Tenor Saxophone – Wayne Shorter
Tuba, Baritone Saxophone – Howard Johnson
Guitar, Composed by – John Scofield
Bass – Steve Swallow
Drums – Bill Stewart, Duduka Da Fonseca

14. Cedar Walton: “Underground Memoirs”

Album: “Composer”

Alto Saxophone – Vincent Herring
Tenor Saxophone – Ralph Moore
Trumpet – Roy Hargrove
Piano – Cedar Walton
Bass – Christian McBride
Drums – Victor Lewis

15. Jessica Williams: “Just Words”

Album: “Freedom Trane”

Piano – Jessica Williams
Bass – Dave Captein
Drums – Mel Brown

The connection between “Hold That Thought,” “Underground Memoirs,” and “Just Words?” Here’s something I posted on Facebook this week:

”Underground Memoirs” seems like something to write that no one would want to read. Are you writing for a very small audience? Maybe for an audience of one?

Why do I write anyway? Why do I want to write? Why does anyone?


Thank you, Cedar Walton!!! He answered these questions for himself!

Me, I’m just #workingonit!!!

16. Cannonball Adderley: “Miss Jackie’s Delight”

Album: “Sophisticated Swing: The Emarcy Small-Group Sessions”

Alto Saxophone – Cannonball Adderley
Cornet – Nat Adderley
Piano – Junior Mance
Bass – Sam Jones
Drums – Jimmy Cobb

That swings so hard! Love it!!

17. Alan Broadbent Trio: “You and the Night and the Music”

Album: “You and the Night and the Music”

Piano – Alan Broadbent
Acoustic Bass – Brian Bromberg
Drums – Joe LaBarbera

Brian Bromberg gets such a good, woody sound on bass, and now I know how. He produced this album for Alan Broadbent!

18. Duke Ellington: “Fleurette Africaine”

Album: “Money Jungle”

Piano – Duke Ellington
Bass – Charles Mingus
Drums – Max Roach

Duke, Charlie, and Max!!! I didn’t know this existed until this week! #stilllearning! #workingonit!!! I got to see Charles Mingus perform only once, in the spring of 1973 at Williams College. Alas, I didn’t know enough to realize how important that was. I know now!!

Terri Lyne Carrington recorded a great album with songs from Duke’s “Money Jungle” album. I love that one too!

19. Dianne Reeves: “Smile”

Album: “Quiet After the Storm”

Piano – George Duke
Acoustic Guitar – Kevin Eubanks
Bass – Chris Severin
Drums – Terri Lyne Carrington
Backing Vocals – Cherub Femmes & Two Cherub Mens
Lyrics By – Dianne Reeves
Music By – George Duke

“Smile is just a frown turned upside down!” Nice song recommended by Mrs. Rev. Bill E. Bob!!! Some of the following songs too!

20. Lloyd Price: “Stagger Lee”

Album: “Greatest Hits: The Original ABC-Paramount Recordings”

Yeah, you could dance to this! From Mrs. Rev. Bill E. Bob: “Why, as an 8 or so year old did I like this song⁉️🤦🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️” Great question!

21. Brian Bromberg: “Jedediah’s Gold!”

Album: “A Little Driving Music”

Bass – Brian Bromberg
Piano – Tom Zink
Trombone – Nick Lane
Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet – Michael Stever
Violin, Soloist – Charlie Bisharat
Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Andrew Neu
Drums – Joel Taylor
String Orchestra – National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic
Percussion – Lenny Castro

Released in 2021 and including a song titled, “Quarantine,” this album has pandemic written all over it!

22. The Doobie Brothers: “What a Fool Believes”

Album: “Minute By Minute”

Banjo – Herb Pedersen
Bass – Tiran Porter
Congas – Bobby LaKind
Drums – John Hartman, Keith Knudsen
Fiddle – Byron Berline
Guitar – Jeffrey Baxter, Patrick Simmons
Harmonica – Norton Buffalo
Keyboards – Michael McDonald
Lead Vocals – Michael McDonald
Saxophone – Andrew Love
Synthesizer – Bill Payne, Michael McDonald
Trumpet – Ben Cauley
Vocals – Bobby LaKind, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, Patrick Simmons, Tiran Porter

23. Sean Paul feat. Sasha: “I’m Still In Love With You”

Album: “Dutty Rock”

Featuring – Sasha

24. Ohio Players: “Fire”

Album: “Gold”

25. The Undisputed Truth: “Smiling Faces Sometimes”

Album: “The Best of Undisputed Truth - Smiling Faces”

Recommended by my friend Carol as counterpoint to Dianne Reeves’ “Smile” (#19 above)

26. Talking Heads: “Once In a Lifetime”

Album: “Remain In Light”

Bass, Keyboards, Guitar, Percussion – Jerry Harrison
Bass, Keyboards, Percussion – Tina Weymouth
Drums, Keyboards, Percussion – Chris Frantz
Guitar – Adrian Belew
Percussion – Jose Rossy, Robert Palmer

I haven’t watched the “We Crashed” series, but saw a little of the last episode. They played this song by the Talking Heads, and it seemed as if it was composed for show. Perfect fit!

27. OMAR feat. Erykah Badu: “Be Thankful”

Album: “Pass It On - Single”

Diamonds in the back Sunroof top Digging the scene With a gangster lean #woohoo

28. The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble: “Step Down”

Album: “Step Down”

29. Sting: “I Burn For You”

Album: “Bring On The Night”

Lead Vocals and Guitar – Sting
Backing Vocals – Dolette McDonald, Janice Pendarvis
Saxophone – Branford Marsalis
Keyboards – Kenny Kirkland
Bass – Darryl Jones
Drums – Omar Hakim

30. Stevie Wonder: “You Haven’t Done Nothin’”

Album: “Original Musiquarium”

31. Funkadelic: “One Nation Under a Groove”

Album: “Young Soul Rebels”

This is chance to dance our way out of our constrictions

one nation under a groove
gettin’ down just for the funk of it
one nation and we’re on the move
nothing can stop us now!! — My most fervent wish!!

Thanks for listening today! Two full years of #JazzChurch is a wrap! See you next Sunday as we start year 3 by revisiting the very first episode from May 3, 2020.