We are thrilled to announce the upcoming episode of “Living Jazz” that promises to immerse you in the captivating world of jazz. This week, we have a special guest joining us: the exceptionally talented pianist, Kevin Hays Music Kevin Hays. Together, we will delve into the enchanting music of Sonny Rollins, a true legend among jazz sax-players and composers. Kevin had the honor of touring with Sonny Rollins in the mid-1990s, making his insights and performances invaluable.
Prepare to be transported as we explore an exquisite selection of live recordings, showcasing Sonny Rollins at his best. Our playlist will take us through the timeless wonders of his 1956 collaborations with Max Roach and Clifford Brown, the mesmerizing “A Night at the Village Vanguard” in 1957, his remarkable 1962 performances at The Village Gate with the brilliant cornetist Don Cherry, and the unforgettable 1967 tour of Holland featuring the Dutch drummer Han Bennink.
We are privileged to bring you this episode live from WJFF’s Honesdale studio. Kevin will be making a special stop on his way to a gig in the city, joining us from his home in Narrowsburg. Together, we will experience the magic of some of the greatest jazz performances ever recorded, reacting in real time to their brilliance. It’s bound to be an extraordinary experience!
Tune in to “Living Jazz” every Friday from noon to 2 p.m. on WJFF, 90.5 F.M. Don’t worry if you’re on the go, as you can also listen to us on your phone or smart speaker, or stream the show online at wjffradio.org. Be sure to mark your calendars and invite your fellow jazz enthusiasts for this unforgettable journey!