Father James Perrone sitting in with the Joanne Grauer Trio at the L.A. Press Club — May 15, 1982 — photo by Mark Weber —- Father Jim played saxophones for the Tony Pastor Orchestra (on records 1948-1952) under the name Buddy James —- I first met up with him on his gigs with Fred Katz in the early 80s
The Thursday Jazz Radio Show
August 27, 2o15 Jazz @ Noon every Thursday (starts at 12:07 after the satellite news) Host MARK WEBER KUNM Albuquerque, USA 89.9 FM (Mountain Standard Time) also streaming on the web KUNM.org Current time zone offset: UTC*/GMT -6 hours (*Coordinated Universal Time)/Greenwich Mean Time)
Lately I have been fascinated with the swing era phrase: Take a little stroll. Lester Young would finish a solo and turn around and tell his rhythm section to “take a little stroll.” Guitar chunking out a steady 4/4 undulating chords, bass walking, brushes on the drums sweeping up — just coasting smooth as ice skaters. The progenitors of this seemingly effortless classy swinging hypnotism probably Walter Page, Jo Jones, Freddie Green, of the Basie Kansas City easy summer nights . . . . . That’s all we’ll be doing on the jazz show today, just strolling.
Lou Levy, one of the supreme bop pianists on the coast, coasting with the Warne Marsh Quartet —- Donte’s, North Hollywood — photo by Mark Weber — January 26, 1977 —- (Art Pepper made it a quintet this night)
Carl Burnett, he of great spirit, with the Art Pepper Quartet at Donte’s — photo by Mark Weber January 1979 | Nick Ceroli zeroing in —- February 6, 1977 at Donte’s —- photo by Mark Weber
Art Pepper & Warne Marsh —- January 26, 1977 at Donte’s, North Hollywood —- today on the Thursday jazz show we’ll dig into the immortal recordings these two made in 1956 —- photo by Mark Weber
John Carter, clarinet; Bobby Bradford, cornet; Stanley Crouch, drums —- Sunday afternoon session at The Little Big Horn, Pasadena —- April 24, 1977 — photo by Mark Weber —- I’ve been working with Bobby on the idea of a 2-cd set compilation of recordings from the workshop setting of The Little Big Horn during these years, we have some great stuff in the vaults . . . .
Ron Eschete — April 20, 1980 in Cucamonga, California, at Gilberto’s on Rt.66 — photo by Mark Weber (Luther Hughes, bass: Bob Dominguez, drums) — Ron & his wife, the vocalist Carol Eschete, moved to Los Angeles in 1970 from Louisiana.
Harry Sweets Edison-Bob Cooper Quintet at Kinsey Auditorium, Exposition Park, Museum of Science & Industry, Los Angeles — Live broadcast over KKGO (does anyone have a copy?) December 28, 1980 — Harvey Newmark, bass; Bruno Carr, drums; Dolo Coker, piano —- photo by Mark Weber
James Newton with Paul Bley, of whom was visiting Los Angeles —- Vinny Golia was driving Paul around town showing him the scene —- Little Big Horn, Sunday afternoon, December 19, 1976 — photo by Mark Weber
If you are in the Albuquerque area on September 6 (2o15) don’t miss this guitarist Janet Feder at The Roost: in duet with flute master Jane Rigler, they’ll be driving down from Denver —- on a double-bill with Kris Tiner & Mike Baggetta — photo of Janet in front of Studio 725 by Mark Weber, August 13, 2000