The Vocal Sound Of Jazz Begins 41st Year

The “Vocal Sound of Jazz” kicked off its 41st year of broadcasts on January 4th duplicating the first set of music played on the debut program back on January 5, 1980.   From Dee Dee Bridgewater’s debut release on Japan’s Trio Records, Bobby Hutcherson’s “Little B’s Poem” began the program and was followed by Mark Murphy putting his unique stamp on Michael Franks’ “Don’t B Blue”. A handful of new and recent releases were showcased and  the show concluded with Carol Sloane singing the much too seldom heard collaboration between Jimmy Rowles and Johnny Mercer’s “Frazier The Sensuous Lion”.  The debut 1980 program concluded with Sarah Vaughan singing “Frazier”.

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