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Anyone listening to jazz quickly realizes that there is an ever increasing canon of jazz standards that underpin this creative art form. This collection represents the building blocks of jazz, a dynamic and living language. While these charts have been woodshedded, performed, and recorded numerous times by the jazz collective, there are certain recordings that have entered the lexicon as the definitive reference performance. Nevertheless, time and jazz do not stand still. In this hour, we will explore these favorites as revisited by musicians paying homage to the classic performances while offering yet another perspective on these canonical masterpieces.
|Chaka Khan||Take the A Train||Echoes of an Era|
|Take 6||Seven Steps To Heaven||The Standard|
|Donald Harrison||Freddie Freeloader||Kind of New|
|Buddy Rich||Bouncin' with Bud||Class of '78|
|Poncho Sanchez||Jumpin' with Symphony Sid||El Gato|
|Alyssa Allgood||Noticing the Moment (Moment's Notice)||Out of the Blue|
|Karrin Allyson||West Coast Blues||In Blue|
|The Manhattan Transfer||Sing Joy Spring||Vocalese|
|Dave Bailey||Shiny Stockings||2 Feet in the Gutter|