May 26, 2020
Here's Part Two of my conversation with Chris Crenshaw, a top trombonist and one of the many fascinating musicians who make up the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. In this Podcast, Chris, talks about more recent releases on Blue Engine Records from the JLCO archives, including their take on Duke Ellington's Black, Brown and Beige and Handful of Keys, a collection of tunes featuring guest piano players like Myra Melford, Helen Sung, Dan Nimmer and Joey Alexander.
He also clues us in on a future release from the Georgia Horns, with fellow Peach Staters Marcus Printup, Stantawn Kendrick, Kenny Banks, Jr., Kevin Smith, and Brandon McCrae. We also talk about Chris' contributions to "Shuffle Along," the Broadway musical that earned ten Tony Award nominations.
Musical selections in this Podcast include "Emancipation Celebration" from Black, Brown and Beige and Joey Alexander's take on "Very Early" with the JLCO from Handful of Keys,.