[JPL] Re: Willis Connover
drjazz at drjazz.com
Wed Sep 19 21:55:28 EDT 2007
I would suggest contacting Russ Davis who took over Willis's show on VOA:
russ.davis at xmradio.com
> This week's JPL sponsor: Outside Shore Music Wendy Fopeano ''Raining On The Roses''
> ''Wendy Fopeano sings with depth, creativity, and soul.'' Fred Hersch
> Considered an exceptional singer by her peers, Wendy has surrounded herself with some of Denver's world-class talent for her second release on Outside Shore. The music spans a wide range of moods, rhythms, and tempos, from the exquisite beauty of Caminhos Cruzados to the wild ride of Caravan to the upbeat funkiness of David Murrays' ''Morning Song.'' Raised in Kansas City, Wendy started out playing bass, piano, trumpet and guitar before choosing voice as her main instrument. She currently hosts a show on jazz89 KUVO every weekday from 1 to 4 pm.
> Juan Carlos wrote <<< I`m preparing a special program on local and foreign
> jazz radio DJ`s
> and I`m looking for a fragment with the voice of Willis Connover >>>
> Buenas mi estimado colega Juanito...
> The Charlie Parker-Dizzy Gillespie Live at Town Hall-1945 previous
> unreleased concert issued last year by Uptown Records includes Willis
> introducing some of the numers. There is also Willis Connover talking about
> Charlie Parker at the concert he showed up unnanounced in Washington circa
> 1953 with the Orchestra on Elektra Musician Records, I have the Lp but it
> was re-issued by Blue Note Records(EMI) with bonus material
> Mny post 1959 Cuban musicians like Paquito, Arturo, Chucho, Ignacio, El
> Negro will tell you if it wasn't for Willis on the V of A they wouldn't
> have heard any jazz in Cuba in the 1960s and '70s.
> Tremenda idea, que tengas un buen programa
> Jazz Programmers' Mailing List: jazzproglist at jazzweek.com
> List information: http://lists.jazzweek.com/mailman/listinfo/jazzproglist
> List archive: http://lists.jazzweek.com/pipermail/jazzproglist/
> Sponsorship information: jplsponsor at jazzweek.com
Dr. Jazz Operations
Oak Park, MI 48237
More information about the jazzproglist