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WRTI Jazz Hosts Share Their Favorite Hidden Gems!

For the final week of Jazz Appreciation Month, we're presenting our favorite hidden gems from our jazz library. Join us at 7 pm, 9:30 pm, 12:30 am and 5:30 am as we uncover these precious pieces, and tell you why they are so special to us.  Bob Perkins, Zivit, Jeff Duperon, Maureen Malloy, Bob Craig and J. Michael Harrison have had a blast featuring their favorites for you this April. Please continue to tune into the station that appreciates jazz every month!

1. Bob Perkins: Patrick Williams Big Band - Mandeville - Aurora

2. Jeff Duperon: Hannibal Peterson - A Change In Going To Come - One With the Wind

Jeff's all-time favorite trumpeter never quite made it to the mainstream.

3. Bob Craig: Les McCann - They Can't Take That Away From Me - Les McCann Ltd. Plays the Truth

Bob Craig assures you that you aren't the only one who didn't know that Les McCann recorded this tune.


4. Maureen Malloy: The Frank & Joe Show - Bach Partita No. 2 for solo Violin, Mozart Jam - 66 2/3

Maureen talks about a favorite that she almost forgot about!

5. J. Michael Harrison: Dana Bryant - Religion - Wishing From the Top

J Michael brings some little-known spoken word in to the mix.

  6. Zivit: Joe Henderson & Alice Coltrane - Fire - The Elements

Zivit discusses this amazing dynamic duo from the '70s.