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21 Standards on Tap

What makes a song a standard? How does a tune enter the commonly shared repertoire that jazz musicians have been expected to know at any moment? Tonight, we spin a variety of well-worn standards for your listening pleasure. Sonny Rollins once said, “Jazz and standards are forever locked in loving embrace.” Some commentary in this episode is inspired by Ted Gioia’s Book, The Jazz Standards, A Guide to the Repertoire.Playlist The Delfonics “La-La-Means I love You” from single (Philly Groove Records) 00:00 Thelonious Monk “Epistrophe (Theme)” from Live at the It Club-Complete (Columbia) 03:36 Rahsaan Roland Kirk “Sweet Georgia Brown” from The Return of the 5000 lb… [ read more ]

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