CiTR -- The Jazz Show
About This Show
CiTR is proud to present one of the best jazz shows in Vancouver. It has been hosted by notable jazz musician Gavin Walker since 1984. He features Jazz music that is respectful of its tradition and influential to the future. Every 11 o clock an album or an artist is featured and explored in depth. Walker's extensive knowledge and hands-on experience as a jazz player has made this show one of the most listened to in its genre.
Most Recent Episode
John Lewis: "Grand Encounter: 2 Degrees East-3 Degrees West"
3 days ago
This classic album was recorded in February of 1956 in Los Angeles and is a masterpiece of elegant understated Jazz music. "2 Degrees East" refer to the nominal leader, pianist John Lewis and bassist Percy Heath both based in New York.. "3 Degrees West" refer to the lyrical Lester Young influenced tenor saxophonist Bill Perkins, guitarist Jim Hall and brush master, drummer Chico Hamilton all based in Los Angeles. 2 Degrees etc. also refers to the title tune that John Lewis wrote specifically for this record date. The chemistry was immediately established between the participants and the date cohered. The music moves at a leisurely pace but has that quiet intensity that makes for great listening. This album has over the years become a favourite of many and is a perfect album for a warm summer night. "Grand encounter" it was!