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
Bassist/composer Charles Mingus: "Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus"
5 days ago
Charles Mingus looms large as one of the true greats of American Jazz. Composer, virtuoso bassist and pianist and a man who like Duke Ellington created his own brand of music. Two different recording sessions are represented here. The first is from January 1963 with an 11 piece ensemble. Two updates of Mingus compositions featuring the passionate alto saxophone work of the late Charlie Mariano. "I X Love" and "Celia" are the two tunes with some familiar Mingus melodies. The second session from September 1963 with similar personnel had Eric Dolphy replacing Mariano and Mingus regulars, Booker Ervin and Richard Williams in the ensemble and Walter Perkins replacing Mingus' drummer Dannie Richmond. Most of the 6 tunes here are updates of older Mingus compositions with new titles. All great performances. This is one of Mingus' finest albums and one of his most accessible too! Git it!