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
Jazz Guitar: Jim Hall with Carl Perkins(piano), Red Mitchell (bass).
6 days ago
This was the album that showed guitar great Jim Hall the door to becoming the Jazz icon that he was. This was Hall's debut date under his own name and proved that this young man in January 1957 when this date was recorded was headed for greatness. Hall went on to become one of the most influential guitarists in Jazz History and had a long and very productive career. His partners here include the legendary pianist Carl Perkins who left us in 1958 as a result of o drug overdose. A sad end to a very very promising career. Perkins is a magnificent accompanist and soloist. Anchoring everything is Keith "Red" Mitchell, one of the finest bassists on the planet. Eleven standards are explored here and Hall's feel and blues oriented playing is marvelous. "Jazz Guitar" is an apt description of this recording. Deep and easy on the ears.