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
Alto saxophone master Sonny Criss and His Orchestra: "Sonny 's Dream"
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Alto saxophonist William "Sonny" Criss was undeservedly overlooked for most of his rather frustrating career. He truly is one of the very greats on his instrument and a powerful emotionally direct player with a beautiful full singing tine, Sonny's most prolific recording period was the 1960s when in 1965 he was signed with Prestige Records. The seven or so albums he did for that label are all real gems. Most of Sonny's albums are in a quartet or quintet setting with Sonny out front as the single horn. That was his preference. This album on tonight's Jazz Feature is different as it is Sonny with a nine piece band.. The band was formed as a co-operative effort between Sonny and pianist/composer Horace Tapscott. Tapscott wrote and arranged all six pieces to feature Sonny. Tapscott conducted the band. The other soloists are pianist Tommy Flanagan, tenor saxophonist Teddy Edwards and trumpeter Conte Candoli. The other non-soloists are David Sherr on alto saxophone, Pete Christlieb on baritone, Dick Nash on trombone, Ray Draper on tuba, Al McKibbon on bass and Everett Brown Jr. on drums..Kudos to producer Don Schlitten for recording this very short-lived band as it remains a unique recording in the short discography of the great Sonny Criss.