Baseball season is in full swing! In crafting the artwork for this week's show, I couldn't resist playing with the word "bass" (the instrument) and "base" (as in baseball or stolen base). In fact, this week's show kicked off with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra's great cover/rendition of the John Lewis jazz classic, "Two Bass Hit" from their latest The Music of John Lewis. Actually, numbers featured prominently in this weeks playlist in that several artists were represented by more than one track—sometimes two (Dave Douglas' Strange Liberation), and even three (Ed Palermo Big Band). Sometimes, and this week is a good example, it is terribly difficult to pick just one composition by any one artist—sometimes more is better! Checkout this week's playlist to see the multitude of music featured.
Two Bass Hit