In case the Jazz Con Class Radio listeners were not aware, on Saturdays I feature the “Contemporary Playlist” on Saturdays. I play it three times on this day and strategically throughout the day so the listeners in every time zone could listen to them. I have added three hours to the total amount this playlist streams, so the listeners could enjoy a total of 9 hours from these jazz musicians that are keeping this precious art form alive. The addition of Mike DiRubbo, Chico Freeman and Brian Charette is the reason for the expansion of the “Contemporary Playlist.” That makes it 24 musicians that will be featured here on Jazz Con Class Radio and there are at least two more that will be added next week. The hours the “Contemporary Playlist” streams are: 8AM to 11AM, 1PM to 4PM and 7PM to 10PM (New York EDT). I don’t see any reason for this list to stop growing and as word spreads around, the number of talented young jazz musicians who would like to be added here will completely fill all 24 hours of each Saturday with great promise. More to come, enjoy!
The combination of Kenny Dorham on trumpet and Joe Henderson on Tenor Sax was very successful in adding an additional modern cool