This week KPLU’s music director Nick Francis has added tracks from Poncho Sanchez & Terence Blanchard’s newest album “Chano Y Dizzy” into the All That Jazz rotation. This album, heavily influenced by Latin and South American jazz, includes fierce soul and infectious melodies and rhythms.
“Dizzy’s Dashiki” and “Harris’ Walk” are new to the cycle this week.
Introducing Nick’s Picks. This weekly contribution to Groove Notes features tracks new to KPLU’s All That Jazz rotation exclusively picked by KPLU’s music director Nick Francis.
This week’s picks are three tracks from Sarah Vaughan’s (1924-1990) first long-play album “In Hi-Fi.”
Nick says, these three classic standard tunes consist of exceptional arrangements, great singing stretching from true female baritone lows to mezzo-soprano highs by the young Sarah Vaughn, and accompaniments from Miles Davis.
The first track “Nice Work If You Can Get It” recorded in 1950 features back-up instrumentals and a solo from Miles Davis.