DJAZZ Clash: 60s vs. 80s

August 11 & 12


The second weekend of the month at Stingray DJAZZ is all about the DJAZZ Clash! On August 11 and 12, no less than seven broadcasts are ready with never-before-seen archival material! On Saturday, go back more than half a century with breath-taking sounds of legends like Coleman Hawkins, Charles Mingus, Cannonball Adderley, and Lionel Hampton! On Sunday, fast-forward to the ‘80s and discover the Estival Jazz Lugano with the ensembles of Franco Ambrosetti and Carla Bley and the 29th Street Saxophone Quartet!

Saturday, August 11 at 10:10 CEST | Coleman "Hank" Hawkins: Belgium 1962 (premiere)

Coleman Hawkins: Live in '62 presents two incredible concerts featuring stellar European and American legendary side-musicians including Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison on trumpet and drummer ‘Papa’ Jo Jones. Coleman Hawkins, ‘The Father of Jazz Saxophone,’ demonstrates why he is still considered one of the most important innovators in the history of jazz

Saturday, August 11 at 14:10 CEST| Charles Mingus: Live in Belgium '64 (premiere)

Charles Mingus showcases three exceptional concerts performed in April 1964 featuring his most celebrated lineup: Jaki Byard (piano), Dannie Richmond (drums), Johnny Coles (trumpet), Clifford Jordan (tenor sax), and the great Eric Dolphy (alto sax, flute and bass clarinet). Recorded within an eight-day span, less than three months before Dolphy's death, the three concerts showcase Mingus's visionary leadership and the band's incredible depth and diversity with unique performances and arrangements of classics including “So Long Eric” and the groundbreaking “Meditations On Integration”

Saturday, August 11 at 17:35 CEST| J.E. "Cannonball" Adderley live in Switzerland (premiere)

Cannonball Adderley: Live in '63 boasts two beautifully filmed concerts from one of the most celebrated sextets in jazz history, captured at the top of their game. Cannonball Adderley (alto sax), Nat Adderley (cornet), and the masterful Yusef Lateef (tenor sax, flute, oboe), provide a massive three-horn frontline attack, while the stellar rhythm section featuring a pre-Weather Report Joe Zawinul (piano), Sam Jones (bass), and Louis Hayes (drums) fuel the songs with a deep infectious swing. Quincy Jones’ "Jessica’s Day" leaps from the gate with a huge big band sound that is extraordinary for only six musicians. This recording is a reminder that Cannonball Adderley was one of the most outstanding and highly respected alto saxophonists in the history of jazz. He was a bluesy jazzman who could play anything in superb fashion.

Saturday, August 11 at 21:00 CEST | Belgium 1958: Lionel Hampton (premiere)

Lionel Hampton is one of the best-known swing-era orchestra leaders. He formed his own big band after playing the vibraphone in bands led by Les Hite and Benny Goodman. Hampton was not the first jazz musician to take up the vibraphone, but he was the first to give the instrument an identity in jazz, applying a wide range of attacks and generating remarkable swing. Hampton's band played a major role in shaping American jazz and was the launching pad for such stellar performers as Dinah Washington, Charlie Parker, and Quincy Jones. In this February 17, 1958 concert, Lionel Hampton's big band offers an explosive performance at the Théâtre Royal in Liège, Belgium.

Sunday, August 12 at 18:40 CEST | Franco Ambrosetti Quintet live at Estival Lugano (premiere)

Since 1977, Estival is a summer jazz festival in Switzerland, Lugano. Estival offers a thrilling and particularly surprising line-up that explores the rich world of contemporary music whilst promoting the understanding of different cultures, tolerance, and co-existence. The composer, trumpeter and bugle player Franco Ambrosetti performs with his quintet in his native Lugano as part of the Estival.Sunday,

August 12 at 21:05 CEST | Carla Bley Sextet live at Estival Lugano 1986 (premiere)

Discover the special bond between pianist Carla Bley and bassist Steve Swallow. The two have performed in the same bands since the '60s and have been romantic partners for more than two decades. Watching them perform is the definition of musical telepathy. Together with musicians Wayne Krantz, Victor Lewis, Larry Willis, and Don Alias, they form an amazing sextet at Estival in 1986.

Sunday, August 12 at 21:55 CEST | 29th Street Saxophe Quartet: Estival 1987 (premiere)

 The 29th Street Saxophone Quartet is an American quartet founded in 1982 by alto saxophonists Bobby Watson and Ed Jackson, tenor saxophonist Rich Rothenberg and baritone saxophonist Jim Hartog. The band has an eclectic repertoire ranging from jazz to show, funk, rap, and experimental music.