DJAZZ Clash : Piano Sunday

October 15


October's DJAZZ Clash treats you to Hammond B3 masters and fleet-fingered piano maestros! On Saturday, organists Jimmy Smith and Dr. Lonnie Smith pull out all the stops, whereas pianists Chick Corea and Robert Glasper tickle the ivories on Sunday. Which of these concerts will you be checking out?

Sunday, October 15 at 15:00 CEST | Saluzzi, Mariano & Dauner live in Stuttgart

Dino Saluzzi, one of Argentina's tango music masters, has been building his legacy since the mid-1980s. His accordion-like bandoneon defines Argentina's tango music. Saluzzi has explored many paths—paths along which he has rarely travelled more than once, despite some common threads. This rare, vibrant and intense performance is an intimate collaboration with Charlie Mariano (saxophone) and Wolfgang Dauner (piano) and features music ranging from tango and classical music to international favorites.

Musicians: Dino Saluzzi, Charlie Mariano, Wolfgang Dauner
Provider: EuroArts Music International
Video director: Werner Schretzmeier
Location: Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, Germany
Year: 1989

Sunday, October 15 at 15:55 CEST | Chick Corea and Friends

During one concert tour around the world, this quartet set the standard of what jazz can sound like: traditional, racy, funkadelic, grand.

Musicians: Steve Gadd, Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez, Bob Berg
Video director: Christian Wagner
Video provider: EuroArts Music International
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Year: 1992

Sunday, October 15 at 16:55 CEST | Peter Beets: Chopin meets the Blues

The Dutch world-class jazz pianist Peter Beets has shared the stage with jazz greats like Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, “Toots” Thielemans, Elvin Jones, George Coleman, Johnny Griffin, Benny Golson and John Clayton. From birth, Beets was surrounded by music: he heard classical music from his mother, who is a music pedagogue, and he heard jazz from his father, who was a great fan of Oscar Peterson and Art Blakey. Although Beets’ parents originally did not associate the word 'musician' with the word 'career', music is definitely in the family’s blood. In this broadcast, Peter Beets teams up with double bassist Marius Beets (Peter’s brother) and drummer Gijs Dijkhuizen. The trio presents Chopin’s most beautiful melodies in a new and exciting way. Bluesy improvisations, swinging jazz rhythms and Chopin’s harmonic fundaments appear to be a golden combination. Expect a fantastic Beetsian cross-over between the classical music from the late Romantic period and wonderful bebop style jazz improvisations.

Musicians: Peter Beets, Marius Beets, Gijs Dijkhuizen
Producer: HVCP Videoproducties
Location: Goois Jazz Festival, Bussum, the Netherlands
Year: 2015

Sunday, October 15 at 17:45 CEST | | Michel Petrucciani Trio

This 1998 recording features the late French pianist Michel Petrucciani and his trio of drummer Steve Gadd and bassist Anthony Jackson in performance in Stuttgart. The musicians might seem an unlikely team. Petrucciani (who died in January 1999) was an unabashed romantic in the lyrical piano tradition that extends from Duke Ellington through Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, while Gadd and Jackson are best known as masters of the contemporary studio groove. Yet they achieve an organic sense of swing, even if Jackson's bass guitar lacks the rich wooden timbre of an acoustic instrument.

Musicians: Michel Petrucciani Trio, Anthony Jackson, Steve Gadd
Producer: EuroArts Music International
Video director: Eric Ebinger
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Year: 1998


Sunday, October 15 at 18:45 CEST | Michel Legrand: Back in Paris 

This concert of the London Big Band Orchestra at the Salle Pleyel in Paris is conducted by the French composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist Michel Legrand. Michel Legrand, like his father before him, is a prolific composer. He has written over 200 film and television scores and countless memorable songs. He is best known for his film scores, such as The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) and The Thomas Crown Affair (1968). This last film features the song The Windmills of Your Mind for which he won his first Academy Award. Moreover, Legrand collaborated with Miles Davis, Django Reinhardt and Ray Charles – and now he adds the London Big Band Orchestra to this impressive list!

Musicians: Michel Legrand, Noel Langley, Craig Wild, Martin Shaw, Mark Armstrong, Liam Kirkman, Ashley Horton, Pat Hartley, Sarah Williams, Andy Mackintosh, Alan Barnes, Michael Coates, Jimmy Hastings, Paul Nathaniel, Roy Babbington, Mark Fletcher, Sylvian Luc, Allison Moyet
Producer: LGM
Video director: Francois Goetghebeur
Location: Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
Year: 2015

Sunday, October 15 at 20:25 CEST | Slim, Harrison & Jones live in Brussels

What do Sunnyland Slim, Wilbert Harrison and Curtis Jones have in common? Right, the piano and the blues! Each has his individual style, and this 1964 recording shows an amazing collection of great blues tunes by the above jazz legends. During this concert, recorded in Brussels, the musicians play and sings blues classics such as It’s you baby, Kansas City, and Good Woman.

Musicians: Sunnyland Slim, Wilbert Harrison, Curtis Jones
Producer: Sonuma
Video director: Sebastian Lami Dozo
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Year: 1964

Sunday, October 15 at 21:00 CEST | Earl 'Fatha' Hines Trio live in Comblain-la-Tour

With his powerful arms, Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines embraced nearly every era of jazz piano. Credited by many with transforming the genre with his trumpet style keyboard approach, Hines inspired such artists as Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum, Erroll Garner, Nat Cole, Bud Powell, Stan Kenton, and Oscar Peterson. As leader of Chicago’s Grand Terrace Café, his career paralleled that of Duke Ellington at New York’s Cotton Club. Fellow pianists and critics regard Hines as a genius on his instrument, which is showcased in this recording with Roland Haynes (bass) and Wallace Bishop (drums).

Musicians: Earl Hines, Roland Haynes, Wallace Bishop
Producer: Sonuma
Video director: Serge Leroy
Location: Comblain-la-Tour Jazz Festival, Belgium
Year: 1966

Sunday, October 15 at 21:45 CEST | Monty Alexander: My Roots To Jazz

Pianist Monty Alexander stems from the big Creole-Caribbean area. He grew up in Jamaica, where he first learned the calypso, which is where his unbridled playing, his power and his incredible passion for music must have their roots. He went to the US at age 17 to play jazz with great virtuosity. Even the great Frank Sinatra was moved to remark: ‘Monty is music dynamite!’ Alexander has always kept his eye on the explosive music developments of ska and reggae in his former home of Jamaica. This prompted him to started touring with two rhythm sections in the 1980s: a sleek jazz section with bass and drums, as well as Rastafari guitarists who that add a Caribbean flair. During this Baloise Session from Switzerland’s Basel, the pianist demonstrates his virtuoso jazz chops as well as his Caribbean roots!

Musicians: Monty Alexander, Gerald Cannon, Obed Calvaire, Wayne Escoffery, Andy Bassford, Leon Duncan, Karl Wright, Caterina Zapponi
Producer: Session Basel AG
Video director: Roli Bärlocher
Location: Baloise Session, Basel, Switzerland
Year: 2014

Sunday, October 15 at 22:55 CEST | NYC Sessions: Robert Glasper & Chris Dave

Night after night, the jazz clubs of New York City host new, ever-vital incarnations of jazz music. New York has it all; from bebop to hip-hop, from electro to big band swing and free jazz. The series NYC Sessions is the thermometer of New York jazz in the first decade of the 2000s. The concerts featured in this series were recorded at several New York jazz clubs, featuring some of the very best and freshest jazz bands. The series offers an eye-witness account of the incredible inventiveness and diversity of New York City’s jazz scene. Drummer Chris Dave has been around the world and back playing for and recording with some of music's most established and iconic artists including D'Angelo, Kenny Garrett, Terrence Blanchard, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Lalah Hathaway, Sonny Rollins, and Robert Glasper. In this broadcast, the drummer plays together with Robert Glasper and Derrick Hodge at the Hip Hop Cultural Center of Harlem at the Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Expect an amazing gathering of some of world’s best jazz artists!

Musicians: Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge, Raydar Ellis, Chris Dave, Stimulus
Video director: Amos Rozenberg
Video provider: Paramax
Location: Hip Hop Cultural Center of Harlem, New York, USA
Year: 2009