To open the first set this past Sunday, we played the title cut from a team effort LP by pianist John Lewis and French guitarist Sacha Distel, “Afternoon In Paris” on Atlantic Records. The twenty-two year-old Distel plays alongside his compatriots, tenor saxophonist Barney Wilen, himself only nineteen at the time and soon to join Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers on their European tour, and bassist Pierre Michelot, who played for years with the likes of Bud Powell, Dexter Gordon and countless others. On drums is the great Connie Kay, Lewis’ partner in The Modern Jazz Quartet. The title cut, clocking in at just over nine minutes, is a beauty, with plenty room for the players to stretch out and stroll along the River Seine. You can listen to it here.
KTRU's 26th annual Outdoor Show is just around the corner, on April 22, check it out:
Steve Cox's Beard (KTRU Battle of the Bands winner)
David Morgan & Charles Moon (MC/DJ)
For more details, click here! We hope to see you there as we celebrate our 50th anniversary!
- KTRU Top 35 (April 23, 2017)
- Top 35 for 04/23/2017
- Free Music Concert on 5/7/17: Grammy award winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhat and Shri Subhen Chatterjee
- Tagore Society celebrates India’s Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore with *Tagore Jayanti* 4/29 @ India House. Special Discount for KTRU
- KTRU Top 35 (April 16, 2017)