The radio station where I volunteer is doing another fund drive, so I decided to put together a little theme for my show last night, in the hope of making the begging a bit more palatable. Below is the playlist for my "Guitar Heroes of Jazz" show. Yes, many greats are missing (e.g., Wes Montgomery, most obviously), but when you only have an hour, you do what you can.
KOPN playlist 5-8-07
1. Joe Beck/Laura/Tri07/Whaling City Sound
2. Derek Trucks Band/Elvin/Soul Serenade/Columbia
3. Pat Martino/The Phineas Trane/Think Tank/Blue Note
4. John McLaughlin/Afro Blue/After the Rain/Verve
5. Joe Pass & Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen/Yardbird Suite/Chops/Pablo
6. Benny Green (featuring Russell Malone on guitar)/Come On Home/These Are Soulful Days/Blue Note
7. John Scofield/Alfie/En Route/Verve
8. Django Reinhardt/Djangology/Djangology/Bluebird
A couple of notes: The two songs I've heard from that new Joe Beck cd are fabulous. And man, do I need to listen to more Derek Trucks! The only money we received while I was on the air was from a guy who walked into the studio while the Trucks song was playing. He said he was in his car and just had to pull over to make a donation!