Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
Fri January 3, 2014
On the Next Installment of All This Jazz: The Music of Jimmy Van Heusen
"Imagination." "But Beautiful." "Darn That Dream." "Here's That Rainy Day." "I Thought about You." "Polka Dots and Moonbeams."
And so forth. The great American pop-tune composer Jimmy Van Heusen (shown herewith) gave us lots and lots of wonderful songs --- scores of them, in fact --- many of which we know today as first-class jazz standards. (And many of which were also, by the way, written for and/or recorded by Van Heusen's good pal, Frank Sinatra.)
On the next edition of All This Jazz, which gets underway on Saturday the 4th at 10pm Central, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1, our second-hour theme will be The Music of Jimmy Van Heusen. We'll hear several of the great man's more memorable melodies --- and a couple of his lesser known gems, too --- as played by the likes of Blue Mitchell, Lou Levy, Woody Shaw, and Count Basie.
It's a terrific show that we originally aired about two years back, in January of 2012. Hope you can tune in; you'll be glad you did.
It's modern jazz, both recent and classic, from 10pm till midnight. It's All This Jazz.