Encore Houston

Encore Houston, Episode 152: Houston Jazz Collective

Performances from the 2020 Houston Jazz Festival, with tributes to Art Blakey

Art Blakey and crew performing in Amsterdam in 1960

On this episode of Encore Houston, the Houston Jazz Collective hosts Bu’s Jazz Messengers and Carrol-Simmons-Sparks for the 2020 Houston Jazz Festival, recorded live at Miller Outdoor Theater. The festival was a tribute to legendary jazz drummer Art Blakey!

Music in this episode:

  • LARRY YOUNG: Backup
  • SHELLEY CARROL: Many Moods of Don
  • RODGERS and HART: Falling in Love with Love
  • WAYNE SHORTER: Hammerhead
  • JJ JOHNSON: Lament
  • BOBBY TIMMONS: Moanin’
  • Featured musicians
    • Shelley Carrol, saxophone
    • Mark Simmons, drums
    • Bobby Sparks II, keyboard
    • Jay McK, bass
    • Andre Hayward, trombone
    • Horace Grigsby, vocals
    • Frank Lacy, trombone
    • Bobby Watson, saxophone
    • Valery Ponomarev, trumpet
    • Curtis Lundy, bass
    • Michael Palma, piano
    • Jerome Gillespie, drums
  • Performance date: 10/25/2020
  • Originally aired: 12/19/2020

New episodes of Encore Houston air Saturdays at 10 PM, with a repeat broadcast Sundays at 4 PM, all on Houston Public Media Classical.


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Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on HPM Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews for Houston...

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