From The Archives Of Something Blue March 13, 2022
DJ Hairy Larry presents Joy Sanford playing “Jordu”.
1. DJ Hairy Larry Presents Joy Sanford
2. Something Blue – Mystique – 29 second spot
Thanks Marty, this week we’re hearing a jazz standard played by our favorite pianist that I recorded at KASU Jazz Thursday.
I can’t count the number of times Joy Sanford has helped KASU playing piano at live music events. She played in The Little Big Band, The Adhoc Combo, with Gary Gazaway and Lisa Ahia, and Jazz Alliance. She accompanied Delta Vox at Bebopalooza and she helped frequently with our Jazz Thursday concerts. She also played at the Delta Jazz Workshop which I recorded for Something Blue.
When I was booking Jazz Thursday I thought, “Joy plays for us all the time. We should do a show to feature her.” So on February 24, 2011, our featured act was Joy Sanford.
Playing with Joy were Ron Horton, trumpet; Tom Mason, bass; and Craig Collison, drums. At the time both Ron and Craig were teaching at ASU. Tom Mason, was born in Turkey Scratch, Arkansas, and he has played in Northeast Arkansas for fifty years.
Here they are now, recorded at KASU Jazz Thursday on February 24, 2011, playing “Jordu”.
And that was Joy Sanford playing “Jordu” at Jazz Thursday. Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00, to hear more Joy Sanford, Brian Blade, Ethan Iverson, and The Wide Hive Players.