DJ Hairy Larry presents the Gary “El Buho” Gazaway playing “Summertime”

From The Archives Of Something Blue August 28, 2022

01. DJ Hairy Larry presents the Gary “El Buho” Gazaway playing “Summertime”

02. Something Blue – Valley – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty, today we’re hearing a George Gershwin song played by a Latin Jazz Band.

This podcast is a little bit different because I’m not playing a song I recorded or worked on in any way. But Gary Gazaway is a good friend of mine who has played at many KASU events including Bebopalooza and Jazz Thursday and he also played at Joe Lee’s funeral. So I”m stretching the definition of the Something Blue Archives a little bit to present this recording because it fits so well with my Something Blue show this week.

I found the song on Bandcamp. On the webpage it says, “Trumpeter Gary “El Búho” Gazaway has toured and recorded with some of the top names in the music industry, working with Steve Winwood, Joe Cocker, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jaco Pastorius…” I will include a link on the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Gary attended ASU and played in the ASU jazz program. He took his degree in Communications.

Gary and his wife, Lisa Ahia, and her father, Sam Ahia, are all fantastic musicians. I got to hear them all play together in Pocahontas at a KASU Jazz Christmas concert, so I’ll have to dig out those recordings in a few months.

The song we’re hearing today was recorded in Miami, Rio De Janiero, Montevideo, and Nashville. Gary plays flugelhorn. It’s an excellent collaboration of different cultures. All of the credits are on Bandcamp.

So now, here’s Gary “El Buho” Gazaway playing the George Gershwin standard, “Summertime”.

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Lover Man

Something Blue – Lover Man – August 27, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring classic 78 rpm recordings including Sarah Vaughn, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Parker. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

Most of the songs are from this collection
archive.org/details/78rpm_geoffrey-a-wheeler

Sarah Vaughn
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Ella Fitzgerald
archive.org/details/78_all-over-nothing-at-all_ella-fitzgerald-and-her-savoy-eight-ella-fitzgerald-peter-t_gbia0014934a

Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong
archive.org/details/78_j-c-holmes-blues_bessie-smith-louis-armstrong-charlie-green-fred-longshaw-horsley_gbia0382424b

Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five
archive.org/details/HotFiveWestendBlues

Art Tatum
archive.org/details/78_dark-eyes_art-tatum-trio-art-tatum-slam-stewart-tiny-grimes_gbia0274790b

Billie Holiday
archive.org/details/78_lover-come-back-to-me_billie-holiday-her-lads-of-joy-oscar-peterson-ray-brown-gus_gbia0104383a

Erroll Garner
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Coleman Hawkins
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Dizzie Gillespie, Charlie Parker
New 52nd Street Jazz
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Duke Ellington
Black, Brown, And Beige
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DJ Hairy Larry presents the Over The Hill Gang playing “Basin Street Blues”

From The Archives Of Something Blue August 21, 2022

DJ Hairy Larry presents the Over The Hill Gang playing “Basin Street Blues”

01. DJ Hairy Larry Presents the Over The Hill Gang at KASU Jazz Thursday

02. Something Blue – Lover Man – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear some classic jazz recorded at KASU Jazz Thursday.

The Over The Hill Gang performed around Jonesboro for many years. Their repertoire included Dixieland, Ragtime, Swing, Blues, and Gospel. I knew some of the musicians in the band and I thought they would be a good fit for Jazz Thursday.

So on July 28, 2011, they played for us at Bellaz restaurant right here in Jonesboro and they gave us a great show playing songs like “Sweet Georgia Brown”, “All Of Me”, “God Bless The Child”, and “Georgia”.

The featured musicians were Tom Mason – clarinet, John Barttelt – trumpet, Neale Bartee – trombone, Harriet O’Neal – piano, Day Arnoult – vocals, Craig Collison – drums, Bill Keisker – bass, and Mike Bridges – guitar. All very fine musicians who brought a spirit of jazz history to their show.

Harriet was my piano teacher. Three times. I took lessons from her for several years when I first came to ASU. Then I took private lessons from her when I returned to complete my music education. And then once again she was my ASU piano instructor when she returned to teach. After that I continued visiting her several times a year until the lockdown and she always asked me to play. She passed on when she was 85 years old. I still love her and I miss her.

Harriet’s daughter, Day Arnault, sang with the Over The Hill Gang at this concert. I picked an instrumental number to play today which means I can return to this concert on a future podcast to feature Day singing.

So now, recorded on July 28, 2011, at KASU Jazz Thursday, here’s the Over The Hill Gang playing “Basin Street Blues”.
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Amber

Something Blue – Amber – August 20, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Yellowjackets, Giant Steps, and El Buho. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

Yellowjackets – A Rise In The Road
www.yellowjackets.com/

El Buho – Live In The Heartland

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Giant Steps – KASU Jazz Thursday on May 23, 2013
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DJ Hairy Larry presents Giant Steps playing “Black Orpheus”

From The Archives Of Something Blue August 14, 2022

DJ Hairy Larry presents Giant Steps playing “Black Orpheus”.

01. DJ Hairy Larry Presents Giant Steps at KASU Jazz Thursday

02. Something Blue – Amber – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty, today we’re featuring a bossa recorded at KASU Jazz Thursday.

The core group of Giant Steps was Craig Baker, trumpet; Joy Sanford, piano; Tom Mason, bass; and Mike Overall, drums. For Jazz Thursday they added Michael McGowan on tenor sax to fill out their quintet. These are all seasoned jazz professionals who lived and worked in Northeast Arkansas. Michael McGowan traveled in from Texas but he is a former Jonesboro resident.

May 23, 2013, was the first I met Michael McGowan. Since then I have been privileged to work and play with him at the Delta Jazz Workshop where he helped me rehearse a student small group and joined Bebop Beatniks for our Wednesday night performance. He is an amazing saxophonist as you are about to hear.

I have worked with the other members of Giant Steps many times, most memorably recording Joe Lee’s album, “Boppin At The Forest”. I even got to sit in with them one night on bass. I went to hear them play and it turns out they were short a bassist. So I took a short trip to HairyLarryLand to pick up my bass equipment and had a real good time.

“Manhã de Carnaval” translates to “Carnival Morning” and it was written by Luiz Bonfá, a Brazilian composer. It is credited as being one of the first bossa nova jazz tunes that popularized bossa in America. Also known as “A Day in the Life of a Fool” it was the theme song for the movie, “Black Orpheus”. Jazz musicians picked up on it and in jazz circles it is commonly referred to as “Black Orpheus”. Prepandemic it was in the Bebop Beatniks repertoire and I also have recordings of Suzanne Michell playing the song on piano.

So now, recorded on May 23, 2013, at KASU Jazz Thursday here’s Giant Steps playing “Black Orpheus”.
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Something Blue – Season

Something Blue – Season – August 13, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Dream Syndicate, Claypool Lennon Delirium, and Psychedelic Guitar Circus. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

Dream Syndicate Live at Cafe Du Nord on 2022-07-30
archive.org/details/ds2022-07-30.flac16

Psychedelic Guitar Circus Live at Great American Music Hall on 1993-08-01
archive.org/details/pgc1993-08-01.flac16

Claypool Lennon Delirium 2019-10-13 Desert Daze Festival Moreno Beach, Lake Perris State Recreation Area, Perris, CA
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DJ Hairy Larry presents Joneseboro Jazz Society Big Band with Dizzy Gillespie playing “Manteca”.

From The Archives Of Something Blue August 7, 2022

DJ Hairy Larry presents Joneseboro Jazz Society Big Band with Dizzy Gillespie playing “Manteca”.

01. DJ Hairy Larry Presents Joneseboro Jazz Society Big Band with Dizzy Gillespie

02. Something Blue – Season – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear a bebop legend playing with the Jonesboro Jazz Society Big Band.

Before Joe Lee passed I used to go to his house in the afternoon to digitize songs he had dug out of his archive. He always had a story about the musicians and the shows so I got my own personal From The Archives done Joe Lee style.

One week he told me about the time the Jonesboro Jazz Society brought Dizzy Gillespie to town to play. Before the show Joe was talking to Dizzy in the green room and Joe said, “We’re playing one of your songs tonight and we’d be glad to have you play a solo.” He told me that Dizzy demurred saying that he had his thing with his band and he wanted to do that show. Joe told me it was a long shot but worth the try.

The Jazz Society Big Band was hot that night and they were playing great. They started Dizzy’s composition strong and while Joe was playing his solo the crowd exploded. Joe thought wow and when he turned and saw Dizzy he laughed out loud. Dizzy played a great solo, of course, and then you can hear an inspired Mike Overall playing the drum setup into the shout chorus.

I mean how many times do you get to play with Dizzy Gillespie?

So, here we go with the Jonesboro Jazz Society Big Band featuring guest soloist Dizzy Gillespie playing “Manteca”.
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Kid

Something Blue – Kid – August 6, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Joni Mitchell, Billy Lee Riley, Bob Dylan, and Mike Mizwinski. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

Mike Mizwinski Live at Turkey Hill Brewing Company on 2022-07-28
archive.org/details/mikemiz2022-07-28.litz.sbd.schoepsMK4v.flac16/

Joni Mitchell Live at Newport Folk Festival on July 24, 2022

Bob Dylan Live at Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA, on June 6, 2022

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Billy Lee Riley Live at Potlickers in Jonesboro, Arkansas on May 25, 2000
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DJ Hairy Larry presents Billy Lee Riley playing “How Come We All Ain’t Got The Same”.

From The Archives Of Something Blue July 31, 2022

DJ Hairy Larry presents Billy Lee Riley playing “How Come We All Ain’t Got The Same”.

01. DJ Hairy Larry Presents Billy Lee Riley
02. Something Blue – Kid – 29 second spot

Thanks Marty, today we’re hearing some original delta blues recorded right here in Jonesboro.

Billy Lee Riley was a true Arkansas legend, starting his career at Sun Studio in the fifties and making more hits and playing on other people’s hits in the sixties, seventies, and eighties. Then in the nineties he had two hit blues albums, “Hot Damn!” and “Shade Tree Blues”. So I was more than pleased when he agreed to play at the 5 Decades Of Great Music fundraiser for the Craighead Forest Bandshell on May 25, 2000.

Besides Billy Lee Riley we also featured delta legends Joe Lee and Matt Lucas who also had 5 decades under their belt. Joe Lee played a jazz set, then Billy Lee Riley played the blues. We had an Allstar band where I got to play with all three of them. And then Matt Lucas took us home with a contemporary rockabilly act, Crossfire, and Billy Lee Riley hit the stage again singing his classic rock and roll recorded at Sun in the fifties.

It was a great show and everybody had a real good time. Today we’re going to hear a Billy Lee Riley original, recorded at 5 Decades Of Great Music, called “How Come We All Ain’t Got The Same”. So here’s Billy Lee Riley now introducing his own song.

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Ladybugs

Something Blue – Ladybugs – July 30, 2022

This is Hairy Larry inviting you to enjoy Something Blue every Saturday night at ten. This week we’re featuring Arial Calabria, John Shepherd, Wolfgang Muthspiel, and John Scofield. For more about the show visit the Something Blue website at sbblues.com.

Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00 PM CST, at kasu.org.

Medeski, Scofield, Martin, and Wood- Out Louder
www.medeskimartinandwood.com/
www.johnscofield.com/

Ariel Calabria, Bug Box
arcajazz.bandcamp.com/album/bug-box

Wolfgang Muthspiel, Angular Blues

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Hairy Larry and John Shepherd, Live on the Twitch Porch, April 10, 2022
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