Interview Date: August 24, 2011 @7pm EDT
Special Guest: Jimmy Scott (a.k.a. "Little" Jimmy Scott). This week I talk to one of my favourite jazz legends of all time, the great Jimmy Scott. Mr.Scott is famous for among other things, singing the most beautiful ballads in the most hauntingly high unwavering alto voice and for his unique relaxed behind the beat delivery. He is known in jazz circles as having both a tragic and inspirational life and career. In this podcast we talk to Jimmy Scott about Herman Lubinsky, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, going into the studio with Ray Charles and even a funny story with Quincy Jones. Once again, I’d like to apologize about the quality of the recording.
Women in Jazz
Jazz is an art form of seminal and innovative concepts. But, like Jimmy Scott, not everybody, or every innovation was able, or sometimes even welcomed