Caption: Chicago's historic Green Mill Cocktail Lounge was once the favorite haunt of mobster Al Capone.
Chicago's historic Green Mill Cocktail Lounge was once the favorite haunt of mobster Al Capone. 

Best of The New Jazz Archive 2011: Part 1

From: Jeff Haas
Series: The New Jazz Archive
Length: 59:00

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This week on The New Jazz Archive, we say goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012 with a look back at some of our favorite interviews and music from the past year.

Greenmill_small This week on the show it’s a little year-end reprise of some of the best interviews and music from the past year. We’ll hear our conversation with Green Mill owner Dave Jemlio about his epic restoration of one of Chicago’s most legendary jazz clubs, and revisit the story of the forgotten jazz musicians that shaped the Motown sound. That plus our trip up and down America’s Blues Highway with folklorist Bill Ferris, and the story of forgotten session man Hank Garland’s role in jazzing up the early Nashville country scene are all coming up.

Piece Description

This week on the show it’s a little year-end reprise of some of the best interviews and music from the past year. We’ll hear our conversation with Green Mill owner Dave Jemlio about his epic restoration of one of Chicago’s most legendary jazz clubs, and revisit the story of the forgotten jazz musicians that shaped the Motown sound. That plus our trip up and down America’s Blues Highway with folklorist Bill Ferris, and the story of forgotten session man Hank Garland’s role in jazzing up the early Nashville country scene are all coming up.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Choserito Plena Marc Ribot Marc Ribot Y Los Cubanos Postizos. Atlantic 1998 02:46
Big Fat Mama, Meat Shakin' On Her Bones Mississippi Fred McDowell Give My Poor Heart Ease (accompanying CD). UNC Press 2009 02:07
Those Clouds Are Heavy, You Dig? Kurt Elling Close Your Eyes. Blue Note 1995 03:09
What Becomes of the Brokenhearted Jimmy Ruffin 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection, The Best of Jimmy Ruffin. Motown 2001 03:01
Focus Bill Frisell Disfarmer. Nonesuch 2009 02:26
Scarlet Ribbons for Her Hair Hank Garland Move! The Guitar Artistry of Hank Garland. Legacy/Columbia 2001 02:22