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Friday February 13 2015 - Wardell Gray

Earl Hines & His Orch., "Let's Get Started," 1945-1947 (Classics)

Wardell Gray Quartet, "Dell's Bells" (take 4), One for Prez (1201 Music/Black Lion)

Wardell Gray Quartet, "The Man I Love" (take 3), One for Prez (1201 Music/Black Lion)

Wardell Gray Quartet, "One for Prez," One for Prez (1201 Music/Black Lion)

Charlie Parker's New Stars, "Relaxin' at Camarillo" (take A), Complete Savoy and Dial Studio Recordings (Savoy)

Gene Norman's Just Jazz, "Sweet Georgia Brown," Wardell Gray: Way Out Wardell (Crown)

Gene Norman's Just Jazz, "Blue Lou," Wardell Gray: Way Out Wardell (Crown)

Benny Goodman Septet, "Donna Lee," Stan Hasselgård & Benny Goodman: At Click 1948 (Dragon)

Benny Goodman Sextet, "WMGM Jump," Jazz off the Air, Vol. 2 (Spotlite)

Count Basie & His Orch., "Little Dog," Wardell Gray/Stan Hasselgård (Spotlite)

Wardell Gray Quartet, "Light Gray," Story (Proper)

Al Haig Quartet, "Twisted," Wardell Gray: Memorial Album, Vol. 1 (Prestige/OJC)

Al Haig Quartet, "Sweet Lorraine," Wardell Gray: Memorial Album, Vol. 1 (Prestige/OJC)

Wardell Gray Quartet, "A Sinner Kissed an Angel," Memorial Album, Vol. 2 (Prestige/OJC)

Wardell Gray Quartet, "Grayhound" (take B), Memorial Album, Vol. 2 (Prestige/OJC)

Wardell Gray's Los Angeles All Stars, "Move," Memorial Album, Vol. 2 (Prestige/OJC)

Count Basie & His Orch., "Little Pony," America's #1 Band! (Columbia)

Gene Norman's Just Jazz Concert, "The Steeplechase," The Chase and the Steeplechase (MCA/Decca)

Louis Bellson's Just Jazz All Stars, "The Jeep Is Jumpin'," Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions (Mosaic)

Louis Bellson's Just Jazz All Stars, "Johnny Come Lately," Classic Capitol Jazz Sessions (Mosaic)

Wardell Gray, "Pennies from Heaven," Live at the Haig (Fresh Sound)

Wardell Gray, "Hey There," 1950-1955 (Classics)

Wardell Gray, "Blue Lou," Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray: Citizens Bop (Black Lion)

Seth Markow has been playing piano since age 7, clarinet (now bass clarinet) since 9, and has been a dedicated jazz fan since he was 13. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in music composition, has played and studied African and Asian music, and is a longtime member of the Javanese orchestra Gamelan Kyai Gandrung. He has also played in jazz, blues, rock, reggae, and world beat bands, as well as various classical ensembles. A radio host since 1976 and a Hawaii resident since 1979, his jazz show The Real Deal began in 1983 and has been heard on HPR-2 since that stream went on the air in 1989.
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