Live From The Jazz Lounge


Live From The Jazz Lounge will feature live jazz performances recorded at historic and prominent venues throughout the United States, Europe and the world including the Blue Note and Village Vanguard in New York City; Blues Alley in Washington, D.C.; and Preservation Hall and Tipitina’s in New Orleans, among others.


Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #13 (March 24 at 6:00pm)

Charlie Haden w/Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell – The Montreal Tapes (1994)

Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band – Hometown Saturday Night (1992)

Recorded live in the James Polk Auditorium of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, Tennessee in June of 1981 and featuring Dave Fulmer as conductor and narrator.


Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #12 (March 10 at 6:00pm)

Charlie Haden w/Don Cherry and Ed Blackwell – The Montreal Tapes (1994)

Recorded live on July 2, 1989 at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, Canada

Performers include:

Bass – Charlie Haden – Bass

Don Cherry – Trumpet

Ed Blackwell – Drums

(provided by Discogs)

Larry Gales Sextet

Feb 22, 2019

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #11 (February 24 at 6:00 p.m.)

Larry Gales Sextet – A Message From Monk (1991)

Bassist Larry Gales and drummer Ben Riley played together in Thelonious Monk's quartet during part of the 1960s and they anchor this Monk tribute CD, which also features trumpeter Claudio Roditi, trombonist Steve Turre, tenor saxophonist Junior Cook and pianist Benny Green.

Recorded on June 9, 1990 at Birdland in NYC, NY

(provided by Allmusic)


Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #10 (February 10 at 6:00 p.m.)

Terry Gibbs/Buddy DeFranco/Herb Ellis Sextet – Memories Of You (1991)

Recorded live at Kimball's East in Emeryville, California from April 13-15, 1991.

Personnel includes:

Bass – Milt Hinton

Clarinet – Buddy DeFranco

Drums – Butch Miles

Guitar – Herb Ellis

Piano – Larry Novak

Vibraphone – Terry Gibbs

(provided by Discogs)

Patricia Barber

Jan 26, 2019

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #09 (January 27 at 6:00 p.m.)

Patricia Barber – Live: A Fortnight In France (2004)

Recorded in March and April 2004 at clubs in three French cities: "L’Arsenal" in Metz, "La Coursive" in La Rochelle and "La Cigale" in Paris.

Personnel includes:

Patricia Barber – Vocals and piano

Michael Arnopol – Bass

Eric Montzka – Drums

Neal Alger – Guitar

(provided by Discogs)

Charles Fambrough

Jan 11, 2019

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #08 (January 13 at 6:00 p.m.)

Charles Fambrough – Blues At Bradley’s (1993)

Bassist Charles Fambrough, who first gained recognition as a bassist with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, has proven with his releases thus far that he is also a talented composer and bandleader.

Four of the five diverse pieces on this CD are his and Fambrough's octet (which includes altoist Donald Harrison, trombonist Steve Turre and Joe Ford on soprano), does a splendid job of interpreting the often-challenging but swinging repertoire. 

Charles Earland

Jan 9, 2019

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #07 (December 30 at 6:00 p.m.)

Charles Earland – Live (1999)

Recorded at the same show that produced his Jazz Organ Summit live album with Johnny "Hammond" Smith, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Jimmy McGriff, this is the full set, recorded live in Chicago on his birthday (May 24, 1997) at the DuSable Museum Of African-American History.

Miles Davis

Dec 15, 2018

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #06 (December 16 at 6:00 p.m.)

Miles Davis – Live Around The World (1996)

A definitive look at Miles Davis' live show from his last three years. Using funky but unpredictable rhythm sections and leaving space for plenty of solos, Davis created a unique brand of fusion that has yet to be satisfactorily duplicated.

Abraham Burton

Dec 2, 2018

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #05 (December 2 at 6:00 p.m.)

Abraham Burton – The Magician (1995)

Abraham Burton (alto saxophone), Billy Johnson (bass), Eric McPherson (drums) and Marc Cary (piano). Recorded at Visiones in New York City on March 17 & 18, 1995.

Patti Austin

Nov 19, 2018

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #04 (November 18 at 6:00 p.m.)

Patti Austin - Live at The Bottom Line (1979)

Patti Austin came closest on this late-'70s live set to transferring onto vinyl the qualities that made her an outstanding vocalist outside of the studio. There's more spontaneity, emotion, and charisma in the vocals on this album than on almost all her other releases combined; perhaps the nightclub setting inspired her, or, more likely, Austin was free to sing without any agendas, marketing strategies, or producers' visions being factored into the process.

George Cables

Nov 2, 2018

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #03 (November 4 at 6:00 p.m.)

George Cables - Maybeck Recital Hall Series, Vol. 35 (1994)

Locked right into the mainstream, the ever-reliable George Cables gets his shot at a solo recital in Vol. 35 of Concord's voluminous Maybeck series.

From the opening track ("Over the Rainbow") onward, Cables immediately settles into the prevailing Maybeck idiom, sporting a do-everything technique rooted in bop, with frequent Tatum flourishes, Evans-influenced voicings, and standards as the specialty of the house.

Chet Baker Quartet

Oct 19, 2018

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #02 (October 21 at 6:00 p.m.)

Chet Baker Quartet – Out Of Nowhere, Vol. 2 (1954)

This reissue CD includes some of the selections on the long-unavailable Mosaic Records collection The Complete Pacific Jazz Live Recordings of the Chet Baker Quartet with Russ Freeman.

Greg Abate Quintet

Oct 5, 2018

Live From The Jazz Lounge

Program #01 (October 7 at 6:00 p.m.)

Greg Abate Quintet feat. Richie Cole – Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1995)

Greg Abate has been on the music scene for a long time, having served in both the Ray Charles and Artie Shaw orchestras. This live set recorded at Chan's (a Chinese restaurant located in Woonsocket, RI) showcases a friendly battle of alto saxophonists, mostly playing Abate's originals.


Morehead State Public Radio (WMKY, 90.3FM) has announced the addition of two new, locally-produced music programs.

Big Band Boulevard and Live From The Jazz Lounge will be heard on a rotating schedule Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. and repeating Friday nights at 10:00 p.m. In addition, Jazz Happening Now will move to Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m.