Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The 10th window on the CVTNAC takes us back to the mid-1980s and the Jazz 625 reruns on BBC2. Meanwhile, as a bonus, I thought I'd share some goodness that's been filling my ears of late. It's Stan Kenton's version of Hank Levy's 'Chiapas', recorded for BBC TV in 1972, and a finer bit of big band 5/4 you're unlikely to hear in a month of Sundays. Gary Husband's Force Majeure did a pretty super version of this tune a few years back too.


3 comments:

Gary said...

Speaking of reruns, a nice little pre-Christmas treat from BBC4 - Count Basie & His Orchestra from 1965, Sat 20th Dec, 9pm.

LF Barfe said...

Fantastic news, Gary. If it's the 'Show of the Week' I'm thinking of, I hope they've sorted out the variations in sound level. When I saw it at the NFT, the announcements were very quiet, and then the band would come blasting in. Might just have been their print.

Gary said...

It is indeed Show Of The Week, according to the RT. Also, the following night, Oscar Peterson at Ronnie Scott's from 1974, 10.30pm :)