Tag: Frank Evans

Sunday Jazz: Curtis Amy on ‘Frankly Jazz’

Sunday Jazz: Curtis Amy on ‘Frankly Jazz’

Music, Sunday Jazz
Man, I could watch these Frankly Jazz clips on YouTube all day. Here's another excellent one -- it's tenor saxophonist Curtis Amy and his sextet performing the perennial classic "Summertime." I can't be sure who the other members of the group are, but the album that "Summertime" appears on is Tippin' On Through (Pacific Jazz ST-62). Many of you may not have heard of Curtis Amy, but you've probably heard him play at least once. He performed the sax solo on the Doors' 1968 Top 10 hit, "Touch Me." Here's a clip of the Doors (and Amy) performing the song on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in December of that year.
Sunday Jazz: The Jazz Crusaders on Frankly Jazz

Sunday Jazz: The Jazz Crusaders on Frankly Jazz

Music, Sunday Jazz
Welcome to a new feature here at The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit called Sunday Jazz. Check back every Sunday for a sample of some of the best jazz around. Some installments will feature YouTube videos, others .mp3 links. If you have a request let me know and I'll see what I can do for you! To kick things off right I'm sharing this clip of one of my all-time favorite artists, the Jazz Crusaders, on a TV from the '60s called Frankly Jazz. It was hosted by jazz DJ Frank Evans and was inspired by his KRHM-FM radio show of the same name. This episode of Frankly Jazz features the Jazz Crusaders performing "The Young Rabbits" and "Weather Beat." The first number is one of the group's signature songs and is elevated by Joe Sample's excellent piano work and brilliant drumming from Stix Hoope...