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'DCB Jazz with Paul Abella
06:00 AM - 10:00 AM


$60: WDCB Pint Glass


$100: Your choice of one CD

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Miles Davis/Gil Evans - Porgy & Bess

In 1958, George Gershwin’s opera Porgy And Bess was very much in vogue. Several jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Buddy Collette, and Mundell Lowe had already created their own versions of certain songs. Cal Lampley, George Avakian’s successor, wanted to take advantage of the fact that a film version of the opera was in production. Gil Evans’ adaptation of Gershwin’s score was a veritable tour de force. He chose certain pieces and reorganized the chronology of the original work, adding “Gone,” a completely original work whose tonal combinations placed it among his masterworks. The fierce violence of the orchestra’s overture, the funeral lamentations of “Gone, Gone, Gone,” and the powerful clamors of “Prayer” seized the audience and released their grip only to overwhelm them with the astonishing romanticism of the trumpeter who, with an actor’s intuition and a dandy’s grace, slipped into the skin of the different characters.
Greg Fishman - New Journey

This new CD features seven original tunes written when Greg was on tour in Bangkok, Singapore and Japan. Melodic, straight-ahead jazz with a cool mix of Bebop and Brazilian styles. This is an all-acoustic recording with incredible fidelity, featuring my Chicago rhythm section of Dennis Luxion (piano), Eric Hochberg (bass), and Phil Gratteau (drums). Liner notes by the acclaimed Scott Yanow.
Toronzo Cannon - The Chicago Way

Chicago born and bred blues guitarist/singer/songwriter Toronzo Cannon keeps the city’s blues flame blazing with The Chicago Way. Playing all self-penned material, Toronzo’s lyrics sting just as hard as his fretwork, and his singing resonates instantly with a gruff soulfulness that begs for repeated listening. From frisky shuffles and hard blues to buttery ballads and funky R&B, Toronzo Cannon blends all flavors of Chicago blues and makes them his own.

$100: WDCB Chicago Jazz Heroes Tee Shirt

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$100: WDCB Baseball Cap (caribbean blue)


$150: includes BOTH the "Jazz Heroes" tee and Porgy & Bess CD


$200: WDCB Summer Pack
includes the "Jazz Heroes" tee, WDCB Baseball Cap, Porgy & Bess CD, and Pint Glass


$360: Various Artists: "The 100 Best Jazz Tunes of the 1950s" 8-CD set

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Ten hours of jazz from the genre's most explosive decade, this set features 8 discs in a deluxe box, all with inner mini LP bags, 64-page fully illustrated booklet (with extensive notes detailing each track by world-renowned Jazz critic Charles Waring), and every track fully remastered. All the biggest names from jazz history are featured here - from early pioneers like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Count Basie to modern jazz pathfinders represented by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman.

$600: WDCB Jazz Lovers Music Club


$1,200: 'DCB VIP Package

includes: Various Artists: "The 100 Best Jazz Tunes of the 1950s" 8-CD set

$2,400: 'DCB Cornerstone Society