© 2021 WFAE
90.7 Charlotte 93.7 Southern Pines 90.3 Hickory 106.1 Laurinburg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Grover Washington, Jr. On Piano Jazz

Grover Washington, Jr.
Grover Washington, Jr.

Saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr. (1943 – 1999) was a master musician and multiple-Grammy winner. He performed internationally and worked with names like Bobby McFerrin, B.B. King, Patti LaBelle and Nancy Wilson.

Washington's purity of tone and long, fluid lines are evident on this 1994 Piano Jazz. He and Marian McPartland join forces to play "Prelude To A Kiss" and "What Am I Here For?," along with other standards by Duke Ellington.

Originally broadcast in the spring of 1994.

Set List

  • "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)" (Ellington)
  • "What Am I Here For?" (Ellington)
  • "Come Sunday" (Ellington)
  • "In A Sentimental Mood" (Ellington)
  • "I'm Beginning To See The Light" (Ellington, Hodges, James, George)
  • "Prelude To A Kiss" (Ellington)
  • "Take The 'A' Train" (Strayhorn)
  • Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.