Jazz’s Great Comeback Stories

By | March 23, 2012

This hour we celebrate the best of jazz’s great comeback stories. We’ll talk with jazz historian Phil Schaap about the epic saxophone solo that singlehandedly propelled Duke Ellington back into jazz relevance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, and chat with a Chicago cabaret artist who’s committed to giving long-forgotten tunes from the Golden Age of American Song a new lease on life. And we’ll hear the triumphant story of guitarist Pat Martino, who survived a brain aneurysm, to retake his place as one of the music’s great voices on jazz guitar.(59:00)

Photo: Jazz guitarist Pat Martino


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