In this hour of Blue Dimensions, new music from pianist Kenny Barron and his Quintet, an album called "Concentric Circles." Barron received the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master designation eight years ago, and numerous other honors, including, six times, the Jazz Journalist's Association Best Pianist award, so he has made for himself a large footprint to fill, but he and his band are fully up to the task on "Concentric Circles." We'll hear some original Barron pieces, and a Thelonious Monk composition from the Quintet - - and Monk will make an appearance as well, with tenor sax great Sonny Rollins from a 1957 session.
We'll also feature the album "Live" from trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard with his band the E-Collective, on which Blanchard tries to offer musical healing of the wounds resulting from conflicts between African-American communities and police, with concerts near where some of the incidents that have made national news occurred.
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