Smithsonian Jazz Sextet: Tribute to the Poll Winners

Recorded from the MCG Stage!
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Original concert date: Saturday, June 2, 2018

This concert features music from Johnny Hodges, Barney Kessel, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and others. All of whom were annual Downbeat Magazine “Poll Winners” in the 1950s and 1960s. Each musician in the sextet narrates a brief historical context for their instrument and musical selection.

Charlie Young – Saxophone

Chuck Redd – Vibes

Tony Nalker – Piano

Marty Ashby – Guitar

Paul Thompson – Bass

Ken Kimery – Drums