Benny Green http://kplu.org en The intimacy of the duo: Dee Dee Bridgewater and Benny Green http://kplu.org/post/intimacy-duo-dee-dee-bridgewater-and-benny-green <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Grammy award-winning jazz vocalist, Dee Dee Bridgewater almost always performs with a band accompanying her, while pianist Benny Green is generally heard in a trio configuration and seldom works with vocalists (with the notable exception of being Betty Carter’s pianist when he was in his 20’s).&nbsp;</span></p><p>So this session was a double treat:&nbsp; hearing two great musicians, both slightly out of their performance comfort zones, but totally in the moment with each other.&nbsp;</p><p>http://youtu.be/wQe3wO-vMQs</p><p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 00:57:40 +0000 Justin Steyer & Abe Beeson 7632 at http://kplu.org The intimacy of the duo: Dee Dee Bridgewater and Benny Green Benny Green — Remembering Monk … and Shearing http://kplu.org/post/benny-green-remembering-monk-and-shearing <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-952742.mp3</p><p>When pianist <a href="http://www.bennygreenmusic.com/">Benny Green</a> agreed to come to KPLU’s Seattle studios for a solo piano performance he was on tour with his band doing a tribute to the music of Thelonious Monk so it seemed logical to have his studio session consist of Monk compositions.&nbsp;</p><p>That was the plan, anyway ...</p><p> Wed, 16 Feb 2011 17:56:18 +0000 Justin Steyer, Abe Beeson & Nick Morrison 808 at http://kplu.org Benny Green — Remembering Monk … and Shearing If you could sit down and talk with jazz pianist, Benny Green, what would you ask him? http://kplu.org/post/if-you-could-sit-down-and-talk-jazz-pianist-benny-green-what-would-you-ask-him <p>Let us know, because <strong>Benny Green will be visiting KPLU for a Studio Session this afternoon at 12:15 PST</strong> and we thought it would be fun to ask you to provide us with a question.</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.facebook.com/KPLU.org">Head to our Facebook Page</a></strong> and post your question - If Abe Beeson reads yours during the interview, he'll credit you for it on the air!</p> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:20:38 +0000 Justin Steyer 798 at http://kplu.org If you could sit down and talk with jazz pianist, Benny Green, what would you ask him?