Not long ago, when musicians needed good charts, they called Melba Liston. Now, saxophonist Geof Bradfield and his Chicago ensemble offer the radio premiere of a suite commissioned by Chamber Music America. The work traces Liston’s remarkable life story.
“I believe I’ll dust my broom” is an old saying meaning to make a new start. With that catchy phrase, and a distinctive guitar riff Robert Johnson created an important piece of blues history when he recorded “I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom” in 1936. True to Johnson’s form, it synthesized existing musical elements in […]