In mid-century Philadelphia, dozens of organists made jazz a popular, swinging, danceable contemporary music. The city salutes three such pioneers: Jimmy Smith, Shirley Scott and Charles Earland.
Pianist and composer Omar Sosa left his home in Cuba in 1993 but carried his Yoruban spiritual beliefs with him. These beliefs are the underpinning of his approach to jazz, as you’ll hear in this live studio session, hosted by Abe Beeson. Quarteto Afrocubano consists of Sosa, Ernesto Simpson (drums), Childo Tomas (electric bass) and […]