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Mike Flanigin has been a working musician for two decades. His first gig was at a Holiday Inn in Dallas, Texas, followed by a stint in the house band at Antone's in Austin. And for eight years he made his Hammond B3 organ growl and purr for the crowds at the Continental Club Gallery.

Bertha Hope On Piano Jazz

Aug 14, 2015

Bertha Hope's contributions to mainstream and improvised musical idioms have made her elite among her peers. Wife of the pianist Elmo Hope (1923-1967), Bertha has kept their extraordinary teamwork alive through her highly regarded trio and solo performances.

In this Piano Jazz session from 1991, Bertha Hope performs "In Search Of Hope" and host Marian McPartland joins her for a duet of "I'm Beginning To See The Light."

Originally broadcast in the fall of 1991.

Kenny Burrell On Piano Jazz

Aug 7, 2015

Guitarist Kenny Burrell has been called a "cool, controlled romantic" whose textured playing is "subtle yet sensual, meditative, exultant, wry and intimate." He's one of the most lyrical guitarists on the jazz scene — in fact, he was Duke Ellington's favorite guitar improviser.

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