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In A Mellow Tone
Wednesday March 15th, 2023 with Natalie McGrath
The Tortured Artists of Jazz - Part Two

Tune in to this week's session of In A Mellow Tone to hear part two of the “Tortured Artists of Jazz” series with host Natalie McGrath! Listeners can expect a deep dive into the history and music of jazz's most tortured artists. What is a tortured artist, you may ask? Essentially, it is a person who is constantly tormented by their art, their surroundings, or themselves. Many people believe that artists with the most tortured minds produce the best art, or that their bad habits stimulate their creativity. The concept of a tortured genius is quite profound in the genre of jazz with several exceptional musicians having histories of substance abuse, mental illness, domestic abuse, and even fatal addictions bound in their artistic struggles. For some musicians, their demons got the best of them and led to their demise, while a small portion of others allowed their hardships to fuel their drive to become better virtuoso artists. In this session, we will explore the lives of musicians who’s careers have been sidetracked or prematurely ended due to their addictions. We will also have the chance to recognize the musicians who battled to rise above their vices. This show features artists including Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Bud Powell, Stan Getz, Lee Morgan, and Sonny Rollins. Want to listen to part one of the “Tortured Artists in Jazz” series first? Click here:
Peace Piece
Bill Evans Trio - Everybody Digs Bill Evans - Riverside Records
My Foolish Heart
Bill Evans Trio - Waltz for Debby (Original Jazz Classics Remasters) - Riverside Records
Theme from M.A.S.H.
Bill Evans - The Brilliant - Timeless Records
Skating in Central Park
Bill Evans, Jim Hall - Undercurrent - United Artists Records
Cantaloupe Island
Herbie Hancock - Empyrean Isles - Blue Note Records
Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters - Columbia Records
Gentle Thoughts
Herbie Hancock - Secrets - Columbia Records
Bud Powell - The Scene Changes: The Amazing Bud Powell (Vol. 5) - Blue Note Records
Chega De Saudade
Stan Getz - Big Band Bossa Nova - Verve Records
Stan Getz & João Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto - Verve Records
Stan Getz & João Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto - Verve Records
I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
Stan Getz & Dizzy Gillespie - Diz and Getz - Verve Records
The Sidewinder
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder - Blue Note Records
I Remember Clifford
Lee Morgan - Lee Morgan Vol. 3 - Blue Note Records
Lee Morgan & The Oscar Peterson Trio - Live Performance - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) July 22, 1959
Sonny Rollins - The Complete Prestige Recordings - Prestige Records
Sonny Rollins - The Complete Prestige Recordings - Prestige Records
Interactive CKCU
"vices" negative word... m Music is the addiction....drugs are just "Fuel" & pain relief... fuel

10:48 PM, March 15th, 2023
Natalie McGrath (host)
Dang…. That is deep! Food for thought for sure

10:54 PM, March 15th, 2023