MCG’s Marty Ashby is joined by prominent Pittsburgh percussionist and promoter of jazz, Thomas Wendt.
Thom shares some of his favorite, classic recordings from his collection and stories to go along with them.
Selections include: Benny Carter -Further Definitions; Elvin Jones - Dear John C; Betty Carter - The Audience with Betty Carter; Booker Little - Out Front; Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch; and Oliver Nelson - The Kennedy Dream
Thomas Wendt is a regular fixture on the jazz scene in Pittsburgh, and tours beyond, regularly, too. He regularly accompanies visiting artists to Pittsburgh, including David "Fathead" Newman, James Moody, Jimmy Heath, Clark Terry, Benny Golson, Freddy Cole, Monty Alexander, Paquito D'Rivera, and many more.
Sounds and stories from the collection of one of Pittsburgh’s jazz conveners, Thomas Wendt, on the MCGJazz Spotlight Hour on WZUM