The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

Musician's Corner: Noah Haidu Plays Standards

Air Date: 7/16/2023 on 90.5 WICN 8am-12pm ET


After pianist Noah Haidu (HIGH-DUE) and his trio, with Buster Williams and Billy Hart, recorded the final two songs on their previous album, bassist Buster Williams said “Those two standards were beautiful, got any more?”

With the release of his new CD Standards,  Mr. Haidu answers in the affirmative.

“When Buster, Lewis [Nash] and I played for the first time we played a lot of standards and I could feel that there was something special happening that I wanted to document,” says Haidu. “It felt as though every song had emotional depth, every note we played mattered."

What you will hear on Sunday is a story about how a jazz trio works together. I always find it fascinating to get behind the scenes to see how art gets made.  

In this case, we have a song, A Beautiful Friendship. Mr. Haidu explains how he tried playing it in a couple of keys, unhappy with what he was hearing, until Mr. Williams suggested a key that he thought would sound best. 

During the segment, you'll hear snippets in all three keys that were considered by the trio. And, you'll hear the winner in the final version!

 Tune in between 9:30am-10am ET 

to hear this edition of Musician's Corner.

Another treat for you: After we hear the song, we'll hear another version of the song featuring two vocalists. This way, you get to hear the lyrics, which are special indeed. 

There is a surprise twist in the little story told by the lyrics, and the first time you listen to the words you'll be delighted by the surprise.  

Buster Williams, Noah Haidu, Lenny White

Don't miss this intriguing set on the next edition of Musician's Corner on the Sunday Jazz Brunch.


Top photo by Chris Drukker

HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Michael Morreale-August 17th 2023-06 Emily
Tim Ray Trio-Fire & Rain 2023-08 Lawns
Dan Wilson-Things Eternal 2023-06 Things Eternal feat Jessica Yafanaro
Carol Welsman-For You-11 The Shadow of Your Smile 2017

Vicente Archer\Short Stories 2023\Drop of Dusk
Sienna Dahlen & Bill Coon\Balladextrous 2023\Day Dream
Thomas Fonnesbaek & Justn Kauflin\Danish Rain 2023\Everything I Love

Ben Wolfe-Unjust 2022-05 The Corridor
Chloe Jean-Fairy Tale Fail 2023-02 Cry Me a River
Noah Haidu\Standards 2023\All The Way
Rahsaan Barber-Mosaic 2021-06 NaDJe And The Snow

HOUR TWO: New For You

Michael Morreale-August 17th 2023-07 A Time for Love
Dan Wilson-Things Eternal 2023-08 Smile Please
Walter Smith III-return to casual 2023-09 K8 + BYU$
Eric Reed-For Such a Time as This-12 Hymn of Faith-2020

Charlie Parker-Compact Jazz- Charlie Parker 1987-08 Just Friends
Greg Abate-Reunion Live at WICN 2023-02 Light Speed
Nick Green\Green on the Scene 2023\Barry
Charlie Parker-Compact Jazz- Charlie Parker 1987-15 The Song Is You

Musician's Corner: Noah Haidu\Standards 2023\A Beautiful Friendship
Jane Potter-Now I Know-09 Beautiful Friendship 2014
John Dimartino-Passion Flower-14 Lotus Blossom-2020

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Diego Figueiredo\My World 2023\My Friend Ken
Stan Getz-Moments In Time 2016-02 O Grande Amor
Luiz Millan\Brazilian Match\006 Morungaba
Diego Figueiredo-Broken Bossa-13 Samba Do Aviao 2015

Jackie Ryan + John Clayton & Friends-Listen Here-08 La Puerta 2012
Ivan Lins-I'm Not Alone-10 CamaleĆ£o 1996
Jerry Kalaf\Welcome to Earth 2014\Siyaya Samba

Luiz Millan\Brazilian Match\Luiz Millan - Sopro de Esperanca
Miguel De Leon\Malandro\A Voz do Morro
Diego Rivera\Love and Peace 2023\Composure
Lauren Henderson-Conjuring 2023-04 Es Magia (Featuring Gabe Schnider, John Chin, Eric Wheeler & Joe Dyson)

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Keiko Matsui\Euphoria V2 2023 - Love And Nothing Less (Featuring Lalah Hathaway, Gregoire Maret)
Ken Fowser\Resolution 2023\Reminiscent of You
Leo Sidran-Cool School (Music of Michael Franks)-07 Lotus Blossom 2018
Fareed Haque-Deja Vu-03 Teach Your Children 1997

Fourplay\Silver\Horace 2015
Fernandez & Wright-Unsung-03 Thinkin It Lately 2009
Jazz In Pink featuring Gail Jhonson - All That Jazz -  featuring Marion Meadows
George Benson-That's Right-Marvin Said 1996

Norman Brown\Let's Get Away 2022\Sunset on Chandler
Norman Connors-Remember Who You Are-04 You And I .wav
Paul Hardcastle-The Jazzmasters 4-06-Time 4 Living
Paul Hardcastle-The Jazzmasters 4-07-Signs of Life (Still Searching)


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