The Village Caller Music Show: The Versatility of Les McCann

Les McCann: Born September, 23, 1935 in Lexington Kentucky was one of the most versatile Jazz performers of the 1960’s and 1970’s. His career started in the early 1960’s when he recorded with his trio for Pacific Jazz Records. Les evolved into many different manifestations over the years including singing. His classic album, Swiss Movement with Eddie Harris, and his collaborations with soul and rock singers made him one of the most versatile performers of his time. He was one of the first musicians to include electric piano, clavinet and synthesizer into his music. The result was the classic album “Layers” that I think was his masterpiece.

Album: Layers, Sometimes I Cry

Album: Layers, Soaring At Dawn Part (1)

Album: With These Hands

Album: Swiss Movement, Compared To What, Les McCann and Eddie Harris

Hope you enjoyed the show … Bill Tucker, Host


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