During the motions hearing yesterday, Judge Barry Williams said that the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray will have separate trials. Williams also refused to toss out the charges against the officers, and denied a motion to remove State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's entire office from the case. Next week, Williams will decide whether the trials will be moved out of Baltimore.
This Week on WEAA
Sean Yoes discusses the pre-trial hearing for the Freddie Gray case and the protesting that took place outside of the courthouse with Deray Mckesson of the Black Lives Matter movement, Roberto Alejandro of The AFRO American Newspaper, and Sheryl Wood, legal analyst and founder of The Wood Law Firm.
Marcellus Shepard, Program/Music Director and host of "In the Groove," recommends a few reading materials about the role of jazz in the recovery of New Orleans.
Here’s a vocalist that I fell in love with the very first time I heard her music. My love for her sound was deepened when she came into the WEAA studios nearly 10 years ago and sang live for me in studio. It was the most beautiful performance I’d ever witnessed up close and personal. Her name is Lizz Wright.
Born in 1933 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Gene Harris began teaching himself piano when he was nine years old. Admiring the playing style of pianist Oscar Peterson, Harris started touring and leading his own bands immediately after leaving the military service in 1954.
Blue Note Recording artist and multi Grammy award-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard stopped by the WEAA studios at the end of June to chop it up with the Bassman.