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Coleman Hawkins

Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 6:00pm

Jazz Rhythm looks at the life of Coleman Hawkins, who was one of the first prominent tenor saxophone players. Hawkins was a prime influence of several notable sax players, including Lester Young, John Coltrane, and Sonny Rollins. Mostly associated with big band and swing era jazz, Hawkins led several bebop and beat Jazz bands, and was the bandleader on what is considered the first bebop recording of all time, a 1941 session with Dizzy Gillespie and Max Roach in 1944. 

Mark Turner Quartet: Live At The Village Vanguard

Date: 
Friday, January 27, 2012 - 7:00pm

NPR Music cites Mark Turner's "floating chromaticism, rhythmic mindfulness and lightness of tone." He's the tenor saxophonist in last week's Abbey Lincoln tribute on JazzSet, leading his wide age-range quartet with newcomer pianist David Virelles from Cuba, Ben Street on bass, and Vanguard veteran drummer Paul Motian on this edition of JazzSet. 

Tammy McCann

Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 7:00pm

Vocalist Tammy McCann discovered jazz while she was an opera student in her native Chicago. She decided to apply her considerable vocal range to a broad palette of musical styles, touring as a backup singer for Ray Charles and with her own successful gospel ensemble. Host Jon Weber accompanies McCann on “Daydream,” “Why Was I Born,” and “Easy Living.”

Rags, Strides and Stomps

Date: 
Monday, January 23, 2012 - 7:00pm

Our trio honors the giants of the stride piano -- Fats Waller, James P. Johnson and Willie "The Lion" Smith. Virtuoso Marcus Roberts and newcomers Jonathan Batiste and Aaron Diehl take turns in a cutting contest on the keys. Jazz's piano masters are still hard to beat.

Peter Mintun

Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 7:00pm

Peter Mintun, doesn’t consider himself a jazz pianist, but rather a pianist specializing in jazz age tunes. Peter was smitten with 20′s and 30′s music from a young age, and now, after years of playing it, and befriending many of the composers and performers from this period, he’s become an authority and archivist of this musical period, and shared with Judy his thoughts on what makes this music so special and enduring.

Dominique Eade

Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 2:00pm

She considered by many to be one of the most original jazz vocalists around and has mentored and taught many of today's brightest singing stars. Dominique Eade visits on Thursday's "Jazz New England."  She's taught at New England Conservatory for over 25 years, collaborated with just about every major player in jazz and has a new recording with one of her major influences, pianist Ran Blake. Join us Thursday when the amazing Dominique Eade  visits Jazz New England, Thursday at 2 pm.

PAT O’LEARY

Date: 
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 6:00pm

Bassist Pat O’Leary has helped some of the best musicians in jazz swing like mad: Diana Krall, Bob Dorough, Lionel Hampton, Mel Lewis and others. O’Leary is also a composer and passionate teacher and talked to Judy about a fascinating project in Serbia where he combined his talents, working with students and professionals to present his arrangements of Serbian folk songs as reborn jazz orchestrations

NEA Jazz Masters Retrospective

Date: 
Monday, January 16, 2012 - 6:00pm

For thirty years, the NEA has gathered the masters of jazz to honor their own. Join us as we highlight these decades - including 2011 inductees Hubert Laws, David Liebman, Johnny Mandel, Orrin Keepnews, Ellis Marsalis and the Marsalis family -- in music and words. And we'll hear from the creator of the Jazz Masters award A.B. Spellman. 

Tiny Parham Part II

Date: 
Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 6:00pm

During this installment of Jazz Rhythm, host Dave Radlauer expands on his look at influential Chicago bandleader Tiny Parham, including comparisons of his original Victor recordings and contemporary interpretations of his music. 

Julian Lage

Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 6:00pm

As a child, Julian Lage was quickly recognized as a guitar prodigy. He recorded with David Grisman and toured with Gary Burton before he was old enough to drive. Since then he has evolved into a composer with a deep understanding of the scope of American music, expressed on his acclaimed 2011 album, Gladwell. Lage solos on his “Etude  #1” and “Alone Together,” and joins Jon Weber for “Just Friends.”

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