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Giacomo Gates -- "The Revolution Will Be Jazz"

Date: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 2:00pm

We've been calling it the 'most interesting project of the year' and on Tuesday Giacomo Gates discusses that new recording "The Revolution Will Be Jazz." The irrepressible vocalist has tackled the soulful and socially-conscious music of Gil Scott-Heron and taken it to number one on the jazz charts. Join us Tuesday at 2 on Jazz New England for a "revolution."

Luiz Simas

Date: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Join us as we celebrate Luiz Simas, a talented Keyboardist/Vocalist with an eclectic style ranging from Bossa Nova to Brazilian Progressive Rock n' Roll (and everything in between!).

The New Classic Cool with the Bill Charlap Trio

Date: 
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 6:00pm

Bill Charlap has become the classic pianist for our time. With his trio, plus guests Frank Wess and Mary Stallings, Charlap revisits the stomping grounds of "Miles" "Bird" and "The President." We'll hear "Pennies from Heaven," "Israel," "Lady Be Good" and more.

Soulful Swing from Philadelphia—City of Brotherly Jazz

Date: 
Monday, September 26, 2011 - 6:00pm

Joey DeFrancesco pumps out the Philly sound on his Hammond B-3, propelled by guitarist Pat Martino and the legendary Heath Brothers. The players cover tunes from that city’s jazz icons: Benny Golson (I Remember Clifford), Lee Morgan (The Sidewinder) and John Coltrane (Naima). Wendell Pierce hosts.

 

Best of the Cuban Big Bands

Date: 
Monday, September 19, 2011 - 6:00pm

Bandleader and composer Paquito D'Rivera guides us among the composers of his Cuban homeland—Mario Bauza, Arturo 'Chico' O'Farrill, Ernesto Duarte et al. He brings Latin percussion with Horacio Hernandez (drums), Richard Padron (guitar) and Pedro Martinez (percussion), with the five-beat rhythm, to the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Searching Sound: Lee Konitz and Paul Motian

Date: 
Monday, September 12, 2011 - 6:00pm

Among the creators of the "cool sound," alto man Lee Konitz and drummer Paul Motian trade notes in a study of spontaneous composition. Konitz's rhapsodic improvisations combine with Motian's colorful textured rhythms in this set, composed in the moment and not to be missed. Wendell Pierce hosts.

Chick Corea

Date: 
Monday, September 5, 2011 - 6:00pm

The boundless creative spirit and pianist Chick Corea spins from jazz to classical to the avant garde.. Musicians of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra expand the Corea songbook with their own arrangements. Chick Corea joins them on acoustic piano for "Matrix," "Crystal Silence" and "Tones for Joan's Bones." Wendell Pierce hosts.

Billie Holiday: The 1930s - Part 2 of 3

Date: 
Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 6:00pm

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan, April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo.

Actress Karen Allen

Date: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Raiders of the Lost Arc star discusses growing up with jazz, her love for Fats Waller and how jazz influences her acting choices.

Steve Kroon

Date: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 2:00pm

World renowned percussionist and bandleader Steve Kroon is our guest on Tuesday's Jazz New England. He's played and recorded with everyone from Ron Carter and Diana Krall to Aretha Franklin and Luther Vandross. We'll hear Steve's latest CD "Without A Doubt" and  stories of growing up musically in Harlem.

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Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

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