Robert Glasper can perhaps be classified as being among the most innovative of jazz collaborators of the 21st century. Glasper is in demand... Besides touring the world with his current release Black Radio and the Robert Glasper Experiment, the jazz pianist has been found lecturing at schools such as Berklee College of Music and Harvard University. Glasper is in the forefront of American Classical Music, bringing enlightened musical conversation and merging the genres of jazz, rock, R&B and hip-hop.
In this special edition of Against the Grain, Aztec Two-Step will return to the WICN studio for their 4th visit. Their first appearance was in our old building on Chatham St on Jan 16, 2003, when they performed on air before a small audience in the conference room; their second appearance was one of the first performances in our current performance studio on March 10, 2005 for Nick DiBiasio's "Live in The Contemporary Cafe" series; and their third appearance was in the main broadcast studio for an interview/performance on Oct 22, 2008.
LongyLaborartory, the official experimental music outlet of the Longy School of Music of Bard College,is back for its second season, featuring both guests artists and students.
This season we're also happy to annouce the formation of the "LongyLab Ad-Hoc Experimental Improvisation Ensemble" whereby audience members are invited to join in the fun, for a super-group style performance.
The Shayna Dulberger Quartet & The Kit Demos Flame-Tet
SHAYNA DULBERGER QUARTET
Citing influences from Free Jazz to Music Concrete, Shayna Dulberger’s latest project organically flows from organized sound to anarchy, leaving her audience enthusiastic and charmed. All compositions are written and arranged by Shayna Dulberger for herself (upright bass), Yoni Kretzmer (tenor sax), Chris Welcome (guitar) and Carlo Costa (drums). http://www.shaynadulberger.com/
In a rare Boston appearance, New York-based pianist, composer, educator, and author Lewis Porter combines forces with saxophonist and composer Phil Scarff in this dynamic new quartet. From jazz standards to contemporary treatments of traditional Indian classical fare, and from melodic originals to free-wheeling improvisation, East emerges from West and the audacious emerges from the contemplative.
“Lewis Porter… a helluva piano player.” - Jazz Times
Overton Vertis Wright is commonly known as one of the greatest southern soul singers ever. His vocals recall his church beginnings and the hard, short life he lead. He recorded for legendary Memphis labels, Goldwax and Hi records. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates O.V. Wright's life and music on Monday night at 7pm.