Kris Bowers began classical piano studies as a toddler in Los Angeles. In 2011, he walked away with the top honor at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition—a major career boost for the Juilliard student. He brings his award-winning chops to the Piano Jazz studios for this set of tunes.
The warm sound of the tenor saxophone has come to be the symbol of jazz - largely because of the work of Charles Yardbird Parker, Long Tall Dexter Gordon, The Hawk Coleman Hawkins, and the immortal John Coltrane. On the Jazz at Lincoln Center Stage, three generations of modern day tenor masters -- Benny Golson, Bennie Maupin, and musical director Joe Lovano -- honor this legacy. Wendell Pierce hosts.
For his uncompromising, serious music, the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival was eager to present Charles Lloyd. He could bring any group, they told him. Charles said he would bring Sangam (means "confluence"), his east-west trio with Zakir Hussain on tablas, Eric Harland on drums, and Lloyd on saxophone. Join three musical spirits, flowing together.
This week on The Public Eye, Al speaks with author and historian Alexander Tsesis about his new book: "For Liberty And Equality". Tsesis argues that the Declaration of Independence continues to play a crucial role in shaping America. He writes that generations of Americans have looked to the Declaration, reinterpreting it and applying it to issues of the day. Can it be true even today? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM to find out.