One of the foremost improvisers in jazz today, saxophonist Joe Lovano propels his double-drummer quintet, Us Five, into a polyrhythmic conversation - and weaves inspired solos in. Us Five features Joe Lovano (saxophone), Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding (bass), James Weldon (piano), Peter Slavov (bass), Otis Brown III (drums), and Francisco Mela (drums), plus special guests Lionel Loueke (guitar) and Judi Silvano (vocals).jazz
In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D'Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Tom Ingrassia and Jared Chrudimsky, principals of MotivAct Group. The talk about Tom and Jared's new book, One Door Closes: Overcoming Adversity By Following Your Dreams, which was released in October 2013. This episode aired originally on December 1, 2013.
One Door Closes features first-person stories of 16 inspiring people who have triumphed over seemingly insurmountable odds to achieve their dreams. The book profiles national celebrities such as Scherrie Payne of The Supremes, June Monteiro of The Toys, and Mary Wilson of The Supremes. Central Mass. people are also profiled, including: Annette Rafferty, founder of Abby's House; Ken McDonnell, marketing director at Wake Up Narcolepsy, and Scott Erb & Donna Dufault of Erb Photography. The second half of One Door Closes features 10 holistic self-assessment tools that readers can use to chart their own journey into their dreams.
In 2001, Tom Ingrassia, a motivational speaker, life coach, writer and musicologist, formed Ingrassia Artist Management, which represents a roster of more than a dozen eclectic musicians, actors and composers. In 2006, Jared Chrudimsky, who specializes in various deep-tissue massage techniques, including trigger-point therapy and myofascial release, formed Revitalize Massage Therapy. In 2010, Jared and Tom formed Mental Massage. In a 2011 Business Beat interview, Steve talked with them about Mental Massage.
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with award-winning poet Martha Silano. She talks about her new collection of poems titled Reckless Lovely as well The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice - written with Kelli Russell Agodon. Tune in and listen to one of the most exciting and original new voices in contemporary poetry read her poem "Ode To Frida Kahlo’s Eyebrows."
Tonight on Inquiry we talk with legendary comic and cartoon artist M.K. Brown. A new collection of her work has just been published titled Stranger Than Life: 1970-2013 Cartoons And Comics. Tune in and learn about her early days at National Lampoon and what happened when she got angry with Billie Jean King. M. K. Brown’s work remains some of the wildest and most original comic work ever to be published tune in and learn why.
Featuring two hours of songs for kids (from Peter-Paul-&-Mary, the Cumberland Trio, Betty Lehrman, the Chad Mitchell Trio, and many others) with special guest co-host Addison Daly (back by popular demand!) followed by two hours of songs about kids, from such artists as Eric Sinclair, Rob Lytle, Dar Williams, and more).
The Albanian-born electric bassist and his trio specialize in fierce, soulful, funky workouts on jazz, pop, and original tunes attracting their fans always.
For over forty years, Brian Auger has been a musician’s musician. Jazz pianist, bandleader, session man, Hammond B3 innovator, and key player in the rise of jazz/rock fusion, Brian has done it all and then some. An incredible gentleman with one of the most varied careers in music, he has incorporated jazz, early British pop, R&B, soul and rock into an incredible catalog that has won him legions of fans all over the world.
We often hear about the lone genius, but in reality some of the most creative people work in pairs: John Lennon and Paul McCartney; C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkein; Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The list is endless. How do these dynamic duos meet; how do they work together and what leads to their eventual break up? Tonight on Inquiry I talk with curator, writer and essayist JOSHUA WOLF SHENK about his fascinating new book POWERS OF TWO: FINDING THE ESSENCE OF INNOVATION IN CREATIVE PAIRS.
A rusted wreck of a 1957 Chevy wagon led tonight’s guest on Inquiry into an exploration into the history of the American middle class and a meditation on what cars mean to us. Our love affair with our cars in a fact of life , but like all romances, it goes through stages and often has an unhappy ending. EARL SWIFT is a writer, journalist and residential fellow of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities at the University of Virginia. His new book is part cultural history and part auto romance and much more. His book is titled AUTO BIOGRAPHY: A CLASSIC CAR, AN OUTLAW MOTORHEAD, AND 57 YEARS OF THE AMERICAN DREAM. If you have had a love affair with a car you have owned, be sure to tune in!
Jazz-Rock pioneer , guitarist Larry Coryell has drawn on musical styles beyond these two forms, throughout his career. He continues to be inspired by a wide array of influences, everything from Tolstoy to Buddism and discusses this, and the challenge of writing his first opera.
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