Imagine her excitement as this creative and determined pianist, originally from Azerbijan, makes it to Newport to play her own music with her fine Dutch band.
The theme speaks for itself... Enjoy at least two versions of "500 Miles", a track or two from The Flatlanders, Cadence Carroll's "Sunday Afternoon Love", Josh Joffen, Joan Baez, the Highwaymen, the Cumberland Trio, Suzi Brown, and MUCH MORE! Four hours of what you like, what I like, what WE like to hear.
Ella was a major song stylist, partnering with the greatest names in jazz like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Count Basie, while leaving an indelible mark on jazz. Special guest hosts are actors Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker.
Drummer Joe Morello was known for his pioneering work with Dave Brubeck, but in the early 1950s he performed with Marian McPartland and bassist Bill Crow in the Hickory House Trio. In 1991, the trio reunited for a special Piano Jazz session to share music and memories from their days on New York's 52nd Street jazz scene. Tunes include "Skylark, "Falling in Love with Love, and "Things Ain't What They Used to Be. Morello passed away earlier this year at age 82.
It's all about the Apps. There is little doubt that Apple’s iPhone has revolutionized personal communications gadgets. It has introduced us to an “anything-anytime-anywhere” feeling . But at what price? Are devices like the iPhone “distracting brain mushers” that are making us dumber? Is the idea of privacy now a quaint concept of the past? Apple and the iPhone are also about extreme close corporate control, and the App store has been accused of imposing censorship, stifling innovation and fostering conformity. Is there any basis for any of these concerns? Tonight on Inquiry, we welcome BRIAN X. CHEN, former Associate Editor for Macworld Magazine and currently a writer for Wired.com. His new book addresses all these and also describes the evolution of the iPhone and why Apple has been such a successful company. Brain’s book is ALWAYS ON: How the iPhone Unlocked the Anything-Anytime-Anywhere Future-and Locked Us In.
Australian violinist with a name as unique as his musical approach, discusses continuing the jazz tradition on violin while still performing country western and classical music.
What’s the oldest song in the world? Did Ben Franklin invent a musical instrument that drove people mad? What are the actual lyrics to the classic rock song “Louie Louie”? All these fascinating stories are in writer and documentary film maker RICK BEYER’S latest rollicking compendium THE GREATEST MUSIC STORIES NEVER TOLD: 100 TALES FROM MUSIC HISTORY TO ASTONISH, BEWILDER AND STUPEFY. Tune and find out where to find the largest man-made dog in the world and other wild tales.
Celebrate the life of legendary soul producer Jerry Ragovoy with host Tom Shaker on this week’s Soul Serenade. Ragovoy wrote and produced such 1960’s soul classic s as “Piece of My Heart” covered by Janis Joplin & Erma Franklin, “Cry Baby” by Garnet Mimms and “Time Is On My side” originally sung by Irma Thomas. It all starts at 7pm!!
The two tributaries of the Bossa Nova tradition come together when songwriter Ivan Lins, hailed as "the best since Jobim," joins guitarist Romero Lubambo's Trio Da Paz. Awilda Rivera hosts.
Join us Monday on Jazz New England when the Worcester trio Jazzed Up performs in the WICN studio. Mauro DePasquale, Joe D'Angelo & Johnny Murzycki are familiar names to Worcester jazz fans and here's you chance to hear the trio live at 2 pm when they make their WICN debut!
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Nick DiBiasio’s passion for music began on the evening of Sunday, February 9, 1964, when The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Against The Grain features Americana music by many local and international artists.
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