Tune into the Folk Revival as we pay tribute to folk songs old & new in the protest and reform tradition!
Tune in to Jazz Rhythm as we pay tribute to some of the most notable blues musicians in history! Expect to hear the likes of Jummyy Rushing, Count Basie (and his orchestra), Roosevelt Sykes, Jack Teagarden, Cakewalk into town, Big Joe Turner, and Oran "Hot Lips" Page! Dont forget to tune in next thursday, for part II!
Guitarist Julian Lage is a true jazz prodigy. Discovered by Gary Burton when he was just 12 years old, Lage has since played with Herbie Hancock, Joe Lovano and Carlos Santana. Lage shows off his amazing technique and improvisatory abilities on "My Funny Valentine" before teaming with Marian McPartland on "You and the Night and the Music."
Tune in to Jazz Inspired as we celebrate George Wein, an American jazz promoter and producer who has been called "the most famous jazz impresario" and "the most important non-player... in jazz history". He is the founder of what is probably the best-known jazz festival in the United States, the Newport Jazz Festival, which is held every summer in Newport, Rhode Island. George Wein is also a pianist and has also performed at numerous jazz festivals and events including his own Newport Jazz Festival.
Armed ONLY with a letter of introduction by Norman Mailer, JAMES WOLCOTT left college and headed for what he hoped would be a brilliant career as a critic in New York City in the early 1970s. As luck would have it, he managed to land an entry position at the Village Voice. Thus began a whirlwind decade for Wolcott as he was introduced into the heady world of the legendary writers who worked in the city during what he calls “the Feudal Age of film criticism”. He becomes one of Pauline Kael’s posse and a regular at CBGB’s and there witnesses the first performances of the likes of Patti Smith and the Ramones. And that’s only the beginning of his story. Today, James Wolcott is long-time columnist and blogger for Vanity Fair, and a well-known critic and fiction writer. Tune in tonight as James Wolcott talks about his salad days as recounted in his just published fabulous memoir LUCKING OUT: MY LIFE GETTING DOWN AND SEMI-DIRTY IN SEVENTIES NEW YORK.
Expect the unexpected on this week’s show. Join host Tom Shaker as he conjures up soulful (and soulless) ghosts, goblins, devils and unworldly creatures. Tricks and treats galore on this special edition of The Soul Serenade. It all starts at 7pm!
Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra romp through the Kansas City songbook of the Count Basie Band. Basie alum and saxophonist Frank Wess joins pianist Eldar Djangirov for "One O'clock Jump," "The Golden Bullet," "Moten Swing" and more. Wendell Pierce hosts.
First there is Ford and then Mercedes Benz. The same can said about wine. First there are hundreds of well made wines throughout California but there is on one Caymus.Join Al this week as he travels to Napa California to speak with owner/winemaker Chuck Wagner of Caymus vineyards. Their "Special Selection" Cabernet is considered by many to be the best. Tune in to hear how this iconic winery has been on the forefront for over 30 years.
Horror films have been made since the beginning of cinema. Thomas Edison made one of the earliest film treatments of the Frankenstein novel. And since those early days, horror films have had a long, complex multinational history . Tonight’s guest on Inquiry is Dr. WHEELER WINSTON DIXON the James Ryan Endowed Professor of Film Studies and professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. His latest book on film history is one of the most complete and far ranging histories of this genre: A HISTORY OF HORROR. Tonight we discuss the beginnings of the horror film and concentrate on the fascinating story of the British film company Hammer Films, which in the 1960s reinvigorated the cinema of horror with classic films like The Curse of Frankenstein and Dracula, Prince of Darkness and made international stars of Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. If you are passionate about horror films, don’t miss tonight’s show!
When Hollywood directors like Spielberg, De Palma and Zemeckis want to make sure their science fiction films look real, they often call in science consultants to get their suggestions. But how much influence these scientists on the final look of the picture varies tremendously from film to film. Certainly any good director wants the science of their film to be correct, but not when it gets in the way of a good story or adds to the budget. So there is often a struggle between the science consultant’s knowledge and the director’s vision. Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with DAVID A. KIRBY, Senior Lecturer in Science Communication Studies at the Centre the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Manchester. His new book LAB COATS IN HOLLYWOOD: SCIENCE, SCIENTISTS AND CINEMA looks at this complex and often rocky relationship between the scientists on call and the rest of the film crew. If you are a fan of science fiction films, don’t miss this interview!
Join us on Thursday, October 27th at 7pm for some listener request, along with some special guests and some folky Halloween flavor! Have a song, artist, or group of songs that you would like to hear? This show's playlist is up to YOU! Call us at (508) 752-0700 beforehand to suggest your favorite music!
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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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