Pavone lived his dream: he quit his day job and played bass in the 1970s in the free-form Manhattan loft scene, developing stamina. A New Yorker writer described his technique as working the strings the way a sculptor chips away granite. “This is toe-tapping, misty-swirling, percolating, mind-bending, heat-emitting music, all wrapped in one.” --All About Jazz critic Nils Jacobson
Tonight Jazz Rhythm explores the musical landscape of Chicago pianist, composer and Bandleader Tiny Parham, who recorded over three dozen records between 1927 and 1930.
Join Joe Zupan for this edition of Jazz New England as sax man Nick Hempton calls in. He left his native Australia for New York in 2004 and hasn't looked back, He's a mainstay on the New York scene and will be in New England this week for a performance. Join us Thursday at 2pm to meet saxophonist Nick Hempton.
Brookline native and alto saxophone phenom Grace Kelly has recorded with icons Lee Konitz and Phil Woods and is a seasoned road warrior with tour dates around the world -all before the age of 20! She recently added vocalist to her resume. Kelly duets with host Jon Weber on “The Way You Look Tonight,” and her original tunes: the bouncy “Flying Fish” and the sultry bossa nova vocal, “Gone.”
Chicago trumpeter Tito Carrillo made a major splash late last year with his debut recording, "Opening Statement." That energy has carried over into the new year and we'll hear about that and more when Tito joins Joe on the phone Wednesday at 2 pm.
Frank Gehry explores how architecture, like jazz, is a dynamic art that absorbs the times and culture it inhabits constantly reinventing itself while retaining its historic connection. In the second half of the show, Oscar winning actor (Best Actor, Amadeus) F. Murray Abraham discusses improvisation, spontaneity and jazz as great theater.
On Tuesday Cyprus-born, Boston-based drummer George Lernis and his band join us on Jazz New England. They'll be performing tunes from George's debut recording as a leader. "Shapes of Nature." Join us at 2 pm.
Check out photos from the quintet performing live in the WICN studio!
Inquiry welcomes photographer and teacher RON ROSENSTOCK. Ron’s stunningly beautiful photography celebrates the quiet majesty and natural spirituality of places as diverse as Ireland, Morocco, Italy and Bhutan. Whether studying the shadows and patterns of desert dunes or the mystery of the Taj Mahal in mist, Ron Rosenstock’s photography captures an unique and ineffable moment of time and place that is both personal and otherworldly. Ron is also an indefatigable teacher, who brings his classes on trips all over the world to learn how to see like a photographer. Tune in tonight and listen to Ron talk about his beginnings as a photographer, how the digital revolution changed the way he worked and how he looks at a landscape. A show of Ron Rosenstock’s work HYMN TO THE EARTH is currently on view at the Worcester Art Museum until March 18. To view some examples of his work and learn more about his tours, go to: http://www.ronrosenstock.com/
Bill Charlap belongs to the new class of cool. With his trio and special guests Frank Wess and Mary Stallings, Charlap revisits the stomping grounds of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Lester Young. We'll hear "Pennies from Heaven," "Israel," "Lady Be Good" and more. (reprise of our 03/12/09 show)
Are there deep mythical themes to be found in popular literature as diverse as John Keel’s reporting on the Mothman creature, Charles Fort’s roll call of “damned” phenomena, John Uri Lloyd’s bizarre hollow earth novel “Etidorhpa” and Jack Kirby’s classic Silver Surfer and New Gods comics? Tonight we speak with JEFFREY J. KRIPAL. He is the J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Philosophy and Religious Thought and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Rice University. His latest wide ranging book MUTANTS AND MYSTICS: SCIENCE FICTION, SUPERHERO COMICS AND THE PARANORMAL looks at the metamyths and ages old religious themes and traditions that occur time again in modern popular literature, film and obsessions.