Nick Noble spins Folk Rock favorites featuring Bob Dylan, We Five, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, the Youngbloods, the Mamas & the Papas, Barry McGuire, the First Edition, and SO MUCH MORE (the possibilities are virtually endless)!
Jazz Rhythm looks at the life of Coleman Hawkins, who was one of the first prominent tenor saxophone players. Hawkins was a prime influence of several notable sax players, including Lester Young, John Coltrane, and Sonny Rollins. Mostly associated with big band and swing era jazz, Hawkins led several bebop and beat Jazz bands, and was the bandleader on what is considered the first bebop recording of all time, a 1941 session with Dizzy Gillespie and Max Roach in 1944.
WICN favorite Greg Abate drops in on Thursday's Jazz New England. Truly one of the hardest working musicians in jazz, Greg is the true 'road warrior.' He'll catch us up on his latest adventures including an upcoming recording date with the great Phil Woods. Joins us Thursday at 2pm for our favorite, Greg Abate.
Vocalist Tammy McCann discovered jazz while she was an opera student in her native Chicago. She decided to apply her considerable vocal range to a broad palette of musical styles, touring as a backup singer for Ray Charles and with her own successful gospel ensemble. Host Jon Weber accompanies McCann on “Daydream,” “Why Was I Born,” and “Easy Living.”
Inquiry welcomes ROBERT TRIVERS, a Professor of Anthropology and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University. His new far ranging and fascinating book is THE FOLLY OF FOOLS: THE LOGIC OF DECEIT AND SELF DECEPTION IN HUMAN LIFE. Professor Trivers takes a uniquely evolutionary approach to what may seem to the layperson as a psychological or sociological state: self-deception. Tonight, Professor Trivers describes some non-human examples of deception. He also touches on a few of the numerous examples of deception and self-deception that occur in human love and sex relationships. Finally, as an example of self-deception on the social and corporate level, Trivers discusses the ingrained blindness of NASA that led to the Challenger and Columbia disasters.
Another rising jazz star makes her WICN debut on Jazz New England. Violinist Marissa Licata brings her band into the Performance Hall Wednesday at 2 pm. This Honduras-born musician has already toured with Jethro Tull and Gloria Estefan as well as performing at the Latin Grammy Awards. Hear Marissa and her exciting band Wednesday at 2pm on Jazz New England!
Peter Mintun, doesn’t consider himself a jazz pianist, but rather a pianist specializing in jazz age tunes. Peter was smitten with 20′s and 30′s music from a young age, and now, after years of playing it, and befriending many of the composers and performers from this period, he’s become an authority and archivist of this musical period, and shared with Judy his thoughts on what makes this music so special and enduring.
The sad news that saxophonist, singer & songwriter Jimmy Castor passed away this week instantly brought back memories of his biggest hits “Bertha Butt Boogie” & “Troglodyte.” Jimmy was one of a kind and his music was said to sampled over 3,000 times by rap & hip hop artists. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates the life and music of a soul/funk icon. It all starts at 7pm!
Our trio honors the giants of the stride piano -- Fats Waller, James P. Johnson and Willie "The Lion" Smith. Virtuoso Marcus Roberts and newcomers Jonathan Batiste and Aaron Diehl take turns in a cutting contest on the keys. Jazz's piano masters are still hard to beat.
During the 1960's Holy Cross College, Black Power and Racial injustice were an unholy mix. At the same time a bold Jesuit priest by the name of John Brooks made it a memorable time for a small number of black men who he personally recruited. Men such as Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Pulitzer Prize winning author, Edward P. Jones and famed defense attorney Theodore Wells. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM when Al is joined by Businessweek editor and author Diane Brady. Her new book "Fraternity" shines a bright light on an otherwise dark time.
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