The warm sound of the tenor saxophone has come to be the symbol of jazz - largely because of the work of Charles Yardbird Parker, Long Tall Dexter Gordon, The Hawk Coleman Hawkins, and the immortal John Coltrane. On the Jazz at Lincoln Center Stage, three generations of modern day tenor masters -- Benny Golson, Bennie Maupin, and musical director Joe Lovano -- honor this legacy. Wendell Pierce hosts.
This week on The Public Eye, Al speaks with author and historian Alexander Tsesis about his new book: "For Liberty And Equality". Tsesis argues that the Declaration of Independence continues to play a crucial role in shaping America. He writes that generations of Americans have looked to the Declaration, reinterpreting it and applying it to issues of the day. Can it be true even today? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM to find out.
Nick Noble hosts "Folk Revival"'s celebration of the 53rd annual Newport Folk Festival.
Inquiry welcomes WILLIAM WALLACE Director of the Worcester Historical Museum. Bill talks about the exciting new “Worcester Talks” program in which the museum is recording people talking about their experiences and memories of Worcester in the 1960s. This was a time of real transition for the city, a period of cultural change, political protests and the “smiley face”. So tune in, turn on and hear about how you can be part of this project OR go to the museum’s website for contact details at: http://www.worcesterhistory.org
Many parents struggle with putting dinner on the table every night and trying to regain the benefits of the lost art of the family meal. Most have good intentions but somehow it just doesn't work out as planned. This weeks Al's guest is cookbook author, Jenny Rosenstrach. In her new book, Dinner, A Love Story, she shares practical advice for getting back on track. As she often says, "it really all begins at the family table".
In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews Robin Currie, Central Massachusetts director of Not For Sale. They talk about putting an end to human trafficking and slavery.
The Massachusetts chapter of the Not For Sale campaign is building a movement of students, artists, entrepreneurs, people of faith, athletes, law-enforcement officers, politicians, social workers, skilled professionals, and all justice seekers. Their goal is to use their unique gifts and talents to fight against human trafficking and slavery in Massachusetts and around the world.
Writer, teacher and mentor JON YOUNG has written a book about looking at birds like no other. WHAT THE ROBIN KNOWS: HOW BIRDS REVEAL THE SECRETS OF THE NATURAL WORLD takes the reader into the world of “deep bird language”. By learning the behaviors and vocalizations of the birds found immediately around us we can begin to know individual birds. The calls and flights that birds make when a cat on the hunt enters their territory or when a Cooper’s Hawk flies overhead are very different and you can learn these variations. This approach to the natural world around us is Inspired by techniques used for hundreds of years by Native Americans and other indigenous peoples. Tune in and learn about starting out in your own backyard in particular favorite sit spot and how to learn to open your senses to the complex bird life that surrounds you.
WILLIAM C. TWEED was the Chief Park Naturalist at Sequoia and King’s Canyon National Parks until his retirement in 2006. Recently he decided to take a weeks long hike through these national treasures and also mediate on the future of our beloved National Parks. He concludes that National Parks have to change. They are now used by an increasingly narrow demographic; the parks are all but ignored by young people and the realities of global warming means that the great National Parks can no longer fulfill their original mission to preserve wilderness as it once was. So: Can National Parks survive into the 21st Century? Tune in for a thought provoking discussion of the future of wilderness in America. William C Tweed’s wonderful new book is titled UNCERTAIN PATH: A SEARCH FOR THE FUTURE OF NATIONAL PARKS.
Three inspirations for guitarist Abbasi are Pakistani vocalist Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948-97), pianist Andrew Hill, and this Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet. Then guitarist Romero Lubambo and two Brazilian compatriots meet swinging tenor Harry Allen over bossa novas by Jobim. Rez and Paz, back to back, on JazzSet.
This edition of Folk Revival brings us songs for and about kids-- featuring Peter-Paul-&-Mary, Eric Sinclair, Elizabeth Mitchell, The Folk Tradition, Dar Williams, the Cumberland Trio, Sarah McMullen, Erin Sydney Welsh, the Limeliters, Betty Lehrman, Holly Hanson & Neptune's Car, Sometymes Why, the Waysiders, the Chad Mitchell Trio, Burl Ives, Pete Seeger, Shel Silverstein, Carrie Rowan, David Williams, and a Kidsongs tribute to Woody Guthrie for his 100th Birthday with songs from Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, and Sarah Lee Guthrie.
As a child, Julian Lage was quickly recognized as a guitar prodigy. He recorded with David Grisman and toured with Gary Burton before he was old enough to drive. Since then he has evolved into a composer with a deep understanding of the scope of American music, expressed on his acclaimed 2011 album, Gladwell. Lage solos on his “Etude #1” and “Alone Together,” and joins Jon Weber for “Just Friends.”
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