Bassist Charnett Moffett has been playing professionally since childhood and appeared on his first recording at the age of seven. With two new Motéma Music releases out in 2013 including his first solo CD entitled The Bridge and a "cinematic free/world/jazz adventure" called Spirit of Sound, Moffett is on tour with other Motéma artists celebrating the label's 10th Anniversary. Catch Colors when the legendary Bass player speaks with Host Bonnie Johnson about growing up Moffett, accompanying players such as McCoy Tyner & Wynton Marsalis and leading the next generation of the Moffett Family Band.
In concert from 2005 at the Kennedy Center, Marian tells stories, plays an Ellington medley and music by an unlikely assortment of composers from Jerome Kern to Ornette Coleman, takes a request, and conducts a great show as always, closing with a personal interpretation of "When the Saints Go Marching In." As Washington Post critic Mike Joyce says, she was "reminiscing in tempo." With her trio.
JazzSet host Dee Dee Bridgewater tells us about Marian as a “proper English girl,” young New York pianist, busy octogenarian performing artist, and Marian at home.
This edition of Folk Revival features modern inheritors of the Folk Tradition. Four hours of music from dozens of new CDs that have recently come into the station -- the Halifax Three. The Cumberland Trio, Ron Carlson, Jed Marum, Jan Luby, Rosanne Cash, Jackson Browne, Woody Guthrie, and tracks from albums new into the station: Gail Finnie, Mark Stepakoff, Larry Penn, Lauren Sheehan, Dubi Handi, the Yves Lambert Trio, Brother Sun, the Rafters, Tret Fure, Brooks Williams, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Newpoli, The Stray Birds, Hannah & Maggie, Honor Finnegan, Connor Garner, Jen Lowe, Llana Gabel, Elizabeth Lorrey, the Taproots, Jenn Rawlings & Basho Parks, Jenna Lindbo, Patrick Dodd, Underhill Rose, This Distant Shore, and more -- as well as the traditional opening and closing acts: The Limeliters, theCat's Meow, and the Highwaymen.
Inquiry welcomes back HONEE HESS, Executive Director of the Worcester Center for Crafts. Also in the studio is EMILEE WOOTEN, one of the new crop of “Artists in Residence” at the Worcester Center for Crafts. Tune in and learn about this program, about Emilee Wooten’s amazing large scale clay works, (pictured is a detail of "Andre") and about the Windows on the World: Collages by Judith Stoddard King. For more information about the Worcester Center for Crafts, go to: http://www.worcester.edu/WCC/default.aspx . To see examples of Emilee Wooten’s work, go to: http://emileewooten.com/
Inquiry welcomes back internationally acclaimed birder, photographer and author RICHARD CROSSLEY. Tonight, Richard talks about the grassroots organization called PLEDGE TO FLEDGE that aims to encourage birders from around the world to turn on friends, neighbors and anyone to the wonders of the natural world through an appreciation of birds. For more information, go to: http://www.globalbirdinginitiative.org/pledge-2-fledge/ (photograph by Sheila Carroll)
Vocalist Patti Austin made her debut at age four at the Apollo Theatre. In her career she has been a prolific session musician and top performer on commercials which earned her the moniker “Queen of the Jingles.” Her duet partners include Michael Jackson, George Benson, and Luther Vandross. Austin joins Feinstein to talk about their mutual admiration for Quincy Jones, Sammy Davis, Jr., and the Gershwins.
New Orleans drummer Gerald French joined me onstage at the 2013 Ascona Jazz Festival to discuss his passion for the music of his hometown and his feelings about carrying on the tradition of jazz. I also talked him into a few tunes with his band.
Put the kids to bed early, dim the lights and get ready to enjoy the music of one of soul music's most romantic and sexiest singers ever. Barry's hits included "You're My first, the last, My Everything" and "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe." Join host Tom Shaker for a tribute to a soul legend. It all starts at 7pm!
Drummer Ali Jackson and vibraphonist Warren Wolf – each born into a musical family – absorbed jazz from their childhoods. Jackson occupies the hot seat with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and his own Yes! Trio; multi-instrumentalist Wolf studied with John Locke and became an in-demand sideman and leader. They each bring small groups to the House of Swing for a contemporary percussive double bill.
There's a national callout to the men and doctors of America to sign up for World Vasectomy Day! WVD is the largest male-oriented global family planning event ever, taking place on October 18, 2013. The goal is to have 1,000 vasectomies performed across 25 countries in 24 hours. Organizers are asking American men to join their brothers around the world to put their "man parts" on the line to help the planet and encourage vasectomy as a viable family planning option.
Tune in this Sunday evening when Al speaks with WVD founder and Oscar nominated filmmaker Jonathan Stack who made his contribution by having his own vasectomy performed before the camera while filming THE VASECTOMIST.
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