One month after playing on Miles Davis' landmark 'Kind of Blue,' John Coltrane stepped out from sideman duties to record his seminal 1959 album. Showcasing blistering solos and relentless energy, the album solidified 'Trane's' place as a leader. It is still a benchmark for musicians today. Our reedmen Ted Nash, Sherman Irby, Walter Blanding and George Garzone front this blowin' session that including 'Giant Steps,' 'Countdown' and "Naima." Wendell Pierce hosts.
This week Al travels to Vermont where he spends some time with "James Beard" award winning cookbook author and chef Deborah Krasner. It's where she runs Culinary Destinations of Vermont. This New England getaway is where you leave the stress of everyday life behind and emerse yourself in a culinary paradise that promises to enhance your cooking and dining experience. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM for a taste.
Alyssa Dver is founder and CEO of Mint Green Marketing in Westboro. She’s a former CMO for several public and private companies as well as the founder and former owner of The Center to Prevent Lost Children, Wander Wear, and Lead Factory.
As such, Alyssa clearly understands the need to be cost-conscientious and ultimately effective. In 2007, Businessweek recognized her as one of eight female entrepreneurs to watch. And in December 2009, she was profiled as the American Express OPEN entrepreneur of the month.
Alyssa is also author of No Time Marketing: Small business-sized steps in 30 minute or less. It gives entrepreneurs and small businesses essential information to make the critical marketing decisions that directly impact sales.
Tonight, Inquiry welcomes JONATHAN STUHLMAN, Curator of American Art at the Mint Museum and STEPHEN ROBESON MILLER, curator and art historian to talk about the fascinating exhibition DOUBLE SOLITAIRE: THE SURREAL WORLDS OF KAY SAGE AND YVES TANGUY at the DAVIS MUSEUM AT WELLESLEY COLLEGE till January 15, 2012. For more information on the museum and exhibition, go to: https://www.davismuseum.wellesley.edu
There is a real passion for the writing of Jane Austen today. There are also the many movies and television series of Jane Austen novels, Jane Austen paper dolls, action figures and numerous Jane Austen “spin off” novels, one that even combines Pride and Prejudice and zombies. It is a veritable Jane-o-mania! But what is it about her novels, written long ago in Regency England that appeals to audiences today? Tonight’s guest on Inquiry is RACHEL M. BROWNSTEIN, Professor of English at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center. Her new witty and insightful book, WHY JANE AUSTEN?, answers what is uniquely special about Jane Austen’s writing and why she is such an easy author to fall in love with.
Hear the Columbia University based quartet of Mathisen on saxophone, Chris Washburne on trombone, brother Per Mathisen on bass, Tony Moreno on drums, with Ole's exploratory, layered New Jazz Work entitled "Mirage. "We don't want the music to sound complicated," he says, "We only want it to BE complicated. If it sounds complicated, then it's difficult for people to relate to it. It needs to sound funky and earthy and visceral and emotional, and then also intellectual..."
Join us on Thursday December 1st at 6pm for a special program airing on the life and music of the famous one-armed Louisiana trumpeter, Wingy Manone. Aside from his notable compositions (such as Tar Paper Stomp, Stop the war, the Cats are Killin' Themselves, No Calling Card, and Fare Thee Well, to name a few) he is also remembered for playing the trumpet so flawlessly with his prosthetic arm, that most crowds never knew of his disability. Tune in at the same time, next week for Part II!
Pianist Herbie Hancock is an innovator whose ideas continue to push boundaries and transcend musical genres. His work has earned him 14 Grammy Awards, including Best Pop Vocal Collaboration for the 2011 album Imagine. Hancock solos on his own tune, "Dolphin Dance, and joins McPartland for a duet take on "That Old Black Magic.
Tonight on Inquiry we have a lively conversation with artist LISA BARTHELSON. Though she started out painting, her latest works involve using a crazy variety of found objects and encaustic to create series of complex assemblages. Lisa also creates works on a very large scale-using materials like duct tubing, play balls and Mylar emergency blankets to fashion large room sized environments. Tune in tonight for a fascinating talk with this dynamic New England artist. To see examples of her work and read her artists’ statement, go to:
Drummer Dave Tull has provided rhythm for everyone from Chuck Magione and Michael Buble, to Jack Sheldon and Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane. While Dave has also occasionally sung a tune or two with these groups and others, he’s recently focused on performing his own beautiful melodies and often hilarious lyrics. Dave is a favorite among jazz musicians, who relish his spot on laments of the sometimes ridiculous challenges jazz musicians face.
In the early and mid nineteenth century, the economies of both Louisiana and Cuba depended on the growing of sugar cane. In both areas, this industry was made possible by similar brutal systems of slavery. But after the American Civil War and after the prolonged war for Cuban independence, the political and social fates of the freed black slaves were incredibly different. How did Cuba develop a more racially and culturally diverse culture and why Louisiana’s state government systematically work to disenfranchise the freed black citizens from their voting rights? Tune in tonight for a fascinating history of race and politics when we speak with REBECCA J. SCOTT, the Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of law at the University of Michigan. Her important and dynamic new book is DEGREES OF FREEDOM: LOUISIANA AND CUBA AFTER SLAVERY.
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