Impresario, producer, musician, jazz fanatic: Such are the many titles of George Wein. The man who started the Newport Jazz Festival — and changed concertgoing forever — turns 90 this month, and Jazz Night visited him for a career-spanning interview. On air, we hear his handpicked selections from the 2015 Newport Jazz Festival, featuring Tom Harrell, Bria Skonberg and Scott Robinson. And online, see a short documentary about his legacy.
History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight of a bygone era of American politics. But Kennedy’s enshrinement in the liberal pantheon was actually the final stage of a journey that had its beginnings in the conservative 1950s. In Bobby Kennedy, Larry Tye peels away layers of myth and misconception to paint a complete portrait of this singularly fascinating figure. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Boston based best selling author Larry Tye.
We live in a time of music plenty. Every kind of music is now available to us all the time. But how can we make sense of this insane amount and variety of Music? Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with author and jazz and pop critic for the New York Times, BEN RATLIFF about his important new book: EVERY SONG EVER: TWENTY WAYS TO LISTEN IN AN AGE OF MUSICAL PLENTY.
The proposed Superconducting Super Collider was going to make the United States the premier research destination in high energy physics when it was proposed in the 1980s. It was the largest basic-science project ever attempted in this country and construction was started in Texas. But funding for the project was cut off by Congress in 1993, thus terminating the project and ending this country’s leadership in the field. What went wrong? Tonight we talk with historian and writer MICHAEL RIORDAN about his history (co-authored with Lillian Hoddeson and Adrienne W. Kolb) TUNNEL VISIONS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SUPERCONDUCTING SUPER COLLIDER.
Old favorites, songs from CDs recently arrived at the stations, tracks acquired from artists at this year’s Newport and New Bedford Folk Festivals, and more!
Ah the voice, so personal and intimate. Some of the sweetest moments at the farm are those surrounded by the voices of our talented artists. Here are a few of those moments.
“How Sweet It Is”
Tracy Clark Quartet
“All That Love”
The Amethyst Group
Julie Lavender with The Amethyst Group
Los Soneros de las Seis
Julie Lavender with Eugene Friesen/Tim Ray/Greg Hopkins
Could there be a genuine mathematical genius waiting to be discovered in some corner of the world? Tonight, Inquiry welcomes back mathematician and author KEN ONO. He is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics at Emory University. Tonight he will talk about the SPIRIT OF RAMANUJAN MATH TALENT INITIATIVE a new global search for young mathematical talent. WE also talk about the recent US victory at the International Math Olympiad. To visit the initiative website, go to:
Tonight on Inquiry, we speak with writer and essayist SAYANTANI DASGUPTA. She was born in Calcutta , raised in New Delhi and now teaches at the University of Idaho. Her new book is a collection of her short autobiographical essays about being in-between two very different places and cultures FIRE GIRL: ESSAYS ON INDIA, AMERICA AND THE IN-BETWEEN. Tune in and hear her read a section of her essay Goddesses.
British composer/ pianist discusses his new CD Story Inside and the deep influence pianist Bill Evans has had on his work.
Join host Tom Shaker as we witness some of the worst musical performances ever. Special guests include Telly Savalas, Mr. T and Betty White. So bad it's good!! It all starts at 7pm.
Wayne Shorter revisits some of his most career-defining work in this rare opportunity to hear a true jazz master exploring his back catalog. Joined by the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, Shorter touches on a lifetime of brilliance and trail-blazing in this special episode of Jazz Night In America.
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