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9:54 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

The trumpet of Donald Byrd, part 1

Tune in for a special program dedicated to the memory of the late Donald Byrd. Byrd's classic trumpet graced albums by many of the modern greats of the 1950's '60's, from Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver, George Wallington, Jackie McLean, two-trum pet albums with both Art Farmer and Lee Morgan, as well as being one of the few trumpet players that John Coltrane chose to record with in his own sessions as a leader.

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6:10 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Paying tribute to artists we lost last year

Looking back on 2013, some great jazz music came out, but we also lost some amazing performers. Tune in tonight to hear a collage of music from some of those we lost, including Donald Byrd, Frank Wess, Mulgrew Miller, Marian McPartland, Jim Hall and Yusef Lateef. In the coming weeks, we'll take a closer look at several of these artists we've missed along the way, with full specials dedicated to Donald Byrd, Frank Wess and Yusef Lateef.

1st Tuesday of the month, 1st hour of "Folk Show."
11:31 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Stan Howe program, Tuesday, January 7th, 2:06pm

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014: The first Tuesday of each month, the first hour of "The Folk Show" features Stan Howe's program, from 2:06-3:05pm. For January, Stan presents his favorites of 2013: Texas-style fiddlers from Montana, Idaho (and even Texas); classic and modern cowboy and Western Swing songs; a star-studded Nashville picking band; and Vince Gill's take on the Bakersfield sound.

Songs of Cockeyed Optimism
8:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Monday Music Special, January 6th: "You Must Remember This"

Monday, January 6th, 7:30-8:30pm:

In honor of the new year, host Allen Secher dons the rose-colored glasses for an hour of optimistic songs, including "The Best is Yet To Come," "Feeling Groovy," "Young At Heart," "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'."

"You Must Remember This" airs the first Monday of each month as a Monday Music Special.

MTPR Music
5:55 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

The Beautiful Influence of European Jazz

We'll hear tonight from some of the great artists with roots in Europe, with countries including Poland, The Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Azerbaijan and more. Amina Figarova, Tord Gustavsen, Bobo Stenson, Tomasz Stanko and the mutlicultural trio Minsrah will all be represented.  The beautiful music and blend of European classical music and jazz wields an influence on both artists and on labels such as ECM, and even Sony. What I Like About Jazz focuses on the European connection tonight at 8:30, the first show of 2014.

MTPR Music
10:15 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

A Tribute to Jim Hall

Jim Hall
Credit concordmusicgroup.com

I was deeply saddened to hear today of the passing of one of the great guitar players of modern jazz, Jim Hall, who passed away in his sleep last night at 83. What I Like About Jazz will pay special Tribute to Jim on Wednesday night, featuring cuts asa  leader and sideman with people like longtime friend Art Farmer, and modern legends like John Lewis, Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Giuffre, Ron Carter, Tom Harrell and more.

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2:56 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Monday Special: a conversation with Wayne Escoffery

Wayne Escoffery and John Arvish in studio B at KUFM.
Credit Michael Marsolek

Saxophonist Wayne Escoffery has been recording music for more than a decade, has played with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, The Mingus Big Band, Ron Carter, Ben Riley and many others. Escoffery has also been a member of Tom Harrell's longest continuous group, playing and recording six albums over the last nine years.

Wayne has also recorded several collaboration albums with his wife, vocalist Carolyn Leonhart. (In addition to her own albums and projects, Carolyn has been a featured singer with Steely Dan for more than a decade).

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8:22 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

More new Jazz

More new jazz from the last year or so. There are so many great things out this year, one show wasn't nearly enough. Tune in Wednesday evening at 8:30 for another set of great new jazz, with artists like John Abercrombie, Tim Warfield, David Chesky, Harvie S. with Kenny Barron, Eliane Elias, Terence Blanchard and a peek at the brand new Tom Harrell featuring Esperanza Spalding.

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3:40 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

Thankful for the state of Jazz

Jazz is something I am so thankful for, something I cherish, something meditative and peaceful, even when it swings hard. The State of Modern Jazz is not just good, it's great. Tonight we'll hear a host of newer jazz, mostly from the last 5 years. Artists include Jimmy Cobb, Jim Rotondi, David Chesky, Ron Carter, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride and more. 8:30 tonight on "What I Like About Jazz."

Joel Grey's Dad, Don Byron, and Jewish Jazz
9:16 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Borscht Capades: The Mickey Katz Project

According the Jewish calendar, we're in the year 5774, which means it’s about time somebody made a film about klezmer jazz bandleader and English/Yiddish comedian, Mickey Katz.

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