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10:20 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Mulgrew Miller tribute part two

Publicity shot from the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Credit montereyjazzfestival.org

Part two of a tribute to the late Mulgrew Miller continues as we move into the the present and feature his work over the last 15 years with the likes of Vincent Herring, Jim Rotondi, Lou Soloff, Jeremy Pelt and Ron Carter. We'll also hear music from his own albums, primarily leading a trio. The accomplished pianist, who had successful runs with both Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in the 1980's and and the Tony Williams quintet from 1984 until Williams own death in 1997, also inspired modern players like Geoffrey Keezer and Robert Glasper.  We lost Miller last May at 57.

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Music by Lutoslawski, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius
7:07 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Missoula Symphony broadcast, Sunday, October 13th, 7pm

Join host Marguerite Munsche Sunday evening for a broadcast of the first concert in the 2013-2014 season of the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, Darko Butorac, music director and conductor.

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MTPR Music
6:45 am
Wed October 9, 2013

Mulgrew Miller tribute part one

Credit Ebet Roberts/Redferns / Getty Images

What I Like About Jazz this week features part one of a two-part tribute to the late Mulgrew Miller. Miller had a long and varied career as a leader and sideman, prominently featured with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in the 1980's band that also featured Donald Harrison and Terence Blanchard. He then went on to spend 9 years with another great jazz drummer, Tony Williams, playing on 6 albums with his classic quintet that featured Wallace Roney and Billy Pierce, and on Tony's final trio album in 1993. Along the way, he played sideman to a host of jazz greats, as well as many up-and-comers.

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MTPR Music
5:48 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Cedar Walton tribute part two

Cedar Walton at the piano, courtesy of npr.org
Credit Mark Memmot

Tonight on WHAT I LIKE ABOUT JAZZ , it's part two of a tribute to the late Cedar Walton. We'll hear a selection of "later" recordings from the last 30 years; solo piano, duets with Ron Carter, the Sweet Basil trio, Eric Alexander and more,  including one of his latest recordings with Houston Person.  8:30 pm Wednesday, October 2.

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Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, and The Weavers
8:00 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Monday Music Special, October 7th: "You Must Remember This"

Monday, October 7th, 7:30pm: For October, Allen Secher's monthly edition of the Monday Music Special, "You Must Remember This," wanders from the Great American Songbook and to the Great American Folksong. Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, The Weavers, and Pete Seeger perform folksongs and sing-alongs from the 1950s and 1960s.

Darko Butorac and Martina Filjak
12:55 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Piano soloist opens Missoula Symphony season

Friday, September 27th, 2013: Michael Marsolek talks with Missoula Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Darko Butorac, and piano soloist, Martina Filjak, about the opening concerts of the 2013-2014 season.

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MTPR Music
8:56 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Tribute to Cedar Walton

Cedar Walton from John Coltrane's Giant Steps sessions.
Credit jazzwax by Marc Meyers

Tune in Part to What I like About Jazz for a special two-part tribute to the late Cedar Walton, groundbreaking pianist who played with John Coltrane, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, led Eastern Rebellion and the Sweet Basil trio and so much more. Credits over the years have also included several stints with Clifford Jordan, Art Farmer, Vincent Herring, Houston Person and David 'Fathead' Newman among others. 

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Simon O’Dwyer and Maria Cullen O’Dwyer
4:22 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Prehistoric Music of Ireland

Simon O’Dwyer and Maria Cullen O’Dwyer
Credit Michael Marsolek

"3,000 Years of Ancient Ireland’s Music and Instruments" is the title of Simon O’Dwyer and Maria Cullen O’Dwyer's lecture at 8pm on Thursday, September 19th in the Dennison Theater at the University of Montana-Missoula, and on Friday, September 20th at 7:30pm at the Butte-Silver Bow Archives in Butte.

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MTPR Music
7:08 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Wayne Escoffery and friends on What I Like About Jazz

Sax player Wayne Escoffery, pianist Xavier Davis, bassist Ugonna Okegwo, keyboard player Rachel Z. and drummer Justin Brown are playing in Missoula, Sept.21 & 22,  at Daly Jazz. Tune in to "What I Like About Jazz," 8:30-9:30pm on September 18th to hear clips featuring these great modern jazz artists in their formative years, as well as current recordings.  

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MTPR Music
9:09 am
Tue September 17, 2013

New Mix: Beck, Best Coast, Joanna Gruesome, More

Clockwise from upper left: Beck, Cate Le Bon, Arp's Alexis Georgopoulos, Best Coast
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue September 17, 2013 5:05 pm

On this edition of All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share a brand new song from Beck. The new cut, called "Gimme," is the third single he's released since June and by far the strangest (i.e., best) of the bunch. None of the songs will be on the new full-length record Beck hopes to release before the end of the year.

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