Tom Engelmann

Host and Producer

Tom Engelmann produces "Unsung Heroes, Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music."  The series features biographical sketches and the music of artists who often work behind the scenes or in support of major musicians.  Tom supports Montana Public Radio's jazz programming and occasionally hosts Freeforms.

Music Special
12:36 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Monday Music Special June 30th: Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro

During a short but brilliant career Laura Nyro wrote many of the songs that have been played and recorded by pop artists during the last forty years.  Join Tom Engelmann for another edition of “Unsung Heroes, Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music” as he plays the songs of Laura Nyro  performed by The Fifth Dimension, Three Dog Night, Barbara Streisand, Blood Sweat and Tears and others.  It also features Laura singing with jazz group The Manhattan Transfer and on her last live recording from 1989.

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Music Special
12:36 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Monday Music Special June 30th

Laura Nyro

During a short but brilliant career Laura Nyro wrote many of the songs that have been played and recorded by pop artists during the last forty years.  Join Tom Engelmann for another edition of “Unsung Heroes, Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music” as he plays the songs of Laura Nyro  performed by The Fifth Dimension, Three Dog Night, Barbara Streisand, Blood Sweat and Tears and others.  It also features Laura singing with jazz group The Manhattan Transfer and on her last live recording from 1989.

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MTPR Music
12:40 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Monday Music Special, June 30th: Laura Nyro

Laura Nyro

During a short but brilliant career Laura Nyro wrote many of the songs that have been played and recorded by pop artists during the last forty years.  Join Tom Engelmann for another edition of “Unsung Heroes, Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music” as he plays the songs of Laura Nyro  performed by The Fifth Dimension, Three Dog Night, Barbara Streisand, Blood Sweat and Tears and others.  It also features Laura singing with jazz group The Manhattan Transfer and on her last live recording from 1989.

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Monday Special
2:34 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Clare Fischer

Clare Fischer

2/17/2014 - Host Tom Engelmann returns with another episode of "Unsung Heroes: Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music," celebrating the career of the versatile Clare Fischer.  Fischer was a keyboardist, composer, arranger and bandleader.  During a career spanning six decades, he worked with jazz artists like Donald Byrd and George Benson and also with pop artists Prince, Robert Palmer, and Chaka Kahn.  Clare Fischer was particularly influential to the career of jazz great Herbie Hancock who once commented "I wouldn't be me without Clare Fischer."  He is the composer of jazz stan

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MTPR Music
5:55 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

J.J. Cale: A Man Less Famous Than His Songs

J.J. Cale

Monday, November 18th, 2013, 7:30pm: host Tom Engelmann returns with another episode of "Unsung Heroes: Influential but Overlooked Masters of Modern Music," profiling the work of the late guitarist and songwriter J.J.

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Freeforms - Wednesday

Freeforms offers a mix of folk, blues, world music, pop and jazz served up every weekday by Montana Public Radio's local hosts. Gus Chambers, Tom Engelmann, and Howard Kingston alternate hosting on Wednesdays.

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