Jazz

Join us this week for Mountain Stage with Larry Groce for a globe-spanning bill of artists perform the music of Mali, Wales and beyond. West Africa’s Tal National bring their danceable sound, as well as traditional Welsh group Calan. Jazz chart-toppers Ranky Tanky, Americana singer Shannon McNally, and alt-pop rocker Amy Rigby will also be there. 

Join host Doug Jayne, Saturday night at 7:00 pm, for 4 hours of great music on Jazz Connections!

From Doug:

"I was drawn to the music of the Big Bands as a kid, watching my dad reminisce and play his rare Glenn Miller tapes. As I grew up and starting digging progressive rock, I expanded into progressive Jazz, such as John McLaughlin, Weather Report and their ilk. When I started in the record biz in 1975, I was enlightened by my customers, some true Jazz fans that showed me the albums to check out. Miles and Mingus and Monk: Oh MY!!  

Little Freddie King, Anders Osborne, Dr. Michael White & Music Maker Relief Foundation
 

We hit the open road to hear tales of adventure and woe from honky-tonkers and hobos, train-hoppers and busking bohemians. En route we talk with Washington folk singer Brandi Carlile, who dropped out of high school to cut it as a touring musician, and New Orleans' Meschiya Lake, about her journey from circus performer to jazz chanteuse. Driving on in search of mythic America, we hear the voices of its discontents: Woody Guthrie, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Wilco and Pops Staples.

Chuck Sher is a long-time host of Jazz Connections, as well as a practicing jazz bassist, and a world-renowned jazz book publisher. His library of contemporary jazz is quite extensive and he really enjoys sharing his knowledge of the music and all the gems he has collected over the years - from Bill Evans to Keith Jarret to wonderful Brazilian and Latin music, and with a special focus on the best of European jazz players.  

Hear Jazz Connections Saturday nights 7:00-11:00 pm on KRCB-FM Radio 91!

HOLIDAY SOUL AND SPIRIT: LIVE FROM PRESERVATION HALL WITH IRMA THOMAS & THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA 
 

September 29, 2017: 

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, SHINE A LIGHT ON ME: PRISON MUSIC FROM ANGOLA, LOUISIANA & BEYOND  

Tune in and rock the blues with two guitar men who do it with great authority. First up is Arkansas wild man and original Sun Records rockabilly Sonny Burgess who tore it up, playing his hits "We Wanna Boogie," "Red-Headed Woman" and others well into his eighties, before passing away last month. And hear a live set from the late great New Orleans bluesman and human jukebox Snooks Eaglin, recorded in 2007 at his home base, the famous Rock 'N' Bowl nightclub, where one can do either of those, or both, at the same time.

Host Jorma Kaukonen introduces each show's featured artist in a series of concerts recorded at the Fur Peace Ranch guitar camp. An eclectic blend of performances including blues, folk, Americana, rock, bluegrass, and jazz. Featured artists include Chris Smither, Happy Traum, Hot Tuna, It's a Beautiful Day, Roy Book Binder, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Ruthie Foster, Bob Margolin, and many more.

This week - we hear the second set from Bill Kirchen and Jimmie Dale Gilmore in a duo performance recorded April 8, 2017 at the Fur Peace Ranch.  

Harold Mabern's new album "To Love And Be Loved" and Jason Kao Hwang's musical twists and turns with his band Sing House.

During the Cold War, the U.S. State Department started sending jazz musicians overseas with the tactical aim of using their hot licks to thaw relations with Eastern Bloc countries. Jazz great Dave Brubeck recalls how Louis Armstrong, a.k.a. “Ambassador Satch,” won international hearts and minds with his trumpet. Band member Arvell Shaw saw Armstrong literally disarm Russian guards in East Berlin. Meanwhile, fear of nuclear war with the Soviets infiltrated American popular consciousness resulting in gospel, bluegrass and pop odes to and protests against atomic weapons.

NOTE: KALEIDOSCOPE has moved to a new day and time! Kaleidoscope is heard on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 8:00 pm! Take note!

From rock to blues, jazz to worldbeat, Kaleidoscope is a free-form radio expression session featuring several genres of music during one program or similar styles for a whole program. If a historic music event happened on the date of the show, you might just hear a retrospective on the event or artist.

NOTE: KALEIDOSCOPE has moved to a new day and time! Kaleidoscope is now heard on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month! Take note!    

From rock to blues, jazz to worldbeat, Kaleidoscope is a free-form radio expression session featuring several genres of music during one program or similar styles for a whole program. If a historic music event happened on the date of the show, you might just hear a retrospective on the event or artist.