Thursday, January 25, 2007

Paquito Interview Tomorrow, Abe on Saturday-Bob

In anticipation of his rescheduled concert next Friday, February 2, at Hancher Auditorium, we'll be having a chat with NEA Jazz Master Paquito D'Rivera tomorrow right around noon or so. Saturday will see the return to the KCCK airwaves of Abe Kellison, who'll be filling in for John Heim from noon-3pm. John will be plying his other trade of working musician that day. It's been some months since we've heard from Abe and it'll be nice to hear his voice again.

Looking ahead to New Music Monday, we have a new big band disc from Harry Connick, Jr., the latest in the Marsalis Music "Connick on Piano" series...some really nice arrangements by Harry of some original and traditional New Orleans jazz. Guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli is joined by cornetist Warren Vache, pianist John Bunch, bassist Jay Leonhart, and drummer Mickey Roker in saluting Basie's great guitarist Freddie Green with "5 for Freddie." Another guitar disc, "Joko," comes from Frenchman Sylvain Luc and his septet. Norah Jones fans can look forward to her third disc, "Not Too Late." And the very gifted young Japanese composer and arranger Chie Imaizumi makes her recording debut with "Unfailing Kindness." She leads an ensemble that features, among others, baritone sax man Gary Smulyan and trumpeters Ron Miles and Greg Gisbert.

Bob Stewart, Program Director

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