Thursday, February 1, 2007

Strayhorn Specials-Bob

If you missed out on the special for Jazz Masters this afternoon, "Lush Life: the Music and Life of Billy Strayhorn," hosted by Rhonda Hamilton, you can catch it again tonight. We'll be replaying that on John Heim's Jazz Masters session at 10pm. This coincides with our Featured CD for the Month of February, "Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life," which by the way we'll have in its entirety tonight for our Midnight CD. This is the companion soundtrack to a brand new 90-minute documentary film about the pioneering African-American composer, arranger,and pianist. There are 15 Strayhorn compositions by several of today's jazz stars: Bill Charlap, Joe Lovano, and Dianne Reeves, as well as piano legend Hank Jones and special guest Elvis Costello provide vibrant new performances, and are also featured throughout the PBS/Independent Lens documentary, which will air on Iowa Public Television at 10:30pm on Sunday February 11.

Bob Stewart, Program Director

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