Sunday, August 18, 2013

This Week's Special Programs

Short List with Bob Naujoks
Mon. - Thurs. at 8:35 AM and Saturday at 7 AM

The Short List: Vocal Short List 11 (Lola Albright)

If the name Lola Albright doesn’t ring a bell, perhaps “Peter Gunn” will. “Peter Gunn” was a landmark television show from the late 1950s. Although it was done as a “film noir” detective series, it was Henry Mancini’s inventive jazz sounds that gave it class. Albright was cast as the singer in the jazz club and Gunn’s girlfriend. Her sultry, low-key voice and physical beauty made her a favorite with the viewers. Her singing career lasted just about as long as the show, 1958 to 1960.

Jazz Profiles with Nancy Wilson  
Monday at 6:00 PM    
Rosemary Clooney:  An American Treasure
For more than 40 years, Rosemary Clooney's simple and exquisite singing style defined her career. Her dynamic career also included movie roles and a star turn in her own television show. Rosemary will always be remembered as one of America's finest jazz-based vocalists.           

Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Monday, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (follows Jazz Profiles)
"Birthday Celebration for "Duke" Pearson"     
Craig celebrates the birth date anniversary of pianist, composer, arranger, producer, and educator Columbus Calvin "Duke" Pearson, Jr., who was born in Atlanta, August 17th, 1932.  We'll hear some of his famous compositions, fine examples of his tasteful keyboard work, and some fascinating displays of Duke's arranging skills.               
Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wendell Pierce  
Tuesday at 6:00 PM
Basie and the Blues
Churning rhythms and unforgettable riffs - in the hands of William 'Count' Basie, caught the essence of Kansas City swing. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with guitarist James Chirillo, pianist Cyrus Chestnut and vocalist Gregory Porter join the Jazz at Lincoln Center to make the Basie classics burn.

JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
Wednesday at 6:00 PM
Sean Jones / Jeff Tain Watts at the Detroit Jazz Festival
Of 2011 Artist-in-Residence Watts’ group with Marcus Strickland, Lawrence Fields and Christian McBride, our photographer noted his opinion: “They put down a set that was both relentlessly swinging and beautiful… [It was] the highlight of the acts I caught . . . .” The day before Tain, everybody was saying that trumpeter Sean Jones had played the set to beat.

Wednesday Night Special  
7:00 PM (Follows JazzSet)
The Best of the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival – Part Two
The Detroit International Jazz Festival, billed as the “world’s largest free jazz festival,” is held over Labor Day weekend along the downtown riverfront and features top international jazz stars performing on four stages. The artists at last year's Jazz Fest have won a combined 100 Grammy Awards. Part Two features the Mack Avenue Super Band, Wayne Shorter, Poncho Sanchez, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and more!

Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland  
Thursday at 6:00 PM
Kenny Barron
Kenny Barron is one of the most highly regarded players of his generation. Playing professionally since the age of 15, Barron has worked with some of the jazz world’s best, including Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Henderson, and Roy Haynes. On this Piano Jazz he performs his original tune, “Clouds,” and pairs with McPartland for “How Deep is The Ocean?”              

The Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Saturday, Noon - 4:00 PM
"Jazz Goes to the Movies"    
Craig "restarts" his annual look at a wide variety of jazz performances from motion pictures, Broadway shows, and TV soundtracks.  This week, we'll hear from Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers ("Les Liaisons Dangereuses"), Duke Ellington ("Anatomy Of A Murder"), Martial Solal ("A Bout De Souffle"), Shorty Rogers/Elmer Bernstein ("The Man With The Golden Arm"), and a number of other captivating performances. Bring the popcorn and come on in -- it's air-conditioned!!    

Riverwalk Jazz
Sunday at 5:00 PM
I Wish I Were Twins: The Fats Waller Bluebird Sessions
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band — with special guests Dick Hyman and Rebecca Kilgore — celebrates the Fats Waller “Bluebird Sessions.” Tunes include “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” and “It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie.” 

KCCK's Midnight CD
Monday - Sunday Midnight CD for this week can be found at:

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