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 (Al Bowlly)
Al Bowlly was a little known British singer. His career was short, but his sincere style makes him a favorite to many even to this day. The society orchestra background does not lessen his artistic impact because his unerring rhythm and pitch makes him most listenable. Bowlly was charming and handsome, and his tour with the British bandleader Ray Noble introduced him to American audiences. Bowlly could not gain a foothold against the stateside crooners like Bing Crosby, so he returned to England, but was killed in a London air raid.
Jazz Profiles with Nancy Wilson
Monday at 6:00 PM
The late Afro-Cuban jazz giant Tito Puente, "El Rey," was the king of the timbales and the mambo, and a recipient of the Presidential Arts Medal. This tribute takes us inside the man, probing the source of that energy and uncovering the secrets to Puente's prolific and creative life.
Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Monday, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (follows Jazz Profiles)
"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!!
Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wendell Pierce
Tuesday at 6:00 PM
Artistry in Rhythm: Stan Kenton Centennial
The bandstand wasn’t big enough for Stan Kenton’s musical ideas. His big brassy sound brought dozens of musicians to the stage including a “mellophonium” section and great West Coast innovators including Bill Holman, Anita O’Day and Jazz Master Lee Konitz. Konitz joins the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra for this Kenton celebration.
JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
Wednesday at 6:00 PM
Branford Marsalis Quartet at Napa Valley Opera House, Napa, CA
Personnel changes have been few over 20 years in the Branford Marsalis Quartet. The players are consistent, Marsalis says, but the music should evolve and be challenging, center on the melody and convey emotions. Branford’s tenor and soprano lead. Pianist Joey Calderazzo and bassist Eric Revis compose three of the four tunes. Justin Faulkner plays drums.
Wednesday Night Special
7:00 PM (Follows JazzSet)
Preservation Hall Jazz Band: That’s It! (One Hour Radio Special)
For over 50 years, Preservation Hall Jazz Band has brought life to the sounds of New Orleans. Some of the original members hailed from the beginning of Jazz itself. The music that PHJB plays has been passed down through the generations. Now they have written their first-ever album of entirely new songs that both respects their traditions and takes them into the future.
In this one-hour radio special, you’ll hear about the band, life in New Orleans and the new music from members Ben Jaffe, Charlie Gabriel, and Rickie Monie, plus their co-producer Jim James of My Morning Jacket.
Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland
Thursday at 6:00 PM
Composer, trumpeter, and improviser Dave Douglas has a style that transcends the boundaries of traditional jazz. This approach has led to albums of experimental music both on his own and as a member of John Zorn’s band. On this Piano Jazz, Douglas and McPartland, joined by bassist James Genus, show their mutual love for Mary Lou Williams’ music on “Scratchin’ In The Gravel” and “Cloudy.”
Jazz Corner of the World with
Saturday, Noon - 4:00 PM
"The Herbie Hancock Story -- Part Two"
Craig continues his chronological look at the music of Herbert Jeffrey Hancock. In show #2, we'll hear from Herbie's recordings made in 1963 to 1965, featuring his own records as well as a number of dates where Mr. Hancock appears as a sideman with the likes of Miles Davis, Blue Mitchell, Bob Brookmeyer, Lee Morgan, and a host of others. Herbie continues to be one of the foremost jazz pianists from the past 55 years.
Sunday at 5:00 PM
Swinging at the Pearl: Catherine Russell, Dick Hyman
San Antonio’s historic Pearl Stable, once a 19th-century lodging for Pearl Brewery’s draft horses, is now a landmark venue and a perfect spot for a late-night jam session. Vocalist Catherine Russell and pianist Dick Hyman take the stage with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and join in the fun.
KCCK's Midnight CD
The Monday - Sunday Midnight CD for this week can be found at:http://www.kcck.org/onair/midnight_cd.php