Short List with Bob Naujoks
Mon. - Thurs. at 8:35 AM and Saturday at 7 AM
The Short List: B-3 Blitz Two: Mel Rhyne (new series)
The B-3 Blitz Two series on the great Hammond B-3 organ players continues with Mel Rhyne. Rhyne’s legacy is his work with the innovative Indianapolis guitarist, Wes Montgomery, and that early 1960s trio. Rhyne also had a twenty-year low-key career in Milwaukee after his stint with Montgomery ended. But in the early 1990s he was back on the national stage with new recordings with Herb Ellis, Joshua Redman and Peter Bernstein.
Jazz Profiles with Nancy Wilson
Monday at 6:00 PM
Harry "Sweets" Edison: Simplicity In Swing
Swinging and singing -- both describe the unmistakable sound of Harry "Sweets" Edison, one of the most important stylists in the history of jazz trumpet. Sweets plays with a simplicity born of sophisticated artistry. It propelled him to the Count Basie Band, which he joined in 1937, thereafter becoming one of its most frequently featured soloists. This program, produced just before his death, celebrates Edison's spare style that blends subtle humor, impeccable timing, and the sweetly muted tone that gave him his nickname.
Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Monday, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (follows Jazz Profiles)
"The New Orleans/Cuba Connection"
University of Iowa jazz faculty member, James Dreier joins Craig in the studio for a look at some of the similarities between the diversity of jazz found in New Orleans and "Afro-Cuban Jazz". Both James and Craig will also bring in a variety of new jazz releases form Latin America. Mr. Dreier is one of our local Latin jazz experts, and his presence in KCCK's 'on-air' studios always makes for an informative and entertaining show.
Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wendell Pierce
Tuesday at 6:00 PM
Ali Jackson with Yes! Trio and Warren Wolf Group
Drummer Ali Jackson and vibraphonist Warren Wolf -- each born into a musical family – absorbed jazz from their childhoods. Jackson occupies the hot seat with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and his own Yes! Trio; multi-instrumentalist Wolf studied with John Locke and became an in-demand sideman and leader. They each bring small groups to the House of Swing for a contemporary percussive double bill.
JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
Wednesday at 6:00 PM
The Monterey Jazz Anniversary on Tour with Musical Director Christian McBride, Dee Dee Bridgewater and more stars
To celebrate 55 years, Monterey toured an all-star group, performing music associated with the Festival. From the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, hear Christian and Dee Dee with Ambrose Akinmusire, Chris Potter, Benny Green and Lewis Nash. Selections by Dizzy Gillespie and Thad Jones.
Wednesday Night Special
7:00 PM (Follows JazzSet)
Sam Salomone Trio at KCC & ICJF
Chicago born, Tama raised Sam Salomone has established himself as a famed jazz and blues artist with more than four decades of performing experience on the mighty Hammond B-3 Organ. He was inducted into the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame, as well as the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame. Salomone began his quest as a musician by moving to Des Moines to find band mates interested in Rock-and-Roll. After local success, Sam had the opportunity to tour with Del Shannon and The Duprees in the 1960s. He has continued to play and record since then, producing his own albums “It’s Never Too Late” in 1997 and “VooDoo Bop” in 2005. Salomone has performed with the Des Moines Big Band, Bob Dorr and the Blue Band, BillyLee Janey, and more recently as a member of the Steve Grismore Trio. Our special features the Sam Salomone Trio at Kirkwood Community College in 2011 and from the 2008 Iowa City Jazz Festival.
Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland
Thursday at 6:00 PM
Singer/songwriter Kate McGarry has travelled many musical paths - from Celtic to swing and various genres in between. Her dynamic voice can be sweet, soulful or swinging, giving her the freedom to chart her own musical course. With pianist and accordion player Gary Versace, McGarry performs “Heather on the Hill,” and McPartland joins in on Cole Porter’s “I Love You.”
Jazz Corner of the World with
Saturday, Noon - 4:00 PM
"Jazz In 1953"
Although Craig has already presented shows this year for "PRESTIGE RECORDS IN 1953" and "BLUE NOTE RECORDS IN 1953", this week he gathers up material from other record labels in 1953 to help complete the picture of what recorded jazz was like sixty years ago. We'll hear from a number of jazz masters like Charlie Parker, Lee Konitz, Oscar Peterson, Charles Mingus, Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All-Stars, and many others!
Sunday at 5:00 PM
Porgy & Bess: An Original Jazz Transcription Part 1
Encore Presentation: Stage legend and Grammy Award-winning narrator William Warfield tells the story as The Jim Cullum Jazz Band perform their original jazz transcription of George Gershwin’s opera Porgy & Bess. Part One of this two-part series introduces the characters of Catfish Row and the Gershwin classics “Summertime” and “Bess, You is My Woman Now.”
KCCK's Midnight CD
The Monday - Sunday Midnight CD for this week can be found at: