Short List with Bob Naujoks
Mon. - Thurs. at 8:35 AM and Saturday at 7 AM
The Short List: B-3 Blitz Two: Tony Monaco
The B-3 Blitz Two series on the great Hammond B-3 organ players continues with Tony Monaco. His name is not a "household common" yet, but he has been a pretty busy guy in the last decade, once he got help from fellow B-3 player, Joey DeFrancesco. Monaco was influenced by the revered master, Jimmy Smith. Monaco would overcome a polio-like disease to become a burnin' Hammond master himself.
Jazz Profiles with Nancy Wilson
Monday at 6:00 PM
Dave Brubeck: In His Own Sweet Way
Innovative pianist/composer David Brubeck was a true jazz phenomenon -- he and his quartet were the first instrumental group to sell over a million records. This widely popular band had several top ten chart hits, sold out concerts everywhere, and landed Brubeck on the cover of Time magazine. We will explore the career of Dave Brubeck from his Quartet (which made the now legendary "Take Five" recording) through his last years, including his work in classical music.
Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Monday, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (follows Jazz Profiles)
"John William Coltrane's 'Atlantic' Years"
In noting Coltrane's "birthday anniversary week", (born 9/23/26), Craig will play "middle period" Trane from his years with Atlantic Records (Jan.1959 thru May,1961). We'll hear from classic Coltrane albums like "Bags & Trane", "Coltrane's Sound", "My Favorite Things", "Giant Steps", "Coltrane Plays The Blues", and several other gems. Don't miss this one!
Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wendell Pierce
Tuesday at 6:00 PM
Legendary harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite electrified the Chicago blues scene in the 60s. He's played with Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf and most recently Ben Harper. Now, Musselwhite brings his quartet to the Allen, for a set of blues, jazz and gospel storytelling. Tunes are likely to include Bad Boy, Roll Your Money Maker, Cristo Redentor, and more.
JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
Wednesday at 6:00 PM
Terri Lyne Carrington’s Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue
The bluesy album Money Jungle (1962) captures the only studio session of three jazz lions: Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and Max Roach. With guest pianist Gerald Clayton and a Berklee College of Music band, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington re-imagines Money Jungle with grooves that are deep, complicated and irresistible.
Wednesday Night Special
7:00 PM (Follows JazzSet)
Jazz Under the Stars 2013: Al Naylor & The I-380 Express (new)
Led by trumpeter, teacher and 2013 inductee into the Jazz Educators of Iowa Hall of Fame, Al Naylor, the I-380 Express was for many years, the premier big band in Eastern Iowa. The group was best known for serving as the “house band” for the Variety Club Telethon on KCRG-TV, where it played its own charts and also backed up many regional and national artists. The band included music faculty from UNI, UI and Drake, along with professional players from all over the state. This reunion performance was the first for I-380 Express since 2007.
Naylor taught in Iowa public schools for 28 years. He’s currently an Instructor of Instrumental Music at Kirkwood Community College where is directs the Kirkwood Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combos. He also teaches trumpet at Coe College. Naylor also participates in several of KCCK’s jazz education programs, including Schoolhouse Jazz, Jazz Band Camp and the Corridor Jazz Project, as either a director or a player.
Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland
Thursday at 6:00 PM
Remembering Carline Ray
Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Carline Ray was one of the true female pioneers in jazz. In the 1940s she performed with the all-female band, The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, and also performed with Cy Oliver, Mercer Ellington, and Mary Lou Williams. On this 1997 session, Ray joins host McPartland for a stellar set including “In a Sentimental Mood,” “All of Me,” and “But Beautiful.”
Jazz Corner of the World with
Saturday, Noon - 4:00 PM
"Horace Silver in the 1950s"
Craig takes a close look at the recordings of pianist and composer, Horace Silver, during the decade of the 1950s. Silver was one of the main cogs in the development of what we know as "hard bop"....the melding of 'rhythm and blues' and 'gospel rhythms', with 'modern jazz' and 'bebop. We'll hear Horace performing with Miles Davis, Lou Donaldson, Stan Getz, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, and many others, as well as his many Blue Note recordings as a leader. This one will be loads of fun!!
Sunday at 5:00 PM
Wild Man Blues: The Eccentric Genius of Jelly Roll Morton
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band provides the musical backdrop for Vernel Bagneris’ portrayal of Jelly Roll Morton, the dapper “suit-man from suit-land” and his journey to become the self-proclaimed “Inventor of Jazz.”
KCCK's Midnight CD
The Monday - Sunday Midnight CD for this week can be found at: