Sunday, October 20, 2013

Special Programs for the Week of October 21

Short List with Bob Naujoks                                           
Mon. - Thurs. at 8:35 AM and Saturday at 7 AM    
The Short List: B-3 Blitz Two: Johnny "Hammond" Smith                    
The B-3 Blitz Two series on the great Hammond B-3 organ players continues with Johnny "Hammond" Smith whose middle name separates him from the guitarist of the same era. Early on he was influenced by the great jazz pianists and, surprisingly, the classical pianist, Arthur Rubenstein. His first major gig was accompanist to singer Nancy Wilson. It was during that time that he heard organist Wild Bill Davis and that experience changed Smith’s direction. Though Smith would go into retirement in the late 1970s, his music had significant impact on jazz listeners.   

Jazz Profiles with Nancy Wilson    
Monday at 6:00 PM  
Art Tatum, 'The Musician's Musician'              
Though Tatum was almost completely blind from birth, it never held him back. He often doubled and even tripled the tempo of a piece without losing any articulation or sacrificing his light touch. This technique enabled him to express an enormous flow of ideas in just a few measures, in a way that no one before or since has been able to duplicate.     

Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Monday, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (follows Jazz Profiles) 
"Impulse! Records in 1963"       
Craig Travels back 50 years to look in on some of the recording activities that took place for IMPULSE! RECORDS during 1963.  We'll hear a number of jazz classics from the 25+ sessions that were recorded for Impulse! that John Coltrane, Ray Charles, Shirley Scott, Chico Hamilton, McCoy Tyner, Charles Mingus, and several others.                           
Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wendell Pierce  
Tuesday at 6:00 PM 
Dianne Reeves   
Singer Dianne Reeves turns every note into an alluring story.  In Jazz at Lincoln Center's Allen Room, she's joined by guitarist Peter Sprague, pianist Peter Martin, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Terreon Gully. We'll hear the enchanting strains of Blue Prelude, I'm In Love Again, Good Night Sweetheart and more.    

JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
Wednesday at 6:00 PM 
Lost and Found New York by Chris Lightcap  
The vistas and feelings, smells and sounds of five of Chris Lightcap’s favorite locations comprise our JazzSet edition of his exuberant suite for NYC from the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, CA. They are the Nine South highway, Arthur Avenue, The Village Vanguard a/k/a the Epicenter, Fort Tryon Park, and Stillwell Avenue a/k/a Coney Island. The band is Bigmouth.

Wednesday Night Special    
7:00 PM (Follows JazzSet) 
Jazz Under the Stars 2013: Dennis McMurrin and the Demolition Band (new)   
Dennis McMurrin, known in the music community as “Daddy-O”, is a member of the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame. His most recent CD release is 2009’s “They Call Me Daddy-O.” 
McMurrin has been entertaining audiences for more than 45 years. He first picked up a guitar when he was 9 years old, influenced by his maternal grandfather, who played guitar as a hobby. 
“My first paid gig was in 1963 for the Boddicker School of Music Christmas Party at the Danceland in Cedar Rapids.” says McMurrin. He was 10 years old. “My first band was called The Plannets.” 
McMurrin’s biggest influences include James Brown, B.B. King, Johnny Winter, and Tower Of Power.

Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland    
Thursday at 6:00 PM
Remembering Dr. Billy Taylor
Dr. Billy Taylor was a celebrated pianist, radio host, educator and longtime Artistic Director or Jazz at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where this special Piano Jazz was recorded in 2007. Taylor performs a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., titled “His Name Was Martin” and McPartland improvises a musical portrait of Taylor.                

Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Saturday, Noon - 4:00 PM
"Warne Marsh Birth Date Anniversary Celebration" 
Craig pays tribute to tenorman Warne Marion Marsh (born 10/26/27 in L.A.)....who, along with Lee Konitz, was the pre-eminent student of the musical philosophies of Lennie Tristano.  We'll hear Warne in a variety of settings, including performances with other Tristano students (Konitz, Ted Brown, Ronnie Ball, and others), also performances with Art Pepper, Hank Jones, Red Mitchell, Kenny Drew, and, of course, groups under his own leadership.  Make sure that you catch this tribute to a truly unsung jazz master!

Riverwalk Jazz
Sunday at 5:00 PM
From Duke Ellington to Artie Shaw: Songwriting Bandleaders of the ’30s   
The music of Artie Shaw, Duke Ellington, and others gets the royal treatment from The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and Riverwalk’s “Queen of Swing,” Rebecca Kilgore.         

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

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