Short List with Bob Naujoks
Mon. - Thurs. at 8:35 AM and Saturday at 7 AM
The Short List: B-3 Blitz Two: "Baby Face" Willette
The B-3 Blitz Two series on the great Hammond B-3 organ players continues with a survey of the small but interesting discography of "Baby Face" Willette. His career was short---less than a decade---but his music is most listenable. His roots are in the gospel tradition; his father was a minister, his mother a church pianist. Willette played for touring gospel quartets before his jazz career. His first recordings included the great guitarist Grant Green.
Jazz Profiles with Nancy Wilson
Monday at 6:00 PM
Miles Davis Part 1: Miles's Styles
Trumpeter Miles Davis dominated jazz for much of the latter half of the twentieth century. While his trumpet sound is instantly recognizable, he refused to be boxed in any one style, consistently developing fresh musical shapes and structures. Miles's powerful influence did not end with his death in 1991; his restless spirit continues to intrigue and inspire artists of all kinds.
Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Monday, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (follows Jazz Profiles)
"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.
Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wendell Pierce
Tuesday at 6:00 PM
Gerry Mulligan and John Lewis
Post-war America saw the hard edge of bebop evolve into Cool Jazz. The music flowed, bewitched and enchanted baritone sax man Gerry Mulligan and pianist John Lewis. They became twin pioneers of that sophisticated style. Now pianist Jonathan Batiste and baritone master Joe Temperly, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra transport us to the 1950's. The set includes Django, Delawny's Dilemma, and Animal Dance.
JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
Wednesday at 6:00 PM
PREMIERE of The Coastal Suite by Alan Blackman at Ibeam in Brooklyn
From sunrise to high noon to afternoon fog past sunset, The Coastal Suite links composed pieces for pianist Alan Blackman’s group and solo flights for each player – Donny McCaslin on sax; Max Murray and Frank Russo, bass and drums; and Rogerio Boccato, percussion. Paintings by Ruth Brownlee are the inspiration.
Wednesday Night Special
7:00 PM (Follows JazzSet)
UI Jazz Repertory Ensemble / Latin Jazz Ensemble at The Mill (new)
The Jazz Repertory Ensemble is a student big band devoted to performing the works of the jazz mainstream. Directed by Brent Sandy, this ensemble covers the range between early swing and progressive jazz. Students learn the conventions of performance practice for each era and the skills for stylistic improvisations. Members of JRE are selected by audition in the fall of each academic year.
The Latin Jazz Ensemble is a student group ranging from 10-15 members dedicated to playing the music of the Caribbean and South America. Its programs each semester are often centered around one country or region, and regularly feature an expanded rhythm section. LJE records an album every other year, and presents an annual Latin Jazz Festival each December. This group is directed by James Dreier, a founding member of Orquesta Alto Maiz and is widely regarded as a resource for Afro-Cuban drum styles. Members of LJE are selected by audition in the fall of each academic year.
Both performances from April of this year at The Mill Restaurant in Iowa City were part of KCCK’s celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month.
Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland
Thursday at 6:00 PM
Pianist Carli Muñoz’s musical journey has taken him from Puerto Rico to the studios and clubs of Los Angeles and back to the island of his birth. His musical career has followed a similar trajectory. He left jazz to gig with big names in pop, such as the Beach Boys and Rickie Lee Jones, then returned to his first love in the role of a jazz club owner. Muñoz plays his tune, “Mia,” and joins McPartland for Cole Porter’s “So in Love.”
Jazz Corner of the World with
Saturday, Noon - 4:00 PM
"Horace Silver in The 1950s – Part Two"
Craig takes a look at more of the recordings from pianist and composer, Horace Silver, that took place during the decade of the 1950s. We'll hear Horace performing with Kenny Dorham, Milt Jackson, Art Farmer, Nat Adderley, and many others, as well as his many recordings as a leader. More great fun!
Sunday at 5:00 PM
Silver Shoes & Green Spectacles: A Jazz Interpretation of The Wizard of Oz
A listener favorite — The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and actor Vernel Bagneris return to the Emerald City with a script from the original L. Frank Baum book and music from Harold Arlen’s legendary movie score.
KCCK's Midnight CD
The Monday - Sunday Midnight CD for this week can be found at:http://www.kcck.org/onair/midnight_cd.php