Short List with Bob Naujoks
Mon. - Thurs. at 8:35 AM and Saturday at 7 AM
The Short List: B-3 Blitz Two: Robert Walter
The B-3 Blitz Two series on the great Hammond B-3 organ players continues with Robert Walter—the funky keyboardist who was a founder of the well-known Grayboy Allstars group in 1994. Robert Walter is kind of a triple-threat; he plays piano and Fender Rhodes as well as the Hammond B-3. The Grayboy Allstars were formed in 1993 at a party hosted by San Diego’s Acid Jazz disc jockey D-J Grayboy who featured 1970s soul and funk. Grayboy asked Walter and several other imusicians to perform and they liked each other so well that they stayed together.
Jazz Profiles with Nancy Wilson
Monday at 6:00 PM
James Moody: In The Mood
He was a virtuoso musician, known for his work on multiple saxophones and flute. He was also a man who radiated love: When you met him, he'd hold you tight and kiss you on both cheeks, as if you were old friends. In a career that extended more than 60 years, James Moody developed a personal sound that reflects that warm personality: romantic, witty and earthy. This program highlights Moody's work with Dizzy Gillespie, and his treatment of "I'm in the Mood for Love" - better known as "Moody's Mood." Moody also reflects on the life experiences that shaped his playing style and rich musical legacy.
Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Monday, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (follows Jazz Profiles)
"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.
Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wendell Pierce
Tuesday at 6:00 PM
The Music of Bill Evans
Perpetually sensitive in style and spirit, pianist Bill Evans was driven by a 'quiet fire' that has influenced generations of pianists. Guest musical director Bill Charlap with Evans' guitarist Jim Hall and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra pay tribute with classics like Waltz for Debby, Five and Peri's Scope.
JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
Wednesday at 6:00 PM
Music from The Mary Lou Williams Festival at the Kennedy Center: Helen Sung Quartet
Helen Sung's arrangement puts the Tango by the Spanish composer Albeniz over a steady bass figure à la "Poinciana" (Ahmad Jamal) and "Sister Cheryl" (Tony Williams).
This band smiles all around. The saxophonist is Seamus Blake, with Brandon Lee on trumpet, Ben Wolfe on bass, and Donald Edwards on drums.
Wednesday Night Special
7:00 PM (Follows JazzSet)
Jazz Under the Stars 2013: Brass Transit Authority (new)
The tradition of great Eastern Iowa horn bands continues with Brass Transit Authority, a new group that plays the music of Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears and the other great horn-rock bands of the Seventies.
The idea for the band came from trumpeter Dennis Pedde, who had grown nostalgic for the horn bands he had played with in the past.
“One day while at home practicing my trumpet, I looked for something different to play. I looked around the office and came across my music sketchbooks from the first seven albums of a group called Chicago Transit Authority (now called Chicago),” says Pedde. “While jamming with the recordings, I began to reminisce about my college days in Chicago. During ‘the good ole days’, I played in a band that played a lot of this music.”
Pedde approached fellow Kirkwood music instructor Dennis McPartland and they had soon gathered an all-star group of area musicians eager to revisit the tunes of their youth.
BTA’s guitarist Pat Smith has played Jazz Under the Stars once before and says, “It was wonderful. I have also gone a bunch of times and sitting out in the park listening to live music is great.”
Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland
Thursday at 6:00 PM
On an unseasonably cool day at the 2006 Tanglewood Jazz Festival, Marian McPartland was joined by the unquestionably cool singer/songwriter Elvis Costello. He sang standards he had never performed before, and debuted new lyrics to Billy Strayhorn’s “Blood Count” and McPartland’s “Threnody.” A surprise guest appearance from Costello’s most significant collaborator, wife Diana Krall, rounded out this amazing concert.
Jazz Corner of the World with
Saturday, Noon - 4:00 PM
"Prestige Records in 1963"
Craig jumps back 50 years to look in on some of the recording activities of Bob Weinstock's PRESTIGE RECORDS label in 1963. We'll hear some tasty goodies from the 35+ recording sessions from that year, including classics from Jack McDuff, Shirley Scott, Booker Ervin, Etta Jones, Roy Haynes, and many others!
Sunday at 5:00 PM
Battle of the Bands: New Orleans vs. San Antonio
Banu Gibson & The New Orleans Hot Jazz in a classic jazz battle with The Jim Cullum Jazz Band. Special guest, tap dance sensation Savion Glover mixes it up with both bands. Stage legend William Warfield referees the hottest contest on the bandstand.
KCCK's Midnight CD
The Monday - Sunday Midnight CD for this week can be found at: