Short List with Bob Naujoks
Mon. - Thurs. at 8:35 AM and Saturday at 7 AM
The Short List: B-3 Blitz Two: Chris Foreman
Chris Foreman, of the Chicago-based Deep Blue Organ Trio, has been blind since birth, but that seems to be no handicap. Foreman started out in the late 1970s at music bars on Chicago’s South Side, but is now a mainstay on the Windy City jazz scene. Long-time friend drummer Greg Rockingham and the legendary guitarist Bobby Broom have performed with Foreman over the years in different settings, but finally formed the Deep Blue Organ Trio permanently. Their “home base” is the renowned Green Mill Club.
Jazz Profiles with Nancy Wilson
Monday at 6:00 PM
Miles Davis, Part 2: 'Kind of Blue'
Miles Davis's album Kind of Blue is widely recognized as one of the most important jazz recordings ever. Out of two fairly routine recording sessions in 1959 came the modal jazz masterpiece that's become one of the best-selling jazz recordings of all time. The inside story on the making of the work is told by the musicians, record personnel, critics and jazz fans.
Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Monday, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (follows Jazz Profiles)
"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.
Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wendell Pierce
Tuesday at 6:00 PM
Sweet Honey in the Rock
Grammy winning a-capella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock shines a new light on the work of Odetta, Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone - and marks their own 30 year anniversary with something new: a backing trio. Performances include Midnight Special, Love Me Or Leave Me, and Feelin' Good.
JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
Wednesday at 6:00 PM
Ray Anderson Pocket Brass Band's "Sweet Chicago Suite"
The trombonist's little New Orleans style band celebrates the windy city of his youth, in a New Jazz Work commissioned by Chamber Music America with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and played at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Wednesday Night Special
7:00 PM (Follows JazzSet
Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Newport Jazz Festival 2013
by Patrick Jarenwattananon (npr.org)
“One of the original new-school New Orleans brass bands, a Dirty Dozen show guarantees a good time. This year actually marks three dozen years since the first incarnation of the group coalesced to resurrect a then-disappearing tradition — and infuse it with both bebop and funk. As with many a show since '77, there was dancing and handkerchief-waving aplenty, and several original members were present to anchor the proceedings.”
Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland
Thursday at 6:00 PM
Israeli export Anat Cohen is equally fluent in modern and traditional jazz, classical, and Afro-Cuban styles. She has quickly established herself as one of the most exciting voices of her generation on both the tenor saxophone and the clarinet. With a swinging rhythm section, she and host McPartland offer a beautiful version of “Don’t Explain” before rounding out the hour with “What a Little Moonlight Will Do.”
Jazz Corner of the World with
Saturday, Noon - 4:00 PM
"Jazz in 1973"
Craig gives us a taste of what was happening 40 years ago in the world of jazz. We'll hear selections recorded during 1973 by a wide variety of artists including Herbie Hancock, Sun Ra, Billy Cobham, Flora Purim, Keith Jarrett, Charles Mingus, and many others.
Sunday at 5:00 PM
Class of 1930: Surviving on a Song
In 1930, everyone was affected by the Great Depression. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band and friends perform tunes from movies, theater, and radio that kept Americans entertained while they made do with less.
KCCK's Midnight CD
The Monday - Sunday Midnight CD for this week can be found at:http://www.kcck.org/onair/midnight_cd.php