Sunday, January 12, 2014

Special Programs for the Week of January 13 - 19

Short List with Bob Naujoks                                           
Mon. - Thurs. at 8:35 AM and Saturday at 7 AM
Vocal Short List 13: Lisa Kelly                                
The Vocal Short List program this week is an expansion of a couple of segments of the earlier New Face of Jazz series. The singer is Floridian Lisa Kelly, and with her trumpeter husband, J. B. Scott, has to be the busiest musicians in that part of the country. She has a mission to keep jazz alive in her area, and support all of the jazz players and teachers everywhere in the country. Her voice is clear and precise, and she has a distinctive and challenging way of approaching the music.

Jazz Profiles with Nancy Wilson    
Monday at 6:00 PM
Charlie Parker: 'Bird Lives!' Part 1   
Charles "Yardbird" Parker was a self-taught innovator who could fly higher and cut deeper than any other musician of his day. Parker pioneered the bebop movement in jazz with trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. He influenced generations of musicians. He accomplished all of this and other feats despite a crippling drug addiction that ended his life at thirty-four. This program focuses on "Bird" the improviser, and traces his instrumental virtuosity from his early days in Kansas City to his bebop experiments in New York to his ill-fated trip to Los Angeles in 1945.

Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Monday, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (follows Jazz Profiles)
"The 65th Anniversary Celebration of Prestige Records"     
In this detailed series of shows, Craig will give us a closer look at the evolution of another of the "big 3" 20th century jazz labels -- PRESTIGE RECORDS. We'll hear at least one selection from each and every jazz recording session done by the label, beginning with the JANUARY 11, 1949 Lennie Tristano/Lee Konitz date. Also, in this inaugural show, we'll hear from Terry Gibbs, Stan Getz, J.J. Johnson, Wardell Gray, Sonny Stitt, and many others. 

Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wendell Pierce  
Tuesday at 6:00 PM
Nuevo Tango: The Music of Astor Piazzolla with Pablo Aslan and Paquito D'Rivera  
Astor Piazzolla's impact on tango heralded a stunning new incarnation of the art form: Nuevo Tango. His native Argentina - and the rest of the world - was never the same. Pablo Aslan and Paquito D'Rivera are no lightweights either, and they present an hour of hot Latin tango.

JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
Wednesday at 6:00 PM
Edmar Casteñeda and Friends at Americas Society in New York
The “hippest harpist” and his trio play a repertoire from Colombia, Argentina and Venezuela with guests: vocalist Andrea Tierra, bandoneonist Héctor Del Curto, vibraphonist Joe Locke, and cuatro legend Jorge Glem.

Wednesday Night Special     
7:00 PM (Follows JazzSet)
Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola Duo at the 2013 Iowa City Jazz Festival
New Jersey-born percussionist Scott Amendola is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. He met guitarist Charlie Hunter soon after arriving in San Francisco in 1992. The two joined forces along with Will Bernard and John Schott to form the innovative band T. J. Kirk (Warner Bros.). T. J. Kirk went on to be nominated for a Grammy in 1995. A year and a half later, Scott joined the Charlie Hunter Quartet. The band toured worldwide and recorded three records for Blue Note. As far as compliments go, guitarist Charlie Hunter and percussionist Scott Amendola are like cold deep-dish pizza and a whiskey-hangover. The groovy, delectable variances of funky jazz is fueled by Amendola’s innate drumming skills and accentuated into a caliber of uniqueness all its own by Charlie Hunter’s equally astounding guitar skills. The pair’s intensive background in composition and performance of almost 20 years gives them the tools and the daring to touch just about every genre of music when they’re on stage. The amazing versatility and perfection of beat trapped in each performance from these two is one of the most distinct on the American Jazz scene today. Be listening for Sott Amendola and Charlie Hunter’s brand new CD “Pucker” on KCCK.

Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland    
Thursday at 6:00 PM
The Hickory House Trio
In the 1950s, New York’s 52nd street was a jazz mecca. The Hickory House was known for its sizzling steaks and a swinging jazz trio led by a young female pianist with a British accent and a God-given touch. Marian McPartland, bassist Bill Crow, and her drummer, the late Joe Morello, held court at the Hickory House for almost ten years. The trio reunited in 1990 for this special Piano Jazz, including performances of “Skylark” and “I’m Beginning to See the Light.” 

Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Saturday, Noon - 4:00 PM
"Shirley Scott -- Queen of the Hammond B-3 Organ - Part Two"
Craig takes us on a tour looking at more material from the sparkling career of this great jazz organist. We'll hear additional classic recordings from throughout her 35 year career including sides from Cadet, Prestige, Impulse, Blue Note, Candid, and other record labels. She was truly one of the greats!

Riverwalk Jazz
Sunday at 5:00 PM
At the Jazz Band Ball: Jazz Classics Live
Here’s a high-energy concert of red-hot traditional jazz classics from old New Orleans and 1920s’ Chicago. Join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and clarinetist Evan Christopher as they perform at the Stanford Jazz Workshop.              

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

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