Wednesday, July 30, 2014

This Week's Special Shows

Week of August 4, 2014 

Short List with Bob Naujoks                                           
Monday - Friday at 8:35 AM and Saturday at 7 AM  
The New Face of Jazz: Greg Osby / Jeremy Pelt / Oscar Perez         
Our encore Short List summer series is inspired by the book The New Face of Jazz by Cicily Janus. Like the book, the series covers a wide variety of jazz players --- some are on the fringes of success, some are older but overlooked, some are active but have limited exposure, and some have devoted their lives to educating the succeeding generations of jazz musicians. Still, there are many good stories of how music in general and jazz in particular has shaped their lives and inspired them. Producer Bob Naujoks continues The New Face of Jazz Short List this week with saxophonist Greg Osby, trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, and keyboardist Oscar Perez.         

Jazz Profiles with Nancy Wilson    
Monday at 6:00 PM
Nat King Cole, Part 2: The Singer         
Nat King Cole is undoubtedly one of America's most beloved cultural icons. Beginning in the early '40s, his elegant piano playing defined the jazz trio and helped popularize the genre. But it was when took hold of a microphone to sing that Cole was transformed into the world-famous, successful, and consummate entertainer.      
                 
Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Monday, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (follows Jazz Profiles)
"The 75th Anniversary Celebration of Blue Note Records -- Show #14"            
Craig continues his chronological survey of the evolution of Blue Note Records with more classic material from 1960-61. We'll hear selections from each and every Blue Note recording session, including ground-breaking greats from Art Blakey, Ike Quebec, Kenny Drew, Grant Green, Freddie Hubbard, and many others.             

Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wendell Pierce  
Tuesday at 6:00 PM
Father of the Mambo: The Music of Cachao Lopez         
“Mambo,” translated from Kikongo (the Creole language of Cuba), means "conversation with the gods." With Afro-Cuban rhythms and other notes from this divine conversation, Cuban bassist “Cachao” Lopez (and his brother) enlightened the jazz world and brought forth the mambo. Led by bassist Carlos Henriquez, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra  rocks Rose Theater with the ultimate “discarga”  jam session, in honor of the late “Cachao.”                          

JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
Wednesday at 6:00 PM
Arturo O'Farrill and The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra       
O'Farrill is making his big dreams for Afro-Latin jazz come true. This set from Newport presents three generations of composers, from Arturo O'Farrill's father Chico to Arturo himself to Dafnis Prieto and Gabriel Alegría from Cuba and Peru respectively, and one big exuberant ensemble to play them.           

Wednesday Night Special           
7:00 PM (Follows JazzSet)  
The Tim Daugherty Group at Gatherings - Part 1        
Jazz Keyboardist Tim Daugherty is part of a well-known musical family. His father, the late Willis Daugherty had been a much-appreciated dance band drummer for decades, and his four brothers are also all professional musicians.
After graduating from the University of Iowa, he composed and produced songs for two of the Iowa Hawkeye bowl game appearances. Two tunes-"Go for It" and "Smell the Roses"-were anthems for Iowa's appearance in the 1982 Rose Bowl. He recently earned a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies from the U. of I. Daugherty earned a steady following throughout Iowa as part of the Daugherty, Davis and McPartland group. He has been music director/composer for the Old Creamery Theater company since the early 1980s, and has also performed with the Quad City Symphony and Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony. This performance, captured live at Gatherings in Cedar Rapids, was a CD release party for "River of Promise" by The Tim Daugherty Group and features Nathan Bogert, alto and soprano sax; Jared Fowler, bass; and Cassius Goens, drums.   

Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland     
Thursday at 6:00 PM
Burt Bacharach    
Composer, arranger, and conductor Burt Bacharach is a true legend of American popular music. With such landmark tunes as “Alfie” and “The Look of Love,” Bacharach has charmed audiences and earned multiple Grammys and Academy Awards. He sits down with host McPartland on this 2005 program for an hour of conversation and musical selections from his body of work, including his hit “What the World Needs Now is Love.”                 

Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Saturday, Noon - 4:00 PM
"Tribute to Charles Edward "Charlie" Haden -- 8/6/37 to 7/11/14"             
Craig pays tribute to bassist Charlie Haden with an array of jazz gems from throughout his lengthy career.  We'll hear Mr. Haden leading some of his own groups, as well as some stellar appearances as a sideman with the likes of Ornette Coleman, Art Pepper, Keith Jarrett, Joe Henderson, John Coltrane, and many others....all part of a most amazing legacy left behind by a most amazing bassist.                  

Riverwalk Jazz
Sunday at 5:00 PM
Hot Licks & Sweet Things: A Tour of San Francisco’s Barbary Coast                             
The Jim Cullum Jazz Band offers a picture of a pre-1920s untamed section of the City by the Bay — where the likes of Jelly Roll Morton played along Pacific Avenue, known then as “Terrific Street.” A tour of San Francisco’s Barbary Coast — sideshow, skid row and music mecca all rolled into one.                                

KCCK's Midnight CD
The Monday - Sunday Midnight CD for this week can be found at:
http://www.kcck.org/onair/midnight_cd.php







Week of July 28, 2014

Short List with Bob Naujoks                                           
Monday - Friday at 8:35 AM and Saturday at 7 AM  
The New Face of Jazz: Lewis Nash / Ted Nash         
Our encore Short List summer series is inspired by the book The New Face of Jazz by Cicily Janus. Like the book, the series covers a wide variety of jazz players --- some are on the fringes of success, some are older but overlooked, some are active but have limited exposure, and some have devoted their lives to educating the succeeding generations of jazz musicians. Still, there are many good stories of how music in general and jazz in particular has shaped their lives and inspired them. Producer Bob Naujoks continues The New Face of Jazz Short List this week with drummer Lewis Nash and saxophonist Ted Nash.        

Jazz Profiles with Nancy Wilson    
Monday at 6:00 PM
Nat "King" Cole, Pt. 1: The Pianist        
Nat "King" Cole's popularity as a vocalist obscured the many significant contributions he made to American music and culture as a jazz pianist and as a groundbreaking performer. This show examines Cole's distinctive piano style and the influential "King Cole Trio," one of the earliest jazz piano trios.     
                 
Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Monday, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (follows Jazz Profiles)
"The Jazztet"                  
Craig takes a close look at the two distinct periods of the jazz sextet formed by trumpeter Art Farmer and tenorman and composer Benny Golson, known as the "JAZZTET". We'll hear selections from the early years, 1959 to 1962, and from the later period (1982 to1986). The JAZZTET was known for its creative writing and arrangements, and for introducing some very important artists (McCoy Tyner, Julian Priester, and others). Tune in for this exclusive look at a unique band and a fascinating period in modern jazz.            

Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wendell Pierce  
Tuesday at 6:00 PM
Monty Alexander: Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra        
Monty Alexander discovered jazz at a Nat King Cole concert and played his first New York gig at Sinatra’s old haunt called “Jilly’s.” Alexander offers fresh, inventive readings on “Sweet Lorraine,” “Come Fly with Me,” and more – with vocalists James DeFrances and Allan Harris.                         

JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
Wednesday at 6:00 PM
Charles Lloyd at Newport      
For his uncompromising, serious music, the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival was eager to present Charles Lloyd. He could bring any group, they told him. Charles said he would bring Sangam (means confluence), his east-west trio with Zakir Hussain on tablas, Eric Harland on drums, and Lloyd on saxophone. Join three musical spirits, flowing together.          

Wednesday Night Special           
7:00 PM (Follows JazzSet)  

Our Wednesday Night Specials for July feature highlights from KCCK’s Jazz Under the Stars concerts from the past as a run-up to our 2014 season of free concerts on Thursday nights in August!

Orquesta Alto Maiz at KCCK’s Jazz Under the Stars       
Orquesta Alto Maiz, a.k.a. The Salsa Band, has introduced Latin jazz to the Midwest for a quarter of a century. Orquesta Alto Maiz is something of a musical enigma. It is a popular eleven-piece Latin-jazz-dance band made up of musicians now living in the "heartland" of America. The Latin tinged music they perform, usually found in the clubs of New York City, L.A. or Miami, has secured them a reputation as one of the hottest bands in the Midwest. 
This strange mix of "salsa" and tall corn works because of the years of musical experience the band members bring to the group, and because of their love for the music. Alto Maiz has been performing regionally and internationally since 1986 and has steadily built a strong base of Latin music fans and supporters wherever they've played. Orquesta Alto Maiz plays a wide range of Latin musical styles, including merengue, samba, cha-cha-cha, salsa, calypso, and boleros. In addition to Latin-jazz standards by Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Ismael Miranda, Mario Bauzá, Poncho Sanchez and others, the band has produced many successful original compositions as well. 
The Salsa Band was the featured guest at a special fifth concert, celebrating 25 years of Jazz under the Stars. The concert was extra special because it was also the farewell performance for several founding members of the Orquesta, who have announced they are retiring from the band.  

Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland     
Thursday at 6:00 PM
Alicia Keys   
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Alicia Keys has rocked the pop and R&B worlds with her velvet voice. A New York native, Keys brings the influence of jazz greats like Fats Waller to her piano playing, while her songwriting style is inspired by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, and Donny Hathaway. In this 2004 session, Keys plays one of her signature tunes “Fallin’” and joins McParland on “Good Morning Heartache.”                

Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Saturday, Noon - 4:00 PM
 "The 75th Anniversary Celebration of Blue Note Records -- Show #14"            
Craig continues his chronological survey of the evolution of Blue Note Records with more classic material from 1960-61. We'll hear selections from each and every Blue Note recording session, including ground-breaking greats from Art Blakey, Ike Quebec, Kenny Drew, Grant Green, Freddie Hubbard, and many others. Don't miss it!                 

Riverwalk Jazz
Sunday at 5:00 PM
Sophisticated Ladies and Red-Hot Mammas                            
Heartbreakers, man-takers, vamps, tramps  and the girl next door — through the decades, they've all shown up in song. Topsy Chapman joins the Jim Cullum Jazz Band to explore the feminine mystique and sing tunes of sophisticated ladies and red-hot mammas.                                    

KCCK's Midnight CD
The Monday - Sunday Midnight CD for this week can be found at:
http://www.kcck.org/onair/midnight_cd.php

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