Thursday, September 11, 2014

This Week's Special Shows

Week of September 15, 2014

Short List with Bob Naujoks                                           
Monday - Friday at 8:35 AM and Saturday at 7 AM  
The New Face of Jazz: Michael League / Strickland Brothers  

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 Michael League and the Strickland Brothers.     

Jazz Profiles with Nancy Wilson    
Monday at 6:00 PM
Sarah Vaughn: Vocal Virtuosity
Musicians and audiences alike marveled at the ease with which Sarah Vaughan moved up and down her four-octave range, turning even the most mundane songs into operatic riffs. Her sound possessed a full-bodied purity, with an approach not unlike an instrumentalist. Early in her career, "Sassy" cut her teeth on bebop, performing with Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Parker. She also ventured into the pop world, recording hits such as "Broken-hearted Melody," "Day-O," and "Send in the Clowns."            
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 #17"                    
Craig continues his chronological survey of the evolution of Blue Note Records with classic material from 1962. We'll hear selections from each and every Blue Note recording session, including jazz gems from the likes of Ike Quebec, Stanley Turrentine, Fred Jackson, Don Wilkerson, The 3 Sounds, Art Blakey, and many others. Be sure to catch these classics of modern jazz!                   

Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wendell Pierce  
Tuesday at 6:00 PM
Maceo Parker: Funky Stuff               
Funk’s living legend Maceo Parker brings red-blooded soul to Jazz at Lincoln Center. He’s played alongside James Brown, George Clinton, and Prince – and on his own, he’s a force to be reckoned with. Parker’s compositions burst with energy as he leads “the Tightest Little Funk Orchestra on Earth” through a set including “Off The Hook,” “Georgia on my Mind,” and “Make It Funky.” 

JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
Wednesday at 6:00 PM
Eddie Palmieri: La Perfecta

The 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri and his Latin Jazz Septet are at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Palmieri has been a force for Latin Jazz since the 1950’s, when he hosted the legendary mambo shows at New York’s Palladium Ballroom. His groups, including the renowned La Perfecta, revolutionized Latin music in the 1960s and 70’s. His records number more than 30 albums as a leader, and he has won nine Grammy Awards. At age 76, he is still a foremost ambassador for the music he loves.
Wednesday Night Special           
7:00 PM (Follows JazzSet)  
Kirkwood Jazz Ensemble & C.R. Jazz Big Band featuring John Riley (new!)         
John Riley began playing drums at age eight and by age twelve, he began playing in rock bands and heard his first jazz recordings, the soundtrack to The Gene Krupa Story and Max Roach's Conversation. Two years later, he played his first "professional" gig, which he obtained through an audition played over the telephone. John began studying with Joe Morello in 1971, after meeting him at a drum symposium. John went on to attend the University of North Texas, where he was introduced to a larger world of music and percussion. While at UNT, he played in, toured, and recorded with the famed One O'clock Lab Band. In 1976, he moved to New York City and was soon called to join the Woody Herman Band. Following that great experience, John returned to New York and began freelancing with a wide spectrum of world class musicians including, Stan Getz, Milt Jackson, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, John Scofield, Bob Mintzer, Gary Peacock, Mike Stern, Joe Lovano, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, John Patitucci, Bob Berg, and many others. 
John has a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz education from the University of North Texas and a Master of Music in jazz studies from Manhattan School of Music. He is on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music, and SUNY Purchase, and is an Artist in Residence at Amsterdam Conservatory, Holland. John is also the author of The Art of Bop Drumming, Beyond Bop Drumming, The Jazz Drummer's Workshop, and has taught master classes around the world. 
Al Naylor directs the Kirkwood Jazz Ensemble and CR Jazz Band. The performance was recorded at Kirkwood’s Ballantyne Auditorium last April.        

Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland     
Thursday at 6:00 PM
Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes           
Husband and wife pianists Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes join McPartland in this 2008 session, pushing the bounds of the Piano Jazz format to include three pianos in one room. Charlap is one of the finest interpreters of American popular song and Rosnes is a modern jazz wizard. They join McPartland for a trio of “You and the Night and the Music” as well as “I’ll Remember April.” 

Jazz Corner of the World with Craig Kessler
Saturday, Noon - 4:00 PM
"The 75th Anniversary Celebration of Blue Note Records - Show #18"                     
Craig continues his chronological survey of the evolution of Blue Note Records with more classic material from 1962. We'll hear selections from each and every Blue Note recording session, including tasty jazz nuggets from Dexter Gordon, Sheila Jordan, Freddie Hubbard, Charlie Rouse, Grant Green, Jackie McLean, and many others.  Essential material from the premier modern jazz label of the 20th century!

Riverwalk Jazz
Sunday at 5:00 PM
Sweet Ballads & Red Hot Pianos                                     
From San Francisco’s Historic Filoli Gardens — jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and piano virtuoso Dick Hyman join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band in an outdoor concert featuring songs of Walter Donaldson.           

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

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