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Scott Gregory

Production Director & host of All This Jazz

Scott Gregory started working at Public Radio Tulsa in 2006; he started listening to public radio circa 1980, when he and NPR both marked their tenth birthdays (although only one of them commemorated the occasion with a party at Skate World). As this station's Production Director, Scott mainly serves as the producer and editor of StudioTulsa, the award-winning interview show hosted by Rich Fisher. Scott also hosts and programs All This Jazz, which airs every Saturday night on Public Radio 89.5-1 from 10pm till midnight (with a 7pm rebroadcast on Sunday nights, on Jazz 89.5-2).

Born and raised here in Tulsa, Scott attended Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and thereafter Columbia University. He then punched the clock for a good decade or so in the book-publishing industry, working and living in New York City with youthful abandon, wide-eyed wonder, and humdrum contentment, in pretty much that order.

Scott is also the poetry editor at This Land Press. At this writing, his three favorite headlines from The Onion are: "National Funk Congress Deadlocked On Get Up/Get Down Issue" (from 1999), "Wikipedia Celebrates 750 Years Of American Independence" (from 2006), and "Nation Trying, Okay?" (from 2012). He and his wife, Kathy, have three children --- and his father, Bob Gregory, enjoyed a long and legendary career in Tulsa radio and television.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
1:57 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

All This Jazz: The Halloween Show

Please tune in for the next edition of All This Jazz, which begins at 10 o'clock on Saturday night, the 27th, on KWGS-FM 89.5-1. The second-hour theme of our program will be (gasp! scream!) Halloween!

Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
8:42 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Jazz Groups Led by Drummers (Next Time on ATJ)

On the next All This Jazz, which kicks off at 10 o'clock on Saturday night (October 20th) on KWGS-FM 89.5-1, our second-hour theme will be jazz combos led by drummers.

Tony Williams, Buddy Rich, Matt Wilson, Art Blakey, and Jack DeJohnette: we'll hear from bands under the respective direction of all these greats, and a few others, on the forthcoming edition of ATJ.

Please join us, dear rhythm buffs!

Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
2:19 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

ATJ Observes Thelonious Monk's 95th Birthday

On the next edition of All This Jazz, on Saturday the 13th, our second-hour theme will be "Monk's Tunes." Thelonious Monk would have turned 95 earlier this week; he was born on October 10th, 1917. (He died in 1982.)

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
3:45 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

A Poem for Bix (and Some Notes on New Orleans)

More beignets, waiter --- and more gumbo, please --- at this table. On the next All This Jazz, on Saturday the 6th, our second-hour theme will be "New Orleans."

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
6:53 am
Fri September 28, 2012

The Arrival of Autumn on ATJ

"Early Autumn," "Autumn in New York," "Autumn Serenade," "Autumn Nocturne," and so forth.... The cool and colorful fall season is finally here, thank goodness, and on the next edition of All This Jazz, on the 29th, we'll celebrate precisely that. Our second-hour theme, in other words, will be "Autumn" on 9/29/12 --- and thus we'll hear all the gorgeous tunes listed above, plus many more. Join us on KWGS-FM 89.5-1 on Saturday night at 10pm. It's All This Jazz --- modern jazz, both recent and classic.

Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
5:23 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Trane's Tunes on All This Jazz

John Coltrane would have been 86 on Sunday (September 23rd). He died of liver cancer in 1967; he was only 40.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
3:17 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

The Music of Paradise in the City of Light: Verve's "Jazz in Paris" Series

Starting back in 2000, or thereabouts, Universal Music France, the French cousin of the current guise of the long-running jazz record label known as Verve, inaugurated a wonderful series of reissued recordings: the "Jazz in Paris" series. These CDs were made available in the States as well as the Continent.  

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
3:50 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

"Porgy and Bess" and All This Jazz

We've had some mighty nice feedback over the past few days regarding the show that we aired on Saturday the 8th; namely, we've received a handful of kind and/or appreciative emails referring specifically to the second hour of that show, when our theme was jazz renditions of tunes from "Porgy and Bess."

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
7:43 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Monk's Music (and One Interesting Question Related to It)

Long before he appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, in 1964, Thelonious Monk was a one-of-a-kind jazz pianist: a player and composer of startling originality, a musician of ample wit and heart, a bebopper of seemingly boundless genius. His body of work --- indeed, his approach to the piano itself --- was fresh and unique and cohesive. It was also, in the opinion of some, quite odd. Or else sloppy-sounding in its fingering, or else melodically lop-sided, or worse.

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6:39 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

StudioTulsa Turns Twenty!

Way back in early August of 1992, the ever-popular StudioTulsa, Public Radio Tulsa's award-winning interview program (heard weekdays on KWGS 89.5 FM at 11:30am and 7:30pm) first went on the air....

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