Forthcoming on All This Jazz: Great Old American Songs

Nov 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving, fellow music lovers.

On the next edition of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm Central on Saturday the 24th on Public Radio 89.5-1, we'll listen back to a mighty fine show that we first aired about a year ago (on 26 November 2011).

For that show, our second-hour theme was "Great Old American Songs" --- in honor of the great old American holiday that is Thanksgiving. Thus we'll hear, in the second half of our proceedings, modern-jazz renditions of such timeless themes as "Billy Boy," "John Brown's Body," "Bye-Bye, Blackbird," and "Home on the Range." And in the first hour of this show, we'll remember the late drummer/composer/bandleader Paul Motian, a giant in American jazz from the late '50s onward, who died at 80 in November of last year.

Please join us for a program that'll feature music by --- along with Mr. Motian --- Chick Corea, Helen Merrill, Ben Webster, Ahmad Jamal, Maria Schneider, and many more.