On the Next All This Jazz: The Music of "Porgy and Bess"

Feb 1, 2013

Tune in for the next installment of All This Jazz, which takes flight at 10pm Central on Saturday the 2nd on Public Radio 89.5-1.

We'll offer a terrific show from our archives that includes music by Steve Kuhn, Clifford Jordan, Shirley Horn, Kevin Mahogany, Bud Powell, Louis Armstrong, Bill Evans, and Steve Davis. (And then some.)

It's a program that originally aired in September of last year, when a limited-run, much-ballyhooed production of "Porgy and Bess" was just about to close on Broadway. Therefore, the theme-driven second hour of our proceedings (beginning at 11pm) will feature great jazz renditions of several tunes from George Gershwin's folk-opera masterpiece: "Summertime," "I Loves You, Porgy," "It Ain't Necessarily So," "I've Got Plenty o' Nothin'," and so on.

Join us, friends --- and keep in mind that you can also, as ever, hear a day-after re-broadcast of All This Jazz on Sundays at 7pm on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our mighty fine all-jazz-and-only-jazz HD Radio channel here at Public Radio Tulsa. Cheers.