"Goooooooooaal!!" (Isn't that a lovely sound? It just makes one feel better, somehow.) The 2014 FIFA World Cup is now underway, as everyone and his brother knows, and our second-hour theme on the next edition of All This Jazz has been accordingly devised.
Our theme for the latter half of the show will be "Jazz International" --- and so we'll be spotlighting jazz players hailing from several of the 32 countries participating in the Cup's final tournament. We'll hear outstanding tunes from musicians born in --- to rattle off a few countries in, we assure you, no particular order --- England, Argentina, Russia, Brazil, Japan, and elsewhere.
Hope you can tune in, friends. The first hour of ATJ, beginning at 10pm, will also be a kick! (Apologies for that. We're a tad excited.)
It's all to the good. It all sounds great. It's All This Jazz...and you'll find the latest playlist data here, by the way.
(The fine print: ATJ airs every Saturday night on Public Radio 89.5, from 10pm till midnight. We always thereafter offer a 7pm re-airing of the program on Sunday evening, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel. Each week, we spin modern jazz, both recent and classic --- from Louis Armstrong to Joe Zawinul. And the second half of our two-hour program, beginning at 11pm, invariably carries a theme. Also, for those so inclined: All This Jazz now has a Facebook page.)