Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
12:18 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Next Time on All This Jazz: Remembering Charlie Haden (1937-2014)

Hope you can catch the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 19th, right here on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM -- and online, via live stream, at PublicRadioTulsa.org. As ever, we'll spin two hours of modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a range of styles.

And in the latter half of our program, we'll offer a special second-hour there: The Music of Charlie Haden. Bassist, bandleader, and composer Haden, who died last week at 76, was -- per his New York Times obituary -- "one of the most influential bassists in the history of jazz.... [He] had a deep, grounded way with the bass and a warm, softly resonant tone. His approach to harmony was deeply intuitive and sometimes deceivingly simple, always with a firm relationship to a piece's chordal root. Along with his calm, unbudging rhythmic aplomb, this served him well in settings ranging from the ragged and intrepid to the satiny and refined."

We'll thus hear Haden in variety of such settings, as both a leader and a sideman -- from duos and trios to quartets and orchestras. We'll even hear a quite-rare vocal performance by Haden himself. And in the first half of our show, listeners will dig recently issued recordings by trumpeter Jeremy Pelt and clarinetist Andy Biskin...as well as legendary sides by Tommy Flanagan and Weather Report. And so on.

Do come along, fellow jazz buffs! You'll be glad you did.

(The fine print: ATJ airs every Saturday night on Public Radio 89.5, from 10pm until 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 -- and the second half of our two-hour program, beginning at 11pm, invariably carries a theme. Also, for those of you so inclined: All This Jazz maintains a Facebook page. Adios.)

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