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Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 20th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Dig the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 13th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, contextualized, and lovingly selected by an actual person (i.e., not by a robot)!

Tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 6th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, contextualized, and lovingly selected by an actual person (i.e., not by a robot)....

Listen for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 30th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, contextualized, and lovingly selected by an actual person (i.e., not by a robot)!

Let it snow, let it snow, et cetera! Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 10pm -- one hour later than usual -- on Saturday the 23rd, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa...as we deliver the 2017 All This Jazz Holiday Special.

We'll be spinning lots of wonderful yuletide music from Marcus Roberts, Kurt Elling, Geri Allen, Matt Wilson, Stan Kenton, John Coltrane, Norah Jones, Kenny Burrell, Dexter Gordon, Mel Torme, Benny Goodman, and many more. Join us!

Marian McPartland and Maria Schneider. Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Norah Jones and Esperanza Spalding. Jane Ira Bloom and Ingrid Jensen. Melba Liston and Shirley Scott. Carla Bley and Dinah Washington. Toshiko Akiyoshi and Mary Lou Williams. Mary Halvorson and the late-great Geri Allen (shown here). And on and on. If you think women have played only a limited role in jazz history, then your awareness of this music is, in itself, limited.

Tune in for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 9th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 2nd, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 25th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

The Art of the Playlist

Nov 21, 2017

Sweetness! It's an extended and ever-so-tuneful edition of our podcast for the extended holiday weekend. Listen in as Jeff Martin (of Philbrook Museum) and Scott Gregory (of Public Radio Tulsa) dig various songs and/or bands inspired by art and/or artists and/or museums and/or The Muse. Sonic bliss? Odd audio? Both? Neither? It's in the ear of the beholder, friends.

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 18th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Our third-hour theme (running from 11pm till midnight) will be Live Recordings -- and so we'll hear some stellar live-in-performance tracks from guitarist Mark Whitfield, saxophonist Cannonball Adderley (shown here), bassist Jaco Pastorius, and many others. And elsewhere in our show, we'll dig the music of Joanne Brackeen, Dave Holland, Anat Cohen, Tim Armacost, and more. Join us!

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 11th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Our third-hour theme (running from 11pm till midnight) will be Jazz for Veterans Day -- and so we'll hear from an enticing array of jazz greats who've served this country over the decades, from Percy Heath and Cedar Walton to Dave Bruckeck and Glenn Miller (shown here). And elsewhere in our show, we'll dig the music of Stan Kenton, Charles Tolliver, Grady Tate, Bill Mays, and many more. 

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 4th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Our third-hour theme (running from 11pm till midnight) will be, as we listen back to a stellar program that originally aired in April, Dance Tunes -- and thus we'll hear classics themes like "Waltz for Debby" and "Dolphin Dance" and "King Porter Stomp" (to name just a few). And elsewhere in our show, we'll dig the music of Ralph Alessi, Steve Kuhn, Ron Carter, June Christy, and Roy Ayers.

Join us for the Halloween Edition of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 28th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Our third-hour theme (running from 11pm till midnight) will be, of course, Jazz for All Hallows Eve...and thus we'll hear frightfully swinging tunes with titles like "The Sorcerer" and "Weird Nightmare" and "Frankenstein." And elsewhere in our show, we'll dig music by the likes of Lester Bowie, Thad Jones, Sheila Jordan, Nathan Brown, and Brian Blade.

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 21st, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 14th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa.

We'll hear from Paul Winter, Count Basie, Charles Mingus, Shirley Horn, Rez Abbasi (shown here), Monty Alexander, and many others. And our third-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be (as we listen back to a stellar show that first aired in late May) Some Great Albums Released in 2017...So Far. Thus we'll hear tasty cuts from Nate Smith's KINFOLK, Ralph Towner's MY FOOLISH HEART, Regina Carter's ELLA: ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE, and more.

The inimitable pianist and iconoclastic composer Thelonious Monk, who died in 1982 after helping to shape and refine the form of jazz known as bebop from the late 1940s onward, would have turned 100 next week (on the 10th). On the next edition of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 7th, right here on Public Radio 89.5 / KWGS-FM, we'll offer a Centennial Tribute to Monk, playing many of his well-known compositions.

Public Radio Tulsa's 70th Anniversary Celebration Continues! Join us Saturday the 30th for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm here on Public Radio 89.5 / KWGS. We'll have a special third-hour theme this time around, running from 11 o'clock to midnight; in celebration of this radio station's 70th birthday -- KWGS first went on the air in October of 1947 -- our theme will be Jazz Greats Born in 1947.

The legendary John Coltrane, who died in 1967, would have turned 91 on Saturday the 23rd. On the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on that same Saturday, our third-hour theme (running from 11:00 till midnight) will be A John Coltrane Birthday Broadcast. Thus we'll hear Trane's tunes performed by a host of different jazz greats, including Archie Shepp, the SFJAZZ Collective, Karrin Allyson, Steve Kuhn, and more.

Bill Frisell playing Aaron Copland. The Modern Jazz Quartet performing Bach. The Gerald Wilson Orchestra offering variations on Debussy. And so forth! On the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 16th, our third-hour theme (running from 11:00 till midnight) will be “Jazz Players, Classical Works.” And elsewhere in our program, we’ll dig music by the likes of Howard Alden, Jaki Byard, Uri Caine, and The Christian McBride Big Band, to name just a few.

Dig the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm local time on Saturday the 9th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear all-killer-no-filler music by Clark Terry, George Coleman, Matt Penman, and Marc Ribot, to name just a few. And our 3rd-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be Jazz Groups Led by Drummers -- and thus we’ll listen to the likable likes of Chick Webb, Tony Williams, Art Blakey (shown here), Jack DeJohnette, and others.

Tune in for our next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm Central on Saturday the 2nd, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. On this edition of our show, we'll hear from Benny Goodman, Ron Carter, Steve Davis, Susie Arioli, and Sun Ra, to name just a few. And our 3rd-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be The American West -- and so we will hear excellent jazz takes on such classic cowboy (or Americana) fare as "Wagon Wheels," "Old Paint," "Don't Fence Me In," and many more.

Friends, Romans, Music Buffs: Listen for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm Central on Saturday the 26th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. On this edition of our show, we'll hear from Ornette Coleman, Larry Young, The Mingus Big Band, and The New York Standards Quartet, to name but a few. And our 3rd-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be Bird Songs Galore -- in honor of Charlie Parker’s upcoming b-day; Bird was born on August 29, 1920 (and died in 1955).

We're happy to return -- relaxed, refocused, and refreshed from a tall, cool drink of summer vacay -- with a new broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm sharp on Saturday the 19th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. On this edition of our show, we'll hear from Fred Hersch, June Christy, Wayne Horvitz, Gerry Mulligan, Louis Armstrong, Steps Ahead, and other jazz greats past and present.

      Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 22nd, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from Clark Terry, Charlie Barnet, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and many other jazz greats past and present. And our 3rd-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be Live Recordings -- and thus we'll hear "in concert" tracks by the likes of Horace Silver, Fred Hersch, Joe Williams, and Sonny Rollins, to name but a few.

       Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 15th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from Jerome Richardson, John Coltrane, Marcus Roberts, Norma Winstone, and many other jazz greats past and present.

Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 8th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from Sonny Clark, Akiko Tsuruga, Bill Warfield, Jaco Pastorius, and many other jazz greats past and present. And our third-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be Duos and Trios. Thus we'll hear tasty tracks from the likable likes of Chet Baker & Wolfgang Lackerschmid, The Edward Simon Trio, Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan, The Jimmy Giuffre 3, and more.

Marian McPartland and Maria Schneider. Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Norah Jones and Esperanza Spalding. Jane Ira Bloom and Ingrid Jensen. Mary Halvorson and Shirley Scott. Carla Bley and Dinah Washington. Toshiko Akiyoshi and Anat Cohen. Kris Davis and Mary Lou Williams (shown here). And on and on. If you think women have played only a limited role in the history of jazz, then your awareness of this music is, in itself, limited.

      Join us for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 24th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from Aaron Parks, SFJAZZ Collective, Billie Holiday, John Tchicai, and many other jazz greats past and present. And our third-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be -- in a nod to the newly emergent season -- Summer Songs. Thus we'll hear summer-driven tracks from the likable likes of Bobby Hutcherson, Chet Baker, Blossom Dearie, and more.

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 10th, right here on KWGS-FM / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from Art Farmer, McCoy Tyner, Louis Hayes, Benny Green, and many more. And our third-hour theme -- on the eve of the 71st Annual Tony Awards, and running from 11pm until midnight -- will be Show Tunes. Thus we'll dig jazz takes on music from the likes of "The Music Man," "South Pacific," "West Side Story," "Oklahoma!," and other such wonderful fare.

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