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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
12:36 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

On the Next ATJ, Jazz Tunes Penned in Tribute to the Greats of This Music

"The Duke" by Dave Brubeck. "In Walked Bud" by Thelonious Monk. "Django" by John Lewis. "Bessie's Blues" by John Coltrane. "Jelly Roll" by Charles Mingus. "I Remember Clifford" by Benny Golson. (This last-named piece written, of course, in honor of Clifford Brown, shown here.)

If you know the modern jazz repertoire, then you know that many wonderful themes have been composed over the years in tribute to this music's outstanding practitioners.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
5:04 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Can I Swing an "Amen"? (On the Next All This Jazz: Hymns and Spirituals)

Next time on All This Jazz --- to borrow a phrase from the fantastic soul-jazz guitarist Grant Green (and specifically, from the classic Blue Note LP shown here) --- we'll be "Feelin' the Spirit." Please tune in for the forthcoming edition of our show, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 30th here on Public Radio 89.5-1.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
5:39 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

"Spring" Is the Thing on the Next Broadcast of All This Jazz

Tune in for the upcoming edition of All This Jazz, which begins on Saturday the 23rd at 10pm Central on Public Radio 89.5-1. As is our happy custom each and every Saturday night from ten till midnight, we'll offer modern jazz both recent and classic.

And our second-hour theme for the program will be (cue the chirping birds and budding flowers) "Spring." Thus we'll hear such classic jazz themes as "Joy Spring" and "It Might as Well Be Spring" and "Up Jumped Spring" --- as well as "Spring Ahead" by Dave Douglas and "Passion Spring" by Kenny Dorham (see LP cover herewith).

Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
1:31 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

On the Next All This Jazz: "Green" Tunes for St. Patrick's Day

Join us for the next All This Jazz, which begins on Saturday the 16th at 10pm Central on Public Radio 89.5-1. We'll serve up modern jazz, both recent and classic, until the midnight hour --- with standout recordings by Sonny Rollins, Robert Hurst, Emily Remler, Ben Riley, Cassandra Wilson (pictured herewith), and many others.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
12:29 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Two or Three of a Kind: Nifty Jazz Tunes from Duos and Trios (on the Next All This Jazz)

Join us for the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, which gets underway on Saturday the 9th at 10pm Central on Public Radio 89.5-1. (Plus we'll re-broadcast this show on Sunday the 10th at 7pm on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our all-jazz-all-the-time HD Radio channel.)

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
2:53 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Next Time on All This Jazz, "Dream" Songs Galore

"We are such stuff / As dreams are made on," as Shakespeare announces in The Tempest. And Sam Spade, the hard-boiled private eye at the center of The Maltese Falcon, famously refers to the eponymous, priceless, black-bird statuette as "the stuff that dreams are made of."

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
1:40 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

"Jazz Goes to the Movies" (on the Next Installment of All This Jazz)

Tune in, dear listeners, for All This Jazz, which kicks off at 10pm Central, come Saturday the 23rd, on Public Radio 89.5-1. As ever, we'll offer two hours of modern jazz, both recent and classic.

And with the 85th Academy Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday night on ABC-TV, our second-hour theme on the program will be "Jazz Goes to the Movies." We'll therefore dig some terrific, ever-so-tuneful jazz takes on the music of Max Steiner, Alex North, Jerry Goldsmith, Quincy Jones, and other great film composers.

Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
5:25 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Next Time on ATJ: Jazz Greats with February Birthdays

Join us for All This Jazz, our weekly, two-hour, indefatigably catchy rundown of modern jazz, both recent and classic, which begins at 10pm Central on Saturday the 16th on Public Radio 89.5-1. (Also, there's a re-airing of our show scheduled for Sunday night, at 7pm, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

For our second-hour theme on the 16th, we'll survey tunes from a wide range of jazz players with February birthdays.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
9:50 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Next Time on All This Jazz, Music with Lots of "Heart"

Please join us for the next edition of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm Central on Saturday the 9th, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1.

We'll deliver modern jazz, both recent and classic, from the likes of Tony Williams, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Sidney Bechet, Donald Harrison, Paul Motian, David Murray, Freddie Hubbard, and many others.

And in an all-but-obligatory-yet-hopefully-not-too-cheesy nod to Valentine's Day, the second-hour theme for our show will be "heart" tunes: "My Foolish Heart," "My Heart Stood Still," "Someday, Sweetheart," etc.

Kind Of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
2:32 am
Fri February 1, 2013

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

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.)

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