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12:23 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

(The Sound of) Food, Glorious Food (on the Next Edition of All This Jazz)

Tune in for All This Jazz on Saturday the 17th at 10pm, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1.

As ever, we'll offer two solid hours of modern jazz, both recent and classic.

And for our program's second-hour theme, with Thanksgiving just around the bend, we'll serve up such tasty/tuneful tracks as "Cornbread" by Lee Morgan, "Cheese Cake" by Dexter Gordon, "Carvin' the Bird" by Charlie Parker, "Fried Pies" by Wes Montgomery, and much more.

It'll be quite the feast --- a full plate, a dessert dish, and then some --- for jazz fans near and far. Please join us.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
1:43 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Celebrating November Birthdays (on All This Jazz)

There are lots and lots of jazz greats with November b'days.

For example, and in no particular order: Charlie Mariano. George Cables. Teddy Wilson. Paul Desmond. Etta Jones. Gigi Gryce. Coleman Hawkins. Kevin Eubanks. Don Byron. Eddie Condon. June Chistry (see LP cover herewith, btw). Hampton Hawes. Roswell Rudd. Don Cherry. Mose Allison. Sam Jones. Chris Connor. Ellis Marsalis. Roger Kellaway. Phil Woods. Kurt Elling. Serge Chaloff. Al Cohn. Maria Schneider. Lyle Mays. Scott Joplin.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
5:08 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

On the Next ATJ: Great Trumpeters, Then and Now

Hear ye, hear ye, folks:

On the next edition of All This Jazz, come Saturday the 3rd at 10pm on Public Radio 89.5-1, we'll offer a terrific show from our archives.

I say "terrific" because the second-hour theme of the program is such a mighty fine one. Said theme is "Great Trumpet Players, Then and Now," and therefore we'll hear from the likes of Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Woody Shaw (pictured here), Ingrid Jensen and Dave Douglas, and more. Please join us.

Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
1:57 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

All This Jazz: The Halloween Show

Please tune in for the next edition of All This Jazz, which begins at 10 o'clock on Saturday night, the 27th, on KWGS-FM 89.5-1. The second-hour theme of our program will be (gasp! scream!) Halloween!

Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
8:42 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Jazz Groups Led by Drummers (Next Time on ATJ)

On the next All This Jazz, which kicks off at 10 o'clock on Saturday night (October 20th) on KWGS-FM 89.5-1, our second-hour theme will be jazz combos led by drummers.

Tony Williams, Buddy Rich, Matt Wilson, Art Blakey, and Jack DeJohnette: we'll hear from bands under the respective direction of all these greats, and a few others, on the forthcoming edition of ATJ.

Please join us, dear rhythm buffs!

Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
2:19 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

ATJ Observes Thelonious Monk's 95th Birthday

On the next edition of All This Jazz, on Saturday the 13th, our second-hour theme will be "Monk's Tunes." Thelonious Monk would have turned 95 earlier this week; he was born on October 10th, 1917. (He died in 1982.)

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
3:45 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

A Poem for Bix (and Some Notes on New Orleans)

More beignets, waiter --- and more gumbo, please --- at this table. On the next All This Jazz, on Saturday the 6th, our second-hour theme will be "New Orleans."

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6:53 am
Fri September 28, 2012

The Arrival of Autumn on ATJ

"Early Autumn," "Autumn in New York," "Autumn Serenade," "Autumn Nocturne," and so forth.... The cool and colorful fall season is finally here, thank goodness, and on the next edition of All This Jazz, on the 29th, we'll celebrate precisely that. Our second-hour theme, in other words, will be "Autumn" on 9/29/12 --- and thus we'll hear all the gorgeous tunes listed above, plus many more. Join us on KWGS-FM 89.5-1 on Saturday night at 10pm. It's All This Jazz --- modern jazz, both recent and classic.

Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
5:23 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Trane's Tunes on All This Jazz

John Coltrane would have been 86 on Sunday (September 23rd). He died of liver cancer in 1967; he was only 40.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
3:17 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

The Music of Paradise in the City of Light: Verve's "Jazz in Paris" Series

Starting back in 2000, or thereabouts, Universal Music France, the French cousin of the current guise of the long-running jazz record label known as Verve, inaugurated a wonderful series of reissued recordings: the "Jazz in Paris" series. These CDs were made available in the States as well as the Continent.  

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