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Miles Davis would have turned 88 on Memorial Day (Monday the 26th); he died at 65 in the early 1990s. His influence on this music --- on these musics --- that we label "jazz" is obvious and enormous and arguably, in this age of omnipresent, genre-blurring crossover projects and increasingly sophisticated recording techniques and technologies, greater than ever before. (And have you heard, by the way, that Don Cheadle is planning to direct and star in a film about Miles?

Hope you can come along for the next run-through of All This Jazz, right here on Public Radio 89.5. Our show begins at 10pm local time on Saturday the 24th --- and it's also offered as a "live stream" at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

The late composer/arranger/bandleader Henry Mancini would've turned 90 last month; he died at 70 of pancreatic cancer. Much like Quincy Jones, who turned 81 in March, Mancini had a legendary and stylistically diverse tenure in American music, from hip jazz and chart-topping pop to crossover projects and big-band charts and configurations extraordinaire, with lots of award-winning TV and film scoring along the way.

As springtime gives way, ever so slowly, to summertime --- and as Memorial Day weekend, summer's unofficial gateway, draws nearer and nearer --- the minds of many music-lovers will wander, perhaps inevitably, and perhaps even repeatedly, to reveries of catching a nice concert or two at this or that outdoor venue.

Or else, as the case may be, this or that indoor venue. (Sometimes it rains. Or a nightclub beckons.)

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington's birthday arrived earlier this week --- he was born April 29th, 1899, in Washington, DC; he died in 1974.

No doubt about it: 1964 is one of the all-time greatest years in the history of popular music. The Rolling Stones released their eponymous first album. Simon & Garfunkel likewise released their debut LP ("Wednesday Morning, 3 AM"). Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin'" album came out. "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on Broadway. Oh, and this pop group called The Beatles visited America for the first time and subsequently changed the course of civilization.

Tune in for the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 19th, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, per custom, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 20th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel. And please note that you can learn more about our program, and can always access the latest playlist info, at this link.)

Here's hoping you can catch the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 12th, right here on Public Radio 89.5. (We'll also offer, per custom, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 13th on Jazz 89.5-2 --- which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel --- and please note that you can learn more about our show, and can always access the latest playlist information, at this link.)

Please listen to the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 5th, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 6th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's mighty fine all-jazz HD Radio channel. (And note that you can learn more about our show, and can always access the latest playlist information, at this link.)

Tune in for the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 29th, right here on Public Radio 89.5. We'll also offer, as ever, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 30th on Jazz 89.5-2 --- which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel. And please note that you can learn more about our show, and can always get the latest playlist information, at this link.

Tune in for the next installment of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 22nd, right here on Public Radio 89.5. (We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-broadcast of ATJ on Sunday the 23rd on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Here's hoping you can tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 15th, right here on Public Radio 89.5. (We'll also offer, per custom, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 16th on Jazz 89.5-2 --- which is our station's terrific all-jazz HD Radio channel --- and please note that you can learn more about our show, and can always get the latest playlist information, at this link.)

Join us for the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 8th, here on Public Radio 89.5-1. We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 9th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's mighty fine all-jazz HD Radio channel.

Every week, we faithfully present modern jazz, both recent and classic...from Armstrong to Zawinul, from Adderley to Zorn. And the second half of our two-hour program always carries a theme.

Hope you'll join us for the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 1st here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (Note that you can learn more about our show, and always get the latest playlist information, at this link.) We'll also offer, as ever, a 7pm re-broadcast of ATJ on Sunday the 2nd on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's all-jazz HD Radio channel.

Please tune in for the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 22nd, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 23rd on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Hope you can come along for the forthcoming airing of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 15th, right here on Public Radio 89.5. (We'll also offer, as ever, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 16th on Jazz 89.5-2 --- which is our station's terrific all-jazz HD Radio channel --- and please note that you can learn more about our show, and can always get the latest playlist information, at this link.)

Tune in on Saturday the 8th at 10pm for the next presentation of All This Jazz, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. We'll also offer, as ever, a 7pm re-airing of our show on Sunday the 9th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel. (And please keep in mind that you can learn more about ATJ, and always obtain the latest playlist information, at this link.)

Here's hoping you can join us for the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 1st, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (Note that you can learn more about our show and always get the latest playlist information at this link.) We'll also offer, as ever, a 7pm re-broadcast of ATJ on Sunday the 2nd on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's all-jazz HD Radio channel.

Hope you can tune in for the next edition of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 25th, right here on Public Radio 89.5. (We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-broadcast of ATJ on Sunday the 26th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Please tune in for the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 18th, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 19th 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 Geri Allen to Joe Zawinul, from Louis Armstrong to John Zorn. And the second half of our two-hour program always carries a "theme."

Hope you can join us for the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 11th, here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 12th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Each and every week, we faithfully present modern jazz, both recent and classic...from Armstrong to Zawinul, from Adderley to Zorn. And the second half of our two-hour program always carries a "theme."

"Imagination." "But Beautiful." "Darn That Dream." "Here's That Rainy Day." "I Thought about You." "Polka Dots and Moonbeams."

And so forth. The great American pop-tune composer Jimmy Van Heusen (shown herewith) gave us lots and lots of wonderful songs --- scores of them, in fact --- many of which we know today as first-class jazz standards. (And many of which were also, by the way, written for and/or recorded by Van Heusen's good pal, Frank Sinatra.)

Please tune in for the next installment of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 28th, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-broadcast of ATJ on Sunday the 29th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Happy Holidays, dear listeners! Here's hoping you can join us for the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 21st, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. We'll also offer, as ever, a 7pm re-broadcast of ATJ on Sunday the 22nd on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's all-jazz HD Radio channel.

Join us for the next presentation of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 14th here on Public Radio 89.5-1. As ever, we'll offer two hours of modern jazz, both recent and classic --- absolutely top-shelf improvised music, we assure you, from start to finish and across a range of styles. (Likewise as ever, we'll air a Sunday-night re-broadcast of ATJ at 7pm on the 15th, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Tune in on Saturday the 7th at 10pm for the next presentation of All This Jazz, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, per custom, a 7pm re-airing of our program on Sunday the 8th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Each week, ATJ conveys modern jazz, both recent and classic, from Coltrane and Chet to Miles and Moody, from Wynton and Weather Report to Scofield and Sandoval. Also, the second half of our two-hour program always carries a "theme."

Come on along for the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 30th, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also gladly offer, as always, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 1st on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's terrific all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Tune in for our forthcoming installment of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 23rd, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. We'll also offer, as ever, a re-broadcast of ATJ on Sunday the 24th (at 7pm) on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's all-jazz HD Radio channel.

Each week, our program delivers modern jazz, both recent and classic, right up 'til midnight --- and in the second half of the show, again as ever, we offer a "theme" for our proceedings.

Join us for the forthcoming presentation of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm Central on Saturday the 16th, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, as is our happy custom, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 17th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Tune in for the next presentation of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm Central on Saturday the 9th here on Public Radio 89.5-1. As ever, we'll offer two hours of modern jazz, both recent and classic --- as in, all-killer-no-filler music from start to finish. (And likewise as ever, we'll air a Sunday-night rebroadcast of ATJ at 7pm on the 10th, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

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