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The late Albert Murray, the brilliant African-American novelist, essayist, educator, music historian, and social critic --- he also co-wrote Count Basie's autobiography --- who died last month at the age of 97, once noted, when speaking of the influence of black culture on this country's culture as a whole: "[African Americans] invented the blues; Europeans invented psychoanalysis.

You're both welcome and encouraged to come along for the next installment of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 7th right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. As ever, we'll offer modern jazz, both recent and classic, with all of it --- without exception --- sounding excellent or better.

We'll also offer, again as ever, a Sunday-night re-broadcast of our program on the 8th, beginning at 7pm, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.

Tune in for the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, which gets underway at 10pm Central on Saturday the 31st, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also gladly offer, as ever, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 1st on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Each and every week, our show presents modern jazz, both recent and classic, from Basie, Brubeck, Baker, and Billie to Terence Blanchard, Richie Beirach, and Steven Bernstein. Also, the second half of our two-hour program always carries a "theme."

Two jazz-piano masters passed away earlier this week; Marian McPartland (shown here) was 95, and Cedar Walton was 79. Both had remarkably lengthy and highly influential careers in the music, as players as well as composers, and we'll be hearing a few different recordings by each of these greats on the forthcoming installment of All This Jazz, on Saturday the 24th.

All This Jazz airs each and every Saturday night here on Public Radio 89.5-1, beginning at 10pm Central. We always offer a rich, wide-ranging playlist of modern jazz, both recent and classic.

Please tune in for the next installment of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm Central on Saturday the 3rd, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also air, as always, a re-broadcast of our show on Sunday the 4th at 7pm on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Every week, All This Jazz delivers modern jazz, both recent and classic, right up till midnight. We also offer a "theme" in the second hour of each program.

Please join us for the next installment of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm Central on Saturday the 27th here on Public Radio 89.5-1. We'll also offer, as always, a re-broadcast of the show on Sunday the 28th at 7pm on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's terrific all-jazz HD Radio channel.

Every week, our program delivers two hours of modern jazz, both recent and classic, right up 'til midnight. Another thing we do every week is offer (in the second half of our show) a theme.

Please come along for the next run-through of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 20th here on Public Radio 89.5-1. As ever, we'll offer modern jazz, both recent and classic (with all of it, without exception, sounding excellent).

We'll also offer, again as ever, a Sunday-night re-broadcast of our program on the 21st, beginning at 7pm, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.

Tune in for the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, which will happen Saturday the 13th here on Public Radio 89.5-1, from 10pm till midnight.

Our show offers two hours of modern jazz, both recent and classic, each and every week --- and there's always a next-day re-broadcast of ATJ, which in this case will be on Sunday the 14th, beginning at 7pm, on Jazz 89.5-2 (our station's excellent all-jazz HD Radio channel).

Please tune in for the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, which gets underway at 10pm Central on Saturday the 6th here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also happily offer, as ever, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 7th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Here's hoping you'll tune in for the next installment of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm Central on June 29th, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. As ever, we'll offer two hours of outstanding modern jazz, both recent and classic, right up till midnight.

Also, please note that this particular offering will be a re-broadcast of a program that originally aired in December of 2010. It's a great show, with positively top-drawer jazz music from start to finish. And the second-theme is especially fine --- it's "The Less-Familiar Ellington."

Join us for the next edition of All This Jazz, which kicks off at 10pm local time on Saturday the 22nd, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1.

Each week, ATJ offers two solid hours of (invariably stellar!) modern jazz, both recent and classic, from Monk to The Bad Plus, Mingus to James Farm, Ellington to Ornette, Blossom Dearie to Dave Douglas, and so forth.

Join us for the next installment of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm Central on Saturday the 15th here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, as always, a re-broadcast of the show on Sunday the 16th at 7pm on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's terrific all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Each and every week, our program delivers modern jazz, both recent and classic, right up 'til midnight.

Come along, folks, for the next go-round of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 8th here on Public Radio 89.5-1. As ever, we'll offer modern jazz, both recent and classic, from pianist Frank Kimbrough and bassist David Finck to vocalist June Christy and veteran reedsmith Bud Shank. (We'll also offer, again as ever, a Sunday-night re-broadcast of our program on the 9th, beginning at 7pm, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Tune in for the next edition of All This Jazz --- our weekly survey of modern jazz, both recent and classic --- airing every Saturday night here on Public Radio 89.5-1, from 10pm till midnight. (There's also a re-broadcast of ATJ on Sunday nights at 7pm, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Listen in for the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, which happens Saturday the 25th here on Public Radio 89.5-1, from 10pm till midnight. Our show delivers modern jazz, both recent and classic --- "all killer, no filler," like the poet said --- and there's always a next-day re-broadcast. This program's re-airing will be on Sunday the 26th at 7pm on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.

Join us for the next edition of All This Jazz --- a weekly survey of modern jazz, both recent and classic --- airing every Saturday night here on Public Radio 89.5-1, from 10pm till midnight. (There's also a re-broadcast of our show on Sunday night at 7pm, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our all-jazz HD Radio channel....)

Please tune in for the forthcoming installment of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm Central on Public Radio 89.5-1 on Saturday the 11th. (And we'll re-air the show, as ever, on the following evening, Sunday the 12th, at 7pm Central on Jazz 89.5-2, our terrific all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

ATJ delivers two solid hours of modern jazz, both recent and classic, every Saturday night --- and there's always a theme for the second half of our program.

Come on along for the next edition of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 4th here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also re-air the program on the following evening, Sunday the 5th, at 7pm on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

With each and every broadcast, All This Jazz delivers two solid hours of modern jazz, both recent and classic --- from Bird to Phil Woods, from Trane to Joe Lovano, from Bix to Roy Hargrove, from Mingus to Esperanza Spalding.

Join us for the next installment of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm Central on Saturday the 27th here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, as ever, a re-broadcast of the show on Sunday the 28th at 7pm on Jazz 89.5-2, which is Public Radio Tulsa's terrific all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

Our program delivers modern jazz, both recent and classic, right up 'til midnight. And for the second-hour theme this time around, with April just about to give way to May, we'll be spotlighting "Jazz Legends with April Birthdays."

Please tune in for the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, which gets underway at 10pm Central on Saturday the 20th here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, as ever, a re-airing of our program at 7pm on Sunday the 21st on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our all-jazz HD Radio channel.)

All This Jazz spins modern jazz, both recent and classic --- and there's always a "theme" in the second half of our two-hour broadcast.

Please tune in for the next edition of All This Jazz, which gets underway at 10pm local time on Saturday the 13th on Public Radio 89.5-1.

We'll be listening back to a terrific show that first aired in October of last year --- and that carries an especially toe-tapping second-hour theme: namely, "Jazz Combos Led by Drummers."

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

"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.

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.

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).

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.

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.)

"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."

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.

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.

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.

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