Hope you can catch the next edition of All This Jazz, right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM). Our show begins at 10pm on Saturday the 31st, and it's also conveyed via live stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org.
For those unfamiliar: ATJ airs every Saturday night on Public Radio 89.5, from 10pm till midnight. We always thereafter offer a 7pm re-airing of the program on the following Sunday evening, on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.
The Stray Birds' members make their second appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. Hailing from rural Lancaster, Penn., the band's three musicians successfully draw on the rich traditions of American folk music while still sounding modern.
All three members of The Stray Birds sing lead: Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven both play fiddle and guitar, while Charles Muench plays upright bass.
Blue Note Records made its name on names: Sonny Clark, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Grant Green, Paul Chambers, Tony Williams, and many more who have etched their marks on jazz history. For its 75th anniversary, the label gathered together a new crop of artists — those pushing the label forward now — and sent them on tour together, performing each others' compositions.
Joan Shelley appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.Va. A native of Louisville, Ky., the singer-songwriter has been compared to the likes of Nick Drake and fellow Kentuckian Jim James. Her latest album is last year's moody, languid, country-inflected Electric Ursa.
For her Mountain Stage debut, Shelley is joined onstage by Sean Johnson on drums, bassist John Pedigo and Daniel Dorft on keyboards.
Black Prairie makes its second appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, W.Va. An unlikely string band of great technical depth, Black Prairie has a rhythm section that features three members of The Decemberists.
Born in Niteroi, Brazil, Sergio Monteiro won first prize in the second Martha Argerich International Piano Competition and was selected to take part in the International Piano Academy in Como, Italy. He received degrees from the National Music School of Rio de Janeiro and has performed in Moscow and across Europe and South America. Awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Culture to study at the Eastman School of Music, he earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts, studying with Nelita True.