If you're a classical guitarist, it may be impossible to resist the pull of one iconic piece: the Concierto de Aranjuez by Spanish composer JoaquĂn Rodrigo. Many musicians regard it as the holy grail of guitar repertoire, including a man so big in the classical world he is known by only one name: Milos.
The last time Fred Hersch was featured on Weekend Edition Saturday, the headline read, "Back On Stage By No Small Miracle." It was 2009, and scarcely a year earlier, the jazz pianist had suffered AIDS-related dementia and fallen into a coma for several months. Since recovering, Hersch has come roaring back to music, releasing a string of live albums to critical success.
Yesterday is today...this week's edition of Big Band Saturday Night once again proves that big band and classic jazz is here to stay!Â
Thrill to some big band and American Songbook classic recordings. This is also your invitation for fun for your Saturday evening. Join me at 8 o'clock on 89.5. Big Band Saturday Night with Alan Lambert on Tulsa radio for more than 19 years !
Carmen Lundy's contralto voice perfectly conveys the soul and depth of her compositions. She joined Piano Jazz host Marian McPartland in 1999 to perform Mary Lou's Mass by Mary Lou Williams at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
From its legendary beachfront locale to its celebrations of folk music's past, the Newport Folk Festival draws on more than half a century of celebrated traditions. But it's also an event in which folk's boundaries are tested: This is, after all, where Bob Dylan famously plugged in an electric guitar 49 years ago, in the process enraging the purists in the crowd.
Originally published on Fri July 18, 2014 10:39 am
The Newport Folk Festival has been around for more than half a century now â€” this is its 55th year, to be exact â€” and the event now routinely sells out months before its lineup is even announced. And why shouldn't it?
Hope you can catch the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 19th, right here on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM -- and online, via live stream, at PublicRadioTulsa.org. As ever, we'll spin two hours of modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a range of styles.