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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
6:26 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

On the Next Installment of All This Jazz: Noteworthy Jazz Albums of 2014, Part Two

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.

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Music
2:32 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Jan Garber on Big Band Saturday Night

Credit jangarger.com

He was one of the unsung heroes of the swing era. This week on Big Band Saturday Night, we will feature Jan Garber. His story and his brand of swing music with trips to the "Spinning Round Table."

This is Alan Lambert, please join us at 8 o'clock on 89.5!

Mountain Stage
2:26 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

The Stray Birds On Mountain Stage

The Stray Birds.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

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.

SET LIST

  • "The Bells"
  • "New Shoes"
  • "Heavy Hands"
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Music Articles
12:40 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Latitudes: The Global Music You Must Hear In January

Indo-Canadian singer Kiran Ahluwalia.
Sahiba Kaur Chawla Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu January 29, 2015 12:51 pm

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Jazz Night In America: The Radio Program
11:58 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Our Point Of View: A Blue Note Supergroup

Our Point of View features pianist Robert Glasper, saxophonist Marcus Strickland and bassist Derrick Hodge.
NPR

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.

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Mountain Stage
2:11 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Joan Shelley On Mountain Stage

Joan Shelley.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

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.

SET LIST

  • "Rising Air"
  • "Easy Now"
  • "First Of August"
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Mountain Stage
2:15 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Black Prairie On Mountain Stage

Black Prairie.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

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.

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Deceptive Cadence
7:03 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Fifty Years Of Steve Reich's 'It's Gonna Rain'

Steve Reich, with a phase-shifting pulse gate, photographed in New York in 1969.
Nonesuch

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 6:14 pm

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Music
3:34 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Sergio Monteiro from Armstrong Auditorium on Performance Oklahoma

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. 

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Music Interviews
3:10 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

George Ezra: Listen To This Man, He'll Make You Swoon

"If this is the only album I get to release, so be it," George Ezra says. "I've had the best time."
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon January 26, 2015 6:45 pm

George Ezra has a voice that can float high and delicate, but it can also wade deep. At 18, he was discovered via YouTube; now, at 21, he's released a debut album that's No. 1 in England.

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