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2:49 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

Balancing Influences: Saxophonist Mahanthappa Blends Styles

Rudresh Mahanthappa's latest album is Gamak.
Jimmy Katz Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun May 12, 2013 5:52 pm

When a single review compares an artist's work to both Mahavishnu Orchestra and The Stooges, hardcore rock music fans sit up and take notice.

That's the high praise the Los Angeles Times bestowed upon saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa.

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Music
9:33 am
Sat May 11, 2013

Bob Crosby on Big Band Saturday Night

Credit wikimedia commons

Alan Lambert with you...join me this weekend for the Bob Crosby story! His great instrumental and vocal hits as well as his fascinating tale. 8 o'clock, 89.5 on Big Band Saturday Night. We're now celebrating 18 years on Tulsa radio.

Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
3:41 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Next Time on ATJ: A Spotlight on Live Recordings

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.

Concerts
2:19 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Larry Keel & Natural Bridge On Mountain Stage

Larry Keel & Natural Bridge.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 3:11 pm

Larry Keel & Natural Bridge return to Mountain Stage, recorded live in the border town of Bristol, Tenn./Va., in partnership with the Birthplace of Country Music. A native of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Keel leads a band dedicated to taking fiery, authentic bluegrass around the world.

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All Songs Considered
1:45 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

First Watch: Jeri-Jeri With Baaba Maal, 'Gawlo'

Dancer Fatou Mboup during JERI-JERI's video for "Gawlo."
Ndagga

One of my favorite songs last year was a collaboration between a Sengalese drum collective and a German techno producer. The producer, Mark Ernestus traveled to the West African country to work with Jeri-Jeri, a group that plays a popular dance music called mbalax.

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A Blog Supreme
1:17 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

A DIY Guide To The History Of Women In Jazz

Trombonist and arranger Melba Liston is one of the women featured in a new documentary about female instrumentalists in jazz, The Girls in the Band.
Carol Comer & Diane Gregg Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri May 10, 2013 1:29 pm

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued a proclamation declaring Friday "Women in Jazz Day" — an attempt at cultural reform that's bound to enjoy the same resounding success as banning oversized sodas. Which is to say: Nice try, Mr. Mayor.

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
11:26 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Jane Monheit On Piano Jazz

Timothy Saccenti Courtesy of the artist

Vocalist Jane Monheit visits Piano Jazz, as host Marian McPartland accompanies her on a hour of first-rate music from the Gershwins, Duke Ellington, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and more.

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Deceptive Cadence
10:58 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Will Work For Feed

Pablo Helguera

Got an idea for a classical cartoon? Leave it in the comments section.

Pablo Helguera is a New York-based artist working with sculpture, drawing, photography and performance. You can see more of his work at Artworld Salon and on his own site.

Piano Jazz With Jon Weber
10:56 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Donny McCaslin On Piano Jazz

Donny McCaslin.
Courtesy of the artist

Tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin got his start at age 12, when he began playing in his vibraphonist father's band in Santa Cruz, Calif. That group played the Monterey Jazz Festival for three years. In 1984, McCaslin took a full scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston; while there, he performed regularly in the area with Ken Schaphorst's True Colors Big Band.

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TED Radio Hour
9:53 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Are There Mistakes In Jazz?

"It's about being here in the moment, accepting one another and allowing creativity to flow." - Stefon Harris
Alan Klein TED

Originally published on Fri August 23, 2013 8:36 am

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Making Mistakes.

About Stefon Harris' TEDTalk

What is a mistake? By going through examples with his improvisational jazz quartet, Stefon Harris gets to a profound truth: many actions are perceived as mistakes only because we don't react to them appropriately.

About Stefon Harris

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