Rose Cousins makes her first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live in Charleston, West Virginia. One of Canada's most respected young singer-songwriters, Prince Edward Island native Rose Cousins has garnered numerous awards including a JUNO for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, two Canadian Folk Music Awards for Best Contemporary Singer, six East Coast Music Awards, three Nova Scotia Music Awards, and three PEI Music Awards. Now living in Halifax, Cousins has performed in Boston for nearly a decade, and is deeply involved in that city's musical community.
Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez worked with Dizzy Gillespie and his United Nations Orchestra, from whom he absorbed bebop and pre-bop styles. But Gillespie also impressed upon Perez the importance of getting to the roots of his own heritage, and Perez began creating music that seeks connection and defies boundaries. In this Piano Jazz session from 1994, he demonstrated his fresh ideas in his original composition "Reminisce."
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.
Originally published on Thu February 5, 2015 12:13 am
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.