The trumpeter and educator Donald Byrd, a top jazz practitioner in the '50s and '60s whose later work shaped black pop music through multiple generations, died Feb. 4 in Dover, Del. Haley Funeral Directors near Detroit confirmed the news, which was first circulated online last week. He was 80.
Sunday night's Grammys are an opportunity to rain accolades on pop music and perhaps witness the musical return of Justin Timberlake. But each year, the Recording Academy also honors recordings of "lasting significance" by inducting them into the Grammy Hall of Fame. One of them this year is Kentucky fiddler Bill Stepp's performance of "Bonaparte's Retreat."
Please join us for the next edition of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm Central on Saturday the 9th, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1.
We'll deliver modern jazz, both recent and classic, from the likes of Tony Williams, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Sidney Bechet, Donald Harrison, Paul Motian, David Murray, Freddie Hubbard, and many others.
And in an all-but-obligatory-yet-hopefully-not-too-cheesy nod to Valentine's Day, the second-hour theme for our show will be "heart" tunes: "My Foolish Heart," "My Heart Stood Still," "Someday, Sweetheart," etc.
Pianist Randy Weston recently returned to Piano Jazz for a new session with host Marian McPartland. Weston got his start playing with Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson and Kenny Dorham in the late 1940s and '50s, and won New Star Pianist in the 1955 Downbeat poll. By the end of that decade, Weston was inspired by the burgeoning civil rights movement in the U.S. and the independence movement among African nations.
Originally published on Fri February 8, 2013 1:31 pm
Pioneering American conductor, National Medal of Arts winner and poet James DePreist died early this morning in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 76 years old. His death, his manager told Deceptive Cadence, stemmed from complications following a heart attack he suffered nearly a year ago.
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Pablo Helguera is a New York-based artist working with sculpture, drawing, photography and performance. His new book isHelguera's Artunes. You can see more of his work at Artworld Salon and on his own site.
Hi, this is Alan Lambert. This weekend we will pull out the dreamy big band swings tunes and those special love songs for our annual Valentine's show. It's a good time to kick back and receive the memories and the dream songs that we think about this time of year. Join us at 8 o'clock for Big Band Saturday Night on Public Radio 89.5-1, as we approach the 18th anniversary for our program on Tulsa radio. Always know you can connect with us on Facebook and email: email@example.com.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art recently commissioned Jason Moran to write music in conjunction with its exhibition of quilts made by a remarkable group of African-American women in a small rural community on a bend in the Alabama River.