Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
3:26 am
Sat February 21, 2015

For the Next All This Jazz...On the Eve of the Oscars...Jazz Goes to the Movies

Join us Saturday the 21st at 10pm, right here on Public Radio 89.5, for another happy-go-lucky installment of All This Jazz (with a contemporaneous online stream of the show at

Each week, ATJ spins modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a range of styles. We also offer, every Sunday night, a 7pm re-airing of the show on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
4:07 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Jackie Cain On Piano Jazz

Jackie Cain.
Courtesy of the artist

One half of the jazz vocal duo Jackie & Roy, Jackie Cain was an icon in the cabaret world, with a smooth, feathery voice. Her ability to express a full range of emotions as a performer allowed her to traverse the broad landscape of American popular song.

In this 1999 episode of Piano Jazz, host Marian McPartland and bassist Dean Johnson join Cain for performances of "Wait 'Til You See Her" and "You Don't Know What Love Is."

Originally broadcast in the fall of 1999.

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Deceptive Cadence
3:16 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Composing The Folk Music Of A Made-Up Country

Ralph Fiennes and Tony Revolori as hotel concierge M. Gustave and his lobby-boy confidante, Zero, in The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 7:13 pm

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Jazz Night In America Videos
1:05 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

How To Turn A One-Man Band Into A 10-Piece Orchestra

Henry Butler (left) and Steven Bernstein.

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 6:25 pm

When trumpeter and composer/arranger Steven Bernstein first met the virtuoso pianist Henry Butler, he says he was floored. "This is it," he recalls thinking. "This is like the music that I always imagined. Everything you ever loved about music, all being in one place, but now it's all coming from one person." Decades later, when they two finally began to work together, Bernstein started to study Butler's playing — and realized there were more than a few licks that set Butler apart.

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Favorite Sessions
10:19 am
Thu February 19, 2015

KCRW Presents: Father John Misty

Father John Misty performs live on KCRW.
Larry Hirshowitz KCRW

Father John Misty is irreverent, cynical, witty and in love. Shortly before the release of his second album under the FJM name, I Love You, Honeybear, Josh Tillman and his six-piece touring band showcased the softer side of the L.A. star with tracks from his new album.


  • "I Love You, Honeybear"
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All Songs TV
6:03 am
Thu February 19, 2015

A Song For Chinese New Year: Stop And Hear The Red Flowers

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Amanda Kowalski Courtesy of the artist

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Jazz Night In America: Wednesday Night Webcasts
12:23 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso At Jazz At Lincoln Center

Anat Cohen.
Jimmy Katz Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 12:49 am

The jazz clarinetist and saxophonist Anat Cohen comes from Israel, studied and lives in the Northeastern U.S., and maintains a deep affinity for Brazilian music. Specifically, she's a specialist in the Afro-Western, improvisatory, instrumental music known as choro — an analogue of early jazz in the U.S. — where her clarinet is a lead instrument. She now helms a group called Choro Aventuroso, a quartet whose other members hail from Brazil, which takes the style as a launching pad for further adventures.

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1:20 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Meet Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate and The Norman Philharmonic on Performance Oklahoma

The Norman Philharmonic, established as an innovative and standard-setting chamber orchestra for the city of Norman in 2011, seeks among its many goals to perform new works by American composers, as well as chamber orchestra classics and to offer a variety of imaginative concerts each season.

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Favorite Sessions
9:18 am
Tue February 17, 2015

opbmusic Presents: Valerie June

Valerie June performs live at Pickathon 2014.
Liz Devine opbmusic

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Deceptive Cadence
7:03 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Anderson & Roe's Personalized Bach

The new album by piano duo Anderson and Roe is devoted to J.S. Bach.
Ken Schles

Originally published on Thu February 19, 2015 6:04 am

Music lexicographer Theodore Baker, in his biographical dictionary of musicians, labeled J.S. Bach as the "supreme arbiter and lawgiver of music." And while Bach may have blanched had he read such a description, there is absolute power to much of his music.

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