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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
1:34 am
Sat May 16, 2015

Next Time on All This Jazz: A Tuneful Time Capsule from 40 Years Ago -- Great Jazz Recordings of '75

Hope you can tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm Central on Saturday the 16th --- right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM)...and via live-stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

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Music Interviews
1:03 am
Sat May 16, 2015

1,000 Songs From Holocaust Survivors Archived

Ben Stonehill and his sons Lennox Lee Stonehill and Bob Stonehill, taken in New York, circa 1948.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sat May 16, 2015 10:23 am

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Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
11:03 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Gonzalo Rubalcaba On Piano Jazz

Gonzalo Rubalcaba is shown performing during the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival.
Eva Hambach AFP/Getty Images

The music of pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba is a potent mixture of Cuban and American jazz. His style sounds both melodic and rhythmic, filled with exciting and intriguing influences. He plays everything from jazz to classical, as well as music from his native Cuba.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
8:45 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Camané: Tiny Desk Concert

Maggie Starbard NPR

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 12:24 pm

Great fado singers sound as if they carry the weight of the world's sadness. They don't just wear their hearts on their sleeves — they bare their souls.

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Songs We Love
2:48 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Songs We Love: Anat Cohen, 'Putty Boy Strut'

Israeli jazz reedist Anat Cohen.
Augusta Sagnelli Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu May 14, 2015 3:02 pm

It begins with meandering clarinet and clipped, four-on-the-floor percussion. A little bit later comes a countermelody, and the image that comes to mind is something from early New Orleans, or perhaps a Mediterranean folk song. It's even called "Putty Boy Strut" — that could be an obscure Jelly Roll Morton tune, right?

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The Record
1:36 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Shakey Graves, Lucinda Williams And Sturgill Simpson Lead Americana Awards Nominees

Shakey Graves performs at the Americana Music Association Showcase at Gatsby's during SXSW 2014 in Austin, TX.
Erika Goldring Courtesy of the artist

The nominees for the 2015 Americana Honors and Awards were announced today at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. This year's slate shows how the definition of Americana is gently expanding to include more generationally, racially and stylistically diverse stars, while remaining grounded in its country-leaning, singer-songwriter-dominated definition of roots music.

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The Record
12:00 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Iris DeMent To Release New Album, 'The Trackless Woods'

Iris DeMent recorded The Trackless Woods at her home in Iowa.
Courtesy of the artist

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Mountain Stage
3:31 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

The Jeff Austin Band On Mountain Stage

The Jeff Austin Band.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

The Jeff Austin Band makes its first visit to Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. As a founding member of the beloved bluegrass group Yonder Mountain String Band, Jeff Austin is no stranger to roots-music fans. But Austin has embarked on the next step in his musical journey, releasing his first solo recording, The Simple Truth, on a national label.

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Music
1:13 am
Wed May 13, 2015

The New Orford String Quartet on Performance Oklahoma

The New Orford String Quartet presented by Chamber Music in Oklahoma! Canada’s New Orford String Quartet showcased its “ravishingly beautiful tone” in its first appearance in Oklahoma City, presented by Chamber Music in Oklahoma.

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Mountain Stage
3:27 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

The Earls Of Leicester On Mountain Stage

The Earls Of Leicester.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

The Earls Of Leicester appear on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va. Under the direction of dobro master Jerry Douglas, the Earls conjure images of bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs — and, in the process, have created one of music's great band-name puns. Conjuring the sounds of bluegrass giants is serious business, though, and it paid off when the group took home a 2015 Grammy for its efforts.

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