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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.