Please tune in for the forthcoming installment of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm Central on Public Radio 89.5-1 on Saturday the 11th. (And we'll re-air the show, as ever, on the following evening, Sunday the 12th, at 7pm Central on Jazz 89.5-2, our terrific all-jazz HD Radio channel.)
ATJ delivers two solid hours of modern jazz, both recent and classic, every Saturday night --- and there's always a theme for the second half of our program.
Larry Keel & Natural Bridge return to Mountain Stage, recorded live in the border town of Bristol, Tenn./Va., in partnership with the Birthplace of Country Music. A native of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, Keel leads a band dedicated to taking fiery, authentic bluegrass around the world.
One of my favorite songs last year was a collaboration between a Sengalese drum collective and a German techno producer. The producer, Mark Ernestus traveled to the West African country to work with Jeri-Jeri, a group that plays a popular dance music called mbalax.
Tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin got his start at age 12, when he began playing in his vibraphonist father's band in Santa Cruz, Calif. That group played the Monterey Jazz Festival for three years. In 1984, McCaslin took a full scholarship to the Berklee College of Music in Boston; while there, he performed regularly in the area with Ken Schaphorst's True Colors Big Band.
What is a mistake? By going through examples with his improvisational jazz quartet, Stefon Harris gets to a profound truth: many actions are perceived as mistakes only because we don't react to them appropriately.
It's fun to stay at the ИМКА: Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring triggered an uproar at its world premiere in Paris a century ago. Now we're asking you to help celebrate the centennial by creating a dance of your own.
The band Sexmob specializes in a distinct strain of deconstructionist improvised music: jazz that aims at fun by bouncing off the walls. The quartet has tackled James Bond music, rock covers, Duke Ellington, the Macarena and exotica, plus originals from leader Steven Bernstein.