February 7 Listen Before You Buy: The cream of the crop of recent jazz releases from Catz in Hatz, Eugene Chadbourne, Jack DeJohnette,
Kahil El’Zabar, Curtis Glatter, Gordon Grdina, Gypsy Schaeffer,
Nathan Hubbard, Jonathan Poretz and Jodi Proznick.
February 14 Black Divas: Combining Black History Month with St. Valentine’s Day, Ron brings us the music of Black Divas of the ‘Twenties such as Josephine Baker, Ester Bigeou, Lucille Bogan, Ida Cox Arizona Dranes,
Lillian Glinn, Adelaide Hall, Lucille Hegamin, Alberta Hunter, Lizzie Miles,
Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Mary Stafford, Hociel Thomas,
Sippie Wallace and Ethel Waters.
February 21 Two Great Groups: A double-header featuring two pioneering groups; Soft Machine from the ‘seventies and the Microscopic Septet from the ‘eighties.
February 28 Big Bands: Recent big band releases by the Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble, Jimmy Heath, Thad Jones, Nathan Hubbard, Netherlands Metropole Orchestra, Fred Stride, Wayne Wallace and Paul Whiteman.
March 7 Annie Whitehead: In our International Women’s Day special, we profile British trombonist Annie Whitehead.
March 14 John Carter: The last of five programs featuring the five suites of clarinetist/composer John Carter's "Roots and Folklore: Episodes in the Development of American Folk Music". Tonight "Shadows On A Wall” recorded April 1989 with Bobby Bradford, Andrew Cyrille,
Marty Ehrlich, Fred Hopkins, Benny Powell and Don Preston.
March 21 Frank Melrose: The legendary pianist member of the Melrose music publishing family, professionally known as “Kansas City Frank”, one of the few white musicians to be accepted into the black jazz and blues communities in the ‘twenties and ‘thirties. We’ll hear him in solo performances and with Jimmy Cobb, Junie Cobb, Pete Daily, Johnny Dodds, Bud Freeman,
Bud Jacobson, Wingy Manone, Herb Morand, Frank Teschmacher and
March 28 Sax Appeal: Risk being seduced by the saxophones of Tyrone Birkett, Elton Dean, Quamon Fowler, Ian Hendrickson-Smith,
Keefe Jackson, Sam Rivers, Matthias Schubert, Gebhard Ullman and
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