September 01, 2011


September 7 September 7: Co-Host Ron Steeds presents jazz recorded on September 7 between 1936 and 1999. Will include Garland Wilson, Slam Stewart, Leo Watson/Vic Dickenson, Billy Taylor, Phineas Newborn Jr., Grant Green, Pat Martino, Ornette Coleman,Pharoah Sanders, Bill Evans, Benny Wallace and Marilyn Crispell.

September 14 Bill Evans: Co-Host Jim Reil explores the extraordinary riches of the 12-CD box set Complete Riverside Recordings of Bill Evans, recently re-released at less than half the price of the first edition. Surely some of the greatest jazz piano music ever recorded.

September 21 Exotic Jazz: Co-Host Alnoor Allidina presents an evening of jazz from theMiddle East and Northern Africa. We will hear from the likes of Rabih Abou-Khalil, Anouar Brahem and Lloyd Miller.

September 28 Jazzcraft: The 1978 & 1979 recordings made for the Danish Jazzcraft label by Benny Bailey, Teddy Edwards and Howard McGhee.

October 5 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz piano releases, by Frank Carlberg, Duke Ellington, Satoko Fujii, Jesse Gelber, Sir Roland Hanna, Silvano Monasterios, Keith Tippett, Nancy Walker, Kenny Wayne
and Skip Wilkins.

October 12 October 12: Co-Host Ron Steeds surveys jazz and blues recorded on October 12 between 1927 and 1996. You’ll hear Red Nichols,
Cab Calloway, John Kirby, Art Hodes’ Hot Five, Gene Ammons, Sonny Criss, Zoot Sims, Willie Dixon, Houston Person, Tony Scott, Eric Watson &
John Lindberg, Keith Jarrett Standards Trio, Odean Pope, Guido Mansuardi, among others.

October 19 An Indo-Jazz Update: Co-Host Jim Reil will explore some recent fruits of a particularly fertile tree — jazz influenced by the music of India.

October 26 The Boswell Sisters: The first and the greatest female jazz vocal group. We’ll concentrate on their recordings from the ‘thirties.

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