Bill Pearce http://kmuw.org en Check out our web extras: Straight No Chaser features jazz pianists http://kmuw.org/post/check-out-our-web-extras-straight-no-chaser-features-jazz-pianists <p><strong>Sunday, April 27: </strong>Tonight we'll hear Art Tatum, Larry Willis, Bill Evans and Phil Woods.</p><p><strong>Art Tatum's "Yesterdays": </strong></p><p></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="435" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/D9Cs_zb4q14" width="580"></iframe></p><p><strong>Bill Evans' "My Foolish Heart":</strong></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="435" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/a2LFVWBmoiw" width="580"></iframe></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:04:11 +0000 Bill Pearce 33380 at http://kmuw.org Check out our web extras: Straight No Chaser features jazz pianists Jazz clarinet phenom Buddy DeFranco featured Sunday on Straight No Chaser http://kmuw.org/post/jazz-clarinet-phenom-buddy-defranco-featured-sunday-straight-no-chaser <p><strong><u>Sunday, April 20:</u></strong> Tonight, we welcome back Miles Davis, Peter Leitch, Buddy DeFranco and Freddie Redd.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>A web extra for you:</strong></p><p>Here's 'Flying Home', one of the many songs clarinetist Buddy DeFranco (now 91 years-old) performed live in a 1991 special (you can find the rest of the special on YouTube):</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="435" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/yLDwpS1YTyo" width="580"></iframe></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:45:25 +0000 Bill Pearce 32999 at http://kmuw.org Jazz clarinet phenom Buddy DeFranco featured Sunday on Straight No Chaser Mid-Century Jazz: esteemed big band and solo acts on Night Train this week http://kmuw.org/post/mid-century-jazz-esteemed-big-band-and-solo-acts-night-train-week <p><strong>Monday, April 14: </strong>We'll hear from Gill Evans and his Orchestra, Jack Sheldon, Ahmad Jamal, and the Heath Brothers.</p><p><strong>Tuesday, April 15:</strong> Featured: Miles Davis, Red Holloway, The Bill Holman Big Band and Freddie Hubbard.</p><p><strong>Wednesday, April 16:</strong> Teddy Edwards, Bill Evans, J. J. Johnson, and Lou Donaldson.</p><p><strong>Thursday, April 17:</strong> We wrap up what ended up being mid-century-jazz week with Ray Brown, The Bud Shank Big Band, Ahmad Jamal and the Bob Florence Limited Edition Big Band.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Bill Pearce 32998 at http://kmuw.org Mid-Century Jazz: esteemed big band and solo acts on Night Train this week Jazz trombonist who started a 'musical sea shell' movement, this week on Straight No Chaser http://kmuw.org/post/jazz-trombonist-who-started-musical-sea-shell-movement-week-straight-no-chaser <p><strong>Sunday, April 13</strong></p><p>On the playlist tonight: composer/pianist Horace Silver, sax guru Zoot Sims, composer/pianist Bob Florence, trombonist and pioneer of 'the musical sea shell' Steve Turre and bebop woodwinds great, composer Phil Woods.</p><p>Check out this throwback from <span class="watch-title long-title yt-uix-expander-head" dir="ltr" id="eow-title" title="Walter Davis, Art Taylor, Doug Watkins, Zoot Sims 1958">Walter Davis, Art Taylor, Doug Watkins and Zoot Sims from 1958:</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:53:22 +0000 Bill Pearce 32760 at http://kmuw.org Jazz trombonist who started a 'musical sea shell' movement, this week on Straight No Chaser Timeless jazz: Clark Terry and Thad Jones, this week on Straight No Chaser http://kmuw.org/post/timeless-jazz-clark-terry-and-thad-jones-week-straight-no-chaser <p><strong>Sunday, April 6 2014:</strong></p><p>Tonight, we've got timeless jazz from Clark Terry and Thad Jones, some of Bruce Barth's newest releases and Beatles tributes by numerous artists.</p><p>Clark Terry, whose Grammy and National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Awards include: 2010 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, NARAS President’s Merit Award, three Grammy nominations and two Grammy certificates.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="435" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/eJuFDvH8wGs" width="580"></iframe></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:31:33 +0000 Bill Pearce 32499 at http://kmuw.org Jazz strings and reeds, and more from Wichita native Greg Skaff http://kmuw.org/post/jazz-strings-and-reeds-and-more-wichita-native-greg-skaff <p><strong>Sunday, March 30, 2014:</strong></p><p>Tonight, we're back to the library to hear Gene Ammons, Jimmy Ponder, Stanley Turrentine and Buck Clayton.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>Plus, more from Kansas native Greg Skaff,</strong> <strong><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-born-and-raised-jazz-guitarist-greg-skaff-straight-no-chaser" target="_blank">who we featured earlier this month</a>:</strong></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:05:25 +0000 Bill Pearce 31959 at http://kmuw.org Jazz strings and reeds, and more from Wichita native Greg Skaff Daniel Smith: Bassoon Goes Latin-Jazz http://kmuw.org/post/daniel-smith-bassoon-goes-latin-jazz <p></p><p><strong>Sunday, March 23:</strong></p><p>We'll hear the latest release from accomplished jazz bassoon player, Daniel Smith. Smith has successfully segued between genres, from classical to jazz and back. Though it could be argued that Smith is like a dancing elephant – it’s not how well he dances, it’s that he can do it at all – his latest release, <em>Bassoon Goes Latin-Jazz</em>, has received high acclaim and is proving to be Smith's best crossover album yet.&nbsp; Along with that, we'll hear from Jimmy Heath, Monty Alexander and Eric Alexander.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Pearce 31566 at http://kmuw.org Daniel Smith: Bassoon Goes Latin-Jazz Wichita born-and-raised jazz guitarist Greg Skaff on Straight No Chaser http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-born-and-raised-jazz-guitarist-greg-skaff-straight-no-chaser <p><strong>Sunday, March 16:</strong></p><p>Tonight, we feature several CD releases from Wichita's own Greg Skaff. Skaff was born, raised and learned to play guitar in the Air Capitol. He studied music at Wichita State University for three semesters before moving to New York to put his passion into practice. We'll hear from the in-demand sideman's newest CD and two others, all new to our library.</p><p>Check out <a href="http://gregskaff.com/" target="_blank">Skaff's website</a> for tour dates, news and some free-to-listen songs.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:59:07 +0000 Bill Pearce 31273 at http://kmuw.org Wichita born-and-raised jazz guitarist Greg Skaff on Straight No Chaser From the 'Classic' Files: Freddie Hubbard, Tom Peterson's LA6 Sextet http://kmuw.org/post/classic-files-freddie-hubbard-tom-petersons-la6-sextet <p><strong>Sunday, March 9 2014:</strong></p><p>Tonight on Straight No Chaser, we hear jazz from a classic time including Freddie Hubbard, Red Garland, Art Farmer, Tom Peterson's LA6 Sextet, Bob Florence band and Huston Person.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:12:16 +0000 Bill Pearce 30979 at http://kmuw.org From the 'Classic' Files: Freddie Hubbard, Tom Peterson's LA6 Sextet 'Bluesy' and 'Soul' Jazz, a Lyricist with a Cello http://kmuw.org/post/bluesy-and-soul-jazz-lyricist-cello <p><strong>Saturday, March 2 2014: </strong></p><p>Tonight, we feature older recordings from the Deep Blue Organ Trio, Jimmy Smith, Gerry Mulligan and Hank Mobley. We'll also hear recent recordings from Rob Derke, Josh Breakstone and Houston Person.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:41:41 +0000 Bill Pearce 30729 at http://kmuw.org 'Bluesy' and 'Soul' Jazz, a Lyricist with a Cello