1:40 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Americana singer-songwriters Celeste Krenz and Sally Barris on New Settlers' Radio Hour this week

Saturday, April 19:

Tune in for Celeste Krenz and Sally Barris recorded at the Old Settlers Inn. Celeste Krenz represents a blend of contemporary singer-songwriter and Americana. Sally Barris works as a performer and a songwriter – and many of her songs have been covered by country artists, including Trisha Yearwood and Martina McBride. The two women shared a concert at the Old Settlers Inn and provided backup vocals for each others' tunes. Nice, nice!

Gospel/ R&B
1:28 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Soulsations this week: an Easter Sunday Gospel celebration

Chicago-based gospel group, Malcolm Williams & Great Faith

Easter Sunday, April 20: 

Tune in for a celebration of the Gospel, including Malcolm Williams & Great Faith with "The Blood Still Works!"

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5:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Ian Anderson’s Homo Erraticus Examines Migration, ‘Big Ideas’

Ian Anderson’s latest release, Homo Erraticus is out now.
Credit Courtesy photo

Homo Erraticus— Latin for “wandering man”—is the latest release from longtime Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson. Written early last year this new album examines British history from the deep past forward. The listener makes spectacular leaps through time and place across the hour-plus recording. The story is about the spectacular leaps that humankind has taken over the millennia.

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4:07 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

This week on Crossroads: Texas blues, more from Magic Sam

Born in Louisiana on April 18, 1924, the late blues great, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown.
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April 18/20

Crossroads marks the birthday of Texas bluesman Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, continues with more music from April featured artist Magic Sam, and highlights new music from Robben Ford, Eddie Cotton, Johnny Rawls and Eric Bibb.

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World Music
3:57 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Global Village highlights women of Africa, flautist Herbie Mann, more from our Paco de Lucia feature

Flautist Herbie Mann, featured Wednesday, is known for pioneering the fusion of jazz and world music.
Credit Tom Marcello - 1975

Monday April 14

Global Village highlights women of Africa, including acclaimed Malian singer Oumou Sangare; Dee Dee Bridgewater from her Malian-inspired Red Earth album; the final album from Cape Verde’s Cesaria Evora; and the Juno Award winning tribute to Miriam Makeba from Lorraine Klaasen. acclaimed Cajun band Beausoleil, Buena Vista Social Club artist Eliades Ochoa, and a Latin soul raritie from Flash & the Dynamics.

Tuesday April 15

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3:45 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Jazz clarinet phenom Buddy DeFranco featured Sunday on Straight No Chaser

Jazz clarinet great Buddy DeFranco pictured at the Village Jazz Lounge in Disney World in the late '70s.
Credit Laura Kolb

Sunday, April 20: Tonight, we welcome back Miles Davis, Peter Leitch, Buddy DeFranco and Freddie Redd.

A web extra for you:

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):

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3:28 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Mid-Century Jazz: esteemed big band and solo acts on Night Train this week

Bud Shank's big band featured Thursday
Credit Homer D. Clark

Monday, April 14: We'll hear from Gill Evans and his Orchestra, Jack Sheldon, Ahmad Jamal, and the Heath Brothers.

Tuesday, April 15: Featured: Miles Davis, Red Holloway, The Bill Holman Big Band and Freddie Hubbard.

Wednesday, April 16: Teddy Edwards, Bill Evans, J. J. Johnson, and Lou Donaldson.

Thursday, April 17: 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.

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1:53 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Jazz trombonist who started a 'musical sea shell' movement, this week on Straight No Chaser

With the lungs of a trombonist, jazzist Steve Turre has perfected the art of conch-shell music making.

Sunday, April 13

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.

Check out this throwback from Walter Davis, Art Taylor, Doug Watkins and Zoot Sims from 1958:

And here's the Phil Woods Quartet performing with Michel Legrand circa 2001:

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Gospel/ R&B
1:25 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Fan favorites from The Jacksons, Tamela Mann this week on Soulsations

The Jacksons: (left to right) Marlon, Tito, Jackie, Jermaine

Sunday April 13 on Soulsations:

Hear music from American music royalty, The Jacksons.  The brothers, Jackie, Jermaine, Tito and Marlon have been performing in Las Vegas at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. They're expected to release a new album soon, their first since 1989.

The family act, unparalleled in pop culture history, began their ascension to stardom in 1969 as the Jackson 5. Brother and music icon, Michael, was the lead singer on their Motown debut single "I Want You Back," which sold 2-million copies in six weeks.

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3:14 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Night Train spotlights 'Big Beat' percussionists, vocalist Carmen McRae and new Nightcrawlers

Jazz organ pioneer Reuben Wilson turns 79 Wednesday. He'll be featured alongside some of April's Big Beat artists.
Credit Movin' On album cover art

Monday 4.7.14

Night Train marks birthdays of Latin jazz percussion master Mongo Santamaria, drummer Pete La Roca, trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, and legendary singer Billie Holiday, including a Jazz Profiles special about the life and music of Holiday in hour two of the show. Plus new music from Cuban-born pianist and composer Alfredo Rodriguez, and an intriguing blend of jazz and Haitian music from Jacques Schwarz-Bart.

Tuesday 4.8.14

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