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10:17 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Seventies Funk On Soulsations Sunday

Funk band Con Funk Shun

April 26

Sunday on Soulsations, new music from 1970's R&B and funk band, Con Funk Shun. The group is set to release their new studio album, the first in two decades. Hear their new romantic love song “Your Night." 

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12:54 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

More Billie + Birthdays of Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, Tito Puente & More

Jazz singer/songwriter Billie Holiday

Monday 4.20.15

Night Train continues the April Billie Holiday centennial birthday celebration and also marks birthdays of vibes great Lionel Hampton, Mambo King Tito Puente, guitarist Issi Rozen, and bassist Avishai Cohen. Plus new music from tenor saxophonist Harry Allen, drummer Quincy Davis, and pianist Dave Bass.

Tuesday 4.21.15

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12:36 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

More Jazz Appreciation Feature & A Louis Jordan Special + Remembering Percy Sledge

Jump blues great Louis Jordan

April 24/26

This week at the Crossroads we wrap up the April Jazz Appreciation Month feature with more jazzy-blues sounds and a special celebrating jump blues great Louis Jordan. Plus a tribute to Percy Sledge, the birthday of blues legend Albert King, and new music from Brad Absher & Swamp Royale, Shaun Murphy, and JJ Grey & Mofro.

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12:18 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Earth Day, Arbor Jazz + More World Jazz For Jazz Appreciation Month

Latin jazz legend 'El Rey' Tito Puente

Monday, April 20

The Global Village Jazz Appreciation Month celebration continues this time with music from three birthday artists who bring together world and jazz influences in their work – ‘El Rey’ Tito Puente, one of the legends of Latin jazz, and two Middle Eastern artists – bassist Avishai Cohen and guitarist Issi Rozen. Plus music from two new reissues- one featuring music of ska pioneer Don Drummond, and the other with highlife great E.T. Mensah.

Tuesday, April 21

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9:55 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Say Goodbye To Romance And Hello To Some Strange Brew

Jan Hammer's 1976 album 'Oh Yeah'
Credit Album Cover Art

Thursday, April 16: Czech-born keyboardist Jan Hammer had his greatest commercial success in the 1980s after composing the theme to the popular television show Miami Vice but his recorded output as a solo artist in the 1970s featured several superlative albums including 1976’s Oh Yeah. Listen for selections from that album as well as from Teaser, the 1975 release by guitarist Tommy Bolin.

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9:39 am
Tue April 14, 2015

National Recording Registry Inductees & The Blues And Jazz Of Jimmy Witherspoon

Jazz-singer Jimmy Witherspoon

April 17/19

Crossroads spotlights recordings newly inducted into the National Recording Registry; showcases new music from Albert Castiglia, Rory Block, the Duke Robillard Band, and Rob Stone; and, for the April feature celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month – music from T Bone Walker, organist Joey DeFrancesco with guitarist Danny Gatton, soul jazz organist Reuben Wilson, and blues-jazz singer Jimmy Witherspoon – including his version of a Billie Holiday classic and a special in hour two chronicling his life and music.

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9:32 am
Tue April 14, 2015

A Jazz Menagerie

Jazz guitarist Pat Martino

Sunday, April 19

We continue to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, although on Straight No Chaser that's all year long. Some of the very best new selections include Italian-American jazz guitarist Pat Martino and Down Beat's 1969 "Jazz Artist of the Year," Charles Lloyd. Plus hear classic oldies from Gene Ammons in his first release after his 1962 incarceration. 

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10:42 am
Mon April 13, 2015

More Billie + Birthdays Of Gene Ammons, Herbie Mann & More

Saxophonist Gene Ammons

Monday, April 13

Night Train highlights a number of tribute albums tonight – including salutes to Billy Strayhorn, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chet Baker, and Sarah Vaughan. Plus two of the rising stars on today’s jazz vocal scene – Cecile McLorin Salvant and Gregory Porter; vibes players Stefon Harris and Gary Burton; and classics from Keith Jarrett’s ‘Standards Trio,’ Cannonball Adderley and Leon Thomas.

Tuesday, April 14

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9:56 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Thai & Cambodian New Year, Herbie Mann’s Birthday & More April ‘World Jazz’

Cambodian New Year celebration

Monday, April 13

It’s New Years’ in Thailand and Cambodia, and Global Village celebrates with music from both countries. Plus more for the Global Village April celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month with world jazz sounds from vibes and percussion player Emil Richards, Joe Sample (of Crusaders fame) from a recent Caribbean inspired project with the NDR Big Band, and guitarist John Scofield from his new project with Gov’t Mule.

Tuesday, April 14

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11:08 am
Thu April 9, 2015

The Blues-Jazz Connection For Jazz Appreciation Month

Roomful of Blues Live at the Ocean Mist

April 10/12

Crossroads kicks off the April feature celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month exploring the many connections between blues and jazz. Highlights this time include music from soul jazz organists Groove Holmes and Charles Kynard, jazz and soul saxophonist King Curtis, and Kansas City shouter Big Joe Turner with jump blues band Roomful of Blues.

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