Hear more of our favorite tunes from 2014 including the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Brian Lynch and Emmet Cohen's Questioned Answer, and Enjoy The View from Bobby Hutcherson, David Sanborn, Joey DeFrancesco and Billy Hart.
Listen for music from soul singer, songwriter and classically trained pianist Avery*Sunshine. Rooted in gospel, the Atlanta songstress sings music that articulates the complexities of life with insight.
Special: Global Village celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with songs dedicated to him, inspired by the Civil Rights Movement he lead, and that reflect human rights themes performed by artists from around the globe.
Saturday, January 17: Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper is the latest release from former Animal Collective vocalist Noah Lennox, who has just released his fifth album. We’ll hear selections from it as well as from Big Dark Love, the upcoming release by Indiana’s Murder By Death.
This week’s Crossroads remembers two artists who recently passed away: Popsy Dixon, drummer and singer with the Holmes Brothers, and guitarist Jeff Golub.
Plus more of the Best of 2014 – this time highlighting Blues Music and Maple Blues Awards nominees – including Ruthie Foster, Alexis P. Suter, JW Jones, Walter Trout, Brandon Isaak, Sharon Jones, Eric Bibb, Harrison Kennedy and more.
Special:Night Train marks the birthday of keyboardist, band leader and producer George Duke. Tonight's program focuses on the many jazz-oriented projects under Duke's own name and with such esteemed artists as Miles Davis, John Scofield, cousin Dianne Reeves, Stanley Clarke, the Brecker Brothers, Sonny Rollins and more.
Global Village marks the birthdays of cornetist and guitarist Olu Dara and Roland Alphonso, tenor saxophonist and founding member of the legendary Skatalites. Plus more of the best of 2014 – including the debut release from Afro funk and highlife band Ibibio Sound Machine, the reunited UK reggae group Black Slate and a tribute to Joe Cocker.
Listen for a recording of R&B favorite Kelley Hunt and her band from their performance at the Old Settlers Inn. Kelley was born and raised in Kansas and continues to live in Lawrence, though she spends a lot of her time touring the U.S. and the world. Kelley's distinctive "boogie woogie" piano style can be traced to her beloved early piano teacher (the subject of "Queen of the 88s").