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Jazz at Lincoln Center
Program Website: http://www.jalc.org/jazzcast/j_radio.asp
The Peabody Award-winning series of concerts is broadcastfrom the Frederick
P. Rose Hall, the new jazz performance space at Lincoln Center in New
Re-Imagined: The Music Of Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock’s timeless innovations are brought to life in the voices of a big band. Bobby Hutcherson guests with the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra in this brilliant outing from the House of Swing. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Nuevo Tango: The Music of Astor Piazzolla with Pablo Aslan and Paquito D’Rivera
Astor Piazzolla’s impact on tango heralded a stunning new incarnation of the art form: Nuevo Tango. His native Argentina – and the rest of the world – was never the same. Pablo Aslan and Paquito D’Rivera are no lightweights either, and they present an hour of hot Latin tango. Wendell Pierce Hosts.
Bird With Strings
In 1949, Charlie Parker envisioned an album that would link jazz to pop and influence artists to come. His legendary venture with strings has done just that. Parker with Strings set his searching solos against a lush string quartet. And onstage Bird lives – as we feature saxophonists Wess Anderson and Charles McPherson and the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Catherine Russell / Nancy Wilson
Two vocalists defy category – Catherine Russell, who nurtured a career as a backup singer with Al Green, Michael Feinstein and David Bowie, and has cultivated her own strong solo voice. Nancy Wilson, the perennial song stylist whose five-decade career started with Cannonball Adderley, seamlessly crosses the jazz-blues-pop divide. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Bu’s Babies: Graduates Of The Jazz Messengers
In the second half of the 20th Century a cadre of stars emerged from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. “Do you teach them what to play?” Blakey was asked. “Hell no! I teach them what NOT to play.” From the House of Swing we’ll hear from Blakey's son, Takashi Blakey, along with appearances from graduates of “Blakey University” from over three decades: Bobby Watson, Javon Jackson, John Hicks, and Wynton Marsalis. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Frank Foster and Songs of Romance
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by musical director Vincent Gardner and joined by vocalists Dennis Rowland and Marlena Shaw, collaborates with the late, legendary Count Basie composer and arranger Frank Foster. The works are composed in an ode to romance. Wendell Pierce hosts.
A Tribute To Bobby Short
The phrase “Living Legend” is often bandied about – but there aren’t many who get that designation from the Library of Congress. The late Bobby Short was but one of his many accomplishments. A staple of Manhattan’s nightlife behind the piano of the Carlyle Club for
over 35 years, he used to celebrate the “Great American Song”. This show from Michael Feinstein’s Jazz and Popular Song series features performances from Barbara Carroll, Paula West, T. Oliver Reid, and more. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Journey To Brazil - Moacir Santos
Moacir Santos’ career didn’t invite casual listeners – he composed largely for radio, film, and television, rarely touring and never leading a band. But his ingenious combination of traditional Brazilian jazz tropes with futurist leanings is celebrated at Jazz At Lincoln Center with guitarist Mario Adnet, saxophonist Zé Nogueira, and an orchestra of Brazilian talent. Wendell Pierce hosts.
New Kings of the Crescent City
Louis Armstrong. Sidney Bechet. Jelly Roll Morton. King Oliver. Immortals who directed and defined the development of jazz into the body of work that’s celebrated across the globe. Victor Goines, a son of the Crescent City, leads a stellar line up of musicians in celebration of the names that made New Orleans a latter day Atlantis of music. With Marcus Printup, Kenny Rampton, Chris Crenshaw, Don Vappie, Dan Nimmer, and more. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Danzones and "sons montunos" spill into the streets as maestro Paquito D'Rivera leads a journey through the music of his native Cuba. Sonero and guitarist David Oquendo, Las Hermanas Marquez and percussionist Candido Camero join in this Afro-Cuban Fiesta. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Luciana Souza Trio
Toast of the Brazilian jazz scene Luciana Souza offers up her trademark style of gentle but adventurous vocal explorations. With four Grammy nominations for Best Jazz Vocal under her belt, Souza lights up the Allen Room with a panache reserved for veterans twice her age. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Wynton Marsalis was commissioned in 2008 to write a piece for the bicentennial of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem. This incarnation of the opus that emerged embraces a celebration of life, humanity, and love, uniting musical traditions from across centuries and continents. Performed with the 70 piece Chorale de Chateau and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, the Abyssinian Mass must be experienced to be believed. Wendell Pierce hosts.
Ethel Waters: Blues, Broadway, and Jazz
Michael Feinstein leads a trio of vocals in tribute to the woman who marked her career defying cultural boundaries – black and white, jazz and Broadway, secular and gospel. Ethel Waters’ legacy lives on in this hour of show stopping numbers. Adriane Lenox, Catherine Russell, and Tracie Thoms light up the Allen Room with song. Wendell Pierce hosts.