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Jazz At Lincoln Center Radio melts the frost away -- with a winter line-up of the hottest sets from the House of Swing! Host Wendell Pierce warms your season. Check out these great new shows: (include links to short samples of music)
Tribute to Bobby Short: A mainstay of late night Manhattan passed away in 2005. This winter, JALC presents a celebration Bobby Short would have loved, with songs, memories, and great affection. Musical director Michael Feinstein's tribute to Short captures the exuberant soul of a man who helped put the frisson in New York's jazz mosaic.
Bu's Babies: Graduates of the Jazz Messengers explores the universe created by Art Blakey's long running jazz master class. His musical progeny like Steve Turre, John Hicks, and Wynton Marsalis are on display as the full extent of his tutelage and its effect on the jazz world is explored.
Nothing speaks to a New Year like a return to roots, and New Kings Of Crescent City celebrates giants like Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong through the capable hands of New Orleans' new generation of jazz greats. Victor Goines leads a star studded orchestra in paying homage to the greats.
Through the winter nights, Wynton Marsalis's Abyssinian Mass is a beam of light. It's a vision of humanity finding common ground through prayer and "joyful noise". Marsalis' tribute to Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church is an ecstatic experience.
Alongside these fresh flavors from the House Of Swing, we'll visit warmer climates, with Nuevo Tango: The Music of Astor Piazzolla, Afro-Cuban Fiesta, and Journey To Brazil - Moacir Santos. We'll revisit the genius of Herbie Hancock, Ethel Waters, and Charlie Parker reinterpreted by Victor Goines, Chris Crenshaw, and more. And we'll relax with Frank Foster and Songs Of Romance, Catherine Russell, Nancy Wilson, and Luciana Souza.
Jazz At Lincoln Center making Winter seem a whole lot more livable!
Our best to you,
Steve Rathe, David Goren, and Josh Landes
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