The WFMT Radio Network
Broadcast Schedule - Spring 2013
PLEASE NOTE: Program or podcast ** order may change due to scheduling needs. Check www.wfmt.com or www.murraystreet.com/jalcinfo.htm for the most up to date information, or call Tony Macaluso at 773-279-2114 or Carol Martinez at (773) 279-2112 for the most up to date information. Some archive shows are hosted by Ed Bradley, Wynton Marsalis and other guests. Because these programs are based on live performances, order or participants may change.
PROGRAM #: JAL 12-27
RELEASE: March 28, 2013
Intuition: Bill Evans
Perpetually sensitive in style and spirit, pianist Bill Evans was driven by a 'quiet fire' that has influenced entire generations of pianists. Guest musical director Bill Charlap with guitarist, and Evans collaborator Jim Hall and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra pay tribute with classics like Waltz for Debby, Five and Peri's Scope. Wendell Pierce hosts.
PROGRAM #: JAL 12-28
RELEASE: April 4, 2013
SF Jazz Collective, The Music of Stevie Wonder
(This program is being released April 18th to all stations free of charge for Jazz Appreciation Month. Please give us a call to schedule.)
Stevie Wonder's colorful palette and unforgettable melodies have inspired artists of all genres and generations. The innovating, energizing SF Jazz Collective - takes on the challenge of the Wonder songbook. Miguel Zenon (alto), Mark Turner (tenor), Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Stefon Harris (vibes), Edward Simon (piano), Matt Penman (bass) and Eric Harland (drums), tackle Mon Cherie, Superstition and Sir Duke.
PROGRAM #: JAL 12-29
RELEASE: April 11, 2013
Jazz and Art II
Music is like a painting that exists in time; painting is like music that exists in space. Bill Frisell, Papo Vazquez, Doug Wamble and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra create musical portraits inspired by the paintings of Romare Bearden, Stuart Davis, Piet Mondrian and more. Join us for this exciting mediation on the art of creation. Hosted by Wendell Pierce.
PROGRAM #: JAL 12-30
RELEASE: April 18, 2013
A Joe Henderson Birthday Celebration
Joe Henderson's distinctive lyrical tenor sax could embellish bop, blues, bossa nova and his big band sound. His friends and musical collaborators celebrate the man's lifetime of invention. We feature pianist Renee Rosnes, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson and Chris Potter to mark the late Joe Henderson's birthday.
PROGRAM #: JAL 12-31
RELEASE: April 25, 2013
Regina Carter with Reverse Thread and Stefon Harris with Blackout
Innovative jazz fiddler Regina Carter and vibraphonist Stefon Harris explore their past to create a very contemporary sound. With kora player Yacouba Sissoko and accordionist Will Holshouser, Carter explores the music of Africa - from Ugandan Jewish songs to traditional folk music of Madagascar and Mali. Harris and his band Blackout find inspiration in the funk and soul sound of the 70s. Wendell Pierce hosts.
PROGRAM #: JAL 12-32
RELEASE: May 2, 2013
The boundless creative spirit and pianist Chick Corea spins from jazz to classical to the avant garde. Musicians of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra expand the Corea songbook with their own arrangements. Chick Corea joins them on acoustic piano for Matrix, Crystal Silence and Tones for Joan's Bones. Wendell Pierce hosts.
PROGRAM #: JAL 12-33
RELEASE: May 9, 2013
Each year, the Essentially Ellington festival brings the best high school bands to Rose Hall for three days of competition and camaraderie. Step behind the stage to experience the anxiety and exhilaration of this three-day festival, and then sit out front for the heat of the band battle. Wendell Pierce hosts.
PROGRAM #: JAL 12-34
RELEASE: May 16, 2013
Eddie Palmieri Retrospective
'La Perfecta' - pianist and composer Eddie Palmieri's first band - aptly describes his perfect mix of driving Afro-Cuban grooves and jazz rhythms. Palmieri takes the helm with two of his ensembles - the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra and Afro-Caribbean Jazz Octet - in this high-octane retrospective, honoring his half century of music.
PROGRAM #: JAL 12-35
RELEASE: May 23, 2013
Prohibition and the Jazz Age
Prohibition was intended to stifle vice - but instead, it nourished clubs run by organized crime and created a hot bed for jazz - where "The parties were bigger…the pace was faster…and the morals were looser" (F. Scott Fitzgerald). Ken burns joins host Wendell Pierce to bring us the sound of the speakeasies. Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and James P. Johnson are on the menu as Doug Wamble and Vince Giordano join the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Wendell Pierce hosts.
PROGRAM #: JAL 12-36
RELEASE: May 30, 2013
Soul Jazz of the 60s
In the nineteen sixties - as rock music was changing the pop world, saxophonist Cannonball Adderley, pianist Horace Silver and drummer Art Blakey drew bebop, rhythm and blues and gospel into a powerful small-group sound. Alto saxophonist Wess 'Warmdaddy' Anderson and drummer Kenny Washington lead inspired sets in tribute to their soulful predecessors. Wendell Pierce hosts.
PROGRAM #: JAL 12-37
RELEASE: June 6, 2013
Gillespie and Puente
The vibrant sound of Latin jazz is rooted in the musical heritage of Dizzy Gillespie and 'The Mambo King' Tito Puente. Bassist Carlos Henriquez leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with conguero Giovanni Hidalgo and drummer Ignacio Berroa. Selections include Manteca, Ran Kan Kan, Oye Como Va and more. Wendell Pierce hosts.
PROGRAM #: JAL 12-38
RELEASE: June 13, 2013
"The trombone comes the closest to the human voice with its bent pitches, scoops and smears, and that very human quality is evident in everything that (James Weldon) Johnson wrote," says Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra trombonist Chris Crenshaw. Crenshaw draws on his gospel roots to connect secular music to poetry in this sprawling suite based on the James Weldon Johnson poem.
PROGRAM #: JAL 12-39
RELEASE: June 20, 2013
Monty Alexander: Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra
At first blush, this Jamaican pianist seems an unlikely leader to honor a "king" and a "chairman of the board." But Monty Alexander discovered jazz at a Nat King Cole concert and played his first New York gig at Sinatra's old haunt called 'Jilly's'. Alexander offers fresh, inventive readings on Sweet Lorraine, Come Fly with Me and more - with vocalists James DeFrances and Allan Harris. Wendell Pierce hosts.