"He didn't have the same chops and virtuosic approach like Benny Goodman or Artie Shaw, but he told a deep story," says Lovano, who played with Herman early in his career. "He was a blues player from his heart, and really had a beautiful voice on alto saxophone."
As a child in Bogotá, Edmar Castañeda and his sister took folk dance classes. Their mother made sure of that. Castañeda liked the dancing, but he really liked the live harp accompaniment. In Spanish, the harp is called the llanero. It's Colombian, not a classical harp.
Subway entertainers are a mixed bag, but in the arts mecca of New York City, they're often overqualified — so much so that bands and other musical acts need to audition to even set up underground. And those are just the "official" performers.
"Everything was so dazzlingly played, so musically right that all one could do was sit back in gasping admiration” writes The New York Times about pianist Ann Schein. She has been thrilling audiences since her sensational first recordings for Kapp Records and her highly acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut. Her career has earned her praise in major American and European music centers in recitals and with many of the great conductors and orchestras of our time and in more than 50 countries around the world.
Alan Lambert with you...join me this weekend for the Bob Crosby story! His great instrumental and vocal hits as well as his fascinating tale. 8 o'clock, 89.5 on Big Band Saturday Night. We're now celebrating 18 years on Tulsa radio.
Please tune in for the forthcoming installment of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm Central on Public Radio 89.5-1 on Saturday the 11th. (And we'll re-air the show, as ever, on the following evening, Sunday the 12th, at 7pm Central on Jazz 89.5-2, our terrific all-jazz HD Radio channel.)
ATJ delivers two solid hours of modern jazz, both recent and classic, every Saturday night --- and there's always a theme for the second half of our program.