Our planned program featuring Ray Anthony will be delayed until March 23rd.
Meanwhile, this weekend, I will bring you the story and the music of Coleman Hawkins. He came to prominence as a member of Fletcher Henderson's big band. He was said to mix the style of Louis Armstrong with his own robust tone that set a new bench mark for all tenor sax players. Join us for Big Band Saturday Night at 8 o’clock on Public Radio 89.5-1. And a Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!
If you ask saxophonist Charles Lloyd about his career in music, he'd start many decades ago, in the Memphis where he grew up and the Mississippi of his grandfather's farm. The South is where he absorbed the blues, picked up a saxophone and met the all-time great musicians who would shape his future course.
Originally published on Fri October 11, 2013 3:18 pm
As a child, singer Catherine Russell bounced on the knee of Louis Armstrong. Her father, Luis Russell, held the position of musical director for Armstrong, and her mother, Carline Ray, was trained at Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music. It was only natural that Russell would choose a musical path for her own life.
Hey everyone...Alan Lambert here. Ray Anthony will be my featured this week on Big Band Saturday Night. Ray is 91 Saturday and still active with his record label and publishing company. Enjoy his story and his music. Also, I'll' present some great tunes for St. Patrick's Day! Listen at 8:00 PM on 89.5 FM, Public Radio Tulsa.
Join us for the next All This Jazz, which begins on Saturday the 16th at 10pm Central on Public Radio 89.5-1. We'll serve up modern jazz, both recent and classic, until the midnight hour --- with standout recordings by Sonny Rollins, Robert Hurst, Emily Remler, Ben Riley, Cassandra Wilson (pictured herewith), and many others.